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Courses and Learning Agreement

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 create a correct Learning Agreement?