University of Antwerp resigns as EGEI consortium co-ordinator

Introduction: The academic year 2017-2018 is the last year that the University of Antwerp hosts students of the EGEI programme.

The University of Antwerp has been the EGEI consortium coordinator since the inception of the programme in 1994.

After the negative advice (June 2017) of the European Commission on the requested prolongation of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree status for the EGEI-programme, the University of Antwerp has evaluated the prospects of the programme in its current form. It has decided that from the academic year 2018-2019 onwards, it will cease to coordinate the programme and will no longer enrol students for the programme.

The University of Antwerp will respect the current EGEI examination regulations and will offer the necessary support for resit examinations. It will sign the diplomas of all students who are currently enrolled in the EGEI programme (either as students first enrolled this academic year or as pending students from previous academic years) and who will graduate from the programme within the period stipulated by the EGEI examination regulations (i.e., at maximum two years after the end of the academic year in which they first enrolled in the programme).

The University of Antwerp will liaise with the consortium partners that want to continue the EGEI programme, and ensure that there is a smooth transfer of information.

Students interested in the edition of the programme, can turn to Peter Claeys from Vrije Universiteit Brussel at peter.claeys [at] vub (p) be.

Link: https://www.uantwerpen.­be/en/proj­ects/egei/­2018-2019/­admission/