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'I have discovered a city where I'd like to stay'

  Anchal Khanna 

  India

  Master of Comparative Vertebrate Morphology 

For me, Belgium was initially really not on the radar, but being here has changed that. I have discovered a city where I’d like to stay.'


A new adventure in the city of Antwerp
I obtained my B.Sc. in Zoology at the Hindu College, Delhi University. Before travelling to Belgium I also briefly studied in Toronto, Canada. I chose Antwerp as my next study destination because I had barely heard of it and wanted to discover it! I really like this international city. “For me, Belgium was initially really not on the radar, but being here has changed that. I have discovered a city where I’d like to stay.” Antwerp is also attractive because of its location, which gives the opportunity to travel in Europe during the holidays.

Challenged by a different culture
Getting to know fellow Belgian students is hard as they tend to be more reserved. You have to be prepared to take additional efforts if you want to get acquainted with new people.  I recently joined a meet up group which will help me to meet more locals J

Highly recommended university and excellent education
One of the reasons I chose this graduate programme is its mobility aspect. Next stops for me are Vienna (Austria) and Poznan (Poland). How cool is that? I was pleasantly surprised by the education system here and the way of teaching. I also like the fact that we have guest lectures. This semester for example we were taught by a professor from Liverpool. The guest lecturers give an insight into the career prospects after this degree.

I would definitely recommend UAntwerp because the education is really good. It’s not just text book knowledge but students are also encouraged to think critically and are exposed to hands on learning.