Ghent University

International students can study at one of the 79 faculty departments divided into 11 faculties of Ghent University.

Ghent University is one of the leading institutions of higher education and research in the Low Countries. Ghent University is an open, committed and pluralistic university with a broad international perspective. Located in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium and the cultural and economical heart of Europe, Ghent University is an active partner in national and international educational, scientific and industrial cooperation.


Ghent University has over 79 faculty departments, divided into the eleven faculties, which offer high-quality courses in their scientific disciplines, each inspired by innovative research.

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International degree students, exchange students and PhD candidates are welcome to study at Ghent University.

International exchange students

An exchange student temporarily lives in a foreign country and attends courses. The exchange period at UGent lasts a minimum of one month and a maximum of twelve months. The exchange student does not get a diploma from UGent.



International degree students

You wish to obtain a diploma or degree at Ghent University?


PhD candidates

Ghent University has five Doctoral Schoolsto group doctoral researchers together. These schools provide support to doctoral students through specialized courses as well transferable skills training. They contribute to a quality culture in research, and take care of the social and international visibility of the doctoral degree.