Karel De Grote University College


About KdG

Karel de Grote-Hogeschool is a catholic university college that has over 11000 enrolled students and that employs about 1000 staff members. This makes us the largest university college in Antwerp and the second largest in Flanders.

Mission, vision and values


Karel de Grote University College (KdG) supports sustainable development: for students, staff and society.

In mutual interaction, based upon an inviting learning, living and working environment. To always get the best out of everyone, and to strive for excellence together.

Driven by values, inspired by Christian principles, open to other ideologies.


Karel de Grote University College (KdG) creates challenging and motivating tailor-made learning contexts. For anyone who wants to develop into a professional with personality.

We educate and guide our students so they discover and develop their talents, and acquire the necessary competences to deliver a contribution to society. Self-conscious, with a sense of responsibility and valued by society.

We encourage our staff to continue to grow both on a personal and professional level.

KdG is a versatile organization. We think ahead and have a feel for the dynamics of a rapidly changing global context. We share knowledge and invest in strong collaborations with our partners: thanks to these interactions and made-to-measure solutions our university college excels and innovates in (art) education, practice-oriented research and services.


As a value-driven organisation we opt for:

  • student-oriented actions
  • achieving results
  • collaborating in confidence
  • committing ourselves to a better world
  • sustainable innovation.

Perspectives on Education

Karel de Grote university college aims to give its students and staff members the opportunity to discover what their talents are and to further develop these talents. We strongly believe that team work allows both students and staff members to acquire competences – such as knowledge, skills, insight and attitudes – that are essential in a working context as well as in the broader context of our society. One of the most vital competences is, without a doubt, the ability to make an effort for those who, due to certain circumstances, are not able to fully develop their talents.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Bachelor in Business Management – International Business

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Belgium Antwerp

The degree of Bachelor in Business Management – International Business is your admission to a fascinating job in the international Business world. [+]

Bachelor in Business Management – International Business Business Management – International Business is a 3 years bachelor degree programme with 180 credits in English and prepares students (both international and national) with vivid ambitions to become competent professionals in the international business life. Your future is international You want the world to be your daily working environment. International trade and cooperation fascinate you. Be it from your desk in your home country or while travelling to clients and business partners around the world. Your degree in International Business (IBS) The degree of Bachelor in Business Management – International Business is your admission to a fascinating job in the international Business world. During this 3 year bachelor programme in Antwerp you: develop competencies in marketing, sales, finance, management, logistics, law, communication, languages, entrepreneurship and business IT develop international skills along the programme while working with students from all over the world in seminars and projects are trained and coached by a fine team of lecturers from universities and businesses all over Europe and beyond go abroad for a 3 month internship enroll for a complete programme taught in English can also study abroad with an 'Erasmus+' grant. In the center of Antwerp, maritime gateway to Europe and cosy historical city The city of Antwerp is situated in the heart of Western Europe. With high speed trains you can reach Brussels, Paris, London and Amsterdam in less than 2 hours. A ticket to the North Sea beaches only costs 5 euros for students. The international airports of Brussels and Charleroi (low cost) carry you to all major cities in Europe and the world. Antwerp has a long history as a meeting point for international business(wo)men. The historical center bears witness to the rich 16th century and the city as a Hanseatic affiliate. Nowadays it is the lively metropolis of students, shoppers and visitors. Being the 2nd largest harbor in Europe with 185 million metric tons of goods has a stimulating effect on the trade and logistics industries. The harbor as well as the nearby city of Brussels offer a lot of opportunities to students. One degree and more IBS is your step-up to a profound expansion of your skills in an international master's programme. Recommended partners are: Ecole Supérieure de Commerce (Rennes, France) London School of Business and Finance (London, UK) list to be completed Tuition fee The annual tuition fee for the academic year 2014-2015 will presumably be: EEA: € 610,60 non-EEA: € 6750 (check EEA member states) (Based on the tuition fee of 2013-2014. Subject to change) [-]