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Welcome to leuven!

Our Introduction Week will offer you the best possible start for your stay with us. This week will guide you through all need to know and nice to know information on Belgium, Leuven and our university college. From a warm welcome at city hall to a tour in which you can get to know your fellow students a little better; this week will ensure a one of a kind start of your stay with us.

Welcome to Leuven!
 

Our Introduction Week will offer you the best possible start for your stay with us. This week will guide you through all need to know and nice to know information on Belgium, Leuven and our university college. From a warm welcome at city hall to a tour in which you can get to know your fellow students a little better; this week will ensure a one of a kind start of your stay with us.
 

All  exchange students  are invited!  
(enrolled in any of the degree, exchange or short programmes)

  • September 2019: 9-15 September
     
  • February 2020: 3-9 February

The programme and activities of our Welcome Days for the Fall Semester are now available.

Please check back on a regular basis for the most recent updates. 

 

Accomodations
 

If you still need accommodations during the Introduction Week, please book a room at the Youth Hostel ahead of time. On the first day of the Introduction Week (Monday afternoon), we set up a UCLL Leuven Welcome Desk at this youth hostel.

 

REGISTATION AND FEE 


 To participate in the Introduction Week we charge a 55 euro fee.   As soon as it is paid, you are officially registered to partake in this week! 

This fee includes activities and several meals but not the fee for your stay at the Hostel.


If you wish to join, please pay this fee into the account of UCLL Leuven as soon as your application has been accepted:

  • To: UC Leuven, Geldenaaksebaan 335, B-3001 Heverlee
    (Belfius Bank, Pachecolaan 44, B-1000 Brussels)
  • IBAN code: BE33 7865 4858 0046
  • BIC code: GKCCBEBB
  • With reference “Welcome Days Autumn 2019" or "Welcome Days Spring 2020",  “name of the student”, “name of the home institution”.

LIVING IN LEUVEN

 

If you want to get a headstart, we can recommend having a look at our "Living in Leuven" city guide for students on the Student Life webpage. It will answer most (if not all) questions you may have about student services, cost of living, transport, etc.

Also "Getting Started as an Exchange Student at UCLL Leuven" provides useful information in a nutshell.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Please remember to arrange for health insurance during your stay in Belgium before arrival.  If you do not have health insurance, please consult the "Living in Leuven" brochure ( Student Life webpage ) for specific information.

HOUSING

Please note that we cannot process any individual requests for student housing in Leuven university residences before the Introduction Week.  During our Introduction Week you can continue or start searching for a student room for the duration of your stay. 

If you want to rent a student room on the private market, check out our housing in Leuven page.

BUDDY PROGRAMME

A buddy is a student from Leuven, who can help you to get settled in our city and at our university college. Request a buddy during the introduction weeks!

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

If you want to learn more about living in Leuven as a student, please visit the Residence, mobility, environment web pages where you will find information about student responsibility, waste disposal, bike, bus and train travel, and so much more.