Study programme

ECTS credits

The number of ECTS in your UGent study programme depends on the length of your stay:

  • 1 semester: min. 20 ECTS, max. 30 ECTS
  • 1 year: min. 40 ECTS, max. 62 ECTS
At least 15 ECTS of courses per semester must be from the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (course codes starting with an E). Courses at another faculty are on request (will be checked by the International Relations Officer).

Exceptions can only be made for students who need less credits to achieve their degree in their home university (for example only their master thesis). 

In this case:

  • The student needs to provide a written statement signed by the home university to confirm this undoubtedly and also clearly indicating the amount of credits the student still needs to obtain their degree.
  • The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Ghent University requires the student to add a minimum of 12 ECTS credits per semester to the study programme and all courses must be taken from the Faculty (i.e., course codes starting with an E).

    Courses and Time tables

    • You can check our course offering by browsing the UGent Study Guide
    • to ensure there will be no overlapping courses, you can check the time tables for each course