ECTS credits

The workload for all study programmes at the University of Antwerp is expressed in ECTS credits. All courses have been allocated a number of credits, reflecting the time that the average student will need to attend and complete them. The credit accounts for the total of all study activities for one course: lectures, seminars, practicals, revising, preparing for examinations, writing essays, etc. Most courses at the University of Antwerp are assigned an ECTS value of three or six credits. Three ECTS equals a workload of 75 to 90 hours.

We strongly advise exchange students to sign up for a minimum of 20 credits. You can take up to 30 credits per semester.

Attention: The second examination period takes place at the end of August and beginning of September. Check the academic calendar for specific dates. If you need to resit any of your exams, contact the international coordinator of your study programme.

Course selection

To help you select your courses, you can consult an overview of the different courses that are offered in English for exchange students.

If you have any questions regarding these courses, please contact the international coordinator for your study programme directly. The email address of every coordinator is listed below.

Mind: Students may choose courses from faculties other than their own, but this is limited to two courses per faculty and is subject to approval by the relevant international coordinator(s).

Business and Economics

​The Faculty of Business and Economics offers a range of courses in English.

The Faculty also organizes two English-taught master’s programmes:

  1. Ba in Social-Economic Sciences
  2. Ma in Applied Economic Sciences: Economic Policy
  3. Ma in Business Economics
  4. Ma in Business Engineering: Financial Engineering
  5. Ma in Digital Business Engineering

For more info:


All courses offered in English to exchange students are from the Master of Laws programme.

You can find all information on the Faculty of Law website for exchange students.

For more information, please contact

Sociology, political sciences, communication studies and education sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a selected number of bachelor and master courses in English in each of the degrees.

For more info:

Applied engineering in the field of electronics-ICT, chemistry, construction and electromechanics

​The Faculty of Applied Engineering offers English Bachelor and Master courses in the following study fields:

  • Electronics –ICT.
  • Chemistry
  • Construction
  • Electromechanics

An overview of all courses and projects.

For more information, please contact the International Office FTI:

Biochemistry and biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biomedical and veterinary sciences

​Department of Biomedical Sciences offers 2 Master programmes in English. 

  1. Neurosciences
  2. Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Some courses in the Master’s programme of Biochemistry and Biotechnology are taught in English.

For more info:

Medicine, Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy


All information is available on the website

For more information please contact

Rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy

All info is available on the website

For more information please contact:

History, linguistics and literature, philosophy and applied language studies

​The Faculty of Arts offers English Bachelor or Master courses in the following study fields:

  • History
  • Linguistics & Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Applied Language studies & Translation

An overview of all courses offered in English is available on the website.

For more info:

Biology, chemistry, computer sciences, physics, mathematics and environmental sciences

​The Faculty of Science offers a range of English Bachelor and Master courses in the following study fields:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Ecology and Environmental Science

An overview of all courses and projects can be found on the website.

For more information, please contact Sarah Verberckmoes:  

Architecture, interior architecture, urbanism, product development, conservation-restoration and heritage studies

The Faculty of Design Sciences offers a range of courses for incoming students in the following study fields:

  • Architecture (autumn semester and full year)
  • Interior Architecture (autumn semester)
  • Urbanism and Spatial Planning (autumn semester)
  • Product Development (autumn semester)
  • Conservation-Restoration (autumn semester)
  • Heritage Studies (autumn semester)

Please find all information on the website.

For more information, please contact

Development studies

​The Institute of Development Policy offers 3 Master's programmes and a series of debates in English.

Students who would like to choose courses from one of these 3 master programmes should contact and send along a copy of their diploma and transcript of records, motivation letter and CV.

Debating Development’ is a series of 8 debates on development issues as an interfaculty course (3 ECTS credits). For more info: