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Discover the top reasons for why you should consider coming to University of Antwerp
The University of Antwerp is characterised by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. It was founded in 2003 after the merger of three university institutions previously known as RUCA, UFSIA and UIA. Their roots go back to 1852. The University of Antwerp has about 20 000 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. 13% of the students at the University of Antwerp are international students.The University of Antwerp formes the backbone of the Antwerp University Association (AUHA) a strategic collaboration with 3 university colleges located in Antwerp.
The Flemish higher education system is undergoing some structural changes, which have an impact on the organization of the international mobility. As from the academic year 2013-2014 the academic Bachelor-Master programmes, so far offered at university colleges, will be integrated into the universities. More information can be found on the website of the Flemish Ministry - Department of Education and Training.
With regard to the University of Antwerp this means that Design Sciences, Applied Engineering, Physiotherapy and Translation/Interpreting organised at Artesis University College and Karel de Grote University College are incorporated in an existing UA faculty or form a new one. International students in these educational programmes will become (exchange) students of the University of Antwerp.
The University of Antwerp has 9 faculties in Applied Economic sciences , Applied Engineering, Arts , Design Sciences, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences , Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences , Political and Social Sciences and Sciences. The Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), the Antwerp Management School (AMS) and the Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp (ITMMA) have an autonomous, faculty-like status.
Doctoral programmes are available in most faculties.
The University has 9 campuses spread over the city. The city campus, Campus Mutsaard and Campus Paardenmarkt are situated in the historic centre (top photo). Campus Middelheim, Groenenborger and Drie Eiken are situated in the green belt to the south of the city.
(Rectorate, administration): Middelheimlaan 1, BE-2020 Antwerpen, tel. +32 3 265 30 51
All study programmes at the University of Antwerp received accredidation from NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation).
Regular Student Associations
Antwerp has a very broad system of student associations. Nearly every faculty has at least one association, most of the time even one for each subject/discipline. The associations organize several activities throughout the year ("cantus", parties, grand ball and cultural excursions). Students are not obliged to join a students' association, but it is an easy and pleasant way to get to know lots of new people and to speed up the integration process. The leadership (the "praesidium") or the members can also give you some information on student life in Antwerp and about different courses. Membership is quite cheap (approximately 5) and offers several advantages when taking part in an association's activities (usually an entrance fee discount of 1 or 2).
Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
The Antwerp branch of the ERASMUS Student Network (ESN) organises student activities throughout the year for exchange students. In addition, the International Relations Offices of the Antwerp Association offer a cultural programme in co-operation with ESN.
Sport activities at the UA are open for all UA students and where possible for UA staff, UA alumni and college students of the Antwerp University and Colleges Association.
Dutch Language Courses
Regular students (i.e. not exchange students) wishing to register for a study programme taught in Dutch, have to pass a Dutch language test prior to registration. With this in mind the University of Antwerp organizes Dutch language courses which are specifically tailored to the needs of participants.
Other Language Courses
Each semester, language courses at different levels are organised in various languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish).
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Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master's degree at University of Antwerp!