Want to become an exchange student at UAntwerp?

The University of Antwerp welcomes over 500 erasmus or exchange students each year from partner institutions throughout the world. If you also would like to spend a semester at our university then read more about the admission procedure.


If you would like to study at the University of Antwerp as an exchange student, you should talk to the international office of your home university first to see what your options are. If a valid bilateral (or multilateral) cooperation agreement exists between your university and the University of Antwerp your institution can nominate you to spend a study period with us. 

The admission procedure for exchange students coming to the University of Antwerp (B  ANTWERP01) includes two mandatory phases:

  • The home institution nominates the student to the University of Antwerp
  • Afterwards, the student submits the application to the University of Antwerp

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from students who have not been officially nominated by their university. 


If you want to undertake a work placement at the University of Antwerp, there are some faculties that offer you the possibility to do a placement as part of your degree programme.

There are two ways to apply for a placement position at the University of Antwerp.

  • You can contact the faculty/department where you want to do your internship directly OR
  • You can contact the International Relations Office. Provided that you send us a short workplan of your planned internship, we will help you in your search for a training supervisor.

When the arrangements between your training supervisor and yourself are set up, you can contact the International Office who will send you a link to start the online application process.

Nomination procedure

Nominations are only needed if you are applying for a study programme. No nomination is needed for placement.

Nominations are accepted if they meet the following requirements: 

  • The nomination should be done by the institutional or departmental coordinator of the home Institution or by an assistant at the International Office or faculty.
  • Only nominations within the deadline are accepted. The nomination procedure will be sent to all partner institutions via e-mail mid-March. For more info please contact incomingstudents@uantwerpen.be.

Nomination Deadlines

1st semester and full academic year students:

  • 15 April

2nd semester students 

  • 15 October

15 April is the only nomination deadline for the following faculties: in case of practical trainings in hospitals and research. If applied for at a later stage, positions might be filled up.

  • Pharmacy/Biomedical/VET Sciences
  • Medicine & Health Sciences

Application procedure

After you have been successfully nominated to the University of Antwerp, you will receive an automated email that will contain all the information you need to start with your application, including a manual that will guide you through the process. Your application will be handled via Mobility Online, an online management tool that is used for handling your mobility file during your stay in Antwerp.

Application Deadlines

1st semester and full academic year students:

  • 15 May

2nd semester students:

  • 1 November


15 May is the only application deadline for the following faculties in case of practical trainings in hospitals and research. If applied for at a later stage, positions might be filled up. 

  • Faculty of Pharmacy/Biomedical/VET Sciences 
  • Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences 

Applied Engineering: Students should have a fully signed Training Agreement at least 2 months before the start of their exchange period. No applications will be processed during the months July and August.