Medicine and Health Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

As a result of globalisation the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences pays special attention to healthcare in a global context (global health). The Faculty has a strong international dimension and organises student-centered, activating, interprofessional and internationally oriented education.

The Faculty has an ambitious policy plan for the internationalisation of the education, including a concrete vision, objectives and activities.

Every year many of our students go abroad to study and/or do a clinical traineeship in partner universities and hospitals in Europe and overseas. At the same time, we welcome international students from all over the world as degree, exchange or visiting research students.

  • You are a degree student if you enrol in a full-time programme in order to obtain a degree certificate.
  • You are an exchange student if you temporarily enrol in a programme in order to obtain credits which are transferred to your studies at your home university. 
  • You are a visiting research student when you are a PhD researcher (or Master student) at your home institution and you want to conduct research in the framework of your programme at UAntwerp through a temporary stay. 

The Faculty also offers advanced and internationally oriented summer schools and short courses. They are a key pull factor for international students.

Finally, our buddy system and social activities will make you feel at home right from the start.

Enjoy your stay!