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2nd Edition, From 10 June to 5 July 2019 , Leuven, Belgium (Copy)


2nd Edition, From 10 June to 5 July 2019 , Leuven, Belgium (Copy)


programme registration fee

General Terms and Conditions of Sale

If you are interested in applying for the European Fellowship in Research Ethics (EFRE) to be held in Leuven from 10 June to 5 July 2019, please complete the Application Form and pay the Application Fee of 50 Euros through our ePay service. This fee is required for processing your application. It is nonrefundable. Your bank or card agency may charge you additional processing fees. We will not charge you any additional fees for your Application. We do not collect VAT as we are not required to do so by law. If you are accepted to the EFRE 2019 Programme, this fee will be deducted from your registration fee. Please note that by law you, as a consumer, have the right to reclaim your application fee within 14 days of making the payment, beginning at the time the payment transaction was made. You can do so by e-mailing or phoning us.

The Application Deadline is 19 April 2019. You will receive a response from us regarding the acceptance of your application by 26 April 2019.

Schoolbergenstraat 47
3010 Kessel-Lo (Leuven), Belgium


Telephone number: +3216350369

Chamber of Commerce number: 0893768391

Participant Expenses

This €50 fee is for your registration application only. The total expense for a Fellow coming from outside Europe is estimated to be between €4,000 and €5,000, plus the €7,500 tuition fee. Once your registration application is accepted, then you may pay the remaining balance for the course tuition fee.

Tuition Fee: €7,500 (less the €50 registration application fee)

Per diem (suggested): $50 per day = €1,250

Housing in Leuven (21 days): Executive rooms (single occupancy): €1,300; Normal room (double occupancy): €600. All rooms are equipped with a kitchen. [options are available if rooms are booked early on]

4 Nights Hotel in The Netherlands: Approximately €400

Airfare: Approximately €1,500

Local Transportation and Cultural Programme: A single fee of €230 covers all transportation expenses, including buses and trains as well as all museum tickets and guides. This fee can be paid in cash upon arrival (€230, preferred, or $280).

Insurance (required): €108

The Fellows are required to book their own transportation to and from Europe as well as their own lodging and to cover all their expenses. No meals are provided. There are no scholarships or financial assistance of any kind available beyond the waiver of tuition.

Traveling to Leuven, Belgium

The Weather

During the month of June, you may expect every day to be rainy and wet with temperatures between 12 and 25 degrees. You may also expect every day to be sunny and warm with temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees. And everything in between you may expect as well, including some surprises.
Fellows are strongly advised to bring comfortable shoes for walking. Throughout Leuven and in all of the places visited by the Fellowship, there are many cobblestoned streets which are challenging for walking.

Arriving in Leuven

The easiest way to travel to Leuven from the Brussels Airport is by train. When you come out of customs into the arrival hall, turn right and take the escalator or elevator down to the train station in the airport. Take the train that goes directly to Leuven. It is about a 20-minute trip. The cost is 9.40 Euros one way. There are 2 to 4 trains per hour. Most of you will arrive on a weekend or during a holiday so there will only be 2 trains per hour. This is the same when you return from Leuven to the airport after the Fellowship is completed. You need to purchase your ticket before boarding the train. Leuven will be the first stop of the train. A taxi from the airport to Leuven will cost you 80 to 90 Euros one way. If there is any traffic, the taxi will be slower.
When you arrive at the train station in Leuven, you can either walk or take a bus or take a taxi to your lodgings or to the classroom. From the train station in Leuven to the center of Leuven (the City Hall), it is a one kilometre walk down the Bondgenotenlaan. From the center of Leuven every other place in the city is within a one-kilometer walk. There are also buses and taxis available.
There will be no one to meet you at the airport when you arrive in Leuven. This is also the case at the end of the Fellowship when you leave. You will be fine. It is easy. Everyone speaks English as well. If you have any problems, you can always call Francis on his mobile phone.


In Belgium and The Netherlands, you are legally required to carry official identification with you at all times, either your European identity card or your passport. In order for you to enter the European Commission office in Brussels, the CCMO, the EDCTP, and the CBG offices in The Netherlands, you need to show your passport or European identity card.

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