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The University of Antwerp is a publicly funded and fully accredited Belgian university. It is characterized by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. It was founded in 2003 after the merger of three smaller universities.
The university has nine faculties: (1) Applied Economics (2) Arts (3) Law (4) Medicine and Health Sciences (5) Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences (6) Social Sciences (7) Science (8) Design Sciences (9) Applied Engineering. Doctoral programmes are available in all faculties, with more than 1,600 Ph.D. students registered.
In nine domains our research is among the best in the world: Drug Discovery and Development; Ecology and Sustainable Development; Harbour, Transport and Logistics; Imaging; Infectious Diseases; Materials Characterisation; Neurosciences; Socio-economic Policy and Organisation; Urban History and Contemporary Urban Policy.
The University of Antwerp has about 20,000 fee-paying students. About 3,500 of these students are from foreign countries. Education is student-centered and competency-based. Students are stimulated to develop into independently minded people who are capable of thinking analytically. In line with the Bologna process, the University of Antwerp has adopted the Bachelor-Master structure. It offers 3-year Bachelor programmes (180 ECTS credits) and 1-year or 2-year Master programmes (60 or 120 ECTS credits).
The University of Antwerp (Dutch: Universiteit Antwerpen) is one of the major Belgian universities located in the city of Antwerp. The official abbreviation is UA, but Antwerpen is more recently used. The University of Antwerp has about 20,000 students, which makes it the third-largest university in Flanders. The University of Antwerp is characterized by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. It was founded in 2003 after the merger of three smaller universities.
University of Antwerp Tuition fee
bachelor, master, teacher training programme, preparatory and bridging programmes
The following rate applies to the tuition fee for bachelor and master programmes (except masters with increased tuition fees – see below), teacher training programmes and preparatory and bridging programmes (diplomacontract):
238.3 euro + 11.4 euro/credit.
Some master programmes have an increased tuition fee for a student with a nationality which does not belong to one of the member states of the European Economic Area (EEA)*:
- Master of Biomedical Sciences: 250 euro + 44 euro/credit**
- Master of Applied Economic Sciences: Business Economics: 250 euro + 44 euro/credit**
- Master of Applied Economic Sciences: Economic Policy: 250 euro + 44 euro/credit**
- Master of Biology: 250 euro + 44 euro/credit**
- Master of Chemistry: 250 euro + 44 euro/credit**
- Master of Computer Science: 250 euro + 44 euro/credit**
- Master of Physics: 250 euro + 44 euro/credit**
- Master of Law: 250 euro + 44 euro/credit**
- Master of Political Science: 250 euro + 44 euro/credit**
- Master of Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy (including the bridging and preparatory programmes): 250 euro + 44 euro/credit**
The following master programme always has an increased tuition fee:
- European Master in Comparative Vertebrate Morphology (Erasmus Mundus; details about the payment can be found on http://www.eucomor.net):
- nationality of an EEA-member state*: 3000 euro***
- other nationalities: 6000 euro***
- Master of Leading International Vaccinology Education (Erasmus Mundus; details betreffende de betaling op http://live.univ-lyon1.fr):
- nationality of an EEA-member state*: 4500 euro***
- other nationalities: 9000 euro***
*European Economic Area (EEA): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithowenia, Luxemburg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
** reduction to 26 euro/credit is possible if all the following conditions apply: new students belong to the top 20% of their class which gives access to the program (existing students should get excellent results in their first year of enrolment), students belong to a Least Developed Country (LDC) or Other Low-Income Countries (OLIC) country of the DAC list, students have not yet obtained a master’s degree, students do not have a scholarship and the request for reduction has been approved by the faculty before the start of the academic year.
***collection of payment by the organizer (amount for 60 credits; please contact the organizer for the details of payment and tuition fee calculation).
University of Antwerp Campuses
The nine campuses are located all over the city of Antwerp, from the historic city center to the green belt to the south of the city.
- Stadscampus: Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp
- Campus Middelheim: Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerp
- Campus Groenenborger: Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp
- Campus Drie Eiken: Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp
- Campus Hoboken: Salesianenlaan 90, 2660 Hoboken
- Campus Merksem: Jaak De Boeckstraat 10, 2170 Merksem
- Campus Mutsaard: Mutsaardstraat 31, 2000 Antwerpen
- Campus Zuid: Schildersstraat 41, 2000 Antwerpen
- Campus Paardenmarkt: Paardenmarkt 92, 2000 Antwerpen
- Campus Brantijser: Sint-Jacobsmarkt 9-13, 2000 Antwerpen
University of Antwerp Rankings
The University of Antwerp has about 20,000 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. 19% of our student population comes from abroad. The University of Antwerp is characterized by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach.
We are ranked 13th in the Times Higher Education Ranking for Young Universities (2017) and 14th in the QS University Ranking Top 50 Under 50 (2018).
Antwerp is an intriguing city. Apart from the fact that the city is well known for its international port and for being a world center for diamond trade, it has many excellent museums and historical monuments, as well as a great nightlife scene, fine shopping districts, and a booming commercial center.
University of Antwerp: Facts and Figures
- 20,164 students (19% from abroad, 116 nationalities)
- 1,825 PhD students
- 244 PhDs in 2016
- 3,650 scientific publications each year
- 5,398 staff members (17 % from abroad, 88 nationalities)
- 624 professors
- 290 assistants
- 2,933 researchers
- 1,270 administrative and technical staff
- 60,000 alumni
- 5 campuses in Antwerp
University of Antwerp Scholarships:
The University of Antwerp does not grant scholarships. However, the university does participate in several programmes that offer scholarships such as:
- VLIR-UOS: scholarships for students from developing countries: Scholarships are available for students from 33 scholarship countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America to follow a training or master programme at the University of Antwerp.
- ASEM-DUO: Scholarships are available for exchange students from China, India, South-Korea, and Vietnam.
- Mastermind: Scholarships are available for international students who want to take up a master degree programme.
- Global Study Awards: An individual global study award with a maximum value of £10000
- Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic awards scholarships to Slovak university students to study abroad.
Ph.D. at the University of Antwerp
Admission requirements and procedure
You need an academic master degree to apply for a Ph.D. There is no deadline to submit an admission application for a Ph.D.
Those who do PhDs have a passion for research! Doing a Ph.D. shows that you can make a significant, independent contribution to your discipline.
The title of “doctor” is the highest rank you can achieve at a Flemish university and defending your Ph.D. in public is the ultimate proof of independent, original scientific research.
- Admission and enrolment
- Facilities and support
- Public Ph.D. defenses
- Ph.D. in the Association
- Antwerp Doctoral School
University of Antwerp Library Department:
The University of Antwerp library is more than just a storage space for books: it is a space where knowledge, the pleasures of reading and social contact are key. The library exceeds its traditional function by adapting what it has to offer to a wider audience, by helping visitors with tricky research and by offering students a place to study in peace.
Specialist literature of the highest quality
The University of Antwerp library has a collection of first-rate specialist literature for every field of knowledge. Each campus has its own library, specializing in a specific field of study.
- The Biomedical Library is located on Campus Drie Eiken
- The Exact Sciences library is located on Campus Groenenborger
- The Mathematics and Computer Science library is located on Campus Middelheim
The pride and joy of the University of Antwerp library is the Human and Social Sciences Library on the Stadscampus. The modern building on Prinsstraat is not only an architectural attraction but also an ideal location to study and collect the materials needed to write a dissertation. Everything is within reach there.
Treasures from the past
The University of Antwerp library is both a contemporary scientific institute and a repository of valuable and historical collections. Its origins date back to the library collection of the former Sint-Ignatius Handelshogeschool, or College of Commerce, which was founded in 1852. The collection was later extended by means of gifts and purchases at auctions and antique shops. If you want to find out more about our heritage, come along to the Preciosa reading room in the Human and Social Sciences Library on the Stadscampus.
The library is completely up-to-date
Visitors with a University of Antwerp account can use our computers for free on every campus. Hundreds of databases are accessible through the network, allowing you to find the codex, dictionary or doctoral dissertation you are looking for. Electronic magazines, e-books, and catalogs can also be consulted across the whole network and all of the library buildings have wireless hotspots.
The library is also a social meeting place
The University of Antwerp library receives approximately 900 000 visitors every year. Visitors mainly come to use the library as a space for study, though they also come to browse through the various collections, surf the Internet or read the newspaper. The library is not meant only for students: everyone is welcome. School groups can get to know the wonderful world of the library during guided tours.
Tuition fees (https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/)
When enrolling, you sign a study contract. One of the conditions of this contract is the payment of the tuition fees. In most cases, your tuition fee is calculated based on how many credits you are using by registering for courses. You can find out how many credits each course is worth in the programme list. Go to the program the courses are part of and then have a look at the study program.
On this page, you will find more information about the tuition fees you need to pay: what are the rates, how can you pay, and so on.
Do you want to enroll in a Master’s programme at the University of Antwerp? You will need to fulfill a number of admission requirements. These might relate to your previous qualifications, for example, or the language that the classes are taught in.
You’ll need (at least) an academic bachelor degree to be able to enroll in an initial master program.
The Belgian bachelor degrees which entitle you to enroll in a specific master program are listed on the program list. You can also check this with the program secretariats. You may need the faculty’s permission if your Belgian bachelor’s degree is not explicitly listed in the admission requirements for your program and admission after permission is listed as an option for your level of degree. Depending on the program you choose and the degree you have, you may have to take a preparatory program. If your Belgian bachelor’s degree is explicitly listed in the admission requirements, then you can continue the enrolment procedure without any problems. Don’t forget to check the language and the additional admission requirements below!
If you have a degree from an educational institution in The Netherlands or Luxembourg you can follow the same procedure. Bachelor and master degrees conferred by recognized higher education institutions in The Netherlands or Luxembourg are considered level-equivalent to degrees conferred by Flemish institutions. Prospective students with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized higher education institution in The Netherlands and Luxembourg can, therefore, enroll without any problems in a master program if it’s open to all bachelor degrees, or if the degree from The Netherlands or Luxembourg is explicitly listed in the admission requirements. If your degree from The Netherlands or Luxembourg is not explicitly listed in the list of those that grant access to the program, or if the program is not open to all bachelor degrees (as stipulated in the list of programs), you will need to obtain prior authorisation from the faculty in order to enroll on the program and/or preparatory program of your choice if this option is listed. Once you have obtained this authorization, you will be able to enroll without any problems.
If you don’t have a bachelor’s degree in a higher education institution in Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg, you need to follow the admission procedure (see below).
Want to learn Dutch?
If you do not have the opportunity to learn Dutch in your home country, you can apply for a suitable language course at Linguapolis, our Language Institute.
For programs taught in English
We do offer several Master’s, advanced Master’s en postgraduate programmes in English. Students interested in taking a program taught in English, have to prove proficiency in English. Always check the level required on the info pages of the programme. For example, for language-related programs a minimum level of C1 is always required.
Candidates can prove their proficiency in English in two ways:
- Either by submitting a language certificate showing their TOEFL, IELTS or ITACE results:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): paper-based TOEFL level of minimum 550, a computer-based TOEFL level of minimum 213 or an internet-based TOEFL level of minimum 80. You can find more information about TOEFL at www.toefl.org
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System): a minimum score of at least 6.5, and on each part minimum 6.0. You can find more information about IELTS at www.ielts.org;
- ITACE (Interuniversity Test of Academic English for Students): You can find more information about ITACE at www.itace.be/students/about.html
The levels of the certificates are compared in the table below:
|ITACE||TOEFL (internet based)||IELTS|
- or by submitting proof they have studied at least one academic year (or 60 ECTS credits) in an English-language Bachelor or Master program. Please note that the board of admission may still ask for additional proof of proficiency in English, demonstrated by a language certificate.
- Applied Economics
- Applied Engineering
- Design Sciences
- Medicine and Health Sciences
- Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
- Social Sciences
All faculties offer doctoral programmes.
Postdoctoral researcher on Distributed Deep Learning IMEC
IMEC is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.
As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make IMEC be a top-class employer.
The University of Antwerp – IMEC IDLab Research group
The IDLab research group of IMEC and the University of Antwerp performs fundamental and applied research on internet technologies and data science. The overall IDLab research areas are machine learning and data mining; semantic intelligence; distributed intelligence for IoT; cloud and big data infrastructures; multimedia coding and delivery; wireless and fixed networking; electromagnetics, RF and high-speed circuits and systems. Within Antwerp, IDLab specifically focuses on wireless networking and distributed intelligence. IDLab has a unique research infrastructure used in numerous national and international collaborations.
IDLab collaborates with many universities and research centers worldwide and jointly develops advanced technologies with industry (R&D centers from international companies, Flanders’ top innovating large companies and SME’s, as well as numerous ambitious startups).
For further development of the IDLab distributed intelligence research cluster, we are looking for a post-doctoral researcher in the domain of distributed deep learning.
- You have a Masters of Science degree, preferably in Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, or equivalent.
- You have (or will receive within a few months) a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Informatics or similar.
- Your research expertise is in the area of the function description (artificial intelligence)
- Your Ph.D. degree is preferably in the area of distributed artificial intelligence. An affinity with deep learning and/or multi-agent reinforcement learning is an additional asset.
- You have published in high-ranking conferences and journals in the field.
- Having experience with managing and supervising team members is an advantage.
- Having experience with participating in national and/or international research projects is an advantage.
- You are a team player and have strong communication skills.
- Your English is fluent, both speaking and writing.
- You are conducting research on novel deep learning algorithms with a strong focus on distribution. This includes the following possible topics:
- Distributed deep reinforcement learning
- Distributed deep learning
- Management of distributed deep learning frameworks
- Novel learning architectures and approaches (e.g., HTM, GAN)
- Distributed neuromorphic computing
- Transfer learning
- Interconnection of (heterogeneous) learning platforms
- The exact topics depend on the candidate’s interest and qualification.
- You have the ability to conduct both fundamental research as well as applied on application domains such as robotics, network management, and autonomous vehicles.
- You will have access to IMECs neuromorphic computing hardware.
- You have the opportunity to co-define IDLab’s future roadmap on distributed intelligence.
- You will participate in the framework of European and national research projects (in collaboration with industry).
- You publish and present results both at international conferences and in scientific journals.
- You supervise and assist Ph.D. students during their Ph.D. studies.
- You develop project proposals for the European Horizon 2020 Program and national projects, both in fundamental and collaborative programs.
- Type of contract: full time
- Employment: temporary assignment for 12 months possibly leading to a permanent position
- Application requirements: CV and motivation letter
- Location: Antwerp
University of Antwerp: How to apply
Applications should consist of
- A motivation letter
- At least one reference to contact
- Full CV
- A reference paper
All applications need to be sent to email@example.com with subject “Deep learning post-doc application”. More information about the position can be obtained through professor firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates with an interesting profile will be contacted for an interview (skype for international candidates).
The position will be filled as soon as possible.
University of Antwerp Contact Address
University of Antwerp Prinsstraat 13
Tel. +32 3 265 41 11
Fax +32 3 265 44 20