43.4 kilometres away in Leuven
43.7 kilometres away in Brussels
51.5 kilometres away in Gent
57.9 kilometres away in Tilburg
77.7 kilometres away in Rotterdam
78.9 kilometres away in Eindhoven
104.1 kilometres away in Leiden
109.6 kilometres away in Utrecht
120.1 kilometres away in Wageningen
131.8 kilometres away in Amsterdam
Motto: The University of Antwerp is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university. It integrates the assets of its historical roots with its ambition to contribute positively to society. The University of Antwerp develops, provides access to and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, teaching and academic service to the community and accomplishes these tasks in a spirit of academic freedom and responsibility.
Discover the top reasons for why you should consider coming to University of Antwerp
The University of Antwerp has 20 109 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. 17 % of our student population comes from abroad. The University of Antwerp is characterised by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach.
We are ranked 10th in the QS University Ranking Top 50 Under 50 (2013).
Antwerp is an intriguing city. Apart from the fact that the city is well known for its international port and for being a world centre for diamond trade, it has many excellent museums and historical monuments, as well as a great nightlife scene, fine shopping districts, and a booming commercial centre.
Facts and Figures
20 109 students (17% from abroad, 116 nationalities)
1479 PhD students
192 PhDs in 2013
4200 scientific publications each year
4987 staff members (17 % from abroad, 81 nationalities)
1294 administrative and technical personnel
60 000 alumni
9 campuses in Antwerp
Faculties / Areas of teaching
Medicine and Health Sciences
Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Political and Social Sciences
The Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB) and the Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp (ITMMA) have an autonomous, faculty-like status.
Doctoral programmes are available in most faculties.
30 bachelor programmes (undergraduate) taught in Dutch
57 master programmes, 25 advanced master programmes and 27 postgraduate programmes available in Dutch or in English.
There is a (compulsory) educational review that is carried out by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR). These external reviews are organised for all programmes in Flanders and result in accreditation from the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). All study programmes at the University of Antwerp received accredidation from NVAO.
Regular Student Associations
Antwerp has a very broad system of student associations. Nearly every faculty has at least one association, most of the time even one for each subject/discipline. The associations organize several activities throughout the year ("cantus", parties, grand ball and cultural excursions). Students are not obliged to join a students' association, but it is an easy and pleasant way to get to know lots of new people and to speed up the integration process. The leadership (the "praesidium") or the members can also give you some information on student life in Antwerp and about different courses. Membership is quite cheap (approximately 5) and offers several advantages when taking part in an association's activities (usually an entrance fee discount of 1 or 2).
Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
The Antwerp branch of the ERASMUS Student Network (ESN) organises student activities throughout the year for exchange students. In addition, the International Relations Offices of the Antwerp Association offer a cultural programme in co-operation with ESN.
Sport activities at the University of Antwerp are open for all UAntwerp-students and where possible for UAntwerp-staff, UAntwerp-alumni and college students of the Antwerp University and Colleges Association.
Culture lovers will find a large cultural offer at the University of Antwerp. We offer culture vouchers for our students at fair prices. You can use these vouchers and become a real culture vulture at almost 40 theatres and cultural centres in Antwerp, as well as borrowing books for free from Antwerp's public library and visiting museums.
Antwerp, city for students
Antwerpen Studentenstad (Antwerp, city for students) works hard for a student-friendly city: sufficient and high-quality housing, a clean and safe student district, cheap rental bikes, cultural offers to great advantage, cheap and safe party areas, clear policies with respect to mounting posters and ragging, and much more.
Regular students (i.e. not exchange students) wishing to register for a study programme taught in Dutch, have to pass a Dutch language test prior to registration. With this in mind the University of Antwerp organizes Dutch language courses which are specifically tailored to the needs of participants.
Each semester, language courses at different levels are organised in various languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish).
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Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master's degree at University of Antwerp!