Welcome at Ghent University for International Students

The International Support Team gives international students a warm welcome and helps them before, during and after their arrival at Ghent University.

You can contact the International Support Team by mail or phone, or you can make an appointment. Go and find them through their contact page.

Welcoming students at the start of  UGent’s spring semester

Welcome 1As the corona pandemic is still raging in Belgium and Europe, we cannot organize the welcome days as we normally do.

The International Support Team hosted chat sessions to answer whatever questions you had and organized a digital welcome session to share more arrival information (for instance about registering at Ghent city hall and health insurance).

IST Virtual Chat Session

A Welcome presentation is sent to your e-mail address. If you did not receive this, please let us know at international@ugent.be.

The International Support Team hosted virtual chat sessions in January and February. In case you would still have questions for the IST, please don’t hesitate to book an appointment. We can schedule an online meeting. Make an appointment.

Meet & Greet session Housing Office

The Housing Office has  also set up Meet&Greet sessions in which you get the opportunity to virtually meet fellow (international) students.

Dates and links to the Housing Meet&Greet sessions.

Welcome package Ghent University

After your quarantine we invite you to visit the International Support Team at Het Pand to pick up your welcome package or to get even more information.

How? Make an appointment

Practical information for your semester start

Welcome 2General practical information for incoming students at Ghent University

Travelling to Belgium:

Ghent University and Coronavirus

Check our Instagram for photos and our story.

Looking forward to meeting you in Ghent!

International Support Team
Benedicte, Greet, Karen, Maaike and Rachida