Double degree

Two degrees, two years, two top universities

This highly-competitive programme is the first multi-disciplinary double degree of the Faculty of Business and Economics. In just two years, you can obtain two master’s degrees in two disciplines:

  • Master in Digital Business Engineering (UAntwerpen)
  • Master in Informatics in the field of study Digital Business Engineering (CTU Prague)

These disciplines are complementary and their combination is highly sought-after in the industry

As a double degree student, you develop a broad understanding of end-to-end information system development. As such, the programme is aimed at students who want to challenge themselves by acquiring advanced academic knowledge both in business and economics as well as the more technical domain of informatics.

Czech technical university in Prague

The Czech Technical University is one of the largest and oldest technical universities in Europe. The university ranks 221st in the QS World University Rankings in the subject of Engineering and Technology of 2022, and is climbing fast in most quality rankings, as shown by its 12th place in the Emerging Europe & Central Asia ranking (QS EECA University Rankings 2022).

Located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, the university is a perfect destination for those who want to immerse themselves in history, art, music, and architecture.

Find out more about CTU

Study programme

Compulsory courses offered by CTU Prague

Course name
Semester
ECTS
Combinatorial Optimization
1
6
Mathematics for Informatics
1
7
Selected Statistical Methods
2
7
Parallel and Distributed Programming
2
6

Elective courses offered by CTU Prague

The double degree programme contains one elective course at CTU Prague.

Course name
Semester
ECTS
Blockchain
1
5
Internet of Things
2
4
Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
2
4
Middleware Architectures 1
1
5
Semantic Web and Knowledge Graphs
1
5
Advanced Database Systems
1
5

Detailed course information can be found in the Blackboard learning environment after logging in with your UAntwerpen student credentials.

Entry requirements

The double degree with CTU is a highly competitive programme, only a few students per year are allowed to partake. To be eligible, you need to have completed a Bachelor in Business Engineering: Management Information Systems (“Handelsingenieur in de Beleidsinformatica”) at the University of Antwerp. 

There are no formal tests that students must take before being admitted. However, selected students will be guided by UAntwerpen staff in assessing whether preparatory work is required before starting.

Application procedure

 The board of admission will evaluate and rank all applications. This will be done according to the applicants study results and their motivation. 

Application process

Applicants must submit their email application to master.fbe@uantwerpen.be by May 15th of the previous academic year at the latest. The application procedure consists of the four steps. We strongly advise you to start the process well in advance.

  1. Prepare all required documents in a single file (zip or pdf) before the application deadline: 
    1. CV
    2. Letter explaining your motivation, future plans (max. 2 pages)
    3. A copy of exam results (Transcript of Records, to be downloaded from SISA)
  2. Send all the application documents in a single email to master.fbe@uantwerpen.be. You will receive an automatic reply confirming that your application has been received. Questions regarding application documents and deadlines can also be directed to this email address. Applications sent after the deadline will automatically be considered as ineligible. If your application file is incomplete, your application will also be considered as ineligible. 
  3. Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the admission board. If successful, you will be contacted by the admission board to confirm your interest and invited for an interview by the board.
  4. Finalise your enrolment at UAntwerpen.