University of Antwerp
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University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp is located in the city of Antwerp, in the heart of Belgium and Europe. The port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world. 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 here, more than in New York! This cosmopolitan nature is also reflected at the University of Antwerp.

Internationalization is one of the keywords in the mission statement of our university. It is no coincidence that the University of Antwerp is a partner in one of the most promising European University Networks, the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (

The University of Antwerp operates on a human scale. The attractive city life of Antwerp in combination with first-rate research and education makes the University of Antwerp a wonderful place for everyone, from every individual student to each staff member. We foster the nexus between research and education. We are a growing and dynamic institution with a solid reputation that leaves its mark not only on its students and staff but also on the Antwerp region and far beyond.

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  • 20,492 students (19% from abroad, 116 nationalities)
  • 1,798 Ph.D. students
  • 275 Ph.Ds in 2017
  • 3,650 scientific publications per year
  • 5,618 staff members (19,60% from abroad, 93 nationalities)
  • 670 professors
  • 337 assistants
  • 3,071 researchers
  • 1,389 administrative and technical staff
  • 60,000 alumni
  • 5 campuses in Antwerp


  • Applied Engineering
  • Arts
  • Business and Economics
  • Design Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, and Veterinary Sciences
  • Science
  • Social Sciences


The University of Antwerp also counts 17 institutes and centers, including the Institute of Development Policy (IOB).

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Behind the scene

a joint programme of the University of Antwerp and National Geographic Channel

Behind The Science offers you a unique, 'behind-the-scenes' look at some of the ground-breaking research conducted at the University of Antwerp. Join us on a journey amongst atomic particles, courtesy of the world's strongest microscope, analyse traces of drugs in sewage water, investigate just how green renewable energy really is, adopt a logical perspective on logistics and uncover hidden masterpieces by past masters such as Van Gogh and Goya.

Hidden masterpieces

Drug sewers

Eco economics

Renewable energy

In between atoms


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Why this university?

Let our students tell you why!

Blake Alexander Simmons (USA) - M.Sc. in Biology – Biodiversity: Conservation and Restoration
“This study programme can be considered as pretty international, since almost half of my fellow students are from abroad. I think it’s a great enrichment if you have so much different knowledge and many points of view around. This study experience will certainly make me a better biologist.”

Cyril France (Ghana) - M.Sc. in Development Evaluation and Management
“The study programme is well structured and followed by students from all over the world, which brings a lot of diversity in the classroom.”

Julia Port (Germany) – M.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences: Infectious and Tropical Diseases
“Compared to other European programmes on infectious and tropical diseases, UAntwerp offers courses on broader subject areas such as public health, healthcare, statistics and epidemiology.”

Juliana Pinheiro Maia (Brazil) - M.Sc. in Applied Economic Sciences: Business Administration
“The cases we cover are international and not only considered from a European point of view. The teaching level is very high and the system itself is tough, since there is only one exam at the end of each term.”

Phui San Cheong (Malaysia) – M.Sc. in Computer Science: Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
“The course is quite challenging. The Lecturers expect a lot from the students, so it’s important that you have the required academic background before starting your studies here.”

Slaviša Milovanovi? (Serbia) – M.Sc. in Physics
“UAntwerp has one of the most productive research groups and finest experts.”

Zeynep Savran (Turkey) – M.Sc. in Applied Economic Sciences: Economic Policy
“The thing I like the most in Belgium is how respectful people are for each other, regardless religion or political ideology, for instance. They have respect for diversity, I would say.”

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University of Antwerp

Middelheimlaan 1
2020 Antwerpen
T   +32 3 265 31 89
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International Students Office - Campus Middelheim

Middelheimlaan 1
2020 Antwerpen
T +32 3 265 31 89
Further locations:

Campus Drie Eiken

Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Wilrijk
T +32 3 265 21 03

Campus Groenenborger

Groenenborgerlaan 171
2020 Antwerpen
T +32 3 265 32 11

Stadscampus Universiteit Antwerpen

Kleine Kauwenberg 14
2000 Antwerpen

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