At the end of the academic year 2021-2022, all students who were in the final phase of their bachelor, master or advanced master programme and of the bridging programme received an invitation to participate in an evaluation of their entire programme. This programme evaluation gauged their general satisfaction and the recognition of UAntwerp's vision on education.


The overall response rate to the programme evaluation was 61.19%. This is significantly higher than the 2019 programme evaluation, when the response rate was 41.03%.

Overall satisfaction

The programme evaluation shows that students are overall satisfied to very satisfied with their programme at UAntwerp.

Main results bachelor and master programmes

95% of the students feel that the bachelor or master programme has, on the one hand, shaped them personally and, on the other, taught them the necessary professional knowledge and insights. These are the absolute top scores of the programme evaluation.

Opportunities for further development exist in the programmes in terms of contacts with the professional field. As expected, this result is more pronounced in the bachelor than in the master. With employability as a strategic policy theme for education policy, the University of Antwerp remains committed to further strengthening the link between the university and its programmes and the labour market.

Following the previous programme evaluation in 2019, the University of Antwerp in its education policy has made a strong commitment to providing feedback to students as part of their learning process, and this is paying off. Compared to 2019, more students feel they receive sufficient feedback on tasks and assignments, although there is still room for further development on this point.

Main results of advanced master programmes

The overall result for the advanced master programmes was very positive, with learning to conduct scientific research and active participation in teaching being the absolute tops.

Main result bridging programmes

Although 85% of the students are satisfied, there are specific working points for the bridging programmes. The degree of difficulty of the bridging courses is good for the vast majority of students, but only 60% of the students find the study load good. The fact that the bridging programmes are followed by many working students who combine learning and working and possibly a family life may play a role in this. This result needs further investigation, including for each programme, in order to draw the right conclusions and take targeted improvement measures.


As an incentive for participation in the programme evaluation, UAntwerp is donating one euro per completed survey to a charity of the student's choice. In total, UAntwerp donated 4082 euros to four charities: (1) Free therapeutic help for young adults (Tejo vzw), (2) Help for Ukrainian universities, (3) Youth work offer for  socially vulnerable youth in Antwerp (Betonnen Jeugd vzw) and (4) Support for victims of transgressive behaviour (Punt vzw).

The University of Antwerp would like to thank all students who have given these organizations a financial boost by participating in the survey.


The results of the programme evaluation were reported to the education committees and were also discussed at the Education Council and in the Working Group on Innovation and Quality Assurance in Education (WIKO). The findings are used at all levels, from programme over faculty to the institution as a whole, to further develop education. Watch how we get on with it in this video.

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