• I'm looking for information on studying at the KU Leuven. Where can I find this ?

Most information can be found on the KU Leuven website.

How much does it cost to study in Leuven?

See website.

How much tuition do I have to pay?

For the academic year 2016-2017, the tuition fee for all Master of Science in Statistics students is 890 euro.

Is it possible to follow the programme spread over more years?

For EEA citizens, it is possible to follow the programme spread over more years.
1. The Master of Science in Statistics programme (120 credits) and QASS programme (60 ECTS) are also offered on a part-time basis. This means that in one academic year, a student has to take courses for a total amount between 25 and 35 credits.
2. If a student is only interested in obtaining a credit certificate for one or more courses, a credit contract is possible.

More information about these regulations can be found on: http://www.kuleuven.be/education/regulations/index.php

What do the building codes mean?

200B: Instituut voor wiskunde, Celestijnenlaan 200B, Heverlee
200C: Kandidatuur Natuurkunde, Celestijnenlaan 200C, Heverlee
200N: Auditoria N, Celestijnenlaan 200N, Heverlee
200S: Seminarielokalen, Celestijnenlaan 200S, Heverlee

AV: Auditoria, Van Evenstraat 2, Leuven

C300: Instituut voor Mechanica, Celestijnenlaan 300, Heverlee
HOGC: Hogenheuvelcollege, Naamsestraat 73, Leuven
HOGM: Huis De Munter, Naamsestraat 69, Leuven
LUDI: Ludit, Willem de Croylaan 52A, Heverlee
MOLE: Auditorium Oude Molen, Kasteelpark Arenberg 50, Heverlee

MSI: Mgr. Sencie Instituut, Erasmusplein 2, Leuven

MTC1: Maria-Theresiacollege Sint-Michielsstraat 6, Leuven.

MTM: Metaalkunde en Toegepaste Materiaalkunde, Kasteelpark Arenberg 44, Heverlee
PSI: Psychologisch Instituut, Tiensestraat 102, Leuven
PW: Chemische Ingenieurstechnieken, De Croylaan 46, Heverlee
SW: Fac.Sociale Wetensch. - Parkstraat 45, Leuven
UZRC: UZ-Voor/zijbouw Torengebouw-C, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Leuven
VHI: Van Den Heuvelinstituut, Dekenstraat 2, Leuven

Where can we find information on exam regulations?

The Master of Science in Statistics is following the general exam rules of the KU Leuven. These can be found here .

There are additional rules made by the Faculty of Science. These can be found using the following link: http://www.kuleuven.be/education/regulations/index.php?acjaar=2013&faculteit=50000405


For help about examinations, you can contact the Study Advisory Centre: http://www.kuleuven.be/studyadvice/

If you still have any problems or questions, you can contact the Ombudsperson Martial Luyts.  Information about ombudspersons is available in Dutch: http://wet.kuleuven.be/onderwijs/examens/ombuds.html

FAQ on the QASS programme

Approach and method

The training consists of both lectures and seminars. Students are given the opportunity to practise the techniques of analysis on the computer under the supervision of professors. They are encouraged to use their own data. Students who do not have personal data at their disposal will be given a database. Throughout the lectures, professors work with concrete examples from the fields of sociology, political sciences, psychology, pedagogy, economics, biostatistics and market research.

Part-time or full-time?

Quantitative Analysis in the Social Sciences is a one-year programme but you can study it part-time as well. Students finish the part-time programme in two years. First year students must study the compulsory modules in the first year.


PhD-students can schedule courses in such a way that they can be combined with their personal PhD-study programme. 

Prevailing Schedule:

Tuesday: 17h – 21.00h (5 pm – 9.00 pm)
Thursday: 17h – 21.00h (5 pm  - 9.00 pm)
Saturday: 8.30h – 12.30h (8.30am – 12.30 pm)

Some exceptions apply! Please look carefully into the official schedule to see exact hours of all classes.


Classes take place in the city centre of Leuven within walking distance of the station.