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Key facts

  • Summer/winter temperature
    64/38°F
  • Population
    1.04 million
  • Universities
    8
  • Country
    Belgium

Why study in Antwerp ?

Located on the banks of the River Scheldt, Antwerp is a historic port city in the Flemish region of Belgium. As the country’s second-largest city, Antwerp is full of exciting opportunities and activities.

Antwerp is known as the diamond capital of the world thanks to its impressive diamond industry. But it’s the sparkling higher-education scene that catches the attention of international students.

When you’re not studying, marvel at the city’s medieval architecture and enjoy the lively nightlife.

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Universities in Antwerp

Antwerp’s post-secondary institutions offer a great selection of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

The city’s colleges and universities have a long history of welcoming international students, so you’re sure to feel at home.

What to study in Antwerp

Antwerp is world-renowned for its arts, culture, and fashion scene. As such, programs in fashion, textiles, architecture, and visual arts draw lots of interest.

The city also offers a great selection of degrees in subjects like business, engineering, political science, and marketing. Whatever your ambitions, you’re sure to find the perfect program in Antwerp.

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What is the cost of study in Antwerp ?

Tuition fees in Antwerp depend on where you study and where you’re from. If you’re from outside the EU, EEA, or Switzerland, you’ll probably pay additional registration and tuition fees.

As a general rule, bachelor’s programs usually cost between €850 and €4,500 per year. However, annual undergraduate fees reach €9,000 at some institutions. Master’s degrees are priced at around €1,500 per year.

Your living costs will depend on several factors, but most students spend between €750 and €1,200 per month. Much of your budget will be spent on housing, with the average monthly rent costing between €400 and €450.

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How to study in Antwerp

To study in Antwerp, you’ll need to meet the entry requirements for the university you’re interested in. Requirements vary between programs and institutions, but completing your secondary education is essential.

It’s possible to study English-taught programs in Antwerp, but you might need to prove your language capabilities first. Most Belgian universities accept the TOEFL and IELTS tests, as well as the C1 Advanced assessment.

If you’re a non-EU/EEA citizen, you must apply for a student visa after receiving confirmation of your university place. This visa allows you to stay in Belgium for the duration of your studies.

Student reviews for Antwerp

Jana Rehbein
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Studied Business economics at University of Antwerp
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    5
  • University social
    4
  • Accommodation
    4
  • University facilities
    5
Tell us about Antwerp

Antwerp is a very nice student city, it is small enough to be able to walk or bike everywhere and there is also very good public transport. I always felt safe in the city. There is a huge selection of nice restaurants and bars, too.

Yutong Mo
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Studied Business economics at University of Antwerp
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    5
  • University social
    4
  • Accommodation
    3
  • University facilities
    5
Tell us about Antwerp

Antwerp. It is very convenient since our main campus is in the city center. This city is also great to live in because there are all kinds of facilities we need like shopping, food, beautiful spots etc. The city has a special fashion vibe that makes it surpass other ones!

Adriana Gabriela
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Studied Business Management at KdG University of Applied Sciences
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    3
  • University social
    4
  • Accommodation
    3
  • University facilities
    4
Tell us about Antwerp

Very sweet city, everything is walking or biking distance event when is a city

Matthias Leyman
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Studied Business Management at KdG University of Applied Sciences
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    5
  • University social
    5
  • Accommodation
    5
  • University facilities
    5
Tell us about Antwerp

Antwerp is beautiful. It is only a pity that we can't fully experience it due to COVID.

Alexine De Vita
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Studied Business Management at KdG University of Applied Sciences
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    5
  • University social
    5
  • Accommodation
    4
  • University facilities
    4
Tell us about Antwerp

Antwerp is a really nice city, it is perfect for students. There are a lot of nice restaurants, bars, clubs, nature, parks, shopping streets, museums. Antwerp is a beautiful city perfect for students since there are many young people and a lot of activities to do.