This city will stay in your heart forever

The city of diamonds, fashion, sports, history and culture by the majestic river Scheldt – Antwerp has many different faces.

Studying at the University of Antwerp? Don't forget to head out and discover the city at your own pace. Antwerp is vibrant, full of character and has everything you need and more, offering the ideal mix for a fantastic student life.

​Studying in a metropolis

Your time spent in Antwerp will become an asset later in life. Over the course of your studies, you’ll gradually break out of your protective cocoon. Antwerp is a metropolis on a human scale, where you'll meet people from far away and from right here – people from the real world. 

STAN: House for and by students

STAN, a unique platform for and by students, was founded by the Antwerp city council, the Antwerp higher education institutions, and the student association 'Antwerps Studentenoverleg'. An enthusiastic team and lots of student volunteers will guide you through Antwerp's exciting student life, from the day you arrive to the day you leave.

  • Get a free student guide
  • Ask all your questions about student life in Antwerp at the information desk 
  • Housing policy 
  • ​Consulting and cooperation with students 
  • Events like Studay, ADream
  • Recreational activities
  • Facilities such as a computer room, meeting room, party venue, etc. 

Our door is open: Kleine Kauwenberg 15, Antwerp​

Study 360

No need to study alone: Study 360 offers students unique locations to study in Antwerp, from a museum to an indoor ski slope.

Discover the pop-up study areas.

​Relaxing in the city

Head out and get some fresh air in one of the city’s many parks, such as the central Stadspark, the sporty Rivierenhof, the playful Nachtegalenpark or the Middelheim sculpture park. You'll find lots of great places to walk, run or play sports – whether it's a fierce game of basketball or a laid-back game of pétanque. Have a picnic with your friends by the Scheldt or stop by Park Spoor Noord, where skaters meet in the spectacular bowl.

​Out and about in Antwerp

Be prepared to make some hard choices, because there's always something to do in Antwerp. There are cultural and sporting events in both summer and winter, such as the Zomer van Antwerpen, music festivals, shopping Sundays and various markets and sports competitions. You’ll find cafés and restaurants all over the city, from trendy hotspots to small, cosy hangouts off the beaten track. 


End the summer and kick off the academic year with a bang: Studay (in Dutch) is the welcome party for all students in Antwerp.​

Experience Antwerp: a true student city