Make the most of your stay!

Being an exchange student at UAntwerp is more than just studying. It's important to feel good during your time as a student at UAntwerp.

Some highlights

​Join the Erasmus Student Network

ESN offers help in the academic, social and practical integration process for exchange students. This is mainly done through activities, which include cultural and social events such as trips to various places within Belgium, movie nights, language projects, international food festivals and last, but not least, parties. Be sure to stay up to date by joining their Facebook page or WhatsApp group. You can already sign up online for a ESN Membership and pick up your member card during the Orientation days. 

Your first 100 days at UAntwerp with U start!

U stArt will guide you through your first 100 days at UAntwerp by giving you an overview of all activities that are suitable for you as a starting student. Discover all activities of your faculty and get the chance to know the university and student life, all at your own pace and according to your interests.  

Feeling hungry?

Komida, the student restaurant of Antwerp University, wants to offer its customers quality with well thought-out meals that are sold with the necessary creativity. Each campus has a student restaurant where you can enjoy a healthy meal at student friendly prices. 


At the university library you can do more than study and loan books. There is a library on every campus. Join one of the library tours in the afternoon of 28 September or 29 September.

Student information point

Being a student at UAntwerp is more than just studying. It's important to feel good during your time as a student at UAntwerp. Are you having problems with certain aspects of your course? Looking for tips and tools to help you study? Or do you need some additional support, either with studying or with a personal matter? Would you like to talk to a student psychologist? Or would you like information about student jobs? STIP is the gateway to student-oriented services.

Get moving!

A healthy mind in a healthy body. Sport is good for you, of course, but it also helps you unwind and study better. Therefore, the UAntwerp created the MOVE app giving you access to sport facilities on several campuses, discount at gyms and other sport partners. Check it out!

Culture Vulture

Rubi – The Cultural Factory organises a range of activities you can attend during the academic year (concerts, exhibitions, theatre performances etc.).


Greenoffice UAntwerpen is a student organisation involved in sustainability. Do you want to explore Antwerp and find cheap clothes or decoration for your student home? Are you concerned about the climate? Check out their activities! ​

Sing! Play!

Does music make you happy? Bring your instrument and join the student orchestra or sing along with the University Choir. If you prefer the drama of the stage, you can express yourself in the theatre club. Don't hesitate if their website is in Dutch, just contact them ;-)

Sharpen your pen

dwars is the student magazine of the University of Antwerp. They write about society, culture, Antwerp and everything that matters to the university and its students. They are always looking for motivated students; mainly photographers and lay-outers! However, everyone who is interested in writing, illustrating, photography, graphic design or event planning is welcome to join. If you would like some more information, don't hesitate to contact  dwars at​

Students for Students 

"We believe our university should be a place where everyone feels welcome, no matter your background." Meet the peer supporters from Students for Students, a support network from students for students to offer a listening ear to any problems you might have. 

Contemplation ​

The University of Antwerp promotes active pluralism. ​​Zomaar een Dak (or 'just a roof'), is a meeting place for everyone. They host a wide range of social and cultural activities for anyone interested in questions of belief or looking for meaningful ways to immerse themselves in student life. Their activities are often the result of initiatives proposed by staff or students themselves.


Founded in 1985, USOS is a non-profit organisation which relies on the volunteer efforts of personnel and students. In the first semester they organise debating development, a public platform for reflection on topics of development.

Antwerp Summer & Winter University

Looking for a nice extension of your semester exchange? Combine study and pleasure and spend a happy winter or summer in Antwerp!

UAntwerp gadgets

The University of Antwerp has a wide range of merchandise, from sweatshirts, bags and pencils to umbrellas and beanies.