The University of Antwerp operates in a global society and we therefore aim 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 the three core tasks

  • teaching
  • research
  • service to society

‚ÄčNone of these tasks can be performed properly without being placed in an international context.


Students at the University of Antwerp are offered maximum opportunities for acquiring international learning experiences. We pursue an active policy of international cooperation which aims, for example:

  • to promote student exchanges
  • to foster an open global vision among our students
  • to develop international training components and study programmes
  • to attract talented students from abroad


In addition, the University of Antwerp conducts creative and innovative scientific research that strives for international excellence. We encourage our researchers to seek out international collaboration and to play active, prominent roles in the worldwide research community by means of scientific publications and research projects.

Scientific services

The same international orientation is reflected in the scientific services we provide to society. By sharing and transferring our knowledge, the University of Antwerp aims to contribute to societal progress on a global scale. In this area, we place special emphasis on university development cooperation.

The University of Antwerp is pleased to welcome international students and colleagues