The University of Antwerp
(UA) is characterized by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research, and entrepreneurial approach. It was founded in 2003 after the merger of three institutions previously known as RUCA, UFSIA and UIA. Their roots go back to 1852. The University of Antwerp has about 13,000 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. More than 1,200 international students (exchange students not included) are registered at the UA. The University of Antwerp forms the backbone of the Antwerp University Association (AUHA), a strategic collaboration with four university colleges in the city of Antwerp. The University has 4 campuses situated in the historic city center and in the green belt to the south of the city.
University of Antwerp offers courses
in several academic areas. These courses are subject to change.
Course Approval Process
All courses taken on study abroad programs must then be approved by the appropriate college course approval contact as listed in the link below. Approval is indicated by the appropriate college representative’s signature on the Course Approval Form.
Please visit Course Approval Process webpage to review the approval process and print a Course Approval Form: http://www.marquette.edu/abroad/course-approval-process.shtml
Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned
The Flemish academic grading system is based on a mark between 1 and 20. A mark of 10 or more represents a “pass”, in which case credits are granted. Less than 10 means “fail”. You must receive a grade of 10 or above to transfer the courses.
Full Time Status
You are required to take the equivalent of at least 12 U.S. credits while abroad
. This program runs on the ECTS system (European Credit Transfer System). 2 ECTS credits counts for 1 US credit. A course worth 6 ECTS will transfer back to Marquette as 3 US credits. You will need to take 24 ECTS credits at Antwerpen for the term.
There are limited number of rooms available in student dormitories. The most common housing option is private apartments/studios. Students are put in touch with a private apartment owner in Antwerp. Students pay housing directly to the owner prior to arriving.
More information can be found on their website here.
Budget Sheets: Fall
Antwerp is the largest city in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium. Approximately 60 percent of the 10 million Belgians live in Flanders. The language spoken is Dutch. Antwerp is divided into nine administrative districts: Antwerp, Berchem, Borgerhout, Deurne, Ekeren, Hoboken, Merksem, Wilrijk and Zandvliet. Antwerp is well known for its harbor (one of the largest in the world), for its diamonds (more than 50 percent of the world’s diamond production passes through Antwerp), for its fashion, and for several famous old painters (like Rubens and Van Dijck). Antwerp has long been an important city in the nations of the Benelux both economically and culturally, especially before the Spanish Fury of the Dutch Revolt. It is located on the right bank of the river Scheldt, which is linked to the North Sea by the estuary Westerschelde. The city has one of the largest seaports in Europe.