Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences

Study abroad

Study abroad

As a student in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, you can do part of your study abroad, which is a unique opportunity to experience a different (working) culture, find out more about new scientific angles and gain international experience. Your language knowledge also stands to benefit, which is a big plus for your future career.
 
Do you want to study abroad? Then read the information below.

What possibilities do I have to study abroad?

The possibilities you have to study abroad as a student of Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences differ from programme to programme. You find an overview below. You can participate in 'long' or 'short' mobility, inside of outside of Europe. Long mobility means you stay more than two months abroad. If you want to go for a long mobility period abroad you need to follow the faculty's Roadmap to study abroad

Besides the possibilities mentioned you can participate on your own initiative in voluntary internships, summer schools or other types of (short) mobility, whether or not recognised by your programme.

Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Programme components (courses) in your 1st Master year
Master thesis research in your 2nd Master year

Biomedical Sciences

Project proposal with internship preparing for your Master thesis (always in combination with your Master thesis research) in your 2nd Master year
Master thesis research in your 2nd Master year

Pharmaceutical Sciences

International internship as part of Bachelor test partim III in your 3rd Bachelor year (1 week)
Master thesis research in your 2nd Master year
Part of Pharmacy traineeship in your 2nd Master year

Veterinary Medicine

Internship as part of Skills Lab II between your 2nd and 3rd Bachelor year (1 week)

Where can I find more information?

The faculty organises several information sessions during the course of the third Bachelor year and the first Master year. Make sure you come along!

The faculty's roadmap to study abroad gives an overview of the procedure for applying and preparing for your internship or courses abroad - read this carefully before you take any steps. Download the faculty's roadmap (English version, pdf - 160 kB).

You should also check the general University of Antwerp pages on studying abroad. The International Relations Office also organises information sessions.

Any questions? Then contact your Erasmus coordinator or the faculty staff for internationalisation.

Which conditions do I have to meet?

If you want to stay more than 2 months abroad, you should have obtained your Bachelor degree (for Master thesis or internship), be sufficiently motivated and passed all courses of the year before departure. Your programme's Erasmus coordinator can provide you with more accurate information about the specific conditions you need to meet. All conditions you can read in the faculty's Roadmap to Study Abroad.

If you are an international student, you will not be permitted to choose your own country of origin for your Erasmus experience.

For the possible recognistion of other types of (short) mobility, please consult your Erasmus coordinator or the faculty staff for internationalisation.

Which countries can I choose from?

You can consult the database of Mobility-Online, the online mobility platform of the University of Antwerp, to check which European universities the Faculty has or had an agreement with.

The list below includes the current agreements within Europe. The list is incomplete and may change, and also destiniations outside of Europe are possible. Ask your programme's Erasmus coordinator for the possibilities.

Biochemistry and Biotechnology
A  WIEN64 - MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
B  LIEGE01 - UNIVERSITÉ DE LIÈGE
BG SOFIA06 - SOFIISKI UNIVERSITET "SVETI KLIMENT OHRIDSKI"
CH BRUGG02 - FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ FHNW Hochschule für Life Sciences HLS
CZ PRAHA07 - Univerzita Karlova
D  TUBINGE01 - EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
E  BARCELO02 - UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
E  VALENCI02 - UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA
E  ZARAGOZ01 - UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
F  PARIS005 - UNIVERSITE PARIS DESCARTES
F  PARIS006 - UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6 -
NL NIJMEGE01 - RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT NIJMEGEN
P  PORTO02 - UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
S  GOTEBOR02 - CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA
S  STOCKHO01 - STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
SF KUOPIO12 - ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
TR ISTANBU01 - BOĞAZİÇİ ÜNIVERSİTESİ

Biomedical Sciences
A  WIEN64 - MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
CH BRUGG02 - FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ FHNW Hochschule für Life Sciences HLS
CZ PRAHA07 - Univerzita Karlova
E  ZARAGOZ01 - UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
F  PARIS005 - UNIVERSITE PARIS DESCARTES
F  TOULOUS03 - UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER - TOULOUSE III
G  KRITIS01 - PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
I  GENOVA01 - UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
I  MILANO01 - UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
I  MILANO15 - UNIVERSITA' VITA-SALUTE SAN RAFFAELE
NL GRONING01 - RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
NL NIJMEGE01 - RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT NIJMEGEN
P  PORTO02 - UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
S  UMEA01 - UMEA UNIVERSITET
SF KUOPIO12 - ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO

Pharmaceutical Sciences
A  WIEN63 - FH CAMPUS WIEN - VEREIN ZUR FÖRDERUNG DES FACHHOCHSCHUL-, ENTWICKLUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSZENTRUMS IM SÜDEN WIENS
A  WIEN64 - MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
CH BRUGG02 - FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ FHNW Hochschule für Life Sciences HLS
D  BRAUNSC01 - TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT CAROLO-WILHELMINA ZU BRAUNSCHWEIG
D  GIESSEN01 - JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN
E  MADRID03 - UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
E  VALENCI01 - UNIVERSITAT DE VALÈNCIA
F  LYON01 - UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD (LYON I)
F  NANTES01 - UNIVERSITE DE NANTES
F  PARIS005 - UNIVERSITE PARIS DESCARTES
F  TOULOUS03 - UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER - TOULOUSE III
G  ATHINE41 - ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΟ ΑΙΓΑΙΟΥ - PANEPISTIMIO EGEOU
I  BARI01 - UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI BARI ALDO MORO
I  MESSINA01 - UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MESSINA
I  MILANO01 - UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
I  PADOVA01 - UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
I  PARMA01 - UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
P  LISBOA109 - UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
PL TORUN01 - UNIWERSYTET MIKOLAJA KOPERNIKA W TORUNIU
SF HELSINK01 - HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
SF KUOPIO12 - ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
SF OULU01 - OULUN YLIOPISTO
SF TURKU02 - ABO AKADEMI
UK LIVERPO01 - UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

Veterinary Medicine
B  LIEGE01 - UNIVERSITÉ DE LIÈGE
D  KAISERS02 - FACHHOCHSCHULE KAISERSLAUTERN
E  MADRID03 - UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
P  PORTO02 - UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Which scholarship can I get?

If you go abroad for more than two months (internship) or three months (study), you can apply for a scholarship. The amount of the scholarship depends form your destination.

For a destination within Europe you receive an Erasmus scholarship (monthly allowance). For destinations outside of Europe you have to apply for one of the scholarship programmes.

You can only apply for a scholarship if you are registered in Mobility Online. Please note the VLIR-UOS Travel Grant has a different application procedure.

As a student with modest resources, you have some extra possibilities to finance your study abroad:

  • If you receive a study grant from the Flemish Community, you get a higher Erasmus scholarship.
  • There is also a mobility scholarship from the International Relastions Office if you have modest resources. You need to apply for the status of 'disadvantaged student' with the Department of Social, Cultural and Student Services of the University of Antwerp. You find more information on Blackboard.
  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences does also grant mobility scholarships for vulnurable students. More information you may ask to the international coordinator of the faculty.

How can I apply?

The faculty's Roadmap to Study Abroad gives an overview of the procedure for applying and preparing for your research, internship or study abroad - read this carefully before you take any steps. Download the faculty's roadmap (English version, pdf - 160 kB).

You can apply between 18 December and 14 February through Mobility Online, the online mobility platform of University of Antwerp. You have to start the application process on Blackboard -> een internationale ervaring -> stage/studeren.

Please note that applications that did not follow the faculty's roadmap will not be taken into consideration!

Who can I contact for more information?

Academic coordinators internationalisation
Pharmaceutical Sciences: Prof. Paul Cos
Biomedical Sciences: Prof. Peter Delputte
Biochemistry and Biotechnology: Prof. Sylvia Dewilde or dr. Eva Geuens
Veterinary Sciences: Prof. Steven Van Cruchten
EUCOMOR: Prof. Chris Van Ginneken
 
Faculty staff for internationalisation 
Staff member for Communication and Internationalisation: Miep Demuynck 
Staff support Internationalisation: Nele Devloo

International Relations Office
Outbound students: Jill Aerts

Testimonials

Sanne Smulders, 2nd Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Freiburg, 2011-2012:
“I gained a lot of valuable experience, received fantastic guidance during my research and
was ultimately able to write a very interesting dissertation. I also made a lot of friends outside of the lab and had a wonderful time. This exchange was definitely an amazing experience for me!”
 
Line Verkist, 2nd Master in Biomedical Sciences, Milan, 2011-2012:
 “As soon as I arrived, my supervisor gave me a tour of the lab and introduced me to
everyone. Afterwards, I was met by an Italian student who spoke very good English
and explained everything about the lab to me. It was a very friendly welcome! The ESN (Erasmus Student Network) is very active there and it's really a fun organisation you can go on trips with both in Milan and to the surrounding region, especially at the beginning of your stay.”
 
Jens Fissers, 2nd Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Helsinki, 2011-2012:
“I chose Helsinki first and foremost because the university was offering a Master dissertation which was linked to the subject I wanted to study. I wanted to head up north because it's not exactly a holiday destination but still a really lovely region. What's more, I knew that the people there spoke good English and that this would help with support. I could have done with a bigger scholarship, though, because it is a very expensive country.”
 
Pieter Van Den Plas, 2nd Master in Biochemistry, Nottingham,  2011-2012:
“Try to make as many contacts as possible in the early weeks of your stay. Over time, as you invite people out yourself, you start to form good ties with people. Other than that... enjoy life. Time flies when you're abroad.”