Exchange Programmes

We are very pleased that you are interested in studying at our Faculty. You may experience our our high level academic training and the Belgian society, culture, culinary richnesses, friendship and so much more!

Each academic year we have various vacancies available for exchange students coming from a University with which we have a bilateral agreement eg. within the Erasmus+ program. If your home University does not have such an agreement with our Faculty, you may send a mail to our International Office (internatvetmed@ugent.be) stipulating your request.

Submission deadlines

For taking part in one of our clinical programmes please note that the submission of your application should be done before May 15th (for the 1st semester) and November 15th (for the 2nd semester)! These deadlines will be strictly applied!

These deadlines do not apply to students who are coming in the framework of master dissertation research, PhD studies or research stays. They should submit their application at least two months prior to arrival.

Clinical rotation

If our Faculty has an exchange agreement with your home University, you may apply as an exchange student.  In this case you are able to join our faculty for traineeship, clinic or master dissertation. Importantly, to be eligible to apply for an Erasmus exchange at our Faculty, you will have to provide a proof that you are in your last year of veterinary study and that you have good knowledge of the English language (B2).
You can choose from wine of the four clinical programmes offered at our faculty.

Clinical rotation in small animals

Clinical rotation in horses

Clinical rotation in ruminants

Clinical rotation in horses/ruminants/small animal

  • All clinical programmes for exchange students will take place in the 1st semester (September-December) and the 2nd semester (February-May) of the academic year.
  • If you apply for one of our four clinical programmes you need to indicate the programmes of your choice on your 'Learning Agreement' as well as the period (1st or 2nd semester) you apply for.
  • Due to the high number of applications, we most likely will have to make a selection.
  • It is mandatory that you are vaccinated against tetanus. Therefore, you need to supply us with a certificate that you were vaccinated against tetanus in the past 10 years.
  • Prior to selection, you may be asked to phone us so we can assess your knowledge of the English language.
  • The decision on acceptance will be communicated to you by June 1st (1st semester) and December 1st (2nd semester).

Research stay

If you apply for master dissertation research, PhD studies or research stays kindly fill out the Learning Agreement for traineeship for EU or Non-EU and upload this into your online application.