KU Leuven is an exchange destination for Utrecht University School of Law students. The university is also known under its Dutch name 'Katholieke Universiteit Leuven'.

Available for bachelor and master students.
Please note: Master-level courses only (advanced Bachelor students may be allowed entry to Master courses).


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Academic calendar

Semester I: mid September – early February
Semester II: mid February – early July

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: The International Exchange Office (REBO) recommends a B2 level (CEFR) in English in order to fully participate in courses taught in English.

Areas of study open for exchange students


Courses at Master level

Courses available:

English courses which are also available for all non Dutch speaking exchange students are at the website 

Also Dutch courses of the Master in de Rechten (for students who speak Dutch ofourse) you can see at the website
(with the exception of seminaries en werkcolleges, which are only available to students from KU).

Estimated living costs per month

Average price private accommodation: €350 /month.

See ‘Living in Leuven’ for more information.



Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS    

UU Board of Examiners

Number of places available

1 student Full Year, or 2 students for 1 semester each.  

Additional information

If you want to challenge an exam (e.g. you do not agree with the grade that was given), you have to go to the feedback moment. This is after all classes and exams have ended, at the end of the academic year. So if you leave after your last exam and you want to be able to challenge your exam, you have to travel back to Leuven. Please keep this in mind when booking your room/accommodation.


For more information is on the website

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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Contact details International Exchange Office

Attention! Due to the developments concerning the corona virus, all of our walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice.

You can reach us at ieo.leg@uu.nl for questions or othe signing of documents. Please mention your UU student number and field of study. 

You will be able to reach us by phone on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1.30 PM to 3 PM +31 (0)30 253 7289.

Vera Noot
non-Europe: Paula Banning
For questions or appointments, please contact the exchange coordinators at ieo.leg@uu.nl

International Exchange Office - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Janskerkhof 3
3512 BK Utrecht
The Netherlands