Want to start as a postdoctoral researcher at UAntwerp?  

If you are interested in working at UAntwerp as a postdoctoral researcher, you first need to get your research funded. Find more information about funding channels and opportunities specifically for postdocs in the section ‘funding’.

In addition you can find our current vacancies for academic staff on our job page

Apply for a grant with the University of Antwerp as host institution:  

Short scientific stays at UAntwerp 

The Research Foundation Flanders (“Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen” - FWO) also provides a grant for a scientific stay in Flanders for foreign PhD holders, affiliated to a non-Belgian institution. The grant offers a stay in Flanders of minimum 1 month and maximum 3 months without interruption. 

Contact: research@uantwerpen.be 

Information for incoming postdoctoral researchers 

The International Staff Office from the HR Department is dedicated to assisting international staff and aim to help to make life abroad feel like home. You can find relevant information on their website or contact them with all your questions regarding: 

You can also check out their website and Pintra page for more information on housing, child care, immigration formalities, work permits, social security, taxes and so on.  

Additionally, international postdocs working at UAntwerp can also participate in our training offer and activities. Most of these courses are offered in English. Specifically for international researchers, for instance, it may be interesting to take a language course through the online platform Altissia (Pintra login) or the Linguapolis language institute (paid service, special rates for UAntwerp staff). 

Contact:  int.staff@uantwerpen.be ​

Meet fellow international postdocs, students and staff members 

International postdoctoral researchers can participate in MONDO’s social activities. MONDO aims to create a social network for international staff, students and their family members. 

Throughout the year they will organize monthly social activities (think of guided city tours, musea, bicycle tours…). At the same time, they will also inform you of other social and cultural activities organised by the university that may be of particular interest to you.   

Make sure to also check out the Postdoc Community on LinkedIn. On this platform, set up by the Talent Center, you can connect with your fellow (international) postdoctoral researchers and share interesting courses, events, (career) opportunities etc.  

Contact: mondo@uantwerpen.be 
Contact: talentcenter@uantwerpen.be