All faculties/departments have an international academic coordinator who is the contact person for exchange students on all academic matters. He/she is assisted by administrative staff dealing in particular with student exchanges.  If you need more detailed information to draw up your study plan or any other academic issue during your stay please turn to these persons. 

During the first days of semester most faculties, such as Applied Economic Sciences, Arts, Political & Social Sciences, Law and Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences organize a welcome session for orientation on academic matters. It is absolutely essential to attend this information session. The dates of these sessions are communicated during the general Orientation Days organized by the International Relations Office right before the start of the semester.

Students studying at the faculties of Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine should contact the international co-ordinator individually for a personal welcome and assistance.

Examinations

​Students are normally allowed to take an examination for a course twice a year. First session examinations are held at the end of each term. Students are automatically registered for the semester examinations. Second session examinations (i.e. resits) take place at the end of August and at the beginning of September. Students who wish to take resits have to register at the appropriate departmental secretary’s office.

Flanders has a tradition of oral examinations, often with written preparation. In some departments traditional exams are supplemented by continuous assessment of students’ participation in class or by essays or presentations. The assessment method of each subject is described in the course catalogue.

International students may be offered different methods of evaluation i.e. assessment based on written work (an essay), continuous assessment or examinations in a foreign language (French, English, or German). However, you should consult with each individual lecturer at the beginning of the semester.

Grading system

​The Flemish academic grading system is based on a mark between 1 and 20. A mark of 10 or more represents a “pass”, in which case credits are granted. Less than 10 means “fail”.

  •   ≥ 17:     Greatest distinction (Maxima cum laude)
  • 15-16:    Great distinction (Magna cum laude)
  • 13-14:    Distinction (Cum laude)
  • 10-12:    Satisfaction (Pass with credit)
  •   < 10:     Fail

Grading table

​As outlined in the ECTS user guide the University of Antwerp publishes the grade distribution tables per faculty and for the university as a whole, this in order to ensure transparent and coherent info on the performance of individual students. The grade distribution tables are based on all passing grades of 2 academic years.

Our grading tables are also made available through the Egracons tool, to simplify the grade conversion process. 

Grading table of the university 

Grades used (from lowest to highest passing grade)
Number of passing grades awarded
Percentage of each grade with respect to the total passing grades awarded
Cumulative percentage of passing grades awarded
10
18422
9.51%
100%
11
19616
10.13%
90.49%
12
24363
12.58%
80.36%
13
27992
14.45%
67.78%
14
30431
15.71%
53.32%
15
27639
14.27%
37.61%
16
21617
11.16%
23.34%
17
13233
6.83%
12.17%
18
6961
3.59%
5.34%
19
2721
1.41%
1.74%
20
658
0.34%
0.34%
Total
193653
100%


Business and economics

Grades used (from lowest to highest passing grade)
Number of passing grades awarded
Percentage of each grade with respect to the total passing grades awarded
Cumulative percentage of passing grades awarded
10
2305
9.04%
100%
11
2402
9.42%
90.96%
12
3251
12.75%
81.54%
13
3908
15.33%
68.79%
14
4278
16.78%
53.46%
15
3696
14.50%
36.68%
16
2703
10.60%
22.18%
17
1594
6.25%
11.58%
18
868
3.40%
5.33%
19
369
1.45%
1.93%
20
122
0.48%
0.48%
Total
25496
100%



Applied engineering

Grades used (from lowest to highest passing grade)
Number of passing grades awarded
Percentage of each grade with respect to the total passing grades awarded
Cumulative percentage of passing grades awarded
10
1441
10.85%
100%
11
1411
10.63%
89.15%
12
1640
12.35%
78.52%
13
1734
13.06%
66.17%
14
1920
14.46%
53.11%
15
1909
14.38%
38.65%
16
1432
10.78%
24.27%
17
944
7.11%
13.49%
18
556
4.19%
6.38%
19
239
1.80%
2.19%
20
52
0.39%
0.39%
Total
13278
100%



Arts

Grades used (from lowest to highest passing grade)
Number of passing grades awarded
Percentage of each grade with respect to the total passing grades awarded
Cumulative percentage of passing grades awarded
10
2035
10.28%
100%
11
2107
10.64%
89.72%
12
2604
13.15%
79.08%
13
2807
14.18%
65.93%
14
2972
15.01%
51.75%
15
2708
13.68%
36.74%
16
2234
11.28%
23.06%
17
1313
6.63%
11.77%
18
736
3.72%
5.14%
19
244
1.23%
1.42%
20
38
0.19%
0.19%
Total

100%



Design sciences

Grades used (from lowest to highest passing grade)
Number of passing grades awarded
Percentage of each grade with respect to the total passing grades awarded
Cumulative percentage of passing grades awarded
10
1547
7.36%
100%
11
1888
8.99%
92.64%
12
2760
13.14%
83.65%
13
3252
15.48%
70.51%
14
3731
17.76%
55.03%
15
3188
15.18%
37.27%
16
2333
11.11%
22.09%
17
1250
5.95%
10.99%
18
728
3.47%
5.04%
19
252
1.20%
1.57%
20
78
0.37%
0.37%
Total
21007
100%



Law

Grades used (from lowest to highest passing grade)
Number of passing grades awarded
Percentage of each grade with respect to the total passing grades awarded
Cumulative percentage of passing grades awarded
10
2761
14.95%
100%
11
2379
12.88%
85.05%
12
2784
15.08%
72.17%
13
3018
16.34%
57.09%
14
2820
15.27%
40.75%
15
2167
11.73%
25.48%
16
1356
7.34%
13.74%
17
718
3.89%
6.40%
18
345
1.87%
2.51%
19
98
0.53%
0.64%
20
21
0.11%
0.11%
Total
18467
100%



Medicine and health sciences

Grades used (from lowest to highest passing grade)
Number of passing grades awarded
Percentage of each grade with respect to the total passing grades awarded
Cumulative percentage of passing grades awarded
10
2169
7.89%
100%
11
2610
9.49%
92.11%
12
3198
11.63%
82.62%
13
3638
13.23%
70.99%
14
3969
14.43%
57.77%
15
3908
14.21%
43.34%
16
3675
13.36%
29.13%
17
2509
9.12%
15.76%
18
1237
4.50%
6.64%
19
499
1.81%
2.14%
20
90
0.33%
0.33%
Total
27502
100%



Pharmaceutical, biomedical and veterinary sciences

Grades used (from lowest to highest passing grade)
Number of passing grades awarded
Percentage of each grade with respect to the total passing grades awarded
Cumulative percentage of passing grades awarded
10
2330
9.64%
100%
11
2636
10.91%
90.36%
12
2979
12.32%
79.45%
13
3288
13.60%
67.13%
14
3632
15.03%
53.53%
15
3403
14.08%
38.50%
16
2732
11.30%
24.42%
17
1743
7.21%
13.12%
18
948
3.92%
5.91%
19
408
1.69%
1.99%
20
72
0.30%
0.30%
Total
24171
100%



Science

Grades used (from lowest to highest passing grade)
Number of passing grades awarded
Percentage of each grade with respect to the total passing grades awarded
Cumulative percentage of passing grades awarded
10
1305
8.14%
100%
11
1397
8.71%
91.86%
12
1693
10.56%
83.15%
13
2051
12.79%
72.60%
14
2303
14.36%
59.81%
15
2372
14.79%
45.45%
16
2006
12.51%
30.66%
17
1394
8.69%
18.16%
18
895
5.58%
9.46%
19
460
2.87%
3.88%
20
163
1.02%
1.02%
Total
16039
100%



Social sciences

Grades used (from lowest to highest passing grade)
Number of passing grades awarded
Percentage of each grade with respect to the total passing grades awarded
Cumulative percentage of passing grades awarded
10
2036
10.96%
100%
11
2100
11.30%
89.01%
12
2420
13.03%
77.74%
13
2897
15.59%
64.71%
14
3096
16.66%
49.12%
15
2583
13.90%
32.46%
16
1846
9.94%
18.55%
17
1034
5.57%
8.62%
18
434
2.34%
3.05%
19
119
0.64%
0.72%
20
14
0.08%
0.08%
Total
18579
100%