Antwerp started offering university degree programmes in 1965 in a context of academic expansion and the associated democratisation of higher education. From that moment on, it was possible to study Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics in Antwerp and a three-year candidate programme for Medicine was set up at the Rijks Universitair Centrum Antwerpen (RUCA).
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences consists of 13 departments/centres/institutes, subdivided into research units/centres.
The Scientific Research Commission (CWO) undertakes initiatives with the aim of furthering fundamental, translational and clinical scientific research in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. These initiatives aim to boost both the quantity and quality of scientific and applied research output.The scientific research is focused on the following topics : Abdominal, digestive and paediatric surgery; HPB - Transplant - Endocrine surgery; Anatomy and embryology; Cardiac surgery; Gynaecology, obstetrics and fertility incuding senology; Orthopaedic and trauma surgery; Thoracic and vascular surgery; Emergency medicine; Physical medicine and rehabilitation; Medical imaging and intervention radiology.
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Do you want to earn a bit extra? You can find off-campus jobs through 'JOS'. You can also apply for a job on campus. The Office for Student Affairs can give you more information about which students can work, which conditions apply to foreign students, and so on, and about the consequences of your employment (social security, family allowance, taxes).
If you come to Antwerp for one semester (autumn or spring) you have to complete the request for accommodation through Mobility Online before the application deadline. No exceptions!Are you looking for student accommodation in Antwerp? Since most rooms are rented for a period of 10 or 12 months you should have no problem finding a room.
Responsibility for students' health has been transferred to a network of GPs near the campuses: the aim is to ensure that the partner GPs see their students/patients as quickly as possible, even though they are not officially registered at the practice. These GPs charge a normal fee, which is then reimbursed for the most part by your health insurance fund.
The University of Antwerp has its own sport facilities on several campuses.
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