Leuven

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Leuven

This city of Belgium is located in the centre of the country, very close to its capital, Brussels. It is known for having a great atmosphere for students and for being the capital of Belgian beer. It has the second largest brewery in the world! This welcoming city also has an interesting and charming old town, which you will be able to explore by bicycle or on foot to better enjoy it.

Thousands of national and international students indeed move to Leuven every year, it is estimated that there is one student for every person who lives there. That makes student life very dynamic, with many events and parties. Likewise, the academic level of the faculties is high, so it offers a complete panorama to those who decide to go there on Erasmus.

Are you looking for student accommodation in Leuven? With so many young people arriving at its universities each year, the offer of apartments and rooms is wide. Here are some details to keep in mind when looking for student accommodation in Leuven.

Student apartments for rent in Leuven

Most of the rental apartments that you will find in the Erasmus Play search engine correspond to studio flats, with a capacity for one person. There is usually a lot of demand, both from local and international students, so it is recommendable to decide quickly if you find one that meets most or all your needs. With Erasmus Play you will be able to book online and in a secure way since all the apartments that appear have been verified.

The price of a studio apartment for students in Leuven goes from € 720 onwards, with an average of € 900 per month.

Student room for rent in Leuven

You will sure to find a wide variety of rooms for students in the Belgian city. Make sure you pay attention to all the details, both in your potential room and also in the whole complex, so that you can choose one that is ideal for you. Most include a wardrobe and desk in the room, as well as basic appliances on the floor (such as a washing machine, oven, refrigerator, and microwave).

The monthly cost of a room in an apartment shared with other students in Leuven ranges from € 600 onwards, the average being € 750 per month for a room in a neighbourhood near the city centre.

Student accommodation in Leuven

Finding cheap and well-located accommodation in Leuven can be a challenge. We advise you on the best neighbourhoods to live in this city of Flanders as a student. A positive aspect of this city is that everything is close by, as it is a small city.

Apartments for rent in the historic centre of Leuven

If you choose the city centre to live in, you will be a few minutes on foot or by bicycle from most of the places of interest to visit and where the leisure activities take place for the students. The average cost of a studio apartment in the centre is € 1000 per month.

Apartments in the Philipssite neighbourhood

This area is outside the central ring of Leuven but is within walking distance of both the city centre and the train station. In fact, in less than 20 minutes on foot, you reach the centre. A studio apartment here has an average price of € 1000 per month.

Room rental in Philipssite

As a comparison with the above, you will see that if you rent a room in a shared flat with other students, the monthly cost is cheaper. In the same neighbourhood named above, Philipssite, the price of a room starts at € 630 per month, with an average of € 750.

Erasmus accommodation near the universities of Leuven

The following are the two most recognized institutions chosen by international students to do their Erasmus in the Belgian city:

Catholic University of Leuven

It is one of the oldest universities in the world and has a high academic level. One section of the campus is located within the historic centre of Leuven and another outside the central ring, between Groeneveld and Heverlee. Those three neighbourhoods would be convenient for finding accommodation near the Catholic University of Leuven, as is Nieuw Kwartier.

UC Leuven-Limburg

This is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Flanders. It has three different campuses in Leuven, so the area where it is convenient for you to find accommodation will depend on which of them you go to. One is to the west, near the Terbank and Gasthuisberg areas, and the other two are to the southeast, near the Pietersberg neighbourhood. They all have a good connection to the city centre.

University residence in Leuven

As a city that attracts many international students, there are also several university residences available in Leuven. However, it is very difficult to enter one, since there are so many applications every year and they tend to give priority to those students who move there for longer than a semester.

Pay attention to all the details of the residence, such as if the bathroom is shared or if the kitchen is equipped when entering.

Frequently Asked Questions about Leuven

How much does it cost to rent a student flat in Leuven?
Most apartment offerings in this city consist of studio flats. The average price for one of them is € 900 per month, starting at € 700. Check all prices easily through Erasmus Play.
What are the best areas to live in Leuven if you are a student?
The neighbourhoods most chosen by students to live are the city centre and some around it, such as Philipssite, Groeneveld, Heverlee or Pietersberg.
Where to find cheap student accommodation in Leuven?
We recommend that you use the Erasmus Play comparator and start your search as soon as possible. Many students choose this Belgian city to do their Erasmus, so the demand is high and the accommodations with a good location and price are quickly sold out.
What is the cost of living for a student in Leuven?
Supposing that you decide to rent a room in a shared flat with other students, and adding some food and leisure expenses, think that you should have between € 850-900 per month. However, it all depends on the lifestyle you lead and how much you travel.
Why go on Erasmus to Leuven?
The Belgian city is a university city par excellence. In Leuven you can party every day of the week, there is a very good young atmosphere. Also, you will be able to go on excursions and travel very easily, since it is located in the centre of Europe. Likewise, universities have a high level of education.

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