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...for exchange students

Adding the final touches to the preparation of your stay at Ghent University? Heard of UGent's excellent reputation and want to find out yourself? Curious about what the city of Ghent has to offer? Or just browsing the possibilities?

Whatever your reasons, this page tries to offer all incoming exchange students information on educational, administrative and leisurely matters.

What is an exchange student?

  • An exchange student is a student (i.e. officially registered at an institution for higher education) who temporarily lives in a foreign country and attends courses or is involved in other academic activities.
  • The exchange period at UGent lasts a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 12 months.
  • The exchange student does NOT get a diploma from UGent. However, all academic results will be sent to his/her university abroad via the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Preparing your stay

Arriving in Ghent

During your stay at Ghent University

Leaving Ghent