Universiteit Antwerpen

Universiteit Antwerpen is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Antwerp, Belgium.

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General information for exchange students

General information for exchange students faculty of social sciences

Course information (Languages and History, Faculty of Arts)

Course information (Journalism and Reporting, Faculty of Social Science)

Academic calendar

Semester I: mid September – end of January
Semester II: February – early July

Academic Calendar

Language of instruction

Mainly Dutch, some courses in English.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Subject area: History, Languages (Faculty of Arts). Courses taught here include:

  • History
  • Literary Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media and Culture
  • Law

Subject area: Journalism and Reporting (Faculty of Social Science). Courses taught here include:

  • Communication studies​
  • Political science​
  • Sociology​
  • Education sciences

Students must take the majority of courses within the faculty they are selected for and may request two courses from other faculties. Upfront approval from the host university is needed to take courses from other faculties. 


Courses at Master’s level


Housing assistance

Students staying in Antwerp for one semester or less than 6 months can request on campus housing during the application (limited offer). If campus housing is fully booked you can find housing using the elaborate and easy to navigate (University of Antwerp affiliated) housing assistance website. 

More information about housing for exchange students.

Estimated living costs per month

The average rent for a furnished room is generally:

  • € 410 for a room
  • € 515 for a bedsit (room with private bathroom and kitchenette)
  • € 675 euros for an flat.

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Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS
Course units at the University of Antwerp mostly have an ECTS value of 3 or 6 credits.

Number of places available

Journalism/Media: 2 places per year

Languages: 1 place per year

History: 2 places per year


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in the language of instruction (Dutch/English) is required.

Additional information



Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).