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.

COVID-19 Test
New international students arriving in Belgium from a red or orange zone can contact Ghent University to get a COVID-19 test free of charge.
  • Upon arrival in Belgium check if you came from a red or orange zone on the website of the Belgian Foreign Affairs.
  • If it’s your first time in Belgium and you don’t have a Belgian Identification number (BIS number), you contact and to initiate your free COVID-19 test. Include the following documents in your e-mail:
  • When you came from a red or orange zone and you already have a Belgian Identification numer (BIS-number), you make an online appointment for a COVID-19 test.

More information for your start of the academic year


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Looking forward to meeting you in Ghent!

International Support Team
Benedicte, Greet, Karen and Maaike