Exchange programme

Exchange students are students that receive their diploma at their home university and only stay at UGent for a limited time as part of an exchange programme, for example Erasmus. Applicants that are not considered students in their home university should contact the department to request to be registered as a visitor.

Submission deadlines

Please consult the submission deadlines before the start of the application procedure for studies.

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

Documents required during application procedure

  • Language certificate
  • Transcript of Records in English
  • Learning Agreement (signed by yourself and your home university) please use the correct learning agreement template

Your institution has an agreement with our Faculty

Coming to our faculty for ...  for EU-students for NON EU-students

(Combination of) Courses
and/or Internship
and/or Master dissertation

learning agreement for studies learning agreement for studies
ONLY Internship/research stay learning agreement for traineeship

learning agreement for traineeship


Your institution has NO agreement with our Faculty

Coming to our faculty for ...  for EU-students for NON EU-students
Internship/ research stay learning agreement for traineeship
no ECTS credits can be awarded

 learning agreement for traineeship
no ECTS credits can be awarded


Language Requirements

Following rules and certificates are applicable for the faculty of Bioscience Engineering (different from the general UGent rules). Please note that these rules can be overruled by the promoter at our faculty in case of an internship or master dissertation.

-    TOEFL IBT 80
-    TOEFL PBT 550
-    ACADEMIC IELTS 6,5 overall score with a min. of 6 for writing
-    CEFR B2 Issued by a European university language centre
-    ESOL CAMBRIDGE English CAE (Advanced)

A certificate indicating English was your language of instruction is not accepted.

a. Applicants who have a diploma (Secondary Education, Academic Bachelor Degree, Master Degree) awarded by an (recognised) institution in the Flemish Community
b. Applicants who are nationals from or have obtained a bachelor and/or master degree in a higher education institute with English as mode of instruction in USA, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland or Canada, and in the latter case a certificate that the mode of instruction was English has to be submitted.

Application procedure

The application procedure is different in concern to the type of exchange you choose (you are able to combine the different types of exchange).


Please check the course schedule (to be found in the upper right hand corner of the study guide screen). In order to make sure that the courses do not overlap in time.

Master dissertation

Internship/research stay


Arriving in Ghent

Consult the UGent page for exchange students