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How do you start your search?

Explore Antwerp: GATE15 is your starting point

Antwerp is a student city with many different neighbourhoods and so it has something for everyone. Explore the neighbourhoods and find out where you feel the most at home. The free Antwerp Student Guide with street maps is waiting for you at GATE15. Want a well mapped out, student sized walking tour through six Antwerp districts? We have those ready for you too at GATE15. Just ask for the Student Walkabouts or download our free Student Guide app with walking routes (for IPhone & Android)!

Determine your budget

Determine your budget before you go hunting for student accommodation. Also consider any incidental charges. Is the price of your student accommodation an all-in price or do you need to pay advances for utilities?

Search this Kotweb site!

Now that you've determined your budget and know your preferences in terms of the type of building/room and area, your search will be more focused. Enter your criteria in Kotweb and start your search! First look at the rooms with a green label and owners who work with a model lease - then you can be certain of the quality and transparency of your contract! You can put all the properties you selected side-by-side on the site and compare them. 

When should you start your search?

We strongly advice you to make your room reservation as early as possible, as this will enhance your chances of finding suitable accommodation. If you are reluctant to book a room in advance, you can come to Antwerp a week or two before the academic year starts to look at options. In this case, you are advisedto book a room in a youth hostel or a budget hotel for the first nights of your stay. Ho(s)tel bookings should be made in time.

Arrangements to visit a student room are always made with the owner. His contact details are clearly stated for each property.

Still need some advice? Your International Student Services department is always ready to help and advise you!