院校简介荷语天主教鲁汶大学(荷兰语：Katholieke Universiteit Leuven，英语：Catholic University of Louvain，拉丁语：Universitas Catholica Lovaniensis，简称KUL）。是欧洲低地国家重要高等学府，也是世界著名的大学之一。其前身为1425年由教宗马尔定五世下令建立的天主教鲁汶大学，是现存最古老的天主教大学。 1968年天主教鲁汶大学分裂，操荷兰语的部分留在鲁汶，组成荷语天主教鲁汶大学。操法语的则搬至新鲁汶，建立法语天主教鲁汶大学。
Founded in 1425, KU (for Katholieke Universiteit) Leuven has been a centre of learning for almost six centuries. Today it is Belgium’s largest and highest-ranked university as well as one of the oldest and most well-regarded universities in Europe. It is a comprehensive university with campuses across Flanders and Brussels. Member of the prestigious university networks LERU and COIMBRA.
Herman Van Rompuy, First Permanent President of the European Council Paul Bulcke, CEO Nestlé SA Koen Lenaerts, Vice-President of the European Court of Justice Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency
With the Sports Card & Fitness Card, students can make use of an extensive range of sport facilities and organised sports activities in 60 different sports.
Leuven offers a wide range of housing options at reasonable prices. The vast majority of students choose to rent a room in a privately-owned student house with shared common spaces and facilities. The average rent is approximately €350 (£290) per month for a single room, including expenses for heating, electricity and water (utilities). The University Housing Office offers assistance regarding housing and also maintains an online database of private accommodation which can be consulted before arriving. There are also KU Leuven Student Services residence halls (allocations only possible through the Housing Service) and KU Leuven Central Services residence halls (applications to be made online before arrival). Prices range from €100–€150 (£84-£127) per month for a single room. Only international students holding specific scholarships are eligible for rooms in subsidised university residences.
Main (urban) campus in Leuven and satellite campuses in Aalst, Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Diepenbeek, Geel, Ghent, Kortrijk, Ostend and Sint-Katelijne-Waver