Semester Exchange - KU Leuven

Semester Exchange - KU Leuven

Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. A leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities, KU Leuven offers a wide variety of offerings for exchange students.

Country: Belgium 

Program Dates: 1st semester: September - January; 2nd semester: February - June 

Area of Study: Business, Society, history and languages 

Type of program: Semester Exchange 

Length of program: 5 months 

Language of Instruction: English 

Accommodation: There are 5 different student housing options over the town. KU Leuven can organise housing for students. Please refer to the accommodation website

Course Details: KU Leuven offer a Study Abroad program in European Culture and Society (PECS) at the Faculty of Arts is designed to offer international students from around the world a unique experience of pursuing a variety of academic disciplines, with courses taught in English. The full program is open to Bachelor students in their third or fourth year only. Students are also able to take subjects from department of philosophy and business administration which are taught in English. For more information please refer to this website.

Academic Advice: All students looking to apply for a program should seek Academic Advice with the relevant Department or Faculty.

Eligibility Criteria 

To be eligible for this program, you must: 

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (varies each program), 
  • Completion of at least 36cp to go abroad, Enough credit points remaining to complete the program, 
  • Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange

How to Apply 

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application. 

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance. 

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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Study a Semester Exchange program in KU Leuven for 5 months, KU Leuven is located in Belgium

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Business; Society, history and languages

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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, KU Leuven, Semester Exchange, Belgium, Business, Society, history and languages

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AU$700 minimum

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Undergraduate; Postgraduate

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