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
19935
10.87%
100%
11
20580
11.22%
83.13%
12
24971
13.61%
77.91%
13
27303
14.88%
64.30%
14
28542
15.56%
49.42%
15
24556
13.39%
33.86%
16
18262
9.96%
20.47%
17
11105
6.05%
10.52%
18
5724
3.12%
4.46%
19
1999
1.09%
1.34%
20
465
0.25%
0.25%
Total
183442
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
3332
11.03%
100%
11
3631
12.02%
88.97%
12
4341
14.36%
76.96%
13
4729
15.65%
62.59%
14
4802
15.89%
46.95%
15
3938
13.03%
31.06%
16
2681
8.87%
18.02%
17
1541
5.10%
9.15%
18
829
2.74%
4.05%
19
326
1.08%
1.31%
20
70
0.23%
0.23%
Total
30220
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
1695
13.85%
100%
11
1536
12.55%
86.15%
12
1684
13.76%
73.60%
13
1727
14.11%
59.83%
14
1825
14.91%
45.72%
15
1494
12.21%
30.81%
16
1066
8.71%
18.60%
17
684
5.59%
9.89%
18
362
2.96%
4.30%
19
123
1.01%
1.34%
20
41
0.34%
0.34%
Total
12237
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
2325
12.13%
100%
11
2304
12.02%
87.87%
12
2701
14.10%
75.84%
13
2807
14.65%
61.75%
14
2703
14.11%
47.10%
15
2404
12.55%
32.99%
16
1962
10.24%
20.45%
17
1129
5.89%
10.21%
18
628
3.28%
4.32%
19
171
0.89%
1.04%
20
28
0.15%
0.15%
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
1807
9.50%
100%
11
2042
10.74%
90.50%
12
2865
15.07%
79.76%
13
3160
16.62%
64.69%
14
3308
17.40%
48.07%
15
2481
13.05%
30.68%
16
1744
9.17%
17.63%
17
969
5.10%
8.46%
18
455
2.39%
3.36%
19
116
0.61%
0.97%
20
68
0.36%
0.36%
Total
19015
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
2918
14.61%
100%
11
2641
13.23%
85.39%
12
3331
16.68%
72.16%
13
3304
16.55%
55.48%
14
3141
15.73%
38.93%
15
2270
11.37%
23.20%
16
1324
6.63%
11.83%
17
674
3.38%
5.20%
18
291
1.46%
1.83%
19
69
0.35%
0.37%
20
5
0.03%
0.03%
Total
19968
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
2432
7.51%
100%
11
2828
8.74%
92.49%
12
3615
11.17%
83.75%
13
4114
12.71%
72.59%
14
4891
15.11%
59.88%
15
5104
15.77%
44.77%
16
4383
13.54%
29.01%
17
2968
9.17%
15.47%
18
1432
4.42%
6.30%
19
505
1.56%
1.88%
20
103
0.32%
0.32%
Total
32375
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
2653
10.90%
100%
11
2747
11.29%
89.10%
12
3165
13.01%
77.81%
13
3565
14.65%
64.80%
14
3852
15.83%
50.15%
15
3270
13.44%
34.32%
16
2407
9.89%
20.88%
17
1498
6.16%
10.99%
18
801
3.29%
4.83%
19
318
1.31%
1.54%
20
56
0.23%
0.23%
Total
24332
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
1258
9.12%
100%
11
1310
9.50%
90.88%
12
1495
10.84%
81.38%
13
1843
13.36%
70.54%
14
2038
14.78%
57.18%
15
1959
14.20%
42.41%
16
1656
12.01%
28.20%
17
1108
8.03%
16.20%
18
713
5.17%
8.16%
19
320
2.32%
2.99%
20
93
0.67%
0.67%
Total
13793
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
2224
12.76%
100%
11
2284
13.10%
87.24%
12
2524
14.48%
74.14%
13
2480
16.29%
59.67%
14
2788
15.99%
43.38%
15
2207
12.66%
27.39%
16
1427
8.18%
14.73%
17
734
4.21%
6.54%
18
315
1.81%
2.33%
19
85
0.49%
0.53%
20
7
0.04%
0.04%
Total
17435
100%