KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts

KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Welcome to KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts! Home to 14600 students (1500+ international)Find us in Antwerp, Belgium  – a vibrant international city at the centre of Europe. We offer English-taught bachelor degree programmes, created and updated by industry experts to suit our globalized world.  Prepare for your career. Develop a global mindset. Get the support to achieve your ambition.

Top reasons to study here

  • Practice-based programmes get students ready for a career. Learn the theory and use it on real-life projects and a hugely valuable internship.
  • Highly accessible, quality education focused on the student. KdG welcomes curious and committed students who want to be the best they can.
  • The international city of Antwerp, home to 170+ nationalities. Study with students from all over the world in a prime European location.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



The Karel de Grote University of Applied Sciences and Arts officially opened in 1995 when 13 higher education institutes merged to form one. Our founders’ idea was – literally – to have a school with a name. The medieval European emperor was responsible for a vast European empire and brought unity to people, languages, cultures and social-economic systems. And importantly he helped to lay the foundations for Europe’s school system. 


KdG students are assured of practice-oriented, authentic education. You will feel at home in our school with its dynamic and warm learning environment. Here, you get the opportunities to work together, explore and experiment, and discover and develop your talents. We expect a lot from you and provide regular and supportive feedback to maximise your learning.

Our lecturers will motivate, challenge and guide you through your degree, sharing their enthusiasm and up-to-date knowledge of their field.


Karel de Grote University of Applied Arts and Sciences  (KdG) conducts socially relevant scientific research and publish our results by means of printed media, on study days, in study programmes and via education.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

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Student services

Student Services provides support for: 

  • Visa and residence permit support
  • Housing assistance
  • Orientation days for new students
  • Support for student well-being
  • Leisure activities
  • Sport vouchers

Student Life

Campus life

  • Vibrant city of learning with 50,000 full-time students.
  • Thriving fashion city and diamond capital of the world.
  • Architecturally rich city buzzing with culture, bars and restaurants.
  • Brussels, Paris, London and Amsterdam are all within easy reach.


Accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) – an independent accreditation body.  

Student Reviews

Global supply chain
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The teachers have a lot of experience and the city has a lot of opportunities.

Stay close to the working field
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I loved the fact that we got to know the work environment and we got to do internships where the university helped us.

International teachers who give you the right business insights
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

International teachers, who give lectures next to working in their professional field.

Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium

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