After you found a subject and (a) supervisor(s), you need to send a fully completed application form with the necessary attachments (mentioned on the form) to the Registrar's Office. Depending if you got your Master's diploma via a Flemish/Dutch university or an instiution in another country you need to fill in a different application form. The forms that are used to apply for a regular PhD are also used in case of an interdisciplinary PhD.

The Registrar's Office will then send the application to the relevant faculty/department/institute, which decides about the admission and composes an individual PhD commission (IPC). The faculty will decide on the suitability of the candidate and the research topic within a reasonable period of time following receipt of the application.

If the faculty/department/institute approves your application, you will be invited by the Registrar's Office to take the next step in your enrolment.

More information about enrolment and the tuition fee can be found on the website of the Registrar's Office. More specific answers can be found on the helpdesk or you can fill in your question there.

Please note: New PhD students can enrol during the whole academic year until the end of May each academic year, there aren't any deadlines!

Annual re-enrolment 

PhD students at the University of Antwerp must re-enrol every year through SisA. Re-enrolment can be done between July 16th until October 7th of every academic year.
Submitting a re-enrolment is an online procedure that takes only minute: log on with your student account and go to "To Do". Alternatively go to the tile "Requests" and in the first part "Career management" you will find re-enrolment X-Y. More information on filling in the request can be found on the helpdesk.

Tuition fee

You only have to pay the tuition fee twice: in the year of first enrolment and when the defence take splaces (if both happen in the same academic year, you pay both tuition fees in the same year). When you send the form "Information regarding the defence of your PhD thesis" to announce your defence, you will be invited by the Registrar's Office to pay the final tuition fee.