Practical information

Course fee

The 2018 tuition fee is 3400 Euro, which covers:

  • Participation in the course
  • Lunch on course days
  • A social programme
  • Didactic material
  • A licence for the use of Nvivo software until the end of the academic year.

The fee does NOT cover travel costs, accommodation (see next item below), evening meals or use of Stata software (Stata Software can be obtained at a preferential price).

The course fee must be paid in full by 1 September 2018 in order to confirm participation in the training.  After that date, your place may be offered to those on the waiting list.  Cancellation of attendance after this date may also lead to the loss of all or part of the course fee.   

Housing and travel

Students are responsible for their own travel to and from the University of Antwerp.  All participants will be housed together in international student accommodation nearby campus, which will be arranged by our secretariat.


VLIR-UOS scholarships

12 VLIR-UOS scholarships are again available in 2018.  Eligible applicants should fill in the last page of the application form.  Each scholarship includes a course fee waiver, a return air ticket, health insurance, visum costs, including travel to/from the Embassy, accommodation for 6 weeks in Antwerp, and a daily subsistence allowance.  . For eligibility criteria and application procedure, kindly go to the application page. 

We can provide an invitation letter in the case you are applying for funds elsewhere. In this case, kindly send your request to