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.

How to prepare and approve the Digital Learning Agreement (only for Erasmus students)

As per the guidelines of the Erasmus programme we don't accept paper or PDF versions of the Learning Agreement anymore, but only work with the new Digital Learning Agreements. You can find the process on how to create the Digital Learning Agreement here below. In case your home university is not familiar with the whole process, please ask them to contact us via incomingstudents@uantwerpen.be. 

1. Prepare your Digital Learning Agreement as part of your application at the University of Antwerp. Ask at your home university what tool they are using to create the Digital Learning Agreement, this can be the OLA tool or any other in-house solution.

2. You fill out the Digital Learning Agreement and sign it online. Details of the contact persons at UAntwerp can be found under the contact section.

3. Your home university will receive a notification about your digital learning agreement once you have signed it.

4. The University of Antwerp receives a notification once your home university has signed it. 

5. After UAntwerp has signed the agreement, your digital learning agreement is complete.

How to prepare and approve your Learning agreement on paper (only for NON Erasmus students)

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”.

Details to fill out the Learning Agreement

Erasmus code University of Antwerp: B  ANTWERP01

Fill out the courses and make sure you have at least 20 credits per semester:

Person responsible for signing the Learning Agreement.

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. 

As an exchange student studying with us for a full academic year you can participate in a Community Service Learning course. Taking up this course has the advantage that you come into contact with Belgian students in an international context and can contribute to a solution for local, social needs of the community. Through this commitment, you not only gain relevant practical experience, but you also acquire competencies that can be useful in your later career.

If you would be interested in taking up the course in your study programme you can contact community.servicelearning@uantwerpen.be.

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: exchange.fbe@uantwerpen.be 


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 internationaloffice.law@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.

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 (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 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