University of Antwerp


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University of Antwerp History

The University of Antwerp is one of the major Belgian universities located in the city of Antwerp. It was founded in 2003 after the merger of the three older universities founded in 1852. The official abbreviation is UA, but UAntwerpen has become more popular recently. It has about 20,000 students, which makes it the third largest universities in Flanders. University of Antwerp was one of the first European business schools to offer formal university degrees. It later opened a Faculty of Literature and Philosophy, including Law and a Faculty of Political and Social Sciences.

University of Antwerp Programs Courses and Schools

The University of Antwerp has 33 academic bachelor programs, 69 master programs, 18 master-after-master programs and 23 postgraduates. In addition, there are 31 programs completely taught in English (13 master, 14 master-after-master and 4 postgraduate programs). All of these programs are divided into 9 faculties, Applied Economics, Arts, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, Social Sciences, Science, Design Sciences, Applied Engineering. Doctoral programs are available in all faculties, with more than 1,600 PhD students registered.

University of Antwerp Campuses

The nine campuses are located all over the city of Antwerp, from the historic city centre to the green belt to the south of the city. There are bus services available for travelling from one campus to another and the travel routes and bus information are available on the university website.

 If you are looking for some distraction besides your studies, you could join one of the University of Antwerp's student associations.  The student associations are also a fun way to meet new people or get involved in a good cause in your free time.

The Pieter Gillis Centre is the university's centre of reflection for active pluralism. The centre provides education and services as well as conducting research, and is also responsible for the course on philosophical beliefs which is part of all University of Antwerp Bachelor programs.

University of Antwerp USP

The University of Antwerp is the third largest university in Flanders by student count. Their 19 % population comes from abroad. The high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach makes them well-recognized and appreciated.

The University of Antwerp is ranked 13th by the Times Higher Education Ranking for Young Universities for 2017 and 14th in the QS University Ranking Top 50 under 50 for 2018. 30 bachelor programs are taught in Dutch. 57 master programs, 25 advanced master programs and 27 postgraduate programs are available in Dutch or English.

University of Antwerp Notable Alumni

Notable alumni of the university include Guido Meulenaer, general editor of Trends magazine, Robert A. Burgelman, the Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management at Stanford University, and Dries Buytaert, author of Drupal.

University of Antwerp Programs

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University of Antwerp Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Belgium. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Antwerp in Belgium students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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University of Antwerp Cost of studies


Bachelors:  938

Masters: € 1,445

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

University of Antwerp Deadlines

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

University of Antwerp Rankings


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301 -400
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5 -7


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