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Welcome week

Erasmus students who come to AP for a study exchange or traineeship will have the opportunity to learn more about the Dutch language and Antwerp culture, with the aim of preparing for their Erasmus mobility period.

During the 4 days before the start of the semester, a Dutch Basic Language course (15 hours) will be organized in combination with cultural visits in Antwerp. This welcome week is highly recommended for all international students as it will facilitate your integration during your exchange period.

There is a contribution of maximum €40.00 for the cultural visits.

We will organize a welcome day at the end of the week. During this day, which is mandatory for all students, you will receive a lot of practical information.

Autumn semester:      
  • Welcome Week
    Monday 11th September - Thursday 14th September 2023
  • Welcome Day
    Friday 15th September 2023 (mandatory)
  • Start of semester
    Monday 18th September 2023
  • End of semester
    Friday 2nd February 2024*
Spring semester:
  • Welcome Week:
    Monday 29th January - Thursday 1st Februari 2024
  • Welcome day:
    Friday 2nd February 2024 (mandatory)
  • Start of semester
    Monday 5th February 2024
  • End of semester
    Friday 28th June 2024*

*This is the general academic calendar. The actual end date of your exchange will depend on your study programme and your personal schedule. This will be informed after arrival.