University of Antwerp
University of Antwerp
University of Antwerp
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University of Antwerp



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University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp has about 20,000 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders, Belgium. 19% of our student population comes from abroad. The University of Antwerp is characterised by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach.


Antwerp is an intriguing city. Apart from the fact that the city is well known for its international port and for being a world centre for diamond trade, it has many excellent museums and historical monuments, as well as a great nightlife scene, fine shopping districts, and a booming commercial centre.

Facts and Figures

  • 20,164 students (19% from abroad, 116 nationalities)
  • 1,825 PhD students
  • 244 PhDs in 2016
  • 3,650 scientific publications each year
  • 5,398 staff members (17% from abroad, 88 nationalities)
  • 624 professors (12%)
  • 290 assistants (6%)
  • 2,933 researchers (57%)
  • 1,270 administrative and technical staff (25%)
  • 60,000 alumni
  • 5 campuses in Antwerp


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


  • 30 bachelor programmes (undergraduate) taught in Dutch
  • 74 master programmes, 29 advanced master programmes and 27 postgraduate programmes available in Dutch or in English

University rankings

  • 13th in the Times Higher Education Ranking – Young Universities (2017)
  • 14th in the QS University Ranking - Top 50 under 50 (2018)


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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
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