Money & banking
The Belgian currency is the Euro (€, EUR). There are 8 coins and 7 notes:
- coins: coins of 1 and 2 EUR and coins of 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 eurocents;
- notes: notes of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 EUR.
All prices in Belgium include VAT and service.
You will need money the moment you arrive. You can bring a certain amount of Euro or foreign currency into Belgium - but remember to check your own country's foreign exchange regulations. Currency exchange offices are open at airports and main railway stations. Once here, you can change large-denomination Euro notes into coinage. You may need cash to make telephone calls, deposit luggage, pay taxis, or buy tram tickets.
UGent bank details
- IBAN Bank account number:
- General: BE59-3900-965800-26
- Tuition fees: BE48-390-0965801-27 (International students: transferring money to the UGent account is only possible after you have been handed/send a bank transfer form)
- Bank address: ING België, Business Centre Gent, Kouter 173, 9000 Gent
- SWIFT (BIC): BBRU BE BB 900
- VAT: BE248.015.142