Welcome Days for International Students

The Welcome Days are designed to make your transition to Ghent University and university life as smooth as possible. When you attend the Welcome Days, you will find a wide variety of sessions, events, and social gatherings to help you get to know the university and city better, find answers to your questions, and make new friends.

Registrations for the Welcome Days on 19-20 September 2019 are closed.

Welcome to Ghent University! We have been preparing for your arrival and are very excited that you have made the decision to join us.

Make the most of our Welcome Days: we want you to have fun and learn about your new home!

Practical information

We are pleased to invite all international students starting their studies at Ghent University in the first semester of the academic year 2019-2020  to our Welcome Days.

These will take place on Thursday 19th and  Friday 20th of September, prior to the start of the academic activities on Monday the 23rd.
During these days you will get the opportunity to meet other students and get acquainted with Ghent University and the City of Ghent.

Programme Thursday 19 September

Location: UFO building (Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33-35, 9000 Gent)

08:00 – 09:00 Welcome Coffee & Speech by the Rector
09:00 – 09:15 Entrance to meeting room
09:15 – 10:30 General information about a number of facilities and important administrative steps during your stay in Belgium
10:30 – 11:30 Specific information for students residing in the University halls of residence
10:30 – 14:00 Information fair
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch

 

In the afternoon we will organize social activities . On these activities you will meet lots of fellow students: the best way to start building your new network of friends!

Programme Friday 20 September

Your Ghent University faculty organizes an information session in the morning. Your guest faculty will send you more details on this session by e-mail.

In the afternoon we will organize social activities . On these activities you will meet lots of fellow students: the best way to start building your new network of friends!

For whom?

The Welcome Days are open to all NEW international students (exchange, degree and PhD) of Ghent University. Students who were already registered at Ghent University in the past cannot be accepted.

The programme is free of charge; participation is strongly recommended. We advise you to plan your arrival date in Ghent minimum 1 day before the start of the Welcome Days.

Please keep in mind that, if you have lessons, courses, lab work, etc… on the Welcome days, you need to contact your professor/promoter and ask whether you can take part.

The Welcome Days are organised by the International Relations Office of Ghent University, in co-operation with the Province of East-Flanders, the City of Ghent, ESN Gent and many other helping hands.

Registration 

Register is no longer possible.

Looking forward to meeting you in Ghent!

International Support Team
Annelies, Benedicte, Greet, Karen, Maaike and Patricia