Work in Leuven


Finding a job abroad is not an easy task. Here are a few guidelines to help you find a job in the Belgian city of Leuven.

Located a few kilometers away from Brussels, the Belgian capital city, Leuven is known to be the Flemish Brabant's major city. It is deemed to be a tourist city due to its rich historical and cultural heritage. Hosting the Catholic University of Leuven, the town is a mixture of culture and modernism with a dynamic youth.

You are definitely likely to enjoy your stay in Leuven, whether you are moving there for a long or short period.


Leuven has a dynamic economy which is boosted by several economic poles. Hence, the city offers various career opportunities for locals as well as for foreigners. You just have to identify your potential employers by having a look at major national and international companies operating in the region. Consider sending spontaneous applications to these.

Leuven also hosts the KuLeuven, which is a European Institute for Education and Academic Research. You will also find the world famous Katholieke Universiteit Leuven which has a 560 years old history. This university is particularly known for being multidisciplinary, along with its important contribution to the city's economy.

On the other hand, information and technology, as well as biotechnology, medical sciences and legal professions are also very present in the region. You will also find the Hospital University of Gasthuisberg which provides jobs for qualified and competent foreigners, as well as regional transports companies' head offices such as De Lijn, as well as other government agencies, not to mentions numerous cafes, restaurants, shopping malls, shops, etc. Leuven is also famous for the Mechelen channel.

 Good to know:

Leuven is also known as the Belgian beer's capital city thanks to the Stella Artois Breweries (Anheuser-Busch InBev) which are found there.

Find a job

Hence, finding a job in Leuven should not be too complicated. You can start your search right from your home country by checking out job offers on general and specialized job websites. Indeed, Internet will be your most useful tool. You can also check out classified ads in local newspapers and register with a local recruitment agency.

 Useful links: – Job offers 
Job Search
Ku Leuven
Alle Jobs In Leuven
Career Jet

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