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University of Antwerp

Location

Stadscampus, Antwerp Belgium

Ranking

# =267QS World University Rankings

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1Undergraduate programs

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28Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

5,800 EURTuition Fee/year

About University of Antwerp

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. Our university 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. The University of Antwerp espouses active pluralism. In that spirit, it stimulates critical research and teaching, reflection and debate on scientific, social, philosophical and ethical questions. Internationalization is one of the keywords in the university's mission statement. It is no coincidence that the University of Antwerp is a partner in one of the most promising European University Alliances, the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (www.YUFE.eu). 

The University of Antwerp is located in the city of Antwerp, in the heart of Belgium. 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 in Antwerp, more than in New York! This cosmopolitan nature is also reflected at our university. The university has more than 23 000 students: 17,5% are international students representing 127 nationalities.

UAntwerp, which was founded in 2003, scores extremely well in Young University Rankings

www.uantwerpen.be/en

International orientation

The University of Antwerp operates in a global society and therefore aims to stimulate the international orientation of all our students and staff members.

The University of Antwerp has explicitly opted for an internationally oriented interpretation of its three core tasks: 

  • teaching
  • research
  • service to society​

None of these tasks can be performed properly without being placed in an international context.

Discover our full education offer in English!

Internationalisation@uantwerp

High-quality, innovative education

UAntwerp’s educational vision draws on its quality culture and is part of its strategic policy themes in the area of education. The faculties are given instruments to develop high-quality, innovative education. They are supported in this by the Education Department.

Graduates of all of our programmes share a common profile: ‘DNA of our alumni’.

Education@uantwerp

Creative, excellent research

The University of Antwerp undertakes scientific research which is creative and innovative, and strives for international excellence. The University stimulates both basic and applied research and their valorisation.

Of course, the University of Antwerp wants to be the best at everything. But we are also realistic: excelling in every single research field is simply not possible. Instead, we have chosen to focus on disciplines in which we have long been world leaders. These are the University of Antwerp's 15 Centres of Excellence.

Research@uantwerp

Organisational structure

The University of Antwerp has nine faculties, centres and institutes, several decision-making and advisory bodies and eleven central departments. The University of Antwerp has about 6,000 members of staff in various layers, organised according to basic academic and administrative structures.

The University of Antwerp has four campuses spread across the city of Antwerp:

  • Stadscampus
  • Campus Drie Eiken
  • Campus Groenenborger
  • Campus Middelheim

The University of Antwerp does not operate alone. It has close ties with Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp Management School (AMS) and other higher education institutions in Antwerp that belong to the Antwerp University Association. These relationships and our partnerships with the City of Antwerp and the Port of Antwerp continuously create win-win situations. Our university is embedded in an extensive socio-economic network, which ensures that we are engaged in intensive dialogue with society.

Read more

Get to know UAntwerp through its social media accounts: FacebookInstagramLinkedInYouTube

Upcoming Events

QS Discover Masters, Mexico City

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QS Discover Masters, Bogota

calendar02nd September, 2024

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QS Discover Masters, Shanghai

calendar02nd November, 2024

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About University of Antwerp

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. Our university 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. The University of Antwerp espouses active pluralism. In that spirit, it stimulates critical research and teaching, reflection and debate on scientific, social, philosophical and ethical questions. Internationalization is one of the keywords in the university's mission statement. It is no coincidence that the University of Antwerp is a partner in one of the most promising European University Alliances, the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (www.YUFE.eu). 

The University of Antwerp is located in the city of Antwerp, in the heart of Belgium. 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 in Antwerp, more than in New York! This cosmopolitan nature is also reflected at our university. The university has more than 23 000 students: 17,5% are international students representing 127 nationalities.

UAntwerp, which was founded in 2003, scores extremely well in Young University Rankings

www.uantwerpen.be/en

International orientation

The University of Antwerp operates in a global society and therefore aims to stimulate the international orientation of all our students and staff members.

The University of Antwerp has explicitly opted for an internationally oriented interpretation of its three core tasks: 

  • teaching
  • research
  • service to society​

None of these tasks can be performed properly without being placed in an international context.

Discover our full education offer in English!

Internationalisation@uantwerp

High-quality, innovative education

UAntwerp’s educational vision draws on its quality culture and is part of its strategic policy themes in the area of education. The faculties are given instruments to develop high-quality, innovative education. They are supported in this by the Education Department.

Graduates of all of our programmes share a common profile: ‘DNA of our alumni’.

Education@uantwerp

Creative, excellent research

The University of Antwerp undertakes scientific research which is creative and innovative, and strives for international excellence. The University stimulates both basic and applied research and their valorisation.

Of course, the University of Antwerp wants to be the best at everything. But we are also realistic: excelling in every single research field is simply not possible. Instead, we have chosen to focus on disciplines in which we have long been world leaders. These are the University of Antwerp's 15 Centres of Excellence.

Research@uantwerp

Organisational structure

The University of Antwerp has nine faculties, centres and institutes, several decision-making and advisory bodies and eleven central departments. The University of Antwerp has about 6,000 members of staff in various layers, organised according to basic academic and administrative structures.

The University of Antwerp has four campuses spread across the city of Antwerp:

  • Stadscampus
  • Campus Drie Eiken
  • Campus Groenenborger
  • Campus Middelheim

The University of Antwerp does not operate alone. It has close ties with Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp Management School (AMS) and other higher education institutions in Antwerp that belong to the Antwerp University Association. These relationships and our partnerships with the City of Antwerp and the Port of Antwerp continuously create win-win situations. Our university is embedded in an extensive socio-economic network, which ensures that we are engaged in intensive dialogue with society.

Read more

Get to know UAntwerp through its social media accounts: FacebookInstagramLinkedInYouTube

Upcoming Events

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QS Discover Masters, Mexico City

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QS Discover Masters, Bogota

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Available programs

The University of Antwerp currently offers one Bachelor program in English.

The Bachelor of Social-Economic Sciences is a multidisciplinary study between sociology and economics.

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Discover all our Bachelor's programs

At postgraduate level, the University of Antwerp offers:

  • 84 Master's programs: 26 in English
  • 26 Advanced Master's programs: 14 in English
  • 21 Postgraduate programs: 4 in English

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Discover all our Master's, Advanced Master's and Postgraduate programs

University information

To enrol in a Bachelor, Master, Advanced Master or a Postgraduate program at the University of Antwerp, international students must meet our admission requirements:

  • Diploma requirements
  • Legalisation of official documents
  • Language requirements
  • Additional criteria

Each program has strict application deadlines and these vary for EEA (= EU + Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and non-EEA residents.

Find out more about:

General

6.5+
80+

Bachelor

6.5+
80+

Master

6.5+
80+
Check our general admission requirements on the university's website: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/study/admission-and-enrolment/admission/.

The University of Antwerp offers the following student facilities and services:

Elected student representatives are involved in the university’s decision making process.

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Student life

The University of Antwerp has more than 23 000 students: 17,5% are international, representing 127 nationalities.

There are more than 40 different student clubs and associations on the campuses. Unifac and ASK-Stuwer are the umbrella organizations.

On the first day of the academic year they organize ‘Students on Stage’ for all new students. Other activities during the year include orientation days for bachelor’s students and numerous other activities such as parties, film week, student balls, go-kart races and more.

Life in Antwerp

Gate15: A house for and run by students

At the UAntwerp Career Center students find all career information on one platform. The platform was created in collaboration with JobTeaser. Once registered, students can log in directly to the Career Center. 

Companies and organizations can reach students and alumni directly via this platform. They can:

  • Announce vacancies, internships, student jobs and scholarships
  • Create a free company profile
  • Promote events and workshops on career development
  • Get in touch with UAntwerp students and alumni looking for interesting challenges 


UAntwerp organizes Talent Forum, a job and information fair for UAntwerp students and alumni.

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

5,800 EUR
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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A list of available scholarships around the world

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Rankings & ratings

University of Antwerp is one of the top universities in Antwerp, Belgium. It is ranked #=267 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #196
  • 2014
    #185
  • 2015
    #205
  • 2016
    #208
  • 2017
    #209
  • 2018
    #=210
  • 2019
    #=223
  • 2020
    #223
  • 2021
    #238
  • 2022
    #=233
  • 2023
    #280
  • 2024
    #=248
  • 2025
    #=267

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If you are a national of a country that is a member state of the European Economic Area, or if you are living in Belgium with a valid Belgian residence permit or if you are a national of Ukraine or Switzerland:

  • Complete upload of electronic documents in Mobility online before 1 June
  • Send hard copies to the registrar's office before 1 July

All others:

  • Complete upload of electronic documents in Mobility online before 1 March
  • Send hard copies to the registrar's office before 1 June

More information is on www.uantwerpen.be/admission-degree

The estimated cost of living is between 16.000€ and 18.000€


More information is on www.uantwerpen.be/cost-of-studying

Our housing service helps you find your way on the private rental market through a unique database developed for students in Antwerp: Kotweb. Most students either live at home or rent a room in shared accommodation close to their campus.


More information is on www.uantwerpen.be/housing and on www.studentkotweb.be/en

The University of Antwerp directly participates in the selection process of certain scholarship programmes. In addition students can also check if they are eligible for external funding opportunities.


More information is on  www.uantwerpen.be/scholarships

Yes you can! To start a PhD at our university you need:


  • A Master's degree diploma or a diploma that is equal
  • A topic
  • One or more supervisors
  • Funding

More information is on www.uantwerpen.be/en/research/phd

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