Institute of Philosophy

This is the homepage of the International Programme of the Institute of Philosophy, an independent faculty of KU Leuven. We offer a comprehensive set of programmes in philosophy, the goal of which is to familiarise students with the historical traditions of philosophy as well as with major contemporary movements. A distinguished faculty of thirty scholars teach a wide variety of challenging courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.


Information on the Programmes

The Institute of Philosophy offers full programmes in English leading to BA, MA and PhD degrees. Details of these courses can be found on the webpages about programmes, teaching and exams.


Prospective students who wish to apply to the International Programme must fulfill the general university and specific faculty admissions policy.

Research and Doctoral Studies

Research at the Institute of Philosophy is organised through five research centres. With some 30 full-time teaching staff, nearly 130 adjunct faculty members, post-docs and doctoral students, the Institute of Philosophy is among the largest research groups in philosophy on the continent. The homepage for doctoral (PhD) students of the Institute contains general information about the doctoral programme, an overview of its administrative procedures, downloadable application forms for prospective students, a list of doctoral seminars, and more.