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Study in Antwerp, Belgium

Study in Antwerp, Belgium

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Antwerp is simply A-mazing!

A metropolis on the river, a city that always leaves you wanting more. Hip and historic, cool and classical, trendy and traditional. Everything is within walking distance. Combine a day’s shopping on the Meir with a visit to Rubens’s house. Check out the MAS museum and then enjoy a drink on the terrace of one of the Eilandje district’s many bars. Try on an exclusive piece by a leading Antwerp fashion designer, go thrift shopping and then enjoy a bite to eat at 't Zuid. It’s impossible not to fall for this astonishingly diverse, pocket-sized international metropolis.

Fun fact: Antwerp has been ranked N° 18 worldwide in The Best Cities for Gen-Z 2022 rankings (N° 1 in the Benelux). We scored in the Top 10 for Gender Equality (N° 8) and in the Top 20 for both Affordability and Safety (N° 16).

Getting used to the city

Going to study abroad is exciting: you will meet new people, you will immerse yourself in a new culture, trying new foods, getting used to other habits, seeing beautiful places, … Depending on where in the world you are from, Belgian culture could be quite different from your own.

STAN (Student & Antwerp) will help you with all your questions, they have their lively headquarters at Gate 15, a house for and run by students. It’s a place for all Antwerp students to meet up, co-study, collaborate, rent party and study spaces, fire away their questions at the info desk or relax together at the bar.

4 great reasons to come and study in Antwerp

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1. A true student city

With more than 40,000 full-time students, Antwerp is a real student city. The backdrop to scholarly life includes historic locations such as the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Antwerp. The city’s student bars, nightclubs, cozy restaurants, coffee houses and lively atmosphere will make your year here unforgettable.

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2. Hip and happening

Of all Belgium's historic cities, this is where (coffee) bars, restaurants, pop-up, vintage & concept stores go in and out of fashion fastest. Hip today, gone tomorrow. Antwerp is all about fashion, design, music jams, food & drinks and enjoying the sunny terrace of a bar.

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3. A city that breathes history

The old city center is steeped in history. You will feel it in the ancient facades along narrow streets or in the imposing Grand Place. The Plantin-Moretus Museum is the only museum in the world to be designated a Unesco World Heritage site. In the shadow of the Cathedral of Our Lady, the city teems with life in intimate pubs and restaurants, while the banks of the Scheldt are a great place for a breath of fresh air.

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4. Ideal for excursions

Antwerp is the perfect jumping-off point for weekend visits to other fascinating Belgian cities, like Bruges, Ghent, Brussels and Liège. We also recommend drinking in the natural beauty of the Ardennes region in southeast Belgium or taking a trip to the seaside. The Netherlands is also very close! Moreover, you can reach each European capital from Brussels within a few hours.

Discover our campus 'The Boogkeers'

The AMS campus can be found in the vibrant heart of the city. Follow our recruitment manager Eva on her walk around our campus! She shows you around all parts of the building & reveals her favourite spots.

How our students experience Antwerp


Gödze, a student from Turkey, loves the vibrant contemporary art scene of Antwerp.


Julan, a student from Bangladesh, loves Antwerp for different reasons.


For Andrea, a student from Peru, fashion is one of the reasons why she loves studying in Antwerp.

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