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.

More information for your start of the academic year/semester

Welcoming students at the start of  UGent’s spring semester

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

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

The Welcome presentation will be available on this webpage early February.

Dates and links to the IST Virtual chat session.

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

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.

Check our Instagram for photos and our story.

Looking forward to meeting you in Ghent!

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