Course start date and length

The Think Water programme covers an academic year (i.e. 12 months) and starts late September. The courses are scheduled daily, from Monday to Friday.
Examinations are held in January and at the end of the programme in June. There are two weeks of study leave in December/January (Christmas period) and another two weeks at the beginning of April (Easter period).
The master dissertation can be submitted in the first session (i.e. before the end of June) or in the second one (i.e. before the end of August), or during the next academic year.  

Full-time or part-time learning (to combine work and study)

The full learning path comprises 60 credits and full-time attendence is required. Combining work and study is also possible if a part-time registration is chosen. This is facilited by the fact that the programme is organised in modules.


Since the programme is taught in English, all applicants must be able to read actively, follow lectures and express their thoughts in fluent written and spoken English.

Teaching method and course materials

Think Water courses are taught in an interactive, practical way. Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions, analyse cases, prepare presentations, report by means of group papers and engage in computer-assisted exercises. All courses will focus on the practical application of concepts in real life.
Course material spans from basic definitions to practice and the latest developments, from local problems to global solutions, and vice-versa. Theories are illustrated and case studies refer to real life.


'E-learning' is significant within the programme. Lectures, practicals and seminars only account for part of a class. The other part is offered through the electronic Blackboard learning environment in the form of announcements, assignments, tests, exercises, group work and question time via forum (panel discussion). 


The courses are organised on the campuses (Campus Groenenborger and Campus Drie Eiken) of the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp Maritime Academy.