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Karel de Grote University of Applied Arts and Sciences (KdG)

Find KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts in the lively city of Antwerp, Belgium. One hundred different nationalities make up its 13,000+ student community. To reflect its world outlook, KdG offers a growing number of degrees in English. These international classrooms offer students from around the globe exciting learning opportunities. Here, diverse minds meet and ideas flow.  

Top reasons to study here

  • Mix of local and international students: you will get to know the Belgians!
  • Guest lectures by professors and professionals from all over the world
  • The city of Antwerp, home to 170+ nationalities

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)



The Karel de Grote University of Applied Sciences and Arts officially opened in 1995 when 13 higher education institutes merged to form one. Our founders’ idea was – literally – to have a school with a name. The medieval European emperor was responsible for a vast European empire and brought unity to people, languages, cultures and social-economic systems. And importantly he helped to lay the foundations for Europe’s school system. 


KdG students are assured of practice-oriented, authentic education. You will feel at home in our school with its dynamic and warm learning environment. Here, you get the opportunities to work together, explore and experiment, and discover and develop your talents. We expect a lot from you and provide regular and supportive feedback to maximise your learning.

Our lecturers will motivate, challenge and guide you through your degree, sharing their enthusiasm and up-to-date knowledge of their field.


Karel de Grote University of Applied Arts and Sciences  (KdG) conducts socially relevant scientific research and publish our results by means of printed media, on study days, in study programmes and via education.

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Student services

Student Services provides support for: 

  • Visa and residence permit support
  • Housing assistance
  • Orientation days for new students
  • Support for student well-being
  • Leisure activities
  • Sport vouchers

Student Life

Campus life

  • Vibrant city of learning with 44,000 full-time students.
  • Thriving fashion city and diamond capital of the world.
  • Architecturally rich city buzzing with culture, bars and restaurants.
  • Brussels, Paris, London and Amsterdam are all within easy reach.


Accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) – an independent accreditation body.  

Student Reviews

Awesome international experience!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was really great. The program was good and the environment is very diverse. There were a lot of students from different countries. The instructors are top-notch quality too.

International students’ experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My experience at KdG is quite extraordinary. Coming from an Asian background i literally felt home at KdG. The standard of education is phenomenal. They still need to improve in ICT and technological services that they provide to students. The atmosphere within the school is truly international. I would recommend you to choose KdG as your destination and you won’t regret...

International Business Management - Opportunities
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

During my studies of international business studies at Karel de Grote University College of Applied Sciences and Arts, I was offered a lot of opportunities to further develop myself, both professionally and personally. As a student, you may sometimes feel overwhelmed with the choices that you have in front of you when you decide to continue your higher education. I had...

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