Stopping your studies

How do I stop my studies

Stopping your studies = final termination of your contract

You can only stop your contract or by registered letter or in person (Ufo-building).

Registered letter

to Office for Student Administration and Study Programmes, Campus Ufo, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent.

Mention:

  • Stopping studies
  • Student number
  • Surname and name
  • Study programme that you want to terminate
  • Address
  • Account number + name of accountholder (for refunding tuition fee if applicable)
  • If you need an attestation of stopping your studies with the eye on reorientation
  • Signature

Add your student card and certificates of enrolment (if you have unused certificates) if you have no other enrolments at UGent.

 

In person

at Registrar's Office where you fill in and sign a form.
Hand in your student card and certificates of enrolment (if you have unused certificates) if you have no other enrolments at UGent.

 

If you stop your studies, you terminate your contract. This means that you can no longer join lessons or examinations (also not of the second term examination period). Notify your examination office if you stop your examinations, mostly this is your Faculty Student Administration (FSA).

Cancelling courses in your curriculum does not count as stopping your studies buth is changing your curriculum (information in Dutch). Therefore there are other deadlines and rules!

Terminating your contract does not mean that you do not need to pay the tuition fee.
Not paying does not mean that your contract is automatically terminated.
If you have not paid, or you have only paid a part of the tuition fee charged upon enrolment, UGent will continue to claim the outstanding amount after you have terminated your contract.

Stopping at UGent and register at a graduate school of AUGent in the same academic year

If you want to terminate your studies at UGent and want to register in the same academic year for a diploma contract or credit contract at Hogeschool Gent, Arteveldehogeschool or Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (schools of Association Ghent University (AUGent)), do ask an 'attestation of stopping your studies with the eye on reorientation'. With this document you will not have to pay the fixed amount of tuition fee at the graduate school.

This document is not valuable after the second-term educational activities or second-term examination period.

Refund of Tuition Fees

See Refund of Tuition Fees

Stopping your studies after second-term educational activities or second-term examination period

Do not terminate your studies in this case!

Stopping your studies at the end of the academic year only has negative consequences (child benefits, scholarship, tuition fee, study progress monitoring, ... ). There is one exception: if you want to register at the VDAB as 'school leaver'.

But do notify your examination office if you stop your examinations (= not the same as stopping your studies).

Stopping your studies and your learning account

More info about learning account.

See Leerkrediet en beëindigen van je contract and Leerkrediet en heroriënteren (information in Dutch).

Stopping your studies and study progress monitoring

See Studievoortgang (information in Dutch) and article 24 Education and Examination Code.

Stopping your studies and statute of student

If you consider terminating your contract, bear in mind that you lose the statute of student at certain organisations (scholarship, health insurance, community...)

Contact the Social Service for more information.

Stopping your doctorate (Ph.D.)

See Application and enrolment for or discontinuing a doctorate (Ph.D.)

Contact

Registrar's Office