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.

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.

The Welcome Days in September were scheduled on 19 + 20 September. Thank you for you making them a success.

Welcome Days February 2020

New Welcome Days for new international students arriving at UGent in the spring semester: 6 + 7 February 2020.

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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.

Looking forward to meeting you in Ghent!

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