Cost of living

Antwerp is an affordable alternative to many others European cities.

The registration fee includes all course materials, coffee breaks and social programme activities.  Accommodation, lunch and/or dinner is not included however. 

For accommodation, students should count for €20 - €90 per night, depending on the type. A list of accommodation options can be provided upon acceptance to the summer school:

  • The rent of a student room with common or shared facilities (kitchen and sanitary) amounts to €130 until €250 per week.
  • The cost of staying at a hostel is between €20 and €25 per night for a bed in a dormitory, and around €35 per night for a single room.
  • The price of a single or double room in hotels amounts to €55 until €90 per night, breakfast included.

For the lunches, participants are entitled to paying a discounted price at the student restaurants by showing their student card. The price of a sandwich amounts to €3 until €5. The price of warm lunch at the student restaurants or cafeterias is between €5 and €7.

Participants staying at student rooms or hostels can generally prepare their own dinner in a shared kitchen. Pita, French fries or Pizza can be purchased for under €10 at several places all over town. Dinner at a regular restaurant can cost between €15 and €25.

All participants are insured for third party liability and accidents during summer school activities. Additional insurances (e.g. health and travel), as well as travel costs are the participant’s own responsibility.


Below you can find a simulation for a participant attending this summer school:

Costs Amount
Registration fee (early bird) € 750
Accommodation at student room with shared facilities (average price) € 380
Breakfast and lunch (around €6/day) € 72
Dinner (around €15/day on average) € 180
Recreation, visits and personal expenses € 100
Total € 1482

Please note that travel, visa costs and additional insurances (e.g. health and travel) are not included in this simulation.