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University of Antwerp

University of Antwerp

University of Antwerp

Introduction

Our university is located in the city of Antwerp, in the heart of Belgium and Europe. The port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world. The city of Antwerp is not just an ancient medieval and baroque city, full of history. It is also a bustling metropolis with a vibrant social scene, impressive architecture and cultural contrasts. Over 170 nationalities live here, more than in New York! This cosmopolitan vibe is also reflected at the University of Antwerp.

First-rate research and education make the University of Antwerp a wonderful place to study and to work. We foster the nexus between research and education. Internationalisation is key to our mission. It is no coincidence that the University of Antwerp is a partner in a highly promising European University Network, the Young Universities for the Future of Europe www.YUFE.eu.

As home away from home to over 23,000 students, the University of Antwerp prides itself on operating on a human scale. Our faculty and staff will welcome you into top-notch infrastructure on one of our four campuses. While you’re here you are also invited to enjoy our vibrant cultural programming, sports facilities and many other available student services.

Faculties

  • Applied Engineering
  • Arts
  • Business and Economics
  • Design Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, and Veterinary Sciences
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

The University of Antwerp also counts 17 institutes and centres, including the Institute of Development Policy (IOB). It also has 15 Centres of Excellence.

Statistics

Facts and Figures

  • 23 202 students (17,5% from abroad, 127 nationalities)
  • 2339 PhD. students
  • 280 PhD defences per year
  • 4420 scientific publications per year
  • 6974 staff members (23% from abroad, 134 nationalities)
  • 918 professors
  • 501 assistants
  • 3639 researchers
  • 1633 administrative and technical staff
  • 80 000+ alumni
  • 4 campuses in Antwerp

    Campus Features

    The University of Antwerp has more than eighty buildings spread out over four campuses. Depending on your choice of study, you will end up either in the city centre or in the green outskirts.

    The university does not have student dorms on campus, however it is fairly easy to find student accommodation nearby. The offer of student housing on the private market is big. We advise you to look for student accommodation through ‘Kotweb’. And if you have questions, our International Housing Office is there to help you.

      Admissions

      Do you want to enrol in an academic programme at the University of Antwerp? You will need to fulfil a number of admission requirements. Check all information about our admission requirements and our application procedure on our website.

      Visa Requirements

      The visa is the document that entitles you to enter the country. Upon arrival in Belgium, you will have to apply for a residence permit or declaration of presence at the local government office in your place of residence. Check all information about visa, residence permit and work permit to live in Antwerp on our website.

      Scholarships and Funding

      The University of Antwerp directly participates in the selection process of certain scholarship programmes (Scholarships with UAntwerp participation). In addition students can also check if they are eligible for external funding opportunities (External scholarships). Scholarships are available for Bachelor, Master, PhD or for shorter stay programmes.

      Do check with the Belgian embassy in your country whether they have any funding options.

      Note that the tuition fee for most of UAntwerp's study programmes is reasonable when compared internationally. The cost of living for students in Belgium is about €16,000 per year.

      More information is on our website.

      The University of Antwerp offers tuition fee reductions as a form of scholarship to international, non-EU students with demonstrated academic excellence. This waiver reduces the fee from 5.800€ per academic year to 3.100€. Besides that, the Flemish Ministry of Education awards a competitive Master Mind Scholarship to outstanding students. This includes a grant of € 10,000 plus a tuition fee waiver per academic year.

      Alumni Statistics

      Rankings

      The University of Antwerp, which was founded in 2003, scores extremely well in Young University Rankings:

      • Times Higher Education Millennials 2020 - Rank 5
      • Times Higher Education Young University Ranking 2024 - Rank 12
      • QS 50 under 50 2021 - Rank 20

      World University Rankings

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      Some of our programmes are ranked particularly highly...

      The master programme training and education sciences came a well-deserved 79th in the Times Higher Education Subject Ranking 2024UAntwerp was ranked 101-125 in the subject Clinical & Health and the subject Law of the Times Higher Education Subject Ranking 2024In the Times Higher Education Subject Ranking Social Sciences 2024 you will find UAntwerp at place 126-150.

      UAntwerp also did well in the Shanghai Communication Subject Ranking 2022: our Communication Sciences programme was ranked 45th. The Political Sciences programme was ranked 51-75 in the Shanghai Political Sciences Subject Ranking 2022. We noticed a nice evolution in our position for the Shanghai Public Health Subject Ranking, which ranked us 101-150 for 2022.

      Business Economics made it into the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking for the first time in 2018. UAntwerp is ranked 87th in 2022 whereby she is ranked 6th worldwide in terms of value for money.

      Meanwhile, our Faculty of Business and Economices achieved 3 prestigious international accreditations: ACCSB, EFMD and EQUIS.

      More information on our website

      Student Testimonials

      Why study at University of Antwerp

      If you choose to study at the University of Antwerp:

      • You obtain a degree that has received prestigious accreditations and appeared in international rankings.
      • You receive high-quality education and personal guidance from professors and academic staff.
      • You study in the vibrant, innovative city of Antwerp, right in the heart of Europe. Big cities like Paris, London or Amsterdam are only a train ride away.
      • You are fully prepared for your first steps towards the business world. On average, 93.6% of our students find a job in 6 months after graduation.
      • You take part in plenty of (extra)curricular activities and get to know fellow students from all over the world!

      Awards & Accreditations

      Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

      Accredited

      EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS)

      Accredited

      Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)

      Accredited

      Campus Life & Facilities

      As an international student, you have access to plenty of facilities like a library, spacious classrooms, study spaces, an array of helpful student services, and campus doctors. And, with your UAntwerp MOVE pass, you can take part in free group fitness classes, visit museums and exhibitions, get discounts at local gyms, etc.

      Antwerp has everything to offer to its international students. This pocket-sized city with its lively atmosphere and historical charm will have you falling in love in no time. You'll find Antwerp's past shining through while walking through medieval-looking streets or while admiring one of the 43 museums. At the same time, you'll find it is also a modern, vibrant city with a lot of bars, restaurants and local specialties (aka beer, chocolates and fries) to try. Over 500.000 citizens from 178 nationalities call Antwerp their home. Most people speak multiple languages and are very willing to talk to you about their favorite spot.

      Program Admission Requirements

      Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

      Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.

      Locations

      • Antwerp

        Prinsstraat 13, 2000, Antwerp

      • Antwerp

        Prinsstraat 13, 2000, Antwerp

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