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How to apply - Exchange students

If you would like study at AP as an exchange student, please complete the following steps to apply for one of our programmes.

Application deadlines:
1st semester (autumn semester): 1st May - Selection and approval before 15th May
2nd semester (spring semester) 1st November - Selection and approval before 15th November

    1. Nomination

    Nomination by e-mail

    Your home institution needs to announce your nomination to AP International office, informing us that you are officially selected as an incoming student, via this link.

     

    English language skills

    By nominating a student, the sending institution acknowledges their responsibility to ensure the student has the minimum recommended language level at the start of the exchange.

    Level B2 (minimum) is highly recommended for all English exchange programmes. We recommend incoming students to master the English language sufficiently before the exchange to participate actively during courses. If a student's proficiency in English does not allow active participation, there is a high risk of failing assignments and examinations. This is entirely the responsibility of the sending institution.

    Students can take English (or other) language lessons at their own expense in the language center of the University of Antwerp (Linguapolis). Applications and fees are to be arranged directly with Linguapolis.

    2. Application

    Online Application

    Please complete the online application form.

    Additional step for European Project Semester students only

    Register in the student administration system + select your preferred projects: 

    • Go to the application form (link will follow)
    • Select academic year 2022-23
    • Select programme “International programmes AP: European Project Semester” 
    • Let us know which projects you prefer by filling in this survey (link will follow)

    3. Documents

    Send in your documents

    Please send us the following documents by e-mail to incomingstudents@ap.be.

    Document  Please name the document as below:
    Curriculum Vitae CV_lastname_firstname
    Motivational letter Motiv_lastname_firstname
    Course list (only for some programmes - see below) CourseList_lastname_firstname
    An official transcript of past records  Transcript_lastname_firstname

     Additional documents:

      Documents Please name the document as below:
    for EPS  students "A Video CV of 1min30 sec, format 720 25p (=HD-ready) or 1080 25p (Full HD). In this video you tell us who you are and why it is so important for you to take part in the programme. You use the upload tool www.wetransfer.com to send your video to geert.marrin@ap.be before the deadline. The EPS coordinator will check the videos on language and content-relevant motivation to decide whether you’re the right student for the EPS-programme. Moreover, your video will be used to introduce you to the lecturers and fellow students of the programme, so make sure you produce a clear and inspiring video!” VideoCV_lastname_firstname
    for EPS design and multimedia communication students Portfolio Portfolio_lastname_firstname
     for JAP students A Video CV of 1min30 sec, format 720 25p (=HD-ready) of 1080 25p (Full HD). In this video you tell us who you are and why it is so important for you to take part in the programme. You use the upload tool www.wetransfer.com to send your video to nadia.vissers@ap.be before the deadline. The JAP coordinator will check the videos on language and creativity to decide whether you’re the right student for the JAP-programme. Moreover, your video will be used to introduce you to the lecturers and fellow students of the programme, so make sure you produce an inspiring video!” VideoCV_lastname_firstname
    for GDM students “A video CV of 2 minutes, format 720 25p (=HD-ready) of 1080 25p (Full HD). In this video you tell us who you are, what you currently study, what your interests are and why it is so important for you to take part in the programme. You use the upload tool www.wetransfer.com to send your video to erwin.listhaeghe@ap.be before the deadline. The coordinator will check the videos on language and creativity to decide whether you’re the right student for the GDM-programme. Moreover, your video will be used to introduce you to the lecturers, so make sure you produce an inspiring video!”. VideoCV_lastname_firstname

     

    Course List - For study only:

    For some programmes, you need to make a selection of courses. Download the correct course list below if required for your programme. Select your courses with the help of your international office/coordinator and/or our departmental international coordinator
    A minimum of 20 ECTS per semester is required unless otherwise specified. 

     

    Following course lists will follow later and will be sent to applicants by e-mail. Please already send in your other documents:

    • Course list FlaHosT
    • Course list ICBM
    • Course list Minor Energy Management
    • Course list Minor Industrial Automation
    • Course list Minor Midwifery

     

    There is no course list required for following programmes:

    • Community Engaged Learning Semester*
    • European Project semester*
    • International Class Real Estate*
    • Minor Safety Management *
    • Traineeships

    * Since you need to take up the full 30 ECTS, there is no selection to be made.

    4. Selection

    Selection

    Make sure to send in all documents before the deadline or your application will not be taken into consideration.  

    Our programmes can only accept a limited number of students. After the application deadline, a selection will take place based on motivation/cv, study background, and, if necessary, date of application.
    After the deadline, a selection will take place by the international coordinator at AP.

    5. After acceptance

    After acceptance

    Do not forget to send us your Erasmus+ learning agreement before arrival. Our departmental international coordinator will send a signed copy back to you. 

    Please name the file: LA_lastname_firstname

    Practical information

    If you have been selected, you will receive more information on practical topics such as accommodation, registration, welcome week, etc.

    In case you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please send an e-mail to incomingstudents@ap.be.

    In case of any changes to your learning agreement after arrival, the international office of the student's home institution will be notified within a month after arrival at AP.

    Within 5 weeks after the end of your exchange period, a Transcript of Records will be sent to the international office of the student's home institution.

Schools of Arts

The procedure above does not apply for the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp.

If you want to apply for Visual Arts, Music or Dance, please read the specific information on

AP-arts.be