What is study progress control?
Your study progress at the University of Antwerp will be monitored over a number of years.
Academic year 1:
- If you have earned 60% of the study credits needed for your programme by the end of the second exam period then you can continue your studies without being subject to additional conditions. If you have earned more than 60% of your study credits but still have a few gaps, then make sure that next year's study programme is not as full and resit the programme components you didn't get a credit certificate for.
- If you have failed to obtain 60% of your programme's study credits after the second exam period in September, you will receive a warning from your faculty. The faculty will confirm that you have not acquired 60% of your programme's study credits and that you need to obtain at least 60% of next year's study credits (year 2).
Academic year 2:
- If you earn 60% of your programme's study credits in the second academic year, you can continue your studies as normal.
- If you fail to obtain 60% of the second year study credits, however, you will not be allowed to enrol again.
Academic year 3:
In the following year (year 3), then, you will not be permitted to enrol in the same programme, having failed to score 10 out of 20 (or a credit certificate) for at least 60% of the programme's study credits in the two previous academic years.
Who is subject to study progress control? Which enrolments and study contracts does it apply to?
All University of Antwerp students can be subjected to study progress control but it is standard for students enrolled in a Bachelor, bridging or preparatory programme.
Can you appeal if your enrolment is refused?
You can appeal against this decision with the faculty body which imposes the study progress control measures. This must be done within a given time period (i.e. five calendar days after being notified of the decision) using the correct procedure. Please read the provisions included under Article 23 of the Study and Examination Rules carefully. You can also check with your programme's ombudsman.
Are there any exceptions to these rules?
The faculty body which imposes study progress control measures can deviate from these measures under exceptional circumstances or in case of a 'force majeure'. This decision needs to be properly justified.
Need more advice?
Contact your faculty's study programme counsellor for more advice. Some study programme counsellors organise sessions at the beginning of the academic year. If you have any questions about study progress control, or if you want to discuss your options when changing programmes or dropping out, you can also talk to a student counsellor from the Study Advice and Student Counselling Service.