University of Antwerp

Prinsstraat 13, Antwerp

  • #=248 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 17,059Total Students
  • 1,725Faculty
  • 2,814Int'l Students

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The University of Antwerp is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university. It integrates the assets of its historical roots with its ambition to contribute positively to society. Our university develops, provides access to and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, teaching and academic service to the community and accomplishes these tasks in a spirit of academic freedom and responsibility. The University of Antwerp espouses active pluralism. In that spirit, it stimulates critical research and teaching, reflection and debate on scientific, social, philosophical and ethical questions. Internationalization is one of the keywords in the university's mission statement. It is no coincidence that the University of Antwerp is a partner in one of the most promising European University Networks, the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (www.YUFE.eu). 

The University of Antwerp is located in the city of Antwerp, in the heart of Belgium. The city of Antwerp is not just an ancient medieval and baroque city, full of history. It is also a bustling metropolis with a vibrant social scene, impressive architecture and cultural contrasts. Over 170 nationalities live in Antwerp, more than in New York! This cosmopolitan nature is also reflected at our university. The university has about 20 800 students: 19,6% are international students representing 130 nationalities.

UAntwerp, which was founded in 2003, scores extremely well in Young University Rankings

www.uantwerp.be


International orientation

The University of Antwerp operates in a global society and therefore aims to stimulate the international orientation of all our students and staff members.

The University of Antwerp has explicitly opted for an internationally oriented interpretation of its three core tasks: 

  • teaching
  • research
  • service to society

​None of these tasks can be performed properly without being placed in an international context.

Discover our full education offer in English!

Internationalisation@uantwerp


High-quality, innovative education

UAntwerp’s educational vision draws on its quality culture and is part of its strategic policy themes in the area of education. The faculties are given instruments to develop high-quality, innovative education. They are supported in this by the Education Department.

Graduates of all of our programmes share a common profile: ‘DNA of our alumni’.

Education@uantwerp


Creative, excellent research

The University of Antwerp undertakes scientific research which is creative and innovative, and strives for international excellence. The University stimulates both basic and applied research and their valorisation.

Of course, the University of Antwerp wants to be the best at everything. But we are also realistic: excelling in every single research field is simply not possible. Instead, we have chosen to focus on disciplines in which we have long been world leaders. These are the University of Antwerp's 15 Centres of Excellence.

Research@uantwerp 


Organisational structure

The University of Antwerp has nine faculties, centres and institutes, several decision-making and advisory bodies and eleven central departments. The University of Antwerp has about 6,000 members of staff in various layers, organised according to basic academic and administrative structures.

The University of Antwerp has four campuses spread across the city of Antwerp:

  • Stadscampus
  • Campus Drie Eiken
  • Campus Groenenborger
  • Campus Middelheim

The University of Antwerp does not operate alone. It has close ties with Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), Antwerp Management School (AMS) and other higher education institutions in Antwerp that belong to the Antwerp University Association. These relationships and our partnerships with the City of Antwerp and the Port of Antwerp continuously create win-win situations. Our university is embedded in an extensive socio-economic network, which ensures that we are engaged in intensive dialogue with society.

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Get to know UAntwerp through its social media accounts: FacebookInstagramLinkedInYouTube

The University of Antwerp offers the following student facilities and services:

Elected student representatives are involved in the university’s decision making process.

The University of Antwerp has about 20,800 students: 19,6% are international, representing 130 nationalities.

There are more than 40 different student clubs and associations on the campuses. Unifac and ASK-Stuwer are the umbrella organizations.

On the first day of the academic year they organize ‘Students on Stage’ for all new students. Other activities during the year include orientation days for bachelor’s students and numerous other activities such as ‘cantussen’, parties, film week, cocktail parties, student balls, go-kart races and more.

Life in Antwerp

STAN STudents & ANtwerp

To enrol in a Bachelor, Master, Advanced Master or a Postgraduate program at the University of Antwerp, international students must meet our admission requirements:

  • Diploma requirements
  • Legalisation of official documents
  • Language requirements
  • Additional criteria

Each program has strict application deadlines and these vary for EEA (= EU + Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and non-EEA residents.

Find out more about:

Don't forget to check our Toolkit: How to apply to UAntwerp

At the UAntwerp Career Center students find all career information on one platform. The platform was created in collaboration with JobTeaser. Once registered, students can log in directly to the Career Center. 

Companies and organizations can reach students and alumni directly via this platform. They can:

  • Announce vacancies, internships, student jobs and scholarships
  • Create a free company profile
  • Promote events and workshops on career development
  • Get in direct contact with UAntwerp students and alumni looking for interesting challenges 

UAntwerp organizes Talent Forum, a job and information fair for UAntwerp students and alumni.

About

The University of Antwerp is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university. It integrates the assets of its historical roots with its ambition to contribute positively to society. Our university develops, provides access to and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, teaching and academic service to the community and accomplishes these tasks in a spirit of academic freedom and responsibility. The University of Antwerp espouses active pluralism. In that spirit, it stimulates critical research and teaching, reflection and debate on scientific, social, philosophical and ethical questions. Internationalization is one of the keywords in the university's mission statement. It is no coincidence that the University of Antwerp is a partner in one of the most promising European University Networks, the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (www.YUFE.eu). 

The University of Antwerp is located in the city of Antwerp, in the heart of Belgium. The city of Antwerp is not just an ancient medieval and baroque city, full of history. It is also a bustling metropolis with a vibrant social scene, impressive architecture and cultural contrasts. Over 170 nationalities live in Antwerp, more than in New York! This cosmopolitan nature is also reflected at our university. The university has about 20 800 students: 19,6% are international students representing 130 nationalities.

UAntwerp, which was founded in 2003, scores extremely well in Young University Rankings

www.uantwerp.be


International orientation

The University of Antwerp operates in a global society and therefore aims to stimulate the international orientation of all our students and staff members.

The University of Antwerp has explicitly opted for an internationally oriented interpretation of its three core tasks: 

  • teaching
  • research
  • service to society

​None of these tasks can be performed properly without being placed in an international context.

Discover our full education offer in English!

Internationalisation@uantwerp


High-quality, innovative education

UAntwerp’s educational vision draws on its quality culture and is part of its strategic policy themes in the area of education. The faculties are given instruments to develop high-quality, innovative education. They are supported in this by the Education Department.

Graduates of all of our programmes share a common profile: ‘DNA of our alumni’.

Education@uantwerp


Creative, excellent research

The University of Antwerp undertakes scientific research which is creative and innovative, and strives for international excellence. The University stimulates both basic and applied research and their valorisation.

Of course, the University of Antwerp wants to be the best at everything. But we are also realistic: excelling in every single research field is simply not possible. Instead, we have chosen to focus on disciplines in which we have long been world leaders. These are the University of Antwerp's 15 Centres of Excellence.

Research@uantwerp 


Organisational structure

The University of Antwerp has nine faculties, centres and institutes, several decision-making and advisory bodies and eleven central departments. The University of Antwerp has about 6,000 members of staff in various layers, organised according to basic academic and administrative structures.

The University of Antwerp has four campuses spread across the city of Antwerp:

  • Stadscampus
  • Campus Drie Eiken
  • Campus Groenenborger
  • Campus Middelheim

The University of Antwerp does not operate alone. It has close ties with Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), Antwerp Management School (AMS) and other higher education institutions in Antwerp that belong to the Antwerp University Association. These relationships and our partnerships with the City of Antwerp and the Port of Antwerp continuously create win-win situations. Our university is embedded in an extensive socio-economic network, which ensures that we are engaged in intensive dialogue with society.

Read more


Get to know UAntwerp through its social media accounts: FacebookInstagramLinkedInYouTube

The University of Antwerp offers the following student facilities and services:

Elected student representatives are involved in the university’s decision making process.

The University of Antwerp has about 20,800 students: 19,6% are international, representing 130 nationalities.

There are more than 40 different student clubs and associations on the campuses. Unifac and ASK-Stuwer are the umbrella organizations.

On the first day of the academic year they organize ‘Students on Stage’ for all new students. Other activities during the year include orientation days for bachelor’s students and numerous other activities such as ‘cantussen’, parties, film week, cocktail parties, student balls, go-kart races and more.

Life in Antwerp

STAN STudents & ANtwerp

To enrol in a Bachelor, Master, Advanced Master or a Postgraduate program at the University of Antwerp, international students must meet our admission requirements:

  • Diploma requirements
  • Legalisation of official documents
  • Language requirements
  • Additional criteria

Each program has strict application deadlines and these vary for EEA (= EU + Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and non-EEA residents.

Find out more about:

Don't forget to check our Toolkit: How to apply to UAntwerp

At the UAntwerp Career Center students find all career information on one platform. The platform was created in collaboration with JobTeaser. Once registered, students can log in directly to the Career Center. 

Companies and organizations can reach students and alumni directly via this platform. They can:

  • Announce vacancies, internships, student jobs and scholarships
  • Create a free company profile
  • Promote events and workshops on career development
  • Get in direct contact with UAntwerp students and alumni looking for interesting challenges 

UAntwerp organizes Talent Forum, a job and information fair for UAntwerp students and alumni.

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #196
  • 2014
    #185
  • 2015
    #205
  • 2016
    #208
  • 2017
    #209
  • 2018
    #=210
  • 2019
    #=223
  • 2020
    #223
  • 2021
    #=238
  • 2022
    #=233
  • 2023
    #280
  • 2024
    #=248

Student & Staff

Total students
17,059

48%
52%

International students
2,814

67%
33%

Total faculty staff
1,725

627
1098

Total students
17,059

48%
52%

International students
2,814

67%
33%

Total faculty staff
1,725

1098
627
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Campus locations

City Campus,

Prinsstraat 13 , Antwerp , Antwerp , Belgium , 2000

Campus Groenenborger,

Groenenborgerlaan 171 , Antwerp , Antwerp , Belgium , 2020

Campus Groenenborger,

Groenenborgerlaan 171 , Antwerp , Antwerp , Belgium , 2020

Campus Middelheim,

Middelheimlaan 1 , Antwerp , Antwerp , Belgium , 2020

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