Make the most of your stay!

Starting your exchange in a new environment can be a daunting experience for most students, especially in these times. To make the transition to your new environment as smooth as possible we have collected a an overview of survival tips for your first days. Take your time to browse through the website, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out!

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, film 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. During the Orientation Days, you will have different opportunities to sign up for a ESN Membership. 

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. 

Cycle through Antwerp

Antwerp is a bike-friendly city and moreover, it is the fastest way to get from one place to another. You can either rent a bike or purchase one of your own. 

Rent a bicycle or use the Velo bike sharing system to get around.

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 University of Antwerp has sport facilities on several campuses.

Culture Vulture

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

Sing! Play!

Crazy about high notes and musical scales?? Why not join the University Choir or the Antwerp Student Harmony. If you prefer the dramatics of the stage, you can also join the theater club. 

Sharpen your pen

dwars is the student magazine of the University of Antwerp. The write about society, culture, Anwerp and everything that matters to the university and its students. They are always looking out 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 to share your Erasmus stories with fellow students or you would like some more information, don't hesitate to contact  dwars at​

Get to know Belgium and Antwerp

No matter how long you will be staying in Belgium, your stay offers a unique opportunity to discover not only Antwerp but all other hidden treasures that Belgium has on offer.