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Full-time master's student's guide

The AMS Student's Guide

Are you a new full-time master's student, excited to begin your academic journey? Embrace the enriching experience of attending a small yet esteemed business school situated in the heart of Europe.

Whether you're an international student or a local, equip yourself for success by delving into essential information about your year at AMS. Discover all you need to know to seamlessly transition into your master's program and make the most of your time in Antwerp.

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Visa application

If you are a student from outside Europe, you will have to apply for a Belgian student visa. How does this process work?

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Healthcare in Belgium

The Belgian healthcare system is one of the best in the world. If something happens to you, you will be well cared for in a most professional way.

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As you gear up for your academic adventure with us, we understand that a seamless transition is key to making the most of your experience. In this section, we've curated essential information guiding you through the registration process at both Antwerp Management School (AMS) and the City of Antwerp.

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Cost of living & funding

Studying here means living here, so how much can you expect to pay as a full time resident of Antwerp.

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Student Housing

While this may sound daunting, many international students before you have found student housing without a problem!

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Getting to Antwerp

Find the best route to get to Antwerp. It's easily reachable from Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris.

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Living in Antwerp

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Discover Antwerp

Studying in Antwerp is more than just coming to school and taking classes. It's living in a beautiful and historical city, with so much to discover.

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Getting around Antwerp & Belgium

Belgium might be a small country, but there is so much to see! The best ways of making your way through the city of Antwerp, as well as the country are listed right here.

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Meeting other students

Since you're here, you probably want to meet other people and make friends with you're fellow students. We've got just the thing for you!

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Opening a bank account

Living in Belgium and making transactions, is often easier and cheaper with a belgian bank account. These are your options for choosing a bank.

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Find a student job

If you're thinking of finding a student-job during your stay in Antwerp to help with financing everything, we have a page with some advice.

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On-campus Dutch classes

In collaboration with Linguapolis, Antwerp Management School offers on-campus Dutch courses for all Full-Time Master's students. It is an optional and tailor-made track, organized by Linguapolis, exclusively for our students.

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Work visa

Thinking about staying in Belgium after graduation? We are happy to give you more info and practical details to navigate the Belgian job market as an international graduate.

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Career opportunities

The Career Services at AMS guides, supports & inspires you as a master student to embark a global exciting career with impact and will provide you with personalized support to help you navigate the job market for life & land the job you want upon graduation!

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Alumni community

In this section, we shine a spotlight on our dynamic alumni community – a network that spans industries, continents, and diverse career paths. Discover how our graduates continue to make waves in the professional world and how you, as a future alumnus, can tap into this incredible resource.

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