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KU Leuven Summer School - Europe Inside Out
Leuven, Belgium (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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KU Leuven Summer School - Europe Inside Out

: Leuven, Belgium
Program dates: 2 - 14 July 2018
Application deadline: 1 May 2018
Duration: 2 weeks
Type: Non-exchange only

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Program Details
In this 14 day course you will take two modules studying European economics, policy, business, entrepreneurship and demographics. While the program in based in Leuven, it also includes visits to Brussels, Antwerp and Brugges. The courses are delivered by three faculties from KU Leuven; Faculty of Economcs and Business, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Arts. They offer a wealth of experience in European studies making this an ideal opportunity if you are interested in studies in this area.

View full program details on the KU Leuven website.

Academic Information

Level: Undergraduate
Language: Classes are instructed in English
Relevant subject areas: Arts and Social Sciences, Economics, Business
Credit points: 4 ECTS
Note: It is possible to gain 7.5 ECTS by submitting an additional paper on a topic covered in class. There is an additional fee for this extra assessment item.
General conversion: 7.5 ECTS = 6 Sydney credits
Courses available:
All students are required to complete core sessions from two of the following major study areas:
- doing business with Europe(ans)
- politics and policies in Europe
- social and migration issues
- innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe

View course descriptions on the major study areas on the KU Leuven website.

Further information on the final program for 2018 will be details on the KU Leuven program page when available.

Applying for academic credit
This program is available on a non-exchange basis only. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit. 

Useful Information 

Leuven is a picturesque ancient town in Belgium. It’s small and intimate, with historic sites close to the campus and the rest of Europe easily accessible. With about 45,000 post-secondary and secondary students milling around in term time, the streets are bustling with young people. There’s plenty to do, including good food and beer – Leuven is a prominent brewing centre.

Host institution
?KU Leuven is the world's oldest surviving Catholic university, situated in the pleasant, safe student town of Leuven, in the heart of Western Europe. It’s Belgium’s highest ranked, largest and leading research university and attracts about 7400 international students. KU Leuven’s point of difference is its warm, friendly campus situated right in the centre of Europe. Students study in small groups, with approachable teachers and excellent pass rates. Much of the town beats to the rhythm of student life, with plenty to keep you occupied along with a peaceful, supportive environment.?

KU Leuven recommend that participants stay at 'Irish College' which is a five minute from where the classes are held. They have negotiated a discounted price of 50 EURO per night including breakfast and internet. This price is based on sharing a room, however double, single rooms are available at a different price. They list other recommendations on the program website.
View further information about accommodation.


Program Fee: EUR €600 (approx. AUD $925)
Program fee includes: tuition fees, social and cultural events and reading materials.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.

Other costs: accommodation (see: useful information tab), flights, visa, living expenses, additional travel.

Scholarships: 2 x $1,500 Sydney Abroad scholarships. Once you have completed the application procedure and been accepted by Humboldt University you will automatically be assessed for these scholarships.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required. 

How to Apply

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select appropriate units of study at your host institution which can be credited towards your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult your Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Please ensure you read all information on this brochure page, taking note of and deadlines and any requirements detailed.

To apply to this program you will need to:
1. Commence the Sydney Abroad application by clicking the 'Apply' button below.
2. Follow instructions provided within the Sydney Abroad application to complete and submit the host application prior to the host deadline.
3. If you wish to request academic credit for this overseas program, submit an application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as possible.
4. If accepted by the host, upload your acceptance to your Sydney Abroad application and click 'Submit Application'.


Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of you academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.

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