Application procedure in 4 steps

  1. ​Register in Mobility Online 
  2. Fill in personal details, complete some extra questions and upload required documents
  3. Wait for approval of your application (notification of approval within 4 weeks)
  4. Pay the participation fee within 10 days after approval to secure your spot

​Applications can be submitted by filling in the online registration form via Mobility Online. After having registered, you will automatically receive an email with further guidelines to complete your application.

Application deadline: 11 June 2021 (early bird) or 25 June 2021 (regular)

Required documents for Bachelor and Master students: Applicants are expected to submit a brief CV (1 page, with a focus on education, study results and the topic of Bachelor and/or Master theses) and a cover letter (250 words, detailing the applicant’s particular skills and qualities, motivation and interest in the course). Notification of selection results within 14 days.

Required documents for PhD candidates: Applicants are expected to submit a paper proposal (max. 250 words) to be presented at the summer school, a brief CV (max. 2 pages, containing education, affiliation, PhD research topic and a list of selected publications, working papers and/or presentations) and a cover letter (250 words, detailing skills and qualities, motivation and interest in the course). Notification within 14 days.

Upon successful submission you will receive an automatic reply to confirm your application. You will be informed about the results of selection within 14 workings days. In case your application is accepted, you will receive an email with more practical information on payment and visa.  Note that your subscription is only valid when the participation fee is received by the summer school’s secretariat.

Accepted students will be registered as regular students of the University of Antwerp and will hence receive a student account and a student card with which they will have access to the catering facilities and to the Wi-Fi network of the University of Antwerp. Furthermore, accepted students will be automatically insured under the policy of the University of Antwerp.

Registration fee

€300 (regular)

€200 (early bird, only Bachelor and Master students)

Fee covers course material, coffee breaks, evening programme and farewell dinner. Other meals and accommodation are not included.

Application deadline: 11 June 2021 (early bird) or 25 June 2021 (regular)

Disclaimer - Cancellation

At this moment, the summer school is still scheduled to go ahead as planned. If COVID-19 won't allow us to organise a live summer school, candidates will be informed of this by 31 May 2021 at the latest. In case of cancellation, the registration fee will be reimbursed as soon as possible.

Cancellation by the participant

If the participant cancels more than 4 weeks before the start of the summer school, 50% of the registration fee can be reimbursed. If the participant cancels within 4 weeks before the start of the summer school, € 100 of the registration fee will be refunded. All refunds are made in euros. The organisation cannot refund any shortfalls due to exchange rate fluctuations or bank charges.

COVID-19: Applicants who are unable to travel due to COVID-19 can receive a full refund of their registration fee if they can provide the following evidence:

  • Official communication from the visa office, embassy or consulate in case a visa could not be obtained due to COVID-19 regulations.
  • Official communication from the home institution, employer or a medical facility stating that it is not possible to travel due to COVID-19 implications.

Applicants that can’t provide such a proof will not have the fees refunded.


Scholarships for University of Antwerp students

​Two types of scholarships are available for students who are currently enrolled as regular students of the University of Antwerp. 

  1. Refund of €150/student after attending a summer school organised at Antwerp Summer University. An overview of all eligible summer schools can be found here. Students should prefinance the full registration fee and can claim a reimbursement of the allowance after submitting a certificate of attendance and proof of payment to the Antwerp Summer University Office.

    The following students qualify for this refund: University of Antwerp students regularly enrolled under a diploma contract in a Bachelor, Master, Preperatory Programme, Bridging Programme or Academic Teaching Programme, in either academic year 2020-2021 or 2021-2022.
  2. Scholarship for a short international experience for students who qualify for financial aid by the Department of Social, Cultural and Student affairs (SCS).

Please refer to Blackboard ("een internationale ervaring>zomerschool") or contact the Antwerp Summer University Office (see right) for more information on these scholarships.

Scholarships for refugees residing in Belgium

​Attending a summer school is a low-threshold opportunity for refugees to get to know Flemish Higher Education. From summer 2018 onwards, a limited number of reduced registration fees (€50) for refugees is made available by University of Antwerp.

Admission requirements and eligibility

  • The admission requirements for refugees with foreign pre-qualifications are the same as those for all summer school participants. Please note that each summer school has its own specific admission requirements, including prior qualifications. For details, please visit the webpage of the summer school of your preference.
  • English is the language of instruction of all programmes within Antwerp Summer University. As active participation is compulsory in all summer schools, English proficiency in reading, speaking and writing is  required.
  • In order to be eligible for a reduced registration fee, the candidate should belong to one of the following categories: asylum seeker / refugee status / subsidiary protection or a family member being reunited with a refugee.
  • Candidates should (have) complete(d) a study orientation plan at Atlas. Candidates who are/have already been enrolled at a Flemish Higher Education Institution are not eligible for this reduced fee. Contact information is available on this webpage.


  • Applications can be submitted by filling in the online registration form via Mobility Online. Candidates have to fill in personal details, upload some documents and complete extra specific questions per summer school.
  • Depending on the category, candidates for these reduced fees have to upload (a) different document(s):
    • asylum seekers
      Scan of Annex 26 (issued by the Immigration Office in Brussels)
    • recognised refugees:
      Scan both sides residence permit
    • a person receiving protection on humanitarian grounds (Dutch: subsidiair beschermde) 
      Scan of the letter issued by the “office of the commissioner general for refugees and stateless persons”
    • a family member being reunited with a refugee
      Scan of both sides of the residence permit of your family member
      Proof of family composition.
  • Applicationdeadlines vary between summer schools. Please refer to the webpage of your preferred summer school to find out more.

Contact and more information

  • For more information on Antwerp Summer University and the application procedure, please contact Mr Wannes Gijsels ( or +32 32654382).
  • For special information for refugees looking to study at the University of Antwerp, please visit this webpage or make an appointment with Ms Parul Goel ( or +32 3265 3191).