Leuven is not only the city where Stella Artois is brewed, but it is also famous as a university town. Every year the oldest university of Belgium, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), founded in 1425, invites thousands of international students to study here. Choosing this university, it means that you have a great opportunity to plunge into vibrant student life in the heart of Europe. Besides the fact that the KU Leuven is the oldest Catholic university in the world and the oldest university in the Low Countries, it is the center of knowledge, science, and modern innovations. Different faculties of the university are distributed per campuses. The KU Leuven has its campuses in different cities: Campus Groep T Leuven, Campus Brussel, Campus Sint-Lucas Brussel, Campus Carolus Antwerpen, Campus Sint-Adries Antwerpen, Campus Geel, Campus De Nayer ST.- Katelijne Waver, Campus Sint-Lucas Gent, Campus Aalst, Campus Kulak Kortrijk, Campus Diepenbeek. Its programs are taught in Dutch and English. In addition, there is also a high school, UCLL (University College Leuven Limburg), which is also an association of the KU Leuven and has its branch schools in Province Limburg and Leuven.
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If a student is younger than 26, he or she can get the train- or bus ticket at half price. All you need to do is to show your certificate of enrollment with your ID card. If you are older than 26, there is another social solution. You can find more information about it on their websites:
- Study center Agora: https://bib.kuleuven.be/agora
- Library De BIB: https://leuven.bibliotheek.be/
- Museumzaal: https://www.kuleuven.be/kulag/nl/lokaal/112-01-000008/onderwijs
All campuses of the KU Leuven have their own libraries with comfortable facilities where you can print, scan, reserve study place, and even for a group. In many of these places, you can enjoy cozy sitting places, silence, and, of course, to get energy and inspiration in small coffee bars.