University of Antwerp

Antwerp  Belgium

The University of Antwerp is a dynamic and forward-thinking university. It integrates the assets of its historical roots with its ambition to contribute positively to society. Our university develops, provides access to and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, teaching and academic service to the community. It stimulates critical research and teaching, reflection and debate on scientific, social, philosophical and ethical questions. Internationalisation is a keyword in its mission statement. It is no coincidence that our university is a partner in one of the most promising European University Alliances, YUFE. Our university is located in Antwerp, in the heart of Belgium. Antwerp is not just an ancient medieval and baroque city, full of history. It is also a bustling metropolis. Over 170 nationalities live in Antwerp, more than in New York! This cosmopolitan nature is also reflected at our university. 17,5% are international students representing 127 nationalities.

Why study at the University of Antwerp?

UAntwerp students enjoy the benefits of studying in an international city, the economic cornerstone of Flanders and located in the heart of Europe.

UAntwerp scores well in Young University Rankings: Times Higher Education Millennials 2020 #5, Times Higher Education Young University Ranking #7 and QS 50 under 50 2021 #20.

UAntwerp undertakes creative and innovative scientific research, both basic and applied, and strives for international excellence. It aims to create synergies between research and education.

23,202 (overall)

postgraduate students



Antwerp  Belgium

main campus

Computer Science (8) Politics & Government (30) Sociology (33) Law (22) Linguistics & Classics (23) Economics (10) Medicine (26) Biological Sciences (4) Business & Management (5) Environmental Sciences (13) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Education (11) Agriculture (1) Engineering (12) Philosophy (28) Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Nursing & Health (27) Information Services (20) History & Archaeology (19) Physics (29) Chemistry (6)

About the University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university with a strong mission and vision. It occupies a special place within the university landscape in Flanders, and it integrates the assets of its historical roots with its ambition to contribute positively to society.

Its mission and vision: Let’s define the future! This slogan is what drives UAntwerp to bring about positive change and take on challenges within society. Through its free and innovative research, student-centred academic teaching and targeted service to society, the University of Antwerp aims to have a valuable impact on the development, dissemination and use of scientific knowledge. In this way, UAntwerp aims to permanently strengthen its commitment to the further development of a sustainable world and a democratic and inclusive society founded on human rights.

Its core tasks: The university performs its core tasks in a way that does justice to its position as a leading academic institution in Belgium and beyond. The core tasks are: education, research, service to society and valorisation.

Its lines of strength: In its teaching, research and services, UAntwerp follows a resolute course, guided by a number of distinctive lines of strength: excellence emerging from a culture of quality, academic freedom based on scientific integrity, students as full and co-creating partners, at home in the city with a view to the world, a diversity, active pluralism and encouragement for collaboration and interdisciplinarity.

The University of Antwerp has more than 23,000 students: 17,5% are international, representing 127 nationalities. Whether it’s planning examination schedules or discussing the prices at the student restaurants, elected student representatives are involved in the university’s decision-making process. Students are represented in various bodies of the University of Antwerp and the city of Antwerp. In many meetings, students comprise a third of the vote. There are more than 40 different student clubs and associations on the campuses. Unifac and ASK-Stuwer are the umbrella organizations. They guide student life on campus life. On the first day of the academic year, they organize ‘Students on Stage’ for all new students. They coordinate the cooperation between the different faculty associations, inform students about all events on campus and organise parties, a film week, student balls, a go-kart race and various other events. Together with the Student Council, these umbrella organisations ensure that students are represented in various university and city bodies. At UAntwerp students can study in a modern learning environment. On every campus, there are computers with internet connection, which students can use free of charge. The university’s libraries are a favorite place to study for many students. Our libraries are modern, academic libraries, as well as heritage libraries. Students can follow language courses at Linguapolis, the language institute of the University of Antwerp. Or sign up for online language courses with Altissia. Altissia offers robust online language courses in 25 languages.

Our university has a wide range of programmes. Most of them are taught in Dutch, but the university does offer over 30 programmes in English. Our complete education offer is on

The University of Antwerp welcomes all students. It has more than 23 000 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. Up to 17.5% of our students are international students. All students can apply, as long as they comply with our university’s admission requirements. See under FAQ2.

The University of Antwerp has a set of diploma requirements, language requirements, additional requirements and requirements concerning legalization of documents. All information about diploma, language and the additional requirements on: Master’s programmes: All information about legalization of documents on:

The university has application deadlines. The deadlines are similar for Master and Advanced Master programmes but differ for EEA and non-EEA nationals. More information on:

The tuition fee is calculated based on how many credits you are using when registering for courses. Tuition fees differ for EEA and non-EEA nationals. They are subject to yearly revision. More information on

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