The ‘Practical guide for international PhD students’ (only digitally available in English) provides an overview of all practicalities of living in Belgium and at the University of Antwerp.

The cover and the table of contents are presented on the right-hand side of this page, for a short overview.

The brochure is divided into three parts:

1. BEFORE your stay

In this section, you will find information about (the request of) your visa, finding housing, insurance and general information about University of Antwerp.

2. DURING your stay

This section contains information on specific topics related to the daily life in Antwerp and at our university: enrolment as a PhD student, meeting with the Human Resources Department, which insurances are needed, the residence permit and national registration number, etc.

Furthermore, explanations on taxes are featured, as well as permanent housing, (public) transport, child care support, medical services and so much more.

3. AFTER your stay

In this section, you will find information on which steps to take when you end your stay in Belgium.