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Amsterdam 133 km London 316 km Paris 301 km Vienna 924 km Berlin 634 km Rome 1 207 km Barcelona 1 108 km Antwerp Belgium All information in this brochure was correct at the time of printing. Please visit www.uantwerpen.be/aswu or scan the QR-code for more information.
Table of Contents Language of instruction Application procedure Scholarships Credits and certificates Visa Getting to Antwerp Getting around Cost of living Accommodation Facilities at the university Practical information Antwerp, Metropolis at the river Scheldt Your host, University of Antwerp Welcome word 13 10 9 7 5 Study & Explore
Antwerp Summer and Winter University 5 Welcome to Antwerp Summer and Winter University Broaden your horizons by studying, travelling and meeting people! At Antwerp Summer and Winter University, you can have it all! Antwerp Summer and Winter University offers you short-term, high-quality, academic programmes based on the excellence of the University of Antwerp and its regional and international partners. In a friendly and supportive learning environment, you can discover new academic disciplines or deepen your knowledge in your field. Your host city is Antwerp, a vibrant metropolis in the centre of Europe, a delightful city with a rich heritage. The Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady, the Baroque Carolus Borromeus Church, the printing cabinet of Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp Central station,… the list of places to visit is long. Just walking the streets or strolling along the quays of the river Scheldt and enjoying the scintillating atmosphere of the season in Antwerp will lift your heart. Come and learn from experts, all outstanding in their field, and meet fellow students from all over the world. Join them for intensive study programmes and for interesting and fun evening and weekend activities. We are looking forward to welcoming you at Antwerp Summer and Winter University. Team Antwerp Summer and Winter University International Relations Office, University of Antwerp
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Antwerp Summer and Winter University 7 Your host, University of Antwerp The University of Antwerp has around 23 202 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. Around 17,5% of our students are international, coming from all corners of the world: from the A of Argentina to the Z of Zambia. The University of Antwerp is characterised by its high standards in education, its internationally competitive research and its entrepreneurial approach. Ranking #93 in the list of Europe’s most innovative universities (Thomson Reuters, 2019) and ranking among the top 300 universities worldwide according to the 2021 Shanghai Ranking. Faculties and institutes Applied Engineering Arts Business and Economics Design Sciences Law Medicine and Health Sciences Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences Science Social Sciences Antwerp School of Education Institute of Development Policy I really like the atmosphere of Antwerp. Everything is within walking distance, but still it feels like a very international city. Nina, Germany
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Antwerp Summer and Winter University 9 536 079 inhabitants, 173 nationalities Antwerp, metropolis at the river Scheldt Located in the heart of Belgium and Europe, the city of Antwerp is well-known for its major international port and for being the world’s centre for rough diamond trade. Antwerp has always played an important role in the political and cultural history of the Low Countries. It is a charming and green city with many excellent museums representing a significant cultural heritage with Pieter Paul Rubens as its most famous ambassador. In combination with over 2000 bars and restaurants and along with some of the finest shopping districts in Europe, this makes Antwerp the ideal city for students and professionals! 706 bars and 1725 restaurants 38 parks 50 museums, 60 art galleries
10 Antwerp Summer and Winter University Antwerp Summer and Winter University Next to several interdisciplinary programmes, summer and winter school topics range from Law over Design Sciences to Health Sciences. All courses consist of intensive full-time programmes in which a wide variety of teaching methods are used, ranging from lectures, over workshops and debates, to visits and seminars. Sessions are taught by international speakers and experts from both within and outside the academic world. For some programmes, participants are required to do some preparatory reading, take an examination or make an assignment at the end of the course. An intensive learning experience with maximum impact is guaranteed thanks to the international composition of the classroom, the interactive set-up of the courses and the approachability of the lecturers. Target groups are different for each programme and may consist of students, researchers and/or professionals. Social programme To keep the minds fresh and to maximise interaction, a wide variety of fun and interesting social activities are organised during evenings and weekends so participants can make the most of their stay in Antwerp. A visit to the enormous port, a networking reception, a quiz night or a day trip to other Belgian cities such as Bruges and Brussels are only some examples of these activities. All activities of the social programme are offered free of charge. In some cases participants will be asked for a deposit which will be reimbursed upon participation. High academic quality Discover all of our programmes and spend a wonderful time in Antwerp! www.uantwerpen.be/aswu
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Antwerp Summer and Winter University 13 Practical information Language of instruction English is the language of instruction for all programmes of Antwerp Summer and Winter University. As active participation is compulsory in all courses, English proficiency in reading, speaking and writing is required. Please visit www.uantwerpen.be/aswu or scan the QR-code for more information. Application procedure in 5 steps 1 Go to our website www.uantwerpen.be/aswu and click on the summer or winter school of your preference. 2 Open the online registration tool (Mobility Online). 3 Fill in your personal details, upload the required documents and complete the next steps. 4 Wait for approval of your application. 5 Pay the tuition fee within 10 days after approval to secure your spot. Scholarships and reduced fees University of Antwerp students are entitled to a refund of €150 after submitting a certificate of attendance to the Antwerp Summer and Winter University Office. Some courses offer scholarships or reduced tuition fees for specific target groups. Specific entry requirements, application deadlines and cancellation policies vary between programmes. Please check the website of the programme of your preference.
14 Antwerp Summer and Winter University Credits, certificates and micro-credentials ECTS credits are awarded for successful completion of the programmes. The number of credits varies between programmes. Recognition of credits in the home curriculum should be agreed upon with the home institution. It is the participant’s responsibility to do so. In this regard, a course information sheet can be provided for each programme. Students are expected to attend all classes, complete all exercises and sit for final examinations (if applicable). Students who attend all the classes will receive a certificate of attendance. Moreover, students who pass the evaluation will receive a certificate of successful completion. In the context of lifelong learning, all summer and winter schools are included in the Nova Academy offer which enables participants to acquire micro-credentials. Visa If you are a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland, you may travel to Belgium on a national passport or identity card. Moreover, citizens from certain countries don’t need a visa for a stay of maximum 90 days either. The full list is available on our website. Upon acceptance and after payment, you can request a visa invitation letter through Mobility Online, the online application platform. For some countries and in some periods, approval by the Belgian authorities can take up to three months. Make sure you start the visa application procedure well in advance!
16 Antwerp Summer and Winter University Getting to Antwerp Antwerp is located in the centre of Belgium and is easily accessible by plane, train, car and bus. The international airport of Brussels (Brussels Airport (BRU)) is the most frequently used gateway to Antwerp, but you might also want to consider the low-cost airport of Brussels South Charleroi (CRL) or the very nearby airport of Antwerp (ANR) itself. Antwerp is also very easy to reach by train. International railway lines link Brussels and Antwerp to several other major European cities. Lastly, international buses also frequent the city centre of Antwerp, which might be the cheapest option to get here. Getting around The University of Antwerp has 4 campuses located in the city centre as well as in the the outskirts of Antwerp. Most programmes will take place on or near the Stadscampus. The easiest and fastest way to get around the city is on a bicycle, although a dense network of public transportation also allows you to travel by bus or tram. Did you know that Antwerp Central Station was voted most beautiful railway station in the world by New York’s Mashable in 2014?
Antwerp Summer and Winter University 17 Cost of living Antwerp is an affordable alternative to many other European cities. Tuition fees, and what is included in these fees, vary between summer and winter schools. In general, all course materials, coffee breaks and social programme activities are included in the tuition fee. Students receive a discounted price at student restaurants. All participants are insured for third party liability and accidents during summer or winter school activities. Additional insurances (e.g. health and travel), as well as travel costs are the participant’s own responsibility. Facilities at the university Accepted students will have access to computer labs, libraries, Wi-Fi networks and the discounted prices of the university’s catering facilities. For a detailed simulation, please visit our website www.uantwerpen.be/aswu > Your stay at UAntwerp > Cost of living Accommodation Looking for accommodation during your stay at Antwerp Summer and Winter University? Antwerp has many different accommodation options to offer, ranging from student rooms over youth hostels to classic hotel rooms. Accepted students will be provided with a list of housing options in different price categories and at different locations. For some summer and winter schools, accommodation is included in the package. Student rooms at a university residency can be booked through the university’s International Student Housing Office at email@example.com
18 Antwerp Summer and Winter University I’m very impressed with the organisation of this summer school. The programme is well-structured, the interdisciplinary approach is enriching and the lectures are all clear and inspiring. Even the coffee breaks are well-organised. Leonie - United Kingdom My takeaway from the summer school would be the memories we made during several amazing activities – ranging from an authentic Flemish cooking class to city tours and even visiting the European Parliament! The participants in the course got along extremely well and most of us still remain in touch and have visited each other in our native countries. Shachi - India Join us in Antwerp! The practical sessions were based on real-life cases. The constant interaction between theoretical sessions and group activities really added value to the programme. Ahmed - Egypt The course was my first time to Antwerp, and I really had a good time there. I really think the summer school was an efficient way of learning about a particular field from the people studying it daily. I would not have been able to get as confident in my knowledge of the field in any other way. Kristian - Denmark
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