Enrolments for the academic year 2021-2022 will start on 1 July 2021 and will be possible until 8 October 2021.
If you fulfil the admission criteria you are ready to enrol.
When you enrol at the University of Antwerp you also sign a contract with the university. This means that you commit to obtaining a degree for the programme you enrol in.
Not a degree student?
Do you deviate from the standard 'enrolment as a degree student'? Please check this page.
Follow these 5 steps to successfully start the academic year
Step 1: Collect the necessary documents
To successfully complete the preregistration form, degree students will need the following documents:
- a color scan of your passport (pdf)
- a digital passport photo (jpg)
- a color scan of your degree or equivalent certificates (pdf)
Depending on your situation, we might also ask you to upload additional documents such as a Belgian residence permit (pdf) or a Dutch or English language certificate (pdf).
Please note that physical attendance in the lectures during the academic year 2021-2022 is again the normal situation. We expect international students to arrive in Belgium no later than the start of the academic year (27 September 2021). This means that if you require a visa this should have been applied for before 1 September 2021 to have a reasonable chance to arrive on time in Belgium. In some cases the faculty can allow that you arrive after the start of the academic year (but not later than 1 December 2021). Please check with the faculty of your programme.
If you would like to enrol before you arrive in Belgium (and already get some information and access to online lectures) then we need proof that you indeed applied for a visa before 1 September. We therefore ask you to mention your visa application number, reference number and the country where you applied for your visa in your online preregistration (in the comment box at the end of the preregistration). Using this information we can track your visa application and decide if enrolment is possible before you arrive in Belgium.
Please be aware that when you enrol a tuition fee is required and that only part of it may be refundable, even if you cannot come to Belgium (e.g. when a visa has been refused). Furthermore, if you arrive in Belgium after the deadline imposed by the faculty, enrolment will be refused or terminated.
Step 2: Complete and submit the online preregistration
The online preregistration will supply us with the necessary information we need to process your enrolment. Completing the preregistration takes about 25 to 30 minutes.
After completing the online preregistration, we can further process your preregistration either completely digitally or by appointment on campus (City campus, Lange St Annastraat 7 in Antwerp). Please note that in order to digitally process your preregistration, we must be able to digitally verify your diploma (or certificates). Please check in advance whether this is possible in your case.
Important: the online preregistration is not an admission application form. If you need a permission or a letter of acceptance to enrol, as stated in the admission requirements, and do not have it, you cannot use the online preregistration. Abuse of the preregistration for this purpose, could cause refusal of future enrolment.
We can verify your degree and/or certificates digitally if one of the following situations applies to you:
- You have obtained a Flemish degree
Check if your degree is available as authentic information (and not as a declaration of honour) in the Leer- en ErvaringsbewijzenDatabank LED (login with eID required) of the Flemish Government. More information can be found here. If your diploma should be present in the LED, we do not accept any other documents.
- You have obtained a Dutch degree
Check if your degree is available in the DUO diplomaregister and send it to us following these instructions. If your diploma should be present in the DUO diplomaregister, we do not accept any other documents.
- You have received degree equivalence of your foreign degree through NARIC
Check if NARIC’s degree equivalence certificate is a PDF with a secure digital signature or if it is available in the Leer- en ErvaringsbewijzenDatabank LED (login with Belgian eID required) of the Flemish Government. The NARIC PDF with the secure digital signature should be uploaded in your preregistration.
- You have a Letter of Acceptance without additional diploma conditions
If you have gone through the 'admission procedure' of the University of Antwerp for students with a foreign degree and you have received your Letter of Acceptance on which there are no extra conditions with regard to your degree, we have already verified your degree. A copy of the Letter of Acceptance should be uploaded in your preregistration.
If additional conditions apply, such as showing your obtained original (legalised) degree, you will have to make an appointment with the Registrar's Office. You will receive the instructions by e-mail.
- You have obtained a degree at the University of Antwerp
If you have obtained a degree at the University of Antwerp (or at one of its predecessors (RUCA, UFSIA, UIA)) we can check your degree in our own records. You can upload a scan of your degree in your preregistration.
- You have obtained an International Baccalaureat Diploma (awarded by the "Office du Baccalauréat international")
Ask you school to give permission to the University of Antwerp to check your results online. In that case, you only have to upload a scan of your diploma in your preregistration. We can then verify your diploma online.
- You have a degree and/or certificate from another educational institution that has a digital verification platform
Check if your educational institution has a digital platform on which your degree or certificate can be verified and if your degree or certificate contains instructions for verification. A scan of your degree or certificate and the instructions should be uploaded in your preregistration.
Please note that the degree should be in Dutch, English, French or German. If this is not the case, a legalized translation in one of this languages is required and you will need to submit your file in person.
This works! My degree and/or certificate can be verified digitally.
In that case you can go for the full digital experience. Your file will be checked and if everything is in order, you can proceed to the next step.
Too bad, my degree and/or certificate cannot be verified digitally.
In that case we ask that you come to campus to present your original degree or certificate. You will have to make an appointment with the Registrar's Office. You will receive the instructions to book an appointment after choosing this option in the online preregistration. Your file will be checked together with you and if everything is in order, you can proceed to the next step.
Step 3: Sign the contract and complete the enrolment
We check the information and documents you uploaded in the online preregistration or presented on compas. If everything is in order, we will present you with an enrolment agreement. After we have received the signed agreement, we can complete your enrolment. You will receive a document with the confirmation of your enrolment and your student account.
Step 4: Pay your tuition fee
Together with your student account you will also receive the payment details for the tuition fee. After enrolment, tuition fees are always owed, even if you end your enrolment.
Pay your tuition fee as soon as possible as we can only print your student card and send it to your postal address in Belgium after we received your payment. Your student card with your student number and photo is unique and your personal property. Make sure you always have it with you on campus. You use the student card for exams, the student restaurant, to buy study material ….
Step 5: Select your courses in your study portal SisA
After enrolment, you need to put together your course list so you can participate in lessons and exams. You do this using the SisA selfservice module. Register for the programme components you wish to take during this academic year. If you have any questions or problems relating to this registration procedure, please contact the faculty which is responsible for your programme.