University of Antwerp employees enjoy a wide range of extralegal benefits.
The University of Antwerp believes in sustainable mobility. If you use public transport to get to work then the cost of your train and/or bus pass is reimbursed in full. You receive a bicycle allowance of €0.18 per kilometre if you come to work by bike. Flat tyre en route? You can go to the bicycle repair station on the Stadscampus for all minor bike repairs, or the mobile repair stations can come to you on the other campuses.
Restaurants and cafeterias
All of the university's employees receive a discount in the restaurants and cafeterias on each of the campuses. You can eat a hot meal for as little as €4.20.
Employees in administrative or technical positions are entitled to meal vouchers. You receive a €3.30 meal voucher for every full day you work.
UAntwerp Plus Pass
For €25 you can purchase a UAntwerp Plus Pass. With this pass, you can not only take part in any of the many free sport classes and sport events organised during the academic year, but also receive a big discount on membership of the various sport clubs or gyms. On top of all that you get acces to the many cultural activities that are organised by the university.
Thanks to the vegetable bags, you will never again have to rush to the shops as soon as you finish work. Every week, you can buy a bag of organic vegetables and fruit from a local grower on any of the campuses.
All employees can sign up for hospitalisation insurance at an attractive rate. This insurance guarantees the reimbursement of all expenses not covered by your health insurance provider in cases of hospitalisation or serious illness. Your family members can also sign up for this insurance plan.
As an ATP employee at the university, you acquire supplementary pension rights via group insurance (as a contractual employee), or you acquire pension rights for a civil servant's pension (as a statutory employee). The group insurance is funded entirely by employer's contributions, so you don't have to contribute yourself.
Income protection insurance
The university provides income protection insurance for contractual ATP employees.
As an employee of the University of Antwerp you receive a 50% discount on ZOO membership, which entitles you to unlimited access to the Antwerp Zoo, Planckendael and the Serpentarium in Blankenberge, as well as several other discounts.
Working parents often have difficulty finding childcare during the school holidays. The University of Antwerp has agreements with various organisers of holiday camps, playgrounds, sports camps and other activities, where university employees can enrol their children at discounted prices.
All employees of the University of Antwerp automatically become members of the employee association, which organises an excursion or activity almost weekly. There is something for everyone in the wide range of theatre performances, museum visits, concerts, guided walks and workshops. In addition, the annual Sinterklaas festivities and the quiz are always a hit.