The University of Antwerp is the third largest university in Flanders, with students from around the world. More than 20,000 students enroll in undergraduate and graduate degrees across nine faculties and numerous disciplines. UConn Law students enroll in the law faculty, which has a bachelor of law program, two master of laws programs in Dutch and English, an advanced masters in tax and corporate law, and a doctoral program.
Nine campus sites throughout the city give students the opportunity to explore all aspects of life and culture in Antwerp. The city offers a wide array of museums and cultural activities, but is also the second largest port in Europe and has 80 percent of the world trade in rough diamonds.
Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program.
Students choosing to study at the University of Antwerp can opt to attend the university for one semester in the fall or spring.
Begins 4th week of September (orientation week during 3rd week).
Begins 2nd week of February (orientation week during 1st week)
As an exchange student at the University of Antwerp, you will take courses in the Masters of Laws program, which are taught in English. Students who take 30 ECTS credits in a semester receive the certificate of International and European Studies. In this program, you will study alongside students from Belgium and other European nations, Australia, Brazil, China, India and the United States.
The Master of Laws program allows you to explore the law in many contexts, through courses on governance, sustainable development, human rights and business. You will think critically about the law from a global perspective and in an interdisciplinary context.
With a population of just over 500,000, historic Antwerp has been described as a metropolis in pocket size. Rich with cultural and religious diversity, it is home to fashion designers, art and music lovers, diamond dealers, beer and chocolate gourmands, and roughly 44,000 students. It is the second largest city in Belgium, after Brussels, and the second largest port in Europe. Students will find an abundance of museums, theaters, parks and festivals to explore. Because of its central location in Europe, Antwerp is less than two hours by train from Paris, London and Amsterdam.
Although the city was heavily damaged during World War I, many historic buildings remain, which make the city a perfect place to explore. Visitors enjoy its cobbled lanes, cathedral, river fortress and people who are welcoming, easygoing and always ready for adventure.
Contact: Mieke Briels, International Administrative Coordinator
City Campus, building V
Room V. 024
Tel: +32 3 265 58 57
About UAntwerp: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/about-uantwerp/
Exchange students at the law school: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/faculties/faculty-of-law/international/international-students/exchange-students/
Campus life: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/campus-life/