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Katholieke Universitet Leuven

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Language Requirements

In general, a good command of English, both spoken and written, is required. Please check the specific language requirements mentioned in the Academic Offer for each mobility position.


Academic Requirements

- Full PhD: in general, a relevant master’s degree is required or the equivalent of a relevant master’s degree. Doctoral studies at the K.U.Leuven take 4 years. The final year will be financed by the research department. The application file includes an invitation letter. If a supervisor supports your application, he/she will send you an invitation letter. Only application files including an invitation letter from a supervisor will be eligible. Please check any specific academic requirements mentioned in the Academic Offer for full PhD positions.

- Sandwich PhD: in general, a relevant master’s degree is required or the equivalent of a relevant master’s degree. The application file includes an invitation letter. If a supervisor supports your application, he/she will send you an invitation letter. Only application files including an invitation letter from a supervisor will be eligible. Please check any specific academic requirements mentioned in the Academic Offer for sandwich PhD positions.

- Postdoc: in general, a relevant PhD degree is required. The application file includes an invitation letter. If a host professor supports your application, he/she will send you an invitation letter. Only application files including an invitation letter from a host professor will be eligible. Please check any specific academic requirements mentioned in the Academic Offer for postdoc positions.

- Academic staff: in general, a relevant PhD degree is required. The application file includes an invitation letter. If a host professor supports your application, he/she will send you an invitation letter. Only application files including an invitation letter from a host professor will be eligible. Please check any specific academic requirement mentioned in the Academic Offer for academic staff.


Organisation of the mobility

All practical activities dealing with the organisation of student and academic staff mobility are concentrated in the International Office (www.kuleuven.be/international). After their official acceptance by the ARTESS coordination unit at the University of Padua, the grantees will receive an official invitation/admission letter and scholarship attestation from the K.U.Leuven. This document is required for the visa application, the registration at the K.U.Leuven and registration at the city hall. Grantees also receive practical information concerning visa procedure, travelling matters, residence permit, housing possibilities, prior to their travel to Leuven.

Upon arrival the grantee receives a cheque for immediate use. The amount of this cheque is up to 1 month scholarship, depending on the immediate needs of the grantee. The International Office staff will look for the best solution.

After the official registration of the grantee, he/she can open a bank account to which the monthly scholarship will be transferred


Services at the K.U.Leuven

After arriving in Leuven the ARTESS students and guests have access to the wide range of facilities of K.U.Leuven:

  • The International Housing Office assists in finding suitable housing.
  • The Social Service provides information and assistance to questions of a legal, financial or practical nature.
  • The Student Employment Office provides students information concerning employment possibilities.
  • Study Advisory Centre provides advice and support on study-related matters.
  • The Medical Centre is staffed by a team of doctors with extensive experience in student-related health issues.
  • Students dealing with personal or psychological problems can apply to the Psychotherapeutic Centre for professional help.
  • There is an ombudsperson to deal with certain kinds of unacceptable behaviour within the university community and a Vice-President for Student Affairs to appeal against certain decisions.
  • The K.U.Leuven provides a wide range of ICTS facilities (Kotnet, possibility of hiring computers, computer classes, etc)
  • A University Parish open to interreligious dialogue
  • International students are offered the possibility to upgrade their English language skills at the Language Center (two types of courses are being offered: ‘Academic English for Master/Doctoral students’; ‘Crash Course English’) (at student-friendly tariffs). The Language Center also provides courses in a range of other languages, open to all exchange students/visiting staff, including Dutch.
  • Every international student can request a ‘personal buddy,’ a Flemish student who can answer all his/her practical questions and show him/her around Leuven and its university.

Social activities for ARTESS grantees

  • The International Office will organize a welcome and information session for ARTESS  grantees
  • To help new international students/guests during their first few days in Leuven and to learn them more about Belgium, the International Office organizes a special orientation programme with trips, tips, information, and lots of opportunities to meet fellow students. These “Orientation Days” are scheduled September and February. Programme can be consulted on www.kuleuven.be/orientationdays
  • Pangaea (www.kuleuven.be/pangaea) is a lively meeting place where international and Belgian students can get together in an informal setting. Pangaea organizes a wide range of activities such as concerts, lectures, workshops, trips, free movies and language

Information for international students and guests

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Contactos

Universidad de Padova

Via VIII Febbraio 2
35122 Padova – Italy
Phone: +39 049 827 5111
Call centre: +39 049 827 3131
www.unipd.it

Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales

Via Roma 38
35122 Padova – Italy
Tel. +39 049 827 3741
Fax. +39 049 827 3060

 

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