• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    University of Antwerp

    Number of MAUI semesters you can accept during 2019/20 (not students):

    Faculty of Applied Economic Sciences: 4 semesters
    All other departments: no limit

    General University Website:

    Click here.

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    Click here.

    Contact person for incoming students:

    Tim Berckmans
    University of Antwerp
    International Relations Office
    Gratiekapelstraat 10,
    BE-2000 Antwerpen
    T +32 3 265 49 61
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    Contact person for outgoing students:

    Jill Aerts
    University of Antwerp
    International Relations Office
    Gratiekapelstraat 10,
    BE-2000 Antwerpen
    T +32 3 265 46 32
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    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Student will receive a link to the application website after nomination.

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    No difference

    Other important notes


    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    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/

    Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)

    see overview courses in English: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/education/international/international-students/exchange-students/study-information/courses-learning-agreement/

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?


    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    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 advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    Yes, after examination of study records and approval of the department involved.

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?


    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties


    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    Specific requirements apply for most advanced master’s programs. When in doubt, check with the international academic coordinator. 

    Websites for course offerings

    Click here.

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    Students should register for at least 21 and up to 30 ECTS credits per semester.

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?


    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.

    In June-July-August international summer schools take place in the Antwerp

    Click here for more information.

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    Upon arrival

    Language Requirements

    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?

    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?

    Indicate 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 registrations 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. Click here.

    Additional Notes


    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Dates

    Host 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

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    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

    Examination period(s)

    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?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).


    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate 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                                            


    Course registration deadline

    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.

    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)






    Course Materials


    Local Transportation


    Health Insurance

    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. Click here for more information.


    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.


    Additional Notes


    Last Updated

    January 2019

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    Yes - The International Housing office organizes and intermediates.

    Housing options

    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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    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).
    Click here for more information.

    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?


    Additional Notes


    Last Updated

    January 2019

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

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    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    January 2019