5 great reasons to come and study in Antwerp.
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 and then enjoy a bite to eat in Zuid. It’s impossible not to fall for this astonishingly diverse, pocket-sized international metropolis.
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.
Hip and happening
Of all Belgium’s historic cities, this is where bars, shops and clubs go in and out of fashion fastest. Hip today, gone tomorrow. Antwerp is all about fashion, design, music jams, cocktails, record labels and spending money on the sunny terrace of a bar. Or you can blow all your cash on clothes and get free drinks later because you look so cool.
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.
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.
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Atypical Antwerp – the video
Where to live
While we have no on-campus accommodation, we are happy to give you tips on great places to live in Antwerp.
The rent for a furnished room ranges between €300 and €600 a month for a full academic year. Note that water, electricity and heating are not usually included in the rental price. Before moving into your room or apartment you should expect to pay the first month’s rent plus a security deposit of two or three times the monthly rent. Be sure to have this available upon your arrival.
Students are responsible for finding their own housing in Antwerp. You can book rooms in advance. Below are some recommended websites.
- http://www.easykot.be : Database used by a lot of private landlords.
We can give you more information on housing when you are admitted to one of our programs.