The university’s language centre Linguapolis organises various intensive language courses at the beginning of each semester and during the academic year.

Survival on arrival

Dutch is the official language of Flanders, the northern part of Belgium. In general local people in Antwerp have a good basic knowledge of English, however it is evidently clear that being able to speak basic Dutch when studying at the University of Antwerp, is an advantage.

That is why a “Survival” on Arrival course is organized. This is a Dutch introductory course especially for exchange students. During this course you will learn the basic Dutch you need for everyday situations, such as introducing yourself, ordering in pubs and restaurants, asking for information, communicating in shops and using public transport. Throughout the language course you will be introduced to Belgian and Antwerp culture. After the course you will receive a certificate of attendance.

This course is designed for all exchange students who have been accepted to study at the University of Antwerp. You will receive all necessary information by email and the procedure to sign up once you have been finally accepted.

Dutch Language Courses

In case you can't participate in the "Survival on Arrival" course or you would like to study the Dutch language on a more advanced level, you can follow an intensive Dutch as a foreign language course at Linguapolis. 

Some study programmes award 3 academic credits for Linguapolis language courses (of all types). Please contact your faculty secretary’s office in advance for more detailed information and all conditions.

Enrolment

Students who wish to attend a Dutch language course should enrol directly with Linguapolis.

Information

More information and prices can be found on the language centre’s website.

Other Language Courses

Linguapolis offers language courses in 14 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch as a foreign language, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. You can find all information about this courses on the Linguapolis website.

Some study programmes award 3 academic credits for Linguapolis language courses (of all types). Please contact your faculty secretary’s office in advance for more detailed information and all conditions.

Enrolment

Students who wish to attend one of the above mentioned language courses should enrol directly with Linguapolis.

Information

More information and prices can be found on the language centre’s website.