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Location: Antwerp, Belgium, Europe

Program Type: UMSL Exchange Program through the MAUI-Utrecht Network Exchange Consortium

Language of Instruction: English

UMSL Term Abroad: Academic Year, Spring

Approximate Dates Abroad:
Academic Year: September - June
Spring Semester: February - June

Application Deadline: We encourage applicants to this program to apply by the priority deadline - your chances of admission are increased by doing so.

  • Academic Year: February 16 (priority), March 16 (final)
  • Spring: September 23 (final)

UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements.

Subjects Available: 

  • Business - Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Languages - Dutch
  • Languages - French
  • Languages - German
  • Languages - Spanish
  • Mathematics
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Political Science

The University: The University of Antwerp has a student population of 13,000 spread over 4 campuses: campus City, campus Middelheim, campus Groenenborger and campus Drie Eiken. The city campus is situated in the old historic city centre while the other three campuses are situated in the leafy suburbs to the south of the city.

Academics: Each semester comprises 13 weeks of lecturing concluded by a 4 week examination period. 

An intensive Dutch language course for exchange students is organized at the beginning of each semester. Several levels are offered. Exchange students can apply for a voucher with the International Relations Office, which entitles them to pay the reduced rate for exchange students

Housing:  Nine rooms in the 'Ten Prinsenhove' student hall of residence, ten rooms in the Campus Drie Eiken student hall of residence are reserved for foreign exchange students, and in the TPC, 16 rooms are available for foreign exchange students and researchers to rent. Housing may be limited so apply as soon as accepted.

Activities and Programs: Students can consult a general practitioner on each campus from Monday to Friday. A psychologist can be consulted upon request. For other specific needs concerning health and judicial problems students can contact the Office for Student Affairs on campus.

Location: Antwerp is the largest city in Flanders and is home to about 470.000 inhabitants. The city is well known for its harbour and diamond industry, historical past, contemporary art and fashion designers.

International Office Website: http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=25489

Course Offerings: http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=43535

Housing: https://www.uantwerp.be/en/campus-life/housing/halls-of-residence/ 

Cost Estimates for 2013-14*

Use the Budget Worksheet to compare the below cost to your personal budget or living on campus at UMSL.

Tuition $3789.60
Books and course materials $270.00
Mandatory HTH insurance $175.00
Accommodations $2000.00
Meals & Personal Expenses $2200.00
Airfare $1400.0
Local Transportation $150.00
Other $300.00
Total $10284.60*

Course Equivalencies: Each student is responsible for researching what courses are available to take and for obtaining an UMSL equivalent course. The UMSL equivalent course number is the course for which you will receive credit on your UMSL transcript. Finding courses to take while you are abroad requires some time and research. More information is on the course equivalency page.

Upon Acceptance: Students will be required to submit supplemental materials, purchase HTH insurance, and participate in a mandatory orientation. More information will be distributed to all accepted students.

* UMSL tuition fees are based on 12 undergraduate credit hours at the 2013/14 rate - 2014/15 tuition rate TBA April 2014. Non-resident fees may apply.
* Costs are based off a five month semester. 
* Airline estimate based off of online search.
* Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include visa expenses, personal expenses, independent travel, which vary widely from student to student.
*Program information is subject to change.
* Other includes optional Dutch course