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Welcome to Ghent University!

Got your heart set on an exchange experience, but don't quite know where you'd feel most at home yet? Let's reassure you right away. you simply can't go wrong with Ghent University. Meet Jasper, who fell in love with our wonderful city and university the minute he set foot on its campus grounds. He'll guide you through all Ghent has to offer. Happy walking!

Not in a walking mood? Feel free to skip to our website - it's positively brimming with useful information for international students


City & mobility

You're not planning on spending your entire exchange period holed up in your room, right? We didn't think so! just let Jasper show you how easy it is to get around the city.

5,000 bikes available for students



Education-wise, Ghent has got you covered as well. There are about twenty campuses to explore, a space devoted to student entrepreneurship called The Foundry and ...- oh wait, we'll just let Jasper explain!


Culture & recreation

All work and no play? No way! Ghent caters to culture lovers, sports enthusiasts, cinephiles, foodies, party animals - and everything in between.

Top 100 position in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities

From film festivals to fitness sessions or food experiences


Libraries & studying

Looking for a quiet place to study? No need to lock yourself in the lavatories because Ghent has plenty of libraries. Watch Jasper get lost in a jugle of books ...

2,684 spots to study. Which one will you pick?


International Support Team

Looking for a place to stay, need a hand getting settled in, ...? The International Support Team is the best source of advice you can imagine. Watch the video to learn all about them.


While the international Support Team is more than happy to answer any questions you may have, Jasper has a tip or two for you in store as well ...

How to meet locals?

if you're looking for a way to blend right in, hopping on a bike is a great start! Or how about joining a sports club?

How's the welcome at UGhent?

No worries. You won't be thrown in at the deep end - quite the contrary!

Which courses are most popular among exchange students?

Curious which courses other exchange students are taking? Japer did a bit of research and came up with a top three ...

What do exchange students like most about Ghent?

Enjoying the peace and quiet of the Saint Bavo Cathedral, exploring the Museum of Fine Arts, grabbing a beer in a cosy pub, ... What is it exactly that makes Ghent such a hot spot for international students?

We can't wait to
meet you

Ready for the exchange experience of a lifetime? Visit our website for international students, so you know which steps to take. We remain available to help, so don't hesitate to get in touch!