Welcome Days for International Students

The Welcome Days are organized to make your move to Ghent University and Ghent's student life as easy as possible. During the Welcome Days a variety of sessions, events, and social gatherings help you to get to know the university and the city better, to find answers to your questions and to make new friends!

The next  Welcome Days for international students arriving at UGent in the fall semester will be organized on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th of September 2020.

For whom?

The Welcome Days are open to all NEW international students (exchange, degree and PhD) of Ghent University. Students who were already enrolled at Ghent University in the past cannot attend this year’s event.


Thursday 17th and Friday 18th of September 2020


The Welcome Days are free of charge. We strongly recommend participation - they're useful and fun! We advise you to plan your arrival date in Ghent at least one day before the start of the Welcome Days.

Keep in mind that when you have lessons, courses, lab work or other obligatory activities during the Welcome days, you need to contact your professor or promoter and ask if you can be excused for these activities.


More details about the programme will be published in August 2020.


The Welcome Days are organized 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.


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Looking forward to meeting you in Ghent!

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