FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY
The University of Antwerp
NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020
Faculty of Applied Sciences: 4
Other departments: Unlimited
MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
University of Antwerp
International Relations Office
CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS
University of Antwerp
International Relations Office
Student will receive a link to the application website after nomination.
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
All bachelor programmes are open to MAUI exchange students, provided that they meet the prerequisites for each course. A online course catalogue is available at https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/education/international/international-students/exchange-students/study-information/courses-learning-agreement/
UNDERGRADUATE AREAS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
All (initial) masters are open to MAUI exchange students, provided that they meet the prerequisites for each course.
A online course catalogue is available at https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/education/international/international-students/exchange-students/study-information/courses-learning-agreement/
Specific requirements apply for most advanced masters’ programs.
When in doubt, check with the international academic coordinator.
CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES
Yes, after examination of study records and approval of the department involved.
CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?
AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES
AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Specific requirements apply for most advanced master’s programs. When in doubt, check with the international academic coordinator.
WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS
REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE
Students should register for at least 21 and up to 30 ECTS credits per semester.
ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?
In July and September UA’s language centre ‘LINGUAPOLIS’ organises 1-month immersion courses in Dutch, English, French and Spanish. Conversation training in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian is offered in early July for students with a basic knowledge of the language (15 hours).
More information: http://www.linguapolis.be.
DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?
COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)
Course selection: Students upload a preliminary study programme (cfr. ECTS Learning agreement) in Mobility Online before the application deadline.
Course registration: After final approval student register their course selection in the student information system SisA of the University of Antwerp. This can only be done upon arrival and after registration as an exchange student at the University of Antwerp.
Dutch: The official language in Belgium/Flanders is Dutch. Hence, all undergraduate programmes at UA are taught in Dutch. In order to attend the courses successfully, it is highly recommended that students sign up for the intensive Dutch language course organised before the start of each semester. Professors often allow international students to take their examinations in English. Research and/or library work can be done in English (and French).
English: Most faculties however organise a full programme or a selected number of courses in English to accommodate international students.
LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?
If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?
English test certificate is compulsory for all non-native English speakers. (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge First, or from other language test centre – min.required level CEFR B2). Students studying in an English speaking country are exempt.
PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?
Yes. An intensive Dutch language course for exchange students is organised before the start of each semester.
ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN REGISTRATION OR COURSE SELECTION?
The international (academic and administrative) coordinators available in each faculty/department support students with their course selection prior to and upon arrival. https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/study/international-mobility/erasmus-and-exchange-students/study-information/courses-learning-agreement/
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM
Semester 1/Fall: 15 May
Semester 2/Spring: 1 November
Attention! There is only 1 deadline for Economics/Business: 1 May
The academic year is divided in 2 semesters. Each semester comprises 13 weeks of lecturing concluded by a 4-week examination period. International students are requested to arrive a few days in advance in order to arrange for their accommodation and to handle all formalities (application residence permit, certificate of arrival,…) it is compulsory that students attend the Orientation Days which are held before the start of each semester.
Autumn semester 2019-2020:
Orientation Days: 19-20 September 2019
Beginning of term: 23 September 2019
End of term: 24 January 2020
Exam Period: 1-24 January 2020
Christmas break : 23 December 2019 – 5 January 2020
Announcement of exam results: before 9 February 2020
Spring Semester 2019-2020:
Orientation days: 6-7 February 2020
Beginning of term: 10 February 2020
End of term: 3 July 2020
Exam period: 18 May – 19 June 2020
Easter break: 6 – 19 April 2020
Announcement of exam results: 22 June – 03 July 2020
Autumn semester: 1 – 24 January 2020
Spring semester: 18 may – 19 June 2020
IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?
ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?
Before the start of each semester Orientation Days are organized to welcome international students. Attendance is required.
- first semester: 19-20 September 2019: Orientation Days + start Ice-breaking week
- second semester: 6-7 February 2020: Orientation Days + start Ice-breaking week
No costs involved
TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)
Before leaving for Antwerp students should report to their insurance company and carefully examine whether or not their health insurance covers all medical costs for the entire period of stay in Belgium. If that is not the case, they can choose to take up insurance with a local health insurance federation in Antwerp upon their arrival. https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/student-life/budget-social-facilities/health-insurance/
IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?
HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE
IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?
Yes - The International Housing office organizes and intermediates.
Student accommodation is available in student halls or in privately-owned student rooms both in the neighborhood of the university campuses. Information is available on both options.
HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)
More information about Student Accommodation in Antwerp can be found on the website at
Further details can be requested to the Housing Office of the University of Antwerp, at firstname.lastname@example.org
DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?
The application for housing is included in the admission procedure of exchange students.
Students staying one semester in Antwerp complete the ‘Request for Accommodation’ in their workflow in Mobility Online.
Students staying a full academic year in Antwerp use the student housing database to find a room of their choice (updates available as from June).https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/study/international-mobility/erasmus-and-exchange-students/arrival/housing/
WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?
The Office for Student Affairs assists in case of special needs concerning health and judicial problems.
ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?
ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?