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KdG University of Applied Sciences

Check whether KdG University of Applied Sciences is right for you as an international student.


Uni facts

Antwerp , Belgium
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    8114
  • International students
    1000
  • Nationalities
    140
  • Total programs
    7
  • Acceptance rate
    75%

Study abroad at KdG University of Applied Sciences

KdG University of Applied Sciences (KdG) is an innovative institution based in the Belgian city of Antwerp. It provides challenging and creative learning experiences in a welcoming and stimulating environment.

You can choose from a range of English-taught programs, including bachelor’s degrees in business management, art and design, and information technology. Top-quality exchange programs and postgraduate degrees are also available.

You’ll learn in a co-creative atmosphere that encourages you to share knowledge, experiment with new ideas, and work collaboratively with fellow students. Each program has been designed to open career doors and prepare you for workplace success.

KdG is made up of 9 campuses. Each campus is warm and welcoming, with a mixture of academic and recreational facilities.

Why study at KdG?

  • Practice-oriented education

    Experiential learning activities prepare you for the workplace

  • Motivating faculty

    The University’s passionate lecturers will help you reach your goals

  • Great city

    Antwerp is a student hotspot that’s buzzing with culture, activity, and opportunity

  • Professional partnerships

    KdG works with hundreds of companies to help you network with employers

  • Student satisfaction

    97% of international Erasmus students loved their KdG experience

Life as an international student

By choosing KdG, you’ll become part of a truly international community. Over 170 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating an enriching academic environment.

With special welcome days and cultural events throughout the year, you’ll feel at home in no time. The international student services officers will also offer support with any aspect of your study abroad adventure, from course selection to visa requirements.

Although KdG doesn’t offer on-campus accommodation, staff will help you find suitable housing in the local area.

Student reviews for KdG University of Applied Sciences

Overall rating
3.6 stars
Based on 9 reviews
Overall experience
3.6667 stars
Accommodation
3.1111 stars
Academic
3.6667 stars
University facilities
3.8889 stars
University social
3.6667 stars
  • Adriana Gabriela
    Mexico
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    KdG University of Applied Sciences Business Management
    Tell us about KdG University of Applied Sciences
    Everything as you would expect from a first world university, there could be a bit more availability of resources dedicated to internationals.
  • Matthias Leyman
    Belgium
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    KdG University of Applied Sciences Business Management
    Tell us about KdG University of Applied Sciences
    Great and helpful organization that adapts quickly to given circumstances.
  • Alexine De Vita
    Belgium
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    KdG University of Applied Sciences Business Management
    Tell us about KdG University of Applied Sciences
    Kdg is a very nice University they have nice campuses, they offer high quality classes taught by high educated teachers.
  • Fiene Nagtegaal
    Netherlands
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    2 stars
    Accommodation
    2 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    KdG University of Applied Sciences International Business
    Tell us about KdG University of Applied Sciences
    Communication at KdG is atrocious to be honest. They are super late with telling us anything. Teachers don’t know anything and it is just a little all over the place. Especially with the change in the name IBS to BBM. They act like its nothing but all of a sudden it is like we are studying something completely different than what we signed up for.
  • Petya Rakova
    Bulgaria
    Overall experience 1 stars
    Academic
    2 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    1 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    KdG University of Applied Sciences International Business
    Tell us about KdG University of Applied Sciences
    The University puts a lot of effort into organising events and activities for international students in order to help us socialise and make our time abroad more pleasant. My experience with the welcoming days was great and there was a wonderful surprise for all of us participants at the end of the activity.
    The first year was great when it comes to socializing and friendships. However in the second year after failing a few courses my schedule became so different from that of the friends I made at the university, that I was 80% of the time alone on campus. Too often I would find myself going to classes alone, having lunch alone, and leaving the university alone. Almost all of my days (which would start early in the morning and end sometimes late at night) I would not have any communication with people I know. And this from the perspective even of an introvert was hard. It is important to mention that most people fail courses at this University and most people were in the same situation as me and this was also in pre-corona times too.

    When it comes to accommodation the university did not provide help for students in finding housings or their residence. It is possible that this has changed now for which I am not aware.

    The main campus on Groenplaats is OK. It has good cafeterias and is easily accessible by many transport links. But the campus was very often overcrowded and we would have to have lectures on other campuses that were not so easily accessible and far from the central station and shopping streets.

What KdG University of Applied Sciences says

  • Vince Cornwell

    Vince Cornwell

    KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts International Student Recruiter and Adviser
    Vince Cornwell says

    Situated in the heart of Europe, Belgium is the place to explore the rest of Europe easily and quickly using excellent public transportation.

    KdG University focuses on getting you ready for the job market, by offering hands-on challenges, working in smaller groups so coaching is more personal. We are a super diverse university based in a pocket-sized, student-friendly metropole, which boasts many start-ups, Europe's second-largest harbor, and tons of hip and trendy places-to-be. Our way of working is to merge this place of opportunity with the teaching and learning experience at KdG.

    We are truly super diverse, with people from all over the world in every group. We focus on cross-cultural Communication, in order to effectively do business globally, and all our business programs concentrate on sustainability.

    We are lucky to be able to keep our class groups small (around 50 students per group), so as to offer personal coaching and a safe and pleasant learning environment.

    Student services are there for you. We help you find housing, offer study support, psychological support, you name it.

    We link you up to a buddy, every group has a class coach, there's the international students' group (The Explorers' Club) that organizes tons of fun and social activities, there are sports clubs, and many more.

    We are very approachable and strongly believe we should be there for students, always and anytime.

    Depending on your field of study, obviously, you will end up in different sectors, but of all our alumni (undergraduate degrees) who went into the job market, all of them have found jobs within three months after graduating.

    It is also possible to pursue a master's degree at a partnering university after your studies at KdG.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - €6,241 / year
  • Graduate tuition - €2,500 - €6,241 / year

Location

KdG University of Applied Sciences

Nationalestraat 5, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

KdG University of Applied Sciences has seven campus locations located across the vibrant city of Antwerp.

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Visa requirements for KdG University of Applied Sciences

Many international students will require a visa to study in Belgium, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Belgium student visa requirements