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How to design your study programme

We recommend students who come for the full year, to take the first semester courses which are mandatory for enrolment in the second semester courses. It will increase their options in the second semester.

Please read the preliminary requirements per course. If you want to enrol in a course, and you have met the prerequisites for that course through a course you took at your home institution prior to enrolment in Antwerp, this needs to show in your transcript of records. Only if the prerequisite of a particular course mentions ‘Law of the European Union’, you may exceptionally enrol in this course and simultaneously follow the course ‘Law of the European Union’ in Antwerp.

The module Module European Constitutionalism and Fundamental Rights in the second semester is the only module from which you can choose separate courses, all other modules need to be taken ‘as a complete set of courses’.  Each module is worth 18 ECTS. We require incoming students to take at least 20 ECTS per semester, that means at least one course on top of a module.  

The module ‘Sustainable Development and Global Justice’ has a specific timing. It is more compact, but during the 10 weeks it runs, it requires a nearly full-time engagement.  This makes it difficult to combine this module with a large number of other courses. If you enrol in this module, make sure not to take any of the 6 credit courses from the Module European Constitutionalism and Fundamental Rights.

The ‘Semester Paper’ is  a self-study 6 ECTS course.  The independent work needs to be linked to a theme of any of the taught courses you enrol in during that semester. The subject is to be decided upon with the professor who teaches the course that your paper will be linked to.

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