Business and Economics

Starting as an international student

at the Faculty of Business and Economics

Have you completed the application process and been accepted to start as a Master's student at the Faculty of Business and Economics? Congratulations, an exciting time in Antwerp awaits. 

Make sure to check our 'Life in Antwerp' pages, where you'll find everything you need to know as a future international student.

Pre-arrival webinars

Before you actually come to Antwerp, there are still a number of practicalities you will need to take care of, from find accommodation to health care, visa and residence permits.

It can be a lot, and that's why the faculty and the International Student Office are here to help. You can sign up to one of our pre-arrival webinars to find out more about these steps. 

Welcome activities

Welcome week

The last week before the official start of the academic year, we organise a Welcome Week for international students. This week, it takes place from Monday 19 September until Friday 23 September 2022. During this week, you will get to know Antwerp, the university and your fellow-students through several formal and informal events. Attendance is highly recommended.

Faculty Day

On Wednesday during the Welcome Week (21 September 2022) we organize the Faculty Day: a casual onboarding event organized specifically for the international students of the Master's programs at the Faculty of Business and Economics. Make sure to register online!

International Student Mixer

We know that living and studying in a whole new country can be daunting. To make sure you can integrate easily and make friends from all over the world, we invite all degree and exchange students to take part in our International Student Mixer. Make sure to mark 5 October 2022 on your calendar! 

Start of the academic year

The academic year officially starts on Monday 26 September 2022. Several information sessions will be hosted to help you during your first days as a Master's student at the Faculty of Business and Economics. The academic calendar for 2022 - 2023 will be updated in the coming months.