Practical info

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UCSIA funds the following for selected participants:
  • tuition fee
  • study materials
  • lodging while in Antwerp (from Sunday evening 28 August until Saturday 3 September)
  • meals while in Antwerp (from Sunday evening 28 August until Friday 2 September)

Participants pay for their own travel expenses to Antwerp. A limited number of partial travel grants is available for participants who are unable to fund their own travel (see: application).

To confirm their participation, participants are asked to pay a deposit of 150 Euros to the UCSIA bank account by 29 June 2022. This deposit will be refunded in cash upon arrival in Antwerp. In case of non-attendance there will be no refund.

Important dates

25 May 2022, 12.00 a.m. UTC+2:

  • Deadline applications

1 June 2022:

  • Notice of acceptance

29 June 2022, 12.00 a.m. UTC+2

  • Deadline deposit
  • Deadline submission of revised research paper (optional)

15 July 2022

18 July – 16 August 2022

  • Summer recess: UCSIA’s office is closed

28 August 2022, 3.00 p.m. UTC+2

  • Check-in at City Box Antwerp

28 August 2022, 7.00 p.m. UTC+2

  • Welcome dinner

29 August 2022, 10.00 a.m. UTC+2

  • Start of the programme

2 September 2022, 2.00 p.m. UTC+2

  • End of the programme

3 September 2022, 12.00 p.m. UTC+2

  • Check-out at City Box Antwerp


The programme will take place at Stadsform.

Stadswaag 6
2000 Antwerp

Agora Caffee

All meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner – are vegetarian and will be served on campus in the student restaurant Agora Caffee. Personal dietary requirements will be taken into account.

Grote Kauwenberg 2
2000 Antwerp

YUST & the University Club

The welcome dinner (28 August) will be served at YUST, the formal farewell dinner (2 September) at the University Club.

Prinsstraat 13B
2000 Antwerp

Citybox Antwerp

Students will be staying in this hotel, located 2 minutes away from the university campus and the office of UCSIA and 10 minutes away from the city centre. All participants will have a separate (single) room with bathroom facilities.

Molenbergstraat 2
2000 Antwerp


Learn more about the University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp’s (UCSIA) mission, projects and team.

About University of Antwerp

Learn more about the venue of the UCSIA Summer School: the University of Antwerp. The chapel, the quiet space for prayer and reflection and the University Library are freely accessible for the participants of the UCSIA Summer School.

About Antwerp

Learn more about the city of Antwerp, its history and landmarks.



Travelling locally

On Bike

Cycle superhighways in Antwerp

Antwerp invested in safe bicycle superhighways to the city centre. More info: Slim naar Antwerpen.

Bicycle parking

The city campus offers bicycle parkings for roughly 1000 bikes in total, scattered over the different buildings. Find the nearest bicycle parking on the  city campus map.


Velo is one of the bike sharing platforms in Antwerp. The nearest Velo stations are located on the Mutsaardplein, in the Keizerstraat, on the Ossenmarkt, on the Paardenmarkt, in the Lange Nieuwstraat and at the Hessenhuis.

Other popular sharing platforms

Blue-bike – active in 50 Belgian cities:

Cloudbike – with smartphone app:

Bird – electric scooters:

With Public Transport

Antwerp Central Train Station is located at fifteen minutes walking distance.

You can rent a bike or an e-scooter at Antwerp Central Station to reduce your estimated travel time to around 5 minutes.

Plan your journey from station to station with the NMBS routeplanner.

Bus 17 stops at the Paardenmarkt (stop Hessenbrug).

Tram 7 has a stop at the Keizerstraat.

Tram 24 and tram 11 stop at the Lange Nieuwstraat (stop Sint Jacob).

The Rooseveltplaats is located at ten minutes walking distance. This square is the bus station for many regional bus and tram lines.

Plan your journey and check the schedule at the De Lijn website.

By Car

Due to several road works, the centre of Antwerp is not easy to reach by car. Therefore we advise you to come by bike, to use public transport if possible, or to park your car at one of the Park & Rides.

You choose to come by car? Please take a minute to check the current status of the road works at

The city campus is located in a red parking zone. You can only park your car at the roadside with a ticket and for no longer than three hours.

There are several public parkings at walking distance:

Parking Antwerp Shopping
Molenbergstraat 7

Parking Sint-Jacob
St-Jacobsmarkt 81-83

Parking ‘t Stad
Eikenstraat 9

Parking Shopping Meir
Korte Klarenstraat 10

Parking Meir
Eiermarkt 33-35

Travelling from Abroad

Visit Antwerp

While visiting Antwerp for academic purposes, take the opportunity to get to know our unique and beautiful city!

Antwerp skyline with Cathedral

International trains

Antwerp Central Station offers direct railway connections to Amsterdam Centraal, London St Pancreas International, Paris Nord and Köln Hauptbahnhof.

This makes the train a comfortable and green way to travel to Antwerp from many larger cities in the Netherlands, Great Britain, France and Germany.

We recommend you to order your train tickets as soon as possible, because prices increase in time. The earlier you book, the cheaper your trip. Ticket sales open three to six months in advance, depending on the railway operator.

When you arrive at Antwerp Central Station, take a minute to look around you. Many travel guides have rated it as one of the most beautiful stations in the world.

Brussels National Airport

Brussels National Airport in Zaventem is the most travelled airport in Belgium. If you come by plane, you will most likely arrive here.

The Airport Express is a direct coach service that runs every hour (3 a.m.-12 p.m.) between Brussels Airport and Antwerp Central Station. The ride takes about 45 minutes. You can find the bus stop at park P15, close to the terminal. The covered walkway leads you automatically to and from the terminal.

There is also a direct train connection (twice an hour) between Brussels Airport and Antwerp Central Station. The approximate travel time is 32 minutes. The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level -1). Keep your train ticket at hand upon arrival at Brussels Airport. You will need to scan it at the automated access gates.

More information:

Antwerp City Airport

Antwerp Airport is a small airport located in Deurne at a mere seven kilometers from the city centre of Antwerp. It covers a selection of mostly European destinations such as London Southend, Florence, Innsbruck, Malaga, Split, Toulon, …

The easiest way to travel to the city centre is by taxi (15 min, € 15).

You can also take public transport, but there is no direct service. Take bus 51, 52 or 53 directly in front of the airport building to Antwerp-Berchem railway station in 10 minutes, where you can take bus 21 and 32 or tram 9 and 11 to Rooseveltplaats (Roosevelt Square), near Antwerp Central Station.

More information:

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Another option is the international airport in our neighbour’s capital: Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Especially for long distance flights, it is an alternative worth looking into. Your journey could turn out significantly cheaper and/or shorter.

There is a direct train connection between Schiphol Airport and Antwerp Central Station every hour. The estimated travel time is under an hour.

We recommend you to order your train tickets as soon as possible, because prices increase in time. The earlier you book, the cheaper your trip. Ticket sales open four months in advance.

You can also buy international train tickets at the NS Hispeed desks, located near the Meeting Point at Schiphol Plaza.

The NS train station is located directly below the terminal building. Take the escalator or lift downstairs and board the train.

More information:


Brussels South Charleroi Airport

This is an airport with mostly short distance destinations (with the exception of Hong Kong). The majority of the flights are operated by low cost airlines.


Mind: although your flight might be cheaper, travel time to and from Antwerp will be longer and your transport options for early and late flights are limited.


Also take into account that, although the airport is called Brussels South, it is located in Charleroi, which is in no way near to Brussels National Airport. When booking your train tickets make sure to select the right railway station.

You can buy a single or return ticket (same day return) to “any Belgian station” from the ticket machines outside the terminal near Door 2. This ticket includes the TEC bus journey (from the airport to Charleroi-South station) and the train journey (from Charleroi-South station to another Belgian station of your choice).

More information:


Prinsstraat 14 
B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium


+32(0)3 265 95 67

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