Update 31 August 2021

Below you’ll find general information about how things work at UAntwerp in times of coronavirus. If you’re a student, go to Blackboard for more detailed information about all of the measures.

Educational activities

From the start of the academic year 2021-2022, all Flemish universities will once again be using their full campus capacity and contact education will once again be able to take place where it is normally provided.

Also practical and lab exercises can take place at full capacity, and libraries and study areas can again be fully used. 

All internships may take place again, in accordance with the rules at the internship. 

All study programmes make efforts to make lessons available digitally through recordings, where this is useful and feasible.

On the campus, wearing a mouth mask remains compulsory everywhere. The mask may only be removed when sitting down and a distance of 1.5 m is maintained.

Maximum efforts are made to ventilate and air the classrooms and auditoriums so that education can take place safely. The air quality is monitored and, if necessary, restrictions on the number of people allowed in specific rooms may apply.

Info days and exams will also take place again in normal circumstances.

For all events, the Covid Safe Ticket will be applied as standard.

Studying at the library​

From the start of the academic year 2021-2022 libraries and study areas can again be fully used. Always check the library website for the latest updates. ​​​​

Safety on campus

Until the end of the second exam period, the following measures apply on campus:

  • Keep a distance from each other (1.5 metres = 1.5 metres)
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Obligation to wear a mouth mask in the interior spaces of the campuses. Only eating / drinking is allowed without a mouth mask. Eating and drinking is done individually and at a distance of at least 1.5m (no food-sharing!)

From the start of the academic year 2021-2022 (27 September 2021), these measures will apply on campus:

  • Mouth masks remain compulsory on the campus and may only be removed when you are sitting down and can keep a distance of 1.5 metres.
  • Hand and cough hygiene remain essential: wash or disinfect your hands regularly and cough into your elbow.
  • Keeping a physical distance is the most important way of protection

What else, besides studying?

Student life may be a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean it has stopped completely. At www.vuas.be (info in Dutch) you can find out which virtual events the student clubs are organising.

Sport and culture
Via the UAntwerp Plus Pass, you can take part in a wide range of online group lessons.

Eating 
The komida student restaurants are takeaway restaurants. You can order your lunch online or choose a take away lunch at the restaurant. 

Living together on campus
Take care of each other and stay safe. These guidelines can help.

Student activities
An overview of activities for students can be found on 'Together strong during corona'.

Need a chat?

Having a hard time, or just need a chat? There’s a wide range of support available. Contact the STIP to make an appointment with our student counsellors and psychologists. You can reach them by phone, email and chat. Your personal appointment can also take place online via video chat.​​

Need help with your studies?

Your faculty’s study programme counsellor is there to help. You’ll find their contact details on the Blackboard page for your faculty.

Tips and workshops
Need tips on study skills, tackling procrastination or fear of failure? Have a look at Blackboard > Support. There you’ll find practical tips but also workshops all about studying. 

Other types of support
Under Blackboard > Support you'll find more information about all the types of support we offer. From help with study planning to practical questions about ICT, administration and student jobs.

Financial support
Are you experiencing financial difficulties because of the coronavirus measures? Contact Social Services by emailing socialedienst@uantwerpen.be and apply for an allowance.

​Borrow or rent a laptop
Are you currently lacking enough financial resources to buy a laptop? Maybe you could consider borrowing or renting a laptop. Read more on Blackboard.​

Students abroad

All information about international mobility and corona during the academic year 2021-2022 can be found on Blackboard

Any questions? Contact outgoingstudents@uantwerpen.be 

Travelling to Belgium

Read all the guidelines and information for international students and staff.​​