For exchange students

What is an exchange student?

Exchange students are students that receive their diploma at their home university, and only stay at UGent for a limited time (1 semester or 1 academic year). Most come on Erasmus programme, but other exchange programs (like eg. Basileus, ASEM-duo, Science without borders, etc.) are also possible.

If you plan on studying an entire bachelor of master programme at our faculty, with the aim of obtaining a UGent diploma, you are a degree student.

Why choose FEA?

The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture is one of the largest faculties of Ghent University. It combines state-of-the-art research with top-notch education in all significant engineering and architecture fields. The faculty strongly focuses on international relations. It offers a wide array of master's programmes taught in English and is active in all major exchange programmes. Through research collaboration and educational links with top European institutions, the faculty strives to further enhance its international perspective.

Why choose UGent?

UGent is an enterprising university with an international appeal. Our motto is "Dare to think": we encourage students and staff members to adopt a critical approach. During its 200 years of history, UGent has built a firm scientific reputation. The university can present an extensive record of international recognized research work.

Before arrival

Welcome Days

Ghent University organizes welcome days for all new international students. Please attend both the UGent and the FEA welcome days to get all information and documents for a smooth start of your studies in Ghent.

Your studies in Ghent


Study support

Life in Ghent