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Flanders Hospitality and Tourism (FlaHost)




Autumn Semester

Campus Meistraat

Ready to start an unforgettable journey in Antwerp, where you'll dive into the vibrant world of tourism, hotel, and hospitality management?


FlaHost is a unique international hotel & hospitality programme brought to you by AP University of Applied Sciences & Arts and is designed to equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to excel in this fast-evolving industry. You will team up with other students and AP experts to improve your English fluency as well as your communication, intercultural and teamwork skills while focusing on the hospitality sector. Steer towards an exciting international career as you expand your qualifications in a European metropole.

The programme offers a dynamic learning method that consists of two mandatory courses and a selection of courses to enhance your academic enrichment. 
The two modules have six weeks of courses followed by an exam period, so no overwhelming course loads there! You’ll get a student-friendly timetable at campus Meistraat (AP) right in the city center.

But wait, there’s more! You’re invited to unleash your full potential! We offer you the unique possibility to do an internship at a renowned hotel during the semester. With our contacts all over Flanders’ hotels, we allow you to combine living in bustling Antwerp and working in historic Bruges or buzzing Ghent thanks to ‘Internship in Hospitality/1-2 (9 ECTS or 15 ECTS)’. We tailor a plan with you to make this internship blend with the other courses & projects. You can imagine how great this experience is going to look on your Curriculum Vitae!

Collaboration with Thomas More University College Mechelen

We've established a partnership with Thomas More, located at the campus ‘De Vest’ in Mechelen. Thomas More is another university college within the Antwerp province, specializing in Tourism. If you find yourself short of credits here at AP for building your exchange program, or if you're intrigued by this unique opportunity, you have the option to incorporate courses offered at our partner institution Thomas More.

The journey by train from Antwerp to Mechelen typically lasts around 20 minutes. Both of our campuses are conveniently situated within a 10-minute walk from the train station.

Enrollment in both schools is mandatory if you select courses at both institutions. However, please note that due to potential course overlaps, your learning agreement may undergo changes until an exact timetable is finalized (usually at the beginning of September).

For Dutch students:  Starting from 2024-2025 we are organizing a Minor FlaHost. You now have the opportunity to combine this FlaHost-programme with Flemish courses from the Hotel Management Bachelor. How good does ‘Wijn- en drankenleer’ or ‘Actuele topics in E-hospitality’ sound? Please check the Minor FlaHost programme.

For who?

Incoming Erasmus students from one of our partner universities studying Hotel Management or Tourism can participate.

Are you interested in our International Programmes and your university is not one of our partners yet? Please ask your International Office to contact ours.


Mandatory FlaHost courses:

  • Hospitality Management Project/2 (9 ECTS)
  • European Hospitality and Tourism/1-2 (3 ECTS)

Advised FlaHost course:

  • Belgian culture & trends (6 ECTS)

Language courses:

  • Students will have to pass an entry-test in order to determine their level.
  • Possible levels: French and English: intermediate – advanced

Optional courses at Thomas More


Tailor your FlaHosT journey by adding interesting courses from our offer @AP.

English Language Skills

Fluency in English (B2 level recommended) is essential, as all coursework, presentations and exams are conducted in the language.

Attendance is mandatory, ensuring your active engagement and a manageable learning experience.

  • Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore ‘Belgian culture and trends’: a highly recommended course designed for incoming international students.
  • All courses and course descriptions are subject to changes at any time
  • You don’t find enough credits here @AP to fit into your curriculum? No worries!
    We offer a unique possibility to add some courses from Tourism & Leisure Management at Thomas More Mechelen. (More information about the courses can be found here)
    Please be aware this a 20-minute train ride from Antwerp city.

    Courses Exchange Students 2024-25

    *modeltraject steeds onder voorbehoud van wijzigingen

    Timing and Location


    Welcome Week

    Monday 9th September 2024 -  Thursday 12th September 2024

    Welcome day

    Friday, 13th September 2024

    Start of programme

    Monday, 16th September 2024

    Official end date

    Friday, 31st January 2025*


    Autumn Break: Monday 28th October 2024 – Sunday 3rd November 2024 (1 week)
    Christmas Holiday: 23rd December 2024 – Sunday 5th January 2025 (2 weeks)
    Other free days: 1st November 2024, 11th November 2024



    AP University of Applied Sciences & Arts
    Campus Meistraat
    Meistraat 5
    2000 Antwerp


    Thomas More University College
    Campus Mechelen De Vest
    Zandpoortvest 60
    2800 Mechelen



    The registration deadline for the FlaHosT programme is 1st May.

    AP partner institutions should nominate the student via our registration system Mobility Online. The link to the nomination form will be sent to all partner institutions; If you did not receive it, please contact us at . Once nominated, students will receive an automated mail to complete the application.  You can find the full application procedure here. 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.

    Students will be advised before 15th May of their approval/refusal.


    After the selections, additional information will be given, pertaining to:

    • Welcome week and welcome day
    • Accommodation
    • Procedures for registration (residence permit)
    • Entry requirements
    • Activities, integration & facilities
    • Invitation letter, for visa purposes

    Thomas More partner institutions should apply via Thomas More University College Mechelen.


    AP and Thomas More award 30 ECTS credits for one semester. Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all required examinations have been successfully taken. AP Grading Scale compared to the ECTS scale:


            ECTS grade


            A EXCELLENT


            B VERY GOOD


            C GOOD


            D SATISFACTORY


            E SUFFICIENT


            FX FAIL (with possible deliberation)


            F FAIL (no deliberation possibility)