Going abroad for a longer period is always an adventure! To give you a running start in Antwerp and at the University of Antwerp, the International Students Office organises a Welcome Week for international degree students. The Welcome Week takes place from Monday 18 to Friday 22 September 2023, at Campus Middelheim and Stadscampus.

If you are an exchange student, please attend the Orientation Day on Friday 22 September 2023.




  • Living in Antwerp
  • Icebreaker games
  • Welcome drink and Belgian fries
  • Education @ UAntwerp
  • International Student Fair
  • Ice cream @ STAN, house for and by students
  • Residence permit
  • Campus walking tour
  • Reception and guided tour @ Antwerp City Hall
  • Safety
  • How to be resilient
  • Outdoor fun
  • Student support services
  • Belgian culture and intercultural competences
  • Housing
  • Introduction to Dutch language

  • Student jobs
  • WhatsApp hotline

The Welcome Week programme in detail

Monday 18 September

Tuesday 19 September

Wednesday 20 September

Thursday 21 September

Friday 22 September

WhatsApp hotline

Between 18 and 22 September the International Students Office will be reachable through WhatsApp during office hours for any practical questions (+32 (0) 476 02 81 48).

On your way to Campus Middelheim

On your way to Stadscampus

Last year's recap

Watch the aftermovie