The perceptions of Ghent's international higher education students

Research project on international students in Ghent

The Jeugddienst of the city of Ghent wanted to gain insight in the experiences of international higher education students in the city.

A survey among these students was deemed to be an excellent way to map these experiences and to see whether particular services or conditions – either under the aegis of the city or the higher education institutions – could be improved.

With the growth of the international student body in mind, it seemed pertinent to take stock of the students’ motivations to come to Ghent and their experiences during their stay in the city.

The Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent (CHEGG) of Ghent University responded to the call from the Jeugddienst and carried out the research project.