Most students stay in a host family during their course. This is therefore the best method to use what is learned at school as well in practice.
A host family is not necessarily a family with two parents and children. It may just as well be a single lady, who is waiting impatiently for the next student to welcome them, or a one-parent family with children who are ready to teach their temporary big brother or sister Dutch, or a retired couple with enough time to talk late at night about a variety of subjects. All families have one thing in common: they have been selected by our housing manager to give their student a pleasant stay.
Our host families open their homes for our students. The payment they receive for this is minimal compared to a B&B. They usually do this out of interest and to make it possible for students to learn Dutch faster through immersion. We therefore ask you to respect the rules.
Price: 150€ per week unless otherwise stated in the course.
Antwerp is a student city and there are many student rooms. Until a few years ago, however, it was almost impossible to rent a “kot” for less than one school year. There was, after all, a shortage of rooms. However, this has changed, and a number of student rooms are available for 1 or more months. Most are located in the vicinity of a campus, but there are also a number in the vicinity of cosmocollege. Advantage: these rooms are cheaper.
You usually share the house with some (Dutch speaking) students. You have your own room, sometimes your own bathroom. Often the bathroom and also the kitchen is shared with the other student (s).
If you opt for this formula, you have to be sufficiently independent, be able to take care of your own meals, brush and make contact with others.
Price: from 400 € per month incl. Expenses.
Antwerp also has a large number of B&B’s. If you choose this formula, we advise you to take a look at www.gastenkamersantwerpen.be . Prices from 60 € / night for room and breakfast.
It can also be cheaper, for that you can go to airbnb. Rooms (without breakfast) from 31 € / night. In most cases there is a reduction for a stay of one or more weeks.
On the first day of classes, the student is asked to open an expense account.
The amount depends on the number of weeks the student stays in Antwerp.
This money will be used for:
The balance will be refunded on the last day of classes.