Universiteit Antwerpen

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

Student experiences

Read about student experiences


General information for exchange students (Faculty of Arts)

General information for exchange students (Faculty of Social Science) 

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. Courses taught here include:

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

Subject area: Journalism and Reporting. Courses taught here include:

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

Students can choose two courses from faculties other than the one mentioned on the agreement. 


Courses at Master’s level


Housing assistance

For students staying in Antwerp for one semester or less than 6 months the housing application is included in the application. Students staying longer than 6 months will make their own arrangements.

There is plenty of offer on the student accommodation market in Antwerp. Most rooms are rented for a period of 10 to 12 months, so students staying for a full academic year should have no problem finding a room.

More information about housing for exchange students.

Estimated living costs per month

More information


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).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!