The Belgian Government has decided that Ukrainian nationals seeking refuge in Belgium will receive temporary protection with immediate effect. Many Ukrainian students are looking at opportunities to start or continue their university studies elsewhere, including at the University of Antwerp. Most of our Bachelor programmes are taught in Dutch, except the Bachelor in Social-Economic Sciences. The Dutch-taught programmes can be followed after a one-year intensive Dutch language courseMaster programmes are offered in Dutch and English.  The next intake for all programmes is in September 2024

The admission requirements for these programmes remain unchanged, however the application deadlines have been adjusted to reflect the current situation. 

Ukrainian nationals

 The application deadline for EEA students applies to all Ukrainian candidates as well. If you have temporary protection status in Belgium at the time of enrollment, then the tuition fees payable will be equivalent to those for EEA nationals. 

Application to the University of Antwerp is through the online application tool Mobility Online and is free of charge. Applications open on 9 November 2023 and close at the end of May 2024.

International students in Ukraine

We are aware that many international students who were studying in Ukraine are now looking at alternatives for continuing their studies outside Ukraine. A simple transfer to our university is not an option, as most of our programmes are taught in Dutch. In addition, if you don't have a high school diploma or Bachelor degree from a higher education institution in Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg, you need to follow the admission procedure. The application deadline for non-EEA students to start in 2024-2025 is 1 March 2024. 

In particular, for students pursuing a Medicine degree, transferring to our medicine programme is not self-evident. The programme is taught in Dutch. If you don’t have a medical degree yet, then you will need to take an entrance examination. To study medicine in Flanders (Belgium), you must pass and rank favourably in a competitive entrance exam organised by the Ministry of the Flemish Community. All information about this entrance examination is available on (only in Dutch).