During the application process you should formulate an accurate study programme. For approval of this study programme you need to create a Learning Agreement. The learning agreement contains the courses you are planning to take and the ECTS credits allocated. To help you with the selection of your courses  we have created an overview of all the English courses offered by the different faculties. Students may choose courses from faculties other than their own, but this is limited to two courses per faculty and is subject to approval.

All study programmes at the University of Antwerp are measured in terms of ECTS credits.  All courses have a number of credits allocated reflecting the time that an average student will need to attend the course and finish it.  The credit is the total of all study activities for one course: lectures, seminars, practicals, study time, preparation for examinations, writing essays, etc..  One credit stands for 25 to 30 hours of total study time. A full-time one-year study programme amounts to 60 credits (30 credits per semester), which comprises a student workload of about 1500 to 1800 hours. Individual student can differ from this standard according to their capacities, skills, foreknowledge, efforts. 

Most courses at the University of Antwerp are assigned an ECTS value of 3 or 6 credits.  In principle students need to take up 30 credits per semester. We strongly advise exchange students to sign up for a minimum of  20 credits when formulating their study programme at the UAntwerp.

Step 1. Get the template for your Learning Agreement

Students coming from a European Institution (Erasmus students):

  • Contact the International Coordinator of your home university to request the Erasmus+ Learning Agreement template

Students coming from an Institution outside of Europe:

  • Generate the word document from your personal workflow in Mobility Online in the step “print Learning Agreement”

Step 2: Fill out the Learning Agreement correctly

  • Complete the correct contact details for your home university and for the University of Antwerp. Make sure you always put the appropriate International Coordinator of the faculty at the University of Antwerp (and not the International Relations Officer!)
  • fill out the courses and make sure you have at least 20 credits per semester:
  • Make sure your Learning Agreement is signed and sealed by your home university and yourself

Course overview

To help you with the selection of your courses we have provided 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 of the faculties directly. The email address of every coordinator is mentioned below. 

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. MA in Economic Policy
  2. MA in Business Administration

For more info: exchange.fbe@uantwerpen.be 


​All courses offered in English to exchange students are from the Master of Laws programme. For EXCHANGE students the tuition fee is waived. 

You can read some testimonials or have a look at our activities.  

For more info: mieke.briels@uantwerpen.be

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: piet.devroede@uantwerpen.be

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 info please contact Sofie Krol.

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: nele.devloo@uantwerpen.be

Medicine, Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy


All information is available on the website

For more information please contact International.office.medhealth@uantwerp.be

Rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy

All info is available on the website

For more information please contact: stagerevaki@uantwerpen.be

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.

  • Please take into account that when chosing courses from the Master’s Programme in English Linguistics & Literature you should meet the language requirements of C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference. Accepted minimal qualifications are: 
    • TOEFL (“Test of English as a Foreign language”) – Internet based: 101
    • TOEFL – computer –based: 237-273
    • IELTS: 7.0
    • Cambridge certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade B
    • TOEIC: 701-910

      Test scores must not be older than 2 years

Class schedules may conflict when choosing subjects from different model paths and departments.

Please note: 

  • bachelor students take bachelor courses, and master students take master courses. As a bachelor student you can also take up master courses IF you get the permission of the professor.
  • students should have obtained at least 60 ECTS credits before they can start their exchange.

For more info:  internatFLW@uantwerpen.be 

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. 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
  • Interior Architecture
  • Urbanism and Spatial Planning
  • Product Development
  • Conservation-Restoration
  • Heritage Studies

Please find all information on the website.

For more information, please contact exchange.ow@uantwerpen.be

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 Greet.annaert@uantwerpen.be 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: Janus.verrelst@uantwerpen.be