Study in Leuven

Study in Leuven

By Anna Zielinska

Updated July 28, 2021 Updated July 28

Leuven for students

A new entry this year, Leuven ranks 44th in the most recent QS Best Student Cities ranking. Located in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, Leuven is one of Europe's oldest university towns. 

The city's beautiful old buildings such as the Gothic Town Hall and St Peter's Church, are situated alongside vast gardens and parks, such as the Kruidtuin Botanical Gardens. The Great Market Square (Grote Markt) in the city's centre is packed full of shops, cafés, museums and restaurants to enjoy.

Leuven is also home to Belgium's oldest school, KU Leuven, which ranks in joint 70th position in the QS World University Rankings 2022. Leuven claims two universities in total in the world rankings, with Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) placing just behind KU Leuven, in joint 188th.

Best universities in Leuven - QS Best Student Cities ranking: 44th

World ranking Institution
=70th KU Leuven
188th Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)

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KU Leuven



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To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology

This article was originally published in July 2021 .

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