Good language skills and adaptability to a constantly changing environment are important assets in the labor market. An international experience is the ideal way to acquire these skills and has thus become an important part of the university education. Explore what your faculty has on offer. 

Opportunities per faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

What are the different options during your study programme?

Exchange

​The Faculty of Business and Economics has almost 300 semester places available at more than 120 different foreign educational institutions, spread across all continents. Our interactive world map on Blackboard shows our offer in detail with lots of useful info about all destinations.
As a student of TEW-bedrijfskunde, TEW-economisch beleid or sociaal-economische wetenschappen, you can go abroad for one semester during your third bachelor year and/or during your master. As a handelsingenieur student and handelsingenieur in de beleidsinformatica, you can go abroad during your master for one semester or a full academic year.

Summer Schools

In addition to our destinations for exchange, there are also numerous opportunities to build short mobility (often 2-3 weeks) into your programme through a summer school. The faculty has been organising these for more than 30 years.
As a student of TEW-bedrijfskunde, TEW-economisch beleid or sociaal-economische wetenschappen, handelsingenieur and handelsingenieur in de beleidsinformatica, you can include a summer programme in your master's programme. Students from the master programmes organisatie en management, cultuurmanagement and maritiem en logistiek management can also choose one or more of these summer schools.
Your participation in the summer school is foreseen in the summer preceding your master year or one of your master years.

Internship 

Finally, you can also do an internship abroad (whether or not as an official part of your study programme).
See Blackboard for more information.

Where can you go?

An overview of the possibilities and destinations can be found on the faculty website.

How do you apply?

For any foreign stay, you should gather information for yourself in time and compile an application file by the deadline.

Exchange

You start the mobility application within SisA and then complete your file in the Mobility Online system. The information to be filled in consists of only two major parts:

  • A basis of personal data including your top 3 destinations with a motivation letter of maximum 3000 characters per destination;
  • A study programme proposal for your stay abroad (templates can be found on Blackboard and have to be uploaded in Mobility Online).

​Summer school
You fill in the electronic application form and submit the following documents:

  • Extensive English CV with passport photograph
  • Official progress report of your studies (can be downloaded from SisA)

Do you have any questions?

For information about the choice of your destination, different options, study programme, etc., please contact your faculty’s international coordinators.

More info?

Faculty website: Pagina Internationalisering FBE

Faculty Blackboard page: Pagina Internationale ervaring (log in to Blackboard first)

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

What are the different options during your study programme?

Medicine

Studying in Europe during the first year of your master (six to twelve months).

A clinical internship in or outside Europe during the second and third year of your master (one to three months)

Research for your dissertation or clinical internship in or outside Europe for specialist residency (artsenspecialist in opleiding) (min. 1 semester, max. 2 semesters).

Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy

A clinical internship in or outside Europe during the first or second year of your master: one or two internship periods

Where can you go?

Medicine

Studying 

There are partnership agreements with various universities in Europe. In the past, medical students have travelled to the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and Spain. You need to compile your application file in cooperation with the faculty staff for internationalisation. The Education Committee and the Internationalisation Commission will assess your file after it has been submitted.

Clinical internship

Most of the Erasmus partners listed above offer the option of doing an internship. You can also go to Austria (Graz), France (Montpellier) and Germany (Leipzig) for an internship. There is no formal bilateral agreement with these partners, but a kind of informal agreement. For destinations outside Europe, the study programme has a destination list. You can also choose your own internship outside Europe. In the past, medical students have gone to South America (Ecuador, Suriname), North America (Cuba, Mexico, USA), Africa (Morocco, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa), the Middle East (Israel), Asia (Philippines, India, Thailand) and Australia.

You can find an overview of the Erasmus destinations in Europe and of the internships outside Europe for the medicine study programme on Blackboard (log in to Blackboard first) or here.

Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy

Clinical internship

There are partnership agreements with various universities in Europe. You can do an internship in Germany, Finland, Italy, Croatia, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain. You can also do your internship at partners where there is no formal parternship agreement but a kind of informal agreement. Many students go to the Netherlands, but Curaçao, which belongs to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is also an option. 

You can also choose your own internship destination, both in and outside Europe, but the destination you choose must be approved by the Internship Committee. The study programme has partnership agreements with institutions in China, Ecuador, India, Madagascar, Morocco, Uganda and South Africa.

You can find an overview of the Erasmus destinations in Europe and of the internships outside Europe on Blackboard (log in to Blackboard first)

How do you apply?

Medicine

Criteria

To be eligible for a study or internship placement abroad, you must meet certain conditions. You have to have obtained all your credits from the year before your departure, show independence in preparing your application file, submit this file in time, demonstrate your language skills and be able to motivate your choice of destination. For study placement abroad, you might have to participate in an oral interview. In cooperation with the Internship Committee and the Education Committee, the Internationalisation Commission prepares the selection and admission of applications. 

Procedure

You can find all the information on the Blackboard page of the International Relations Office and then you can follow the indicated steps. You always use Mobility Online to complete your application. There are step-by-step plans for the application procedures for study and internship placements for the medicine study programme. You can find these on Blackboard. The academic and administrative coordinators of internationalisation will explain the specific conditions and procedures during the programme-specific information sessions.

Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy

Criteria

To qualify for an internship abroad, you must meet certain conditions. You have to have passed the necessary exams so that you can include the internship in the next academic year of your master, show independence in preparing your application file, submit this file in time, demonstrate your language skills and be able to motivate your choice of destination. For stays prepared ‘through own organisation', an oral interview is also provided. The Internship Committee will then decide whether or not you can go abroad. If you want to go to a developing country, you need to go with at least one other student to the same destination.

Procedure

You can find all the information on the Blackboard page of the International Relations Office and then you can follow the indicated steps. The application procedures are outlined in a step-by-step plan which you can find on Blackboard. The academic and administrative coordinators will explain the specific conditions and procedures during the programme-specific info session.

Do you have any questions?

Medicine

Academic coordinator: Professor Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden - Chair for the Internationalisation Commission jean-pierre.vangeertruyden@uantwerpen.be

Faculty staff for internationalisation: 

Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy

Academic coordinator: Professor Ulrike Van Daele - chair for the Internship Committee - stagerevaki@uantwerpen.be

Faculty staff for internationalisation:

More info?

Faculty of Design Sciences

What are the different options during your study programme?

Architecture

  • Study inside or outside Europe during your first master year
  • Master thesis internship within or outside Europe during your second master year

Urban and Regional Planning

  • Study inside or outside Europe in your second master year
  • Master thesis internship within or outside Europe in your second master year

Product Development

  • Study inside or outside Europe in your third bachelor year or first master year
  • Work placement inside or outside Europe in your first master year
  • Master thesis internship within or outside Europe in your second master year

Heritage studies

  • Study within or outside Europe in your second master year
  • Work placement within or outside Europe in your second master year
  • Master thesis within or outside Europe in your second master year

Conservation-Restoration

  • Study inside or outside Europe in your third master year
  • Work placement inside or outside Europe in your master degree

Interior Architecture

  • Work placement inside or outside Europe in your third bachelor programme
  • Work placement in or outside Europe in your third bachelor programme

Where can you go?

Architecture

Study

Within your programme there are cooperation agreements with a selection of European universities. This list changes constantly and destinations outside this list and outside Europe are sometimes possible! You can find an overview of all faculty destinations here or ask the academic coordinator internationalisation of your programme about the current destinations. Discover here the institutional destinations the University has to offer. The choice of your destination is always made in close consultation.

Master's thesis internship

Within the framework of your master thesis, you have the opportunity to do a research internship abroad. Contact the person responsible for your master thesis for more information.

Urban and Regional Planning

Study

Within your programme there are cooperation agreements with a selection of European universities. This list changes constantly and destinations outside this list and outside Europe are sometimes possible! You can find an overview of all faculty destinations here or ask the academic coordinator internationalisation of your programme about the current destinations. Discover here the institutional destinations the University has to offer. The choice of your destination is always made in close consultation.

Master's thesis internship

Within the framework of your master thesis, you have the opportunity to do a research internship abroad. Contact the person responsible for your master thesis for more information.

Product development

Study

Within your programme there are cooperation agreements with a selection of European universities. This list changes constantly and destinations outside this list and outside Europe are sometimes possible! You can find an overview of all faculty destinations here or ask the academic coordinator internationalisation of your programme about the current destinations. Discover here the institutional destinations the University has to offer. The choice of your destination is always made in close consultation.

Internship

On the Blackboard page of the faculty OW (stage) a list of possible internships at home and abroad is made available for each programme.
Students may also propose an internship themselves. Contact the person responsible for your internship or master thesis of your programme for more information.

Heritage Studies

Study

Within your programme there are cooperation agreements with a selection of European universities. This list changes constantly and destinations outside this list and outside Europe are sometimes possible! You can find an overview of all faculty destinations here or ask the academic coordinator internationalisation of your programme about the current destinations. Discover here the institutional destinations the University has to offer. The choice of your destination is always made in close consultation.

Internship

On the Blackboard page of the Faculty OW (stage) a list of possible internships at home and abroad is made available for each programme. Students may also propose an internship themselves. Contact the person responsible for your internship or master thesis of your programme for more information.

Conservation-Restoration

Study

Within your study programme there are cooperation agreements with a selection of European universities. This list changes constantly and destinations outside this list and outside Europe are sometimes possible! You can find an overview of all faculty destinations here or ask the academic coordinator of your programme about the current destinations. Discover here the institutional destinations the University has to offer. The choice of your destination is always made in close consultation.

Work placement

On the Blackboard page of the faculty OW (stage) a list of possible internships at home and abroad is made available for each programme. Students may also propose an internship themselves. Contact the person responsible for your internship of your programme for more information.

Interior Architecture

Study

Within your programme there are cooperation agreements with a selection of European universities. This list changes constantly and destinations outside this list and outside Europe are sometimes possible! You can find an overview of all faculty destinations here or ask the academic coordinator internationalisation of your programme about the current destinations. Discover here the institutional destinations the University has to offer. The choice of your destination is always made in close consultation.

Internship

On the Blackboard page of the faculty OW (stage) a list of possible internships at home and abroad is made available for each programme. Students may also propose an internship themselves. Contact the person responsible for your internship or master's thesis of your programme for more information.

How do you apply?

Architecture

Study

You must have obtained your bachelor degree. Your programme will select you on the basis of your study results, your portfolio and an interview.

Internship

The conditions related to the course unit in which the internship will take place apply.

If you want more information on the conditions and procedures, be sure to follow the programme-specific information sessions during the first semester. You can also consult the Blackboard page of the faculty OW (Internationaal). You should also contact the academic coordinator for internationalisation of your programme or the internationalisation officers of your faculty.

Urban and Regional Planning

Study

You must have completed your bachelor programme. In addition, you must at least have passed all course units from the first track in the master programme that are linked to a continuation in the second track.
Your programme will select you on the basis of your study results, your portfolio and an interview.

Master thesis internship 

The conditions that apply to the course unit in which the internship will take place apply.

If you want more information on the conditions and procedures, be sure to follow the programme-specific information sessions during the first semester. You can also consult the Blackboard page of the faculty OW (Internationaal).
You should also contact the academic coordinator for internationalisation of your programme or the internationalisation officers of your faculty.

Product development

Study

Third bachelor year: upon departure, you must have obtained at least 114 ECTS credits for model track parts 1 and 2, and passed all design-related exam parts.
First master year: you must have obtained your bachelor degree

Your programme will select you on the basis of your study results, your portfolio and a motivation interview.

Internship

This is subject to the conditions of the course units in which the internship will take place.

If you want more information on the conditions and procedures, be sure to follow the programme-specific information sessions during the first semester. You can also consult the Blackboard page of the faculty of OW (Internationaal).
You should also contact the academic coordinator internationalisation of your programme or the internationalisation officers of your faculty.

Heritage Studies

Study

You need to have obtained your bachelor degree and in addition you need to have completed the first track of the master programme (60sp). Your programme will select you on the basis of your study results, your portfolio and a motivation interview.

Internship

The conditions related to the course unit in which the internship will take place apply.

If you want more information on the conditions and procedures, be sure to follow the programme-specific information sessions during the first semester. You can also consult the Blackboard page of the faculty OW (Internationaal).
You should also contact the academic coordinator internationalisation of your programme or the internationalisation officers of your faculty.

Conservation-Restoration

Study

You must have obtained at least 114 credits of model track part 1 and 2, and for the course units you did not pass, you must have obtained an examination result of at least 8/20. Your program selects you based on your study results, your portfolio and an interview.

Work placement

The conditions that apply to the course unit in which the work placement will take place apply.

If you want more information on the conditions and procedures, be sure to attend the programme-specific information sessions during the first semester. You can also consult the Blackboard page of the faculty OW (Internationaal).
Be sure to contact the academic coordinator for internationalisation of your programme or the internationalisation officers of your faculty.

Interior Architecture

Study

You must have completed the first two course units of the bachelor programme (120sp). Your programme will select you on the basis of your study results, your portfolio and an interview.

Work placement 

This is subject to the conditions of the course unit in which the work placement will take place. 

If you want more information on the conditions and procedures, be sure to follow the programme-specific information sessions during the first semester. You can also consult the Blackboard page of the faculty OW (Internationaal).You should also contact the academic coordinator internationalisation of your programme or the internationalisation officers of your faculty.

Do you have any questions?

Architecture 

Jo Meers joseph.meers@uantwerpen.be

Urban and Regional Planning 

Maarten Van Acker maarten.vanacker@uantwerpen.be

Product Development 

Linda Scheelen linda.scheelen@uantwerpen.be 

Internship Frank Goethijn frank.goethijn@uantwerpen.be

Heritage studies 

Marc Jacobs marc.jacobs@uantwerpen.be 

Internship Dirk Laporte dirk.laporte@uantwerpen.be

Conservation-Restoration 

Kristel De Vis kristel.devis@uantwerpen.be

Interior Architecture 

Stefan Martens stefan.martens@uantwerpen.be 

Internship Stefan Dherdt stefan.dherdt@uantwerpen.be

Faculty staff for internationalisation 

Nele Simons & Elke De Smet exchange.ow@uantwerpen.be

More info?

Blackboard: Faculteit OW > Internationaal

Faculty of Applied Engineering

What are the different options during your study programme?

  • Study 
    You can study at a foreign university during your third bachelor and during your master.
  • Bachelor or Master Thesis 
    Doing your bachelor or master thesis at a university or company within or outside Europe, possibly supplemented with taking some course units. This is possible within all programmes.
  • Group trips
    Short group trips within the framework of a compulsory course unit (not for the BK programme)
  • Blended Intensive Programme
    You can participate in a Blended Intensive Programme.
  • Summer school
    You can participate in a summer school or an international week.

Where can you go?

Study

All students (BK, CH, BCH, EM, EI) can make use of the Institutional Agreements.
This only applies to studies, following course units, so not to bachelor thesis nor master thesis. In addition, students can also make use of the faculty agreements and present a well-founded study programme to the programme.

Master's thesis at a university inside and outside Europe

Within your programme, there are cooperation agreements with a selection of universities, including a number of preferential partners. You can consult this list and additional information on the Blackboard page of the faculty. Destinations outside this list are sometimes possible.
Always ask your faculty's internationalisation officer about the current destinations. The choice of destination is always made in close consultation with your study programme.

Realising a Master's thesis in a company within and outside Europe

Within your study programme, there are no cooperation agreements with companies abroad.
You are expected to be very active in your search for a company. You have to submit the possible destination to your study programme and the staff member for internationalisation for approval.

Short group trips within the framework of a compulsory course unit

If you are a chemistry/biochemistry student, you will take part in a group trip abroad in your third bachelor year or in your bridging programme (schakeljaar). If you are an electronics/ICT student, you can take part in a week-long group trip to Prague (electronics/ICT) or another destination (biochemistry/chemistry) in your third bachelor year. If you are an electromechanics student, you will go to Berlin in your master year. Besides company visits there is also room for cultural activities.

Participating in Blended Intensive Programs, Summer Schools and International Weeks 

In addition to the Blended Intensive Programs, summer schools and international weeks offered by the faculty, students can also make their own proposals. In both cases, credits may be awarded, subject to approval of an equivalence statement by the Education Committee.

How do you apply?

For any foreign stay, you should gather information for yourself in time and compile an application file by the deadline.

The rules are defined the following document: ‘Facultaire richtlijnen - uitgaande uitwisselingsstudenten 2022-2023’ (log in to Blackboard first)

Bachelor BK

You have obtained the technical prerequisites for the course units in Toulouse. You have obtained 120 credits and passed.

Master (and other course units)

You have obtained your Bachelor degree.

Blended Intensive Programs, Summer Schools and International Weeks

The programme must be approved by the study programme and the Education Committee.

The selection procedure is as follows:

  • For Bachelor's thesis, Master's thesis and other course units, there are no specific selection criteria. However, you must be able to present a good motivation letter and a well-reasoned study programme. In addition, you must of course take into account the specific selection criteria of the host institution.
  • Blended Intensive Programs, Summer Schools and International Weeks: The selection is based on the selection criteria defined by the host institution, the obtained study results and a motivation interview.

Detailed information can be found on the Blackboard page of the faculty. 

Do you have any questions?

For information about the choice of your destination, different options, study programme, etc., please contact your faculty’s international coordinators.

Sofie Krol Campus Groenenborger - Building G.T - Room G.T.204 sofie.krol@uantwerpen.be T+32 3 265 19 19 - M+32 476 87 00 90

More info

Website

Blackboard (log in to Blackboard first)​

Faculty of Science

What are the different options during your study programme?

Study

Starting in the second bachelor year, you can go abroad, either within or outside Europe. Check here to see what opportunities your program has to offer. 

Internship

You can choose to do an internship in a company, at an institute or university, inside or outside Europe as from your third bachelor year.

Research

The research for your master's thesis can also be carried out abroad, at another university, a research institute, a company or in the field! After all, our faculty has an extensive international network. Find what the options are within your program here.

Group travel and excursions

  • Within the Bioengineering, Biology, Environmental Sciences and Water Sustainability programs, you can participate in a group trip or excursion abroad.
  • Within the Biology program, during your third bachelor year you can go to Tanzania (tropical Biology), Switzerland (Alpine Biology) and France (Marine Biology). During the master years there are study trips to Poland (ecohydrology) and Croatia (island biology).
  • Within the Environmental Sciences and Water Sustainability program, you can choose the elective course River 21, in which you travel in a group of international students from the source of the Scheldt in France to its mouth in the Netherlands.

For more info, please contact the international coordinator of your faculty/program.

Summer school

The Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Mathematics programs offer the opportunity to include a summer school as an elective within your program of study (subject to approval, of course).

For master students in Physics and Chemistry

Within the Physics program, you can choose course units abroad in the mobility window of 12 credits (second master, first semester). In the English-language Master of Physics - Nanophysics, you can take internships or course units at partner universities Uppsala University (Sweden) and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris). You can also obtain a Joint Master degree from both universities.

In the first part of your Master program in Chemistry, you can choose an international research internship of maximum 30 credits, replacing a domestic internship + elective courses (15+15).

Where can you go?

Each program has cooperation agreements with a selection of European universities. There is also an offer of non-European destinations through agreements at the institutional level, which apply to the entire UAntwerpen. The choice of your destination is always made in close consultation with the academic coordinator internationalization of your program.

How do you apply?

For any foreign stay, you should gather information for yourself in time and compile an application file by the deadline.

The following conditions apply to go abroad:

  • Study

Motivation, language skills, coherence of the proposed study program, importance of the stay in the context of the master thesis. The academic coordinator internationalization of your program must approve your application and program.

  • Master thesis abroad

Have obtained a Bachelor degree and meet the faculty guidelines for the composition of your study program to be allowed to start your Master thesis.

You can find the step-by-step plan for your application on Blackboard.

Do you have any questions?

For info on choosing your destination, opportunities, study program,... you can contact the international coordinators of your faculty/program

More info?

Website

Blackboard

Faculty of Social Sciences

What are the different options during your study programme?

Study

In your Bachelor (BA3) you can go on exchange within or outside Europe during the second semester or an entire academic year. During your master, you can only go on exchange during the second semester. If you are on a separate track, e.g. combination bachelor - master, we work out a tailor-made arrangement. 

Research
Possible in the framework of your master's thesis, during your master, both within and outside Europe.

Internship
Internship within or outside Europe is possible within the master programmes Communication Sciences and film studies & visual culture as part of the optional subject 'internship' (second semester). During your master sociology, an internship in India is also possible (via USOS).

Summer school

After your third bachelor year you can attend a summer school, you can count this as an elective as an elective during your master year.

Where can you go?

The faculty has cooperation agreements with various European partners, grouped per overarching discipline (sociology, communication sciences, political science / IBD and educational sciences). 

How do you apply?

For any foreign stay, you should gather information for yourself in time and compile an application file by the deadline. Applying for an adventure abroad (Erasmus, institutional agreements, Erasmus Belgica, etc.) is done entirely online. For destinations outside Europe there is also an additional selection interview.
Only Master students in Political Communication cannot go abroad during their studies.

  • Bachelor students usually leave in the final year of their bachelor. They have to pass all courses of the first year.
  • Bridging programme students cannot go on Erasmus during their programme, but they can apply to go on Erasmus during the subsequent Master programme. Condition: have passed the entire bridging programme. 
  • If you leave as a Master student, you must have obtained at least 172 Bachelor credits.

All conditions, selection criteria, etc. are described in detail in the faculty regulations for study abroad, which can be found on Blackboard.

Do you have any questions?

For information about the choice of your destination, possibilities, study programme,... you can contact the international coordinator of the faculty.
Piet De Vroede - M.243 office - Piet.devroede@uantwerpen.be

More info?

BB – Faculteit SW – internationale ervaring

Faculty of Law

What are the different options during your study programme?

Studying

Second year of your bachelor: Erasmus Belgica in Brussels or Louvain-la-Neuve

Master of Laws: Study in or outside Europe during the first year of your master (second semester) or the second year of your master (one or two semesters)

Master of Laws (LL.M.): Study in and outside Europe during the second year of your master (first or second semester)

Internships

Internship in Geneva or India during the second year of your master as part of your master project.

Group trip

Group trip to Geneva: a three-day study visit to international institutions during the first and second year of your master.

Where can you go?

Master of Laws

The Faculty of Law has approximately 200 study places at a large number of partner universities in more than 25 countries in and outside Europe.

At some of the partners abroad, you can obtain an additional certificate or diploma during your exchange stay, such as the certificate 'Comparative International and European Law' (CIEL programme) at University College Dublin, University of Maastricht, University of Zagreb, Universität Mannheim and Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona or an LL.M at Ohio State University or University of Connecticut.

An overview of faculty destinations can be found here. A detailed description of the partner universities for Master of Law students can be found on the faculty Blackboard page.

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

The Faculty of Law has entered into a number of specific partnership agreements with host universities in connection with the Master of Laws (LL.M.) (privileged partners). Amongst these privileged partners are the University of Pretoria, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and National Law University Delhi.

You can find an overview of the privileged partners on the faculty Blackboard page.

How do you apply?

For any stay abroad, you must gather information for yourself in time and compile an application file (study or internship) within the deadline.

Law students must meet the following conditions to go abroad:

  • Bachelor 2: To have passed all course units of the standard study programme of the first year of the bachelor and to have obtained a weighted average of at least 60% for your study results at the time of selection. More information can be found in the Student Mobility Regulations on Blackboard.
  • Master of Laws: To have passed all course units of the bachelor programme (and the standard study programme of the first year of the master programme, when leaving during the second year of the master programme) and to have obtained a weighted average of at least 58% for your study results at the time of selection.

The Faculty's Student Mobility Committee selects candidates and assigns destinations based on study results. You can specify three preferred destinations.

More information can be found in the Student Mobility Regulations on Blackboard.

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.): To have obtained a weighted average of at least 60% for all programme components from the first semester of the first year of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) programme or to have passed all of these programme components.

You can find more information in the Student Mobility Regulations

Do you have any questions?

For information about the choice of your destination, different options, study programme, etc., please contact your faculty’s international coordinators.

More info?

Dutch faculty Blackboard page

English faculty Blackboard page

Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences

What are the different options during your study programme?

Biomedical Sciences

Research work for your master thesis in a research laboratory can be done in or outside Europe during your second master year.

Biochemistry and Biotechnology

You can take course units within Europe during your first master year.
Research work for your Master's thesis in a research laboratory within or outside Europe can be done during your second Master year.

Pharmaceutical Sciences

You can do part of your pharmacy internship in an office or hospital pharmacy, within or outside Europe during your second master year.
You can participate in a short group trip within the framework of the course unit 'Bachelor thesis partim III: internationale inleefdagen' in the third Bachelor year.
Research work for your Master thesis in a research laboratory within or outside Europe can be done during your second Master year.

Veterinary Medicine

In the framework of the course unit Skills lab II, you can do a short internship during the summer between the second and third bachelor year.

Where can you go?

Course units & Master thesis

Within your programme, there are cooperation agreements with a selection of European universities. For your Master thesis, you can also contact independent research institutions. Destinations outside of Europe are sometimes possible! Always ask the academic coordinator for internationalisation of your programme about the current destinations. The choice of your destination is always made in close consultation.

Research stay in a developing country

Some research groups cooperate with research institutes in a developing country. In certain cases, you can perform (part of) your Master thesis there.

How do you apply?

For each foreign stay, you need to inform yourself in time and compile an application file by the deadline. Check the Blacboard pages of the faculty for more information.

The following conditions apply to going abroad:

Course units:

  • You obtained all your credits from previous academic years before the start of the academic year in which you apply for your study abroad.
  • You obtained all your credits of the academic year before departure at the latest during the second term of the academic year before departure.
  • You meet any additional programme-specific conditions for a study stay abroad.

The academic coordinator internationalisation of your study programme approves your application and your foreign study programme.

Master's thesis and pharmacy internship:

  • You obtained your bachelor's degree before the start of the academic year in which you apply for your study
    study abroad.
  • You obtained all your credits of the first master at the latest during the second term of the first master year.
  • You meet any additional programme-specific conditions to do your master thesis or pharmacy internship abroad.
  • The academic coordinator internationalisation of your study programme and the supervisor of your master's thesis or your internship coordinator approves your application.
  • You can also carry out the course unit 'Projectvoorstel met stage' (biomedical sciences) or 'Onderzoeksproject met stage' (biochemistry and biotechnology) abroad and thus add it to your stay.

The academic coordinator internationalisation of your programme explains the specific conditions during the programme-specific info sessions. The complete application procedure is described in the faculty step-by-step plan, available on Blackboard.

Do you have any questions?

Academic coordinators:

  • Biochemistry & Biotechnology: Dr Eva Geuens - eva.geuens@uantwerpen.be
  • Biomedical Sciences: Prof. Dr. D. Van Dam - debby.vandam@uantwerpen.be
  • Veterinary Medicine: Prof. Dr. S. Van Cruchten - steven.vancruchten@uantwerpen.be
  • Pharmaceutical sciences: Prof. Dr. W. Martinet - wim.martinet@uantwerpen.be

Faculty staff internationalisation:
Staff member: Miep Demuynck - miep.demuynck@uantwerpen.be
Administrative staff member: Nele Devloo - nele.devloo@uantwerpen.be

More info?

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Faculty Blackboard page: Faculteit FBD > Internationale ervaring

Faculty of Arts

What are the different options during your study programme?

Studying

You can study in or outside Europe if you have obtained sixty credits and have enrolled for at least thirty credits at the time of departure. Exceptions to this condition are determined per department. In the Multilingual Professional Communication study programme, you can only go on exchange during a part-time study programme.

Internships

You can do an internship in or outside Europe during the third year of your bachelor in Theatre, Film and Literature and during your master in Linguistics and Literature. For the other programmes, please contact the international coordinator of your study programme.

Summer courses

There are specific conditions per department on the recognition of summer schools. Please contact the international coordinator of your study programme. Bachelor students of History and Applied Linguistics who have taken the course Chinese Culture can participate in a summer school in Kunming, China.

Where can you go?

An overview of the destinations in and outside Europe that are available for the Faculty of Arts study programmes can be found here

An overview of the institutional destinations outside Europe can be found here

Internships

If you want to do on an internship, you can and/or must choose your own internship place and you are not bound to the partnership agreements.

Summer schools

You can consult this information on Blackboard for the Faculty of Arts study programmes. Students of History and Applied Linguistics can participate in a 3-week summer school in Kunming, China. This summer school consists of a number of lectures and fieldwork. Students are not required to have knowledge of Chinese, since the lectures are given in English.

How do you apply?

For any foreign stay, you should gather information for yourself in time and compile an application file by the deadline.

Selection is made based on of the individual file. Several matters are taken into account during selection, such as your study results, the number and nature of gaps in your study programme, any measures imposed by the Study Progress Committee, the scope of the study programme at the host institution and your written motivation.

Do you have any questions?

Faculty coordinator: Professor C. Stallaert - christiane.stallaert@uantwerpen.be

General academic coordinators

Administrative coordinator

Carine Coolsaet - internatFLW@uantwerpen.be

Department coordinators

Linguistics and Literature 

Applied Linguistics/Linguists and Interpreters

More Info:

Website: Naar het buitenland | Arts | University of Antwerp

Blackboard: International (general info) – Faculty of Arts

Antwerp School of Education

What are the different options during your study programme?

Study

You can study within the existing Erasmus agreements, for example at the University of Malta within the framework of the Master of Teaching Programme in Languages.

Exchange trip and internship
In the Master of Teaching programme you have the possibility to follow a specialization internship Wereldleraarschap. For the duration of this course unit, you will be assigned a Zambian or South African buddy-student with whom you will collaborate online. You will join an exchange trip to Zambia or South Africa (period of the semester holidays between the first and second semester). During this study trip, you and your buddy follow lessons at the teacher training college of Kwame Nkrumah University (Zambia) or Rhodes University (South Africa) and you observe teachers in a secondary school. You can link a teaching internship of up to 1 month to your trip to Zambia. During this internship, you teach a subject within or related to your teaching expertise. An educational internship in a super-diverse school in Antwerp is also an option. 

NB: You do not do this specialization internship during your bachelor years but during your master.
In the Master of Teaching programme you can also submit a motivated foreign internship proposal to the Education Commission for your completion internship. In the past, such an own proposal was approved a few times; mainly for an internship in the Netherlands (by Dutch students), and once for an internship in Congo. Ann Aerts (Antwerp School of Education) can inform you about the modalities.

Internationalisation@home
If you are following the Master of Teaching at the UAntwerpen, it is possible that you will meet guest teachers and students who come to work at the programme for a few weeks (guest teachers) or up to 3 months (exchange students) in the framework of our exchange programmes.

Where can you go?

Within Europe, the partner institutions in the Erasmus programme are the possible destinations for your study abroad.
Outside Europe, the Master of Teaching programme of the Antwerp School of Education has contacts with Kwame Nkrumah University in Kabwe, Zambia, Rhodes University in Grahamstown/Makhanda, South Africa and the Education University of Hong Kong (in preparation).

How do you apply?

The Erasmus coordinator of your faculty or Ann Aerts (Antwerp School of Education) can inform you about the possibilities of replacing courses from your domain-specific component of the Master of Teaching or courses from the teacher training component of the Master of Teaching by equivalent foreign course units.
For the specialization internship Wereldleerschap you register at the beginning of your master year in which you can participate in the exchange trip and accompanying internship. You write a Personal Development Plan, a motivation and a presentation of yourself to the buddy (in English). Please note that there are only 12 places reserved for the exchange trip and 4 places for a longer internship. If there are more candidates than places, the selection will be made on the basis of the individual file and selection interviews. Also know that there are funding possibilities for students, but that you might have to apply for them one year prior to the specialization internship Wereldleerschap (information on this at the UAntwerpen website or at the STIP).

Do you have any questions?

  • ZAP Internationalisation Coordinator: Prof. T. Smits - tom.smits@uantwerpen.be
  • AAP coordinator Internationalisation: Gilberte Verbeeck - gilberte.verbeeck@uantwerpen.be
  • Administrative coordinator Internationalisation: Ann Aerts - ann.aerts@uantwerpen.be

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Other opportunities

Learn a new language

Learning a language with a view to studying abroad is always strongly encouraged. It promotes integration and understanding of the culture of the host country. Moreover, it can also be important for your further career that you speak several languages fluently.

You can take an online self study course via Altissia or if you prefer on campus classes you can take up a course at Linguapolis.

Linguapolis

Linguapolis is the language institute of the University of Antwerp. We organize language courses in 14 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, German, (academic) English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch for non-native speakers, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
There are different levels, formulas, locations and multiple start dates.

We plan most classes on campus, but there are also courses that are (partially) offered online. With online lessons you will always be guided live by your language teacher. Take one of our language courses and quickly learn a new language or deepen your language skills. We offer you high-quality courses with a lot of interaction and dynamic teaching methods.
Our approach yields quick results: you acquire a lot of knowledge in a short time and learn to apply the subject matter immediately. Our passionate and enthusiastic language teachers are ready to help you.

As a student of the UAntwerp you enjoy a discounted rate.

Altissia

At the University of Antwerp you can study a language online for only 10 euros per academic year. 

To this end, the university is collaborating with Altissia. On the new platform 2.0. from Altissia you can follow no fewer than 22 languages, and this for only 10 euros! 

The extensive range of languages is: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Romanian, Czech, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian, Croatian, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Estonian, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese , Irish.

With the new mobile application you can work on your language skills anywhere and anytime. In several short learning modules you learn to use the language according to your own learning needs. Most modules focus on language use in everyday situations. You can also find modules that reflect the most realistic possible setting in professional life. You learn to improve your language interactively through videos and animations, recorded by native speakers, news articles, vocabulary and grammar exercises. Each topic is introduced step by step, repeated several times and incorporated throughout the online course. This way you learn vocabulary and grammar at your own pace, improve your pronunciation and understand native speakers. 

All this in a simple and attractive way.

Questions?

You can find more info on your Blackboard homepage.

If you still have questions you can contact Ann Coene (ann.coene@uantwerpen.be) or contact the Support department (support@altissia.org)


USOS - University Foundation for Development Cooperation

The University Foundation for Development Cooperation (USOS) supports collaborations between UAntwerp and universities in India, Congo, Morocco and Nicaragua.

Students can go on an immersion trip through these collaborations during the summer months. 

If you prefer activities closer to home, you can also take part in the webinars.

Need more info? Check out the USOS website or contact janus.verrelst@uantwerpen.be 


Do a placement after your graduation

If an international experience doesn't fit into your study programme, you can always consider doing a placement abroad after your graduation. An international work experience is very desirable on the labor market. Research shows that employers value international experience. They are increasingly aware of the additional skills that someone with a foreign experience has. These students generally have international knowledge, understand and speak multiple languages, have cross-cultural communication and analytical skills, and understand cultural differences. They are more flexible and can adapt more easily to changing circumstances

There are several funding opportunities to make this a realistic option. 

Erasmus funding

When you consider doing a placement in Europa after you graduate you can apply for Erasmus funding, you will have to apply for the funding before you graduate, i.e. before the date of the announcement of your final results. More info is available on Blackboard

Flanders Trainee Programme

The government of Flanders provides funding for recent graduates to do a placement in a multilateral organisation, for example: the United Nations, the World Trade Organization or the European Union. You can find all the info on their website. If you have any further questions, please contact: stages@buza.vlaanderen

Prince Albert Fund

If you’re keen to kickstart your international career, the Prince Albert Fund might be just the challenge you need. Essentially, it’s your chance to manage a one-year business development project for a Belgian company outside Europe. It will give you invaluable business and inter-cultural experience to accelerate your international career. Once you’re selected as a candidate, you’ll receive a number of training and coaching sessions. You will be able to choose your own project and destination at this stage, either an opportunity from one of our candidate companies, or from your own contacts. More info on their website.

Antwerp Summer & Winter University

Are you unable or unwilling to go abroad, but would you still like to gain international experience close to home? Every year, within the framework of the Antwerp Summer & Winters University, short, intensive courses are organised at UAntwerp on themes that are an extension of the university's expertise. Due to the high number of international students and speakers, you are guaranteed to build your international network here.

Students of the UAntwerp will receive a refund of €150 of the registration fee after participating. Furthermore, various summer/winter schools offer specific scholarships or reduced rates. So be sure to check out the website of your preferred summer or winter school.

YUFE

One Journey at 10 Universities creates many paths to explore!

Together with 9 other young, dynamic research-based universities and 4 non-academic partners (non-profits and businesses), the University of Antwerp has been creating something new and exciting: The Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) - our model of a European University, which transcends geographical, political, social, linguistic and disciplinary borders. YUFE wants to give students the opportunity to gain academic, professional and civic experience at different European partners.

In the light of this, a programme with courses and skills trainings was launched: The YUFE Student Journey.

  • What? 

The YUFE Student Journey has a broad offer of courses and activities that keeps growing. You can check our current offer in the YUFE catalogue.

Within the programme you get the chance to work on your personal learning path:

The programme gives you the opportunity to learn at your own pace and at your own intensity. You can go on physical mobility, or you can stay in Antwerp and broaden your horizon via a virtual mobility.  You can decide to take extra-curricular courses - as an asset to your UAntwerp study-programme without any extra costs – , or you can ask your faculty to recognize a YUFE-course intra-curricular. 

  • When? 

A new call for applicants will be launched in Spring 2022.  More specific information regarding application periods will be published on the YUFE-website, and via other UAntwerp channels. 

You will still have plenty of time to decide in which courses and/or activities you would like to participate; this is not set in stone at the time of your application nor when you are officially enrolled.

After official enrolment, you will be able to benefit from the YUFE offer for the next 2 academic years.

  • Who can participate? 

All University of Antwerp students from second bachelor year and onwards.

Do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions about the YUFE Student Journey. 

You can send an e-mail (in English or Dutch) to: yufeadmissions@uantwerp.be

Continue your studies or do research in the United States

Fulbright

The prestigious grant from the Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium and Luxembourg supports studies or research at top universities in the US. The scholarships are open to all academic disciplines and are awarded on the basis of competitive selection.

BAEF

The prestigious grant from the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) helps fund studies/research at top universities in the United States. The scholarships are open to all disciplines and are awarded on the basis of competitive selection among candidates from Belgian universities.

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