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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN) reviews

80 Expenses Reviews
4.07 / 5 based on 488 reviews
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Heinrich
University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Europe is much more expensive than South Africa
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Housing, Travel, Nightlife, Food, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Buy the Go-pass for rail travel within Belgium: take any 10 trips within Belgium for a total of 45 euro. Also, weekend tickets are always 50% discount.
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lirdal
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, European Community/EU, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
I travelled much more and my nightlife was much busier.
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Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food, Telephone, Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Fortis Bank is the most suitable bank for foreign students, since they provide ALL financial information in English if you cannot speak Dutch.
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Alberdi
Universidad del País Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
At home I do not pay a rent because I still live with my parents. I am travelling a lot around Europe. Belgium is very good located to travel to Paris, Amsterdam, Praag, London...
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Travel, Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Food, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Yvonne
AMA Computer College, Tacloban, Philippines
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Independent
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Lifestyle here is much more expensive compared to that in my country. To live a modest life is also a way of being practical.
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Telephone, Food, Overall, Housing, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Learn to save, you never know when you need something.
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Ginny
Mount Allison University, Sackville, Canada
Religion/Theology, Undergraduate, Independent
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Food is more expensive here, and I did a lot more traveling than I would at home.
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Food, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Food is very expensive. Hunt around for discount grocery stores.
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pnjavier
Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Engineering, Civil, Graduate, University Agreement
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The standard of living in Belgium is higher than the Philippines.
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Overall, Food, Telephone, Nightlife, Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Buy white products. They have almost the same quality as branded products.
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