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Prepare for your stay in Belgium

If you're planning to attend our institution, you'll have to deal with some administrative hassle. Sorry, there's no escaping it ... But no worries! We have also listed some important things to check, to help you with your preparations.

Step 1: VISA

Do you need a visa for your stay in Belgium?

Step 2: Housing

Looking for a place to stay? 

Step 3: Insurance

Are you properly insured against accidents? 

Step 4: Residence permit

How to apply for a residence permit after arrival in Belgium? 

Get ready for a warm welcome

Degree students

At the beginning of the academic year degree students can get to know AP during the introduction day(s). You’ll meet your lecturers and fellow students. You’ll learn about the ins and outs of your campus, the digital tools, the student services ... And you get a taste of (student) life in Antwerp. Details are provided by your study programme. 

Exchange students

At the start of each semester we organise a welcome week for exchange students. During this week you get the chance to kick-start your Dutch language skills and tag along for a bit of sightseeing in Antwerp. This will help you settle in and make friends right away. We also guide you through all the practical details