There are several scholarship programmes:
- Erasmus scholarships are available for a study period in Europe;
- Erasmus Belgica scholarships are available for a study period within Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels);
- For destinations outside Europe, there is a travel grant from the University of Antwerp; other scholarships are available for selected destinations: Priority Country Programme, ASEM DUO, a generic scholarship or a scholarship from The Washington Center.
- For a, development relevant, study period you can request a VLIR-UOS travel grant.
The application for an Erasmus scholarship is done via your workflow in Mobility Online. The application documents for all other scholarships will be sent to you by email as soon as your faculty has allocated a destination to you.
You can only apply for a scholarship if you are registered in Mobility Online. The only exception to this is the VLIR-UOS travel grant, they have a different application prcedure.
Only with partner universities in the European countries participating in the Erasmus programme: European Union, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Croatia. Both the home and the host university must hold anErasmus University Charter.
The Erasmus scholarship is intended as a financial compensation for the additional expenditure of studying abroad. You are only entitled to an Erasmus grant if you stay abroad fulltime. If you receive a study grant from the Flemish Community, you can combine this with an Erasmus scholarship.
The amount of the scholarship depends on 2 factors:
- the category you belong to
- the country of destination
In Flanders there are two different scholarship amounts, based on family income:
Category 1 : If you pay the reduced registration fees at the university, which is the case for:
- The 'scholarship student': a student who meets the financial criteria for obtaining a study grant from the Flemish Community.
- The 'working-student': the student should meet the following conditions:
- in possession of proof of employment for at least 80 hours/month, or have a certificate of unemployment and the education is part of the path to a new job.
- you haven't obtained a second cycle degree or master degree
- registered in a study programme with specific teaching methods and specific modalities of counselling and registered in the register of higher education
Category 2 : All other students
The destination countries are divided into three groups:
The Erasmus scholarship amounts are as follows:
€ 629 per month
€ 379 per month
€ 579 per month
€ 329 per month
€ 529 per month
€ 279 per month
The Belgian version of the Erasmus programme has the same conditions. The aim is to promote the knowledge of French as a second language and cooperation between the different language communities.
For an exchange with a French speaking university in Belgium you will receive a lump sum grant of € 100 + € 100/month if you will be staying in lodgings (upon presentation of the lease).
There are different types of travel grants: a study trip outside Europe (min. 3 months), an internship stay outside Europe (min. 2 months).
This travel grant is only available for one category of students:
- students with a gross taxable family income of max. €80.000 qualify for a scholarship of 1000 € (lump sum). The income limit will be increased by 5000€ from the second dependent child onwards.
Students can only apply for an UAntwerpen Travel Grant after selection for a stay abroad and when they have not been selected for any other scholarship programma.
The aim of the Priority Country Programme is to promote the exchange of students between Flanders and the following priority countries: Brazil, Chile, Morocco, Russia, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and the USA.
The amount of the fellowship is 650 euro/ month with a maximum of 4 months of scholarship. The maximum duration of the exchange is 1 year.
- The pre-selection of the student and the application for the scholarship with the Flemish Government is done by the University of Antwerp. The final selection is done by the Flemish government.
Besides the monthly stipend a one time travel allowance is awarded:
- Brazil, Chile, Japan, Mexico, USA and South-Africa: 1.100 Euro
- Morocco and Russia: 320 Euro
Students from under-represented groups are entitled to 200 euro extra per month:
- Students with a scholarship from the Flemish government
- working students
- students with a disability (recognised by VAPH)
The Washington Center is an independent, non-profit organisation that offers internships and seminars to students from Flemish universities and university colleges. The Flemish Government offers 12 scholarships of 9.000,- € each to Flemish students who want to do an internship in Washington at an international organisation or company. Special attentions goes out to scholarship students (scholarship of 12.000,- €). The university organises the pre-selection, the final selection will be done at the Flemish level.
For all countries outside of Europe (= all non-Erasmus countries).
For exchanges starting from 2 months upto 1 academic year. The stipend is 650 euro/month plus a compensation for the travel costs (calculated based on the distance).
Highers stipens are available for students with a disadvantaged background (850 euro/month). With a maximum of 3 months of scholarship.
The 'scholarship student': a student who meets the financial criteria for obtaining a study grant from the Flemish Community.
The 'working-student': the student should meet the following conditions:
in possession of proof of employment for at least 80 hours/month, or have a certificate of unemployment and the education is part of the path to a new job.
you haven't obtained a second cycle degree or master degree
registered in a study programme with specific teaching methods and specific modalities of counselling and registered in the register of higher education
- Students with a disability (recognised by VAPH)
The income limit to qualify for the scholarship is: gross taxable family income < € 80.000. The income limit will be increased by 5000€ from the second dependent child onwards.