Study Abroad

Katholieke Universiteit

  • Location: Leuven, Belgium
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Class Eligibility: Juniors and seniors.

Introduction

Leuven, the capital of the province of Flemish-Brabant, is known for its architecture, university, and chocolate. Leuven is located 20 minutes from bilingual (French and Dutch) Brussels on the west. This city is situated practically in the center of the country—in about an hour and a half you can drive from Leuven to the Netherlands, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, or the North Sea coast, from which you can cross to Great Britain.

  • Visa:

    Required. In addition, students must register at the local City Hall within 8 days of arrival. The local authorities will provide an identity document for a foreign student temporarily living in Belgium. This document will allow the student to enter and leave the country. This document will also show the exact duration of stay.

    Non-US citizens should consult with the PECS program and Denise Allison, Director of International Student Services, before applying to the program.
    DAllison@haverford.edu
    610-896-2960

  • Fees: Students pay Haverford tuition and room to Haverford College. Haverford will then be responsible for paying the program.
Requirements

Haverford students enroll in the Erasmus Dutch course. The course is worth 5 ECTS and fulfills the language requirement.

Academic Credit

The number of courses a student must take depends on the amount of semester hours allotted per course. A student needs approximately of 25-30 ECTS per semester to receive 4-5 Haverford College credits. The Erasmus Dutch language course is mandatory and it fulfills Haverford’s language requirement. Students may audit a class with permission from the instructor, but no credit will be awarded. Major, minor, and concentration transfer credit will only be granted for courses in which students received a grade of a C or above.

Curriculum

University courses.

Course Highlights

Art History, Business, Cultural Anthropology, Dutch, Economics, English Linguistics and Literature, Ethics, Feminine & Gender Studies, French Literature, German Literature, History, International Relations, Law, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Peace, Justice and Human Rights Studies, Public Policy, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Women's Studies

Note: Changes occur frequently. Students are responsible for finding the classes they need and consulting the official site of the institution.

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Orientation

Students receive an orientation of 3-5 days, which includes field trips and introductory lectures.

Number of Students

Approximately 27,000 students of whom 3,700 are international students. Approximately 50-75 PECS students attend each year.

Housing/Meal Plans

Dorm or private residence, (most likely) guaranteed. Haverford students may not opt for housing not provided by the program.

Notes

Katholieke Universiteit is a strong study abroad program option for Philosophy majors.


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Options

  • Semester/Year
  • Science/Math/Pre-Health/CompSci Approved
  • Fulfills Language Requirement
  • Direct Enrollment

Dates

  • Semester I: Mid-September to mid-December
  • Semester II: Early February to mid-June
  • Year: Mid-September to mid-June

Application Deadlines

  • Semester I: February 10
  • Semester II: October 1
  • Year: February 1

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