Study Master's Degrees in Antwerpen, Belgium

Antwerpen at a glance

Antwerp is one of the most populated cities in Belgium, with a rich cultural heritage and magnificent architecture. In Antwerp, like in all parts of Belgium, the teaching style in universities is open and interactive with focus on students’ own development and encouraging them to express their interests and opinions. Antwerp is located in the region of Flanders, Belgium, and houses around 510,610 people. Antwerp is Flanders' largest city and economic force. Antwerp is a major cultural crossroads, making the city appealing for international students and business professionals alike.

Studying

Studying in Antwerpen

In Antwerp, all Bachelor’s courses are offered in Dutch only, as it is the main language of instruction. Foreign language courses, or internationally oriented courses, and courses for groups of foreign students are taught in another language. You can follow English-taught programmes at Master’s or PhD level.

Students can choose to specialise in numerous degrees in various subject areas, like: art and humanities, education and training, business, law, finance, accounting, science, mathematics, engineering, construction, or health care. Choosing to study in Antwerp you will benefit from high quality undergraduate and postgraduate studies as well as academic short courses, certificate and diploma studies covering a wide array of interests and learning purposes.

Career

Career opportunities in Antwerpen

Antwerp has a sustainable economy, attracting many multinationals and international business people. The main economic pillars are represented by the petrochemical industry, pharmaceutics, agro-food, aeronautics manufacturing and diamonds. Antwerp diamond trade is one of the largest in the world. Antwerp’s location, in the centre of Europe, at the crossroads of the most important trade routes, makes this city an interesting place for the business environment.

Some of Antwerp’s home based companies or with local offices include: Atlas Copco, Pwc, Alcatel Lucent, Belgacom, Media Plus, Cigna, Argenta, KPMG, Total Petrochemicals, BASF Belgium, SONACA SA, RioTinto Diamonds NV.

A large number of internships are offered by universities in Antwerp in collaboration with top companies in the city.

Life

Antwerpen city life

The city of Antwerp has a cultural and lively environment. You would have lots of places to see and enjoy a vibrant night life. Discover Belgium’s cultural heritage by visiting the Cathedral of Our Lady, St. James' Church, Plantin-Moretus Museum, the Saint-Boniface Church, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Museum Vleeshuis, Het Steen (The Stone) - a small castle, Aquatopia aquarium, and the Jewish Quarter.

If you’re into music celebrations, the city hosts the Zomer van Antwerpen (Summer of Antwerp) Festival, during the whole summer. Other local famous event is Laundry Day, which is a large dance festival. You can relax and have a good time in numerous coffee shops, bars, pubs and night clubs.

You might not have thought about it, but Antwerp is actually an important fashion city. You can visit several fashion exhibitions and there is even a fashion museum, Mode Museum (MoMu). Antwerp is a good place for shopping. The Meir is the main shopping street where most popular brands are available. However, these places are not just about spending because you can admire the nice architecture of the historical buildings. The Palace and the "Stadsfeestzaal" that holds an indoor shopping centre with an exclusive Champagne bar are the most fascinating.

If you want to see more of Belgium, you could easily make a trip to Brussels, Belgium's capital, commonly known as 'the Capital of Europe', only a thirty-minute train ride away.

International atmosphere in Antwerpen

Antwerp attracts numerous international students and business investors, as the city is a hub of numerous prosperous economic activities and diverse service industries. Antwerp is an ethnically diverse city, with Moroccan, Turkish, Eastern Europe and ex-Soviet Union, African, Latin, Asian and Jewish communities. While in the city, you will have the opportunity to practice and use other languages like German, French, English, Spanish, and more. Local people speak Dutch, but they also have a good command of English and all around the city you would be able to survive just by speaking this language.

Weather Antwerpen

The climate of Antwerp is maritime and usually mild. Summers are not very hot, as the average temperatures are around 22°C (72°F), and moderate weather in the winter, with daytime temperatures of up to 5°C (41°F). Springs are very unstable, with cold and heavy rainfalls that occur during April and May.

Universities in Antwerpen

Antwerp Management School, the autonomous management school of the University Antwerp, is a top-ranked business school. A strong network stimulates personal development, fosters innovative entrepreneurship and inspires people to play an active role in society.

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In recent years, the UAB has seen recognition for its efforts in promoting quality in teaching, in attracting international talent and in obtaining a growing impact in research, together with a progressive improvement in its classifications in the most prestigious and influential international rankings. 

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The University of Antwerp wishes to provide excellent academic education at Bachelor, Master and PhD level to students from all social groups and of all generations.10th worldwide in the QS University Ranking Top 50 under 50 (2016) 11th worldwide in the Times Higher Education Ranking 150 under 50 (2016)

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Today, KU Leuven is Belgium’s largest and highest-ranked university as well as one of the most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university, KU Leuven offers a wide variety of programmes in English.

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