Refugees welcome at UGent

Refugees are welcome at Ghent University to study, to obtain a doctorate (PhD) or to carry out research.

This page contains information for refugees in English. Please note, some information on linked pages is only available in Dutch.

Information sessions 'studying at Ghent University'

For whom?

Refugees and newcomers (18+) with a foreign educational background interested in studying at Ghent University. The sessions are also open for counsellors.

What about?

You will get information on diploma and language requirements, admission procedure, study finance, language courses, preparatory initiatives and support during your studies.


Dutch OR English (see dates below)


  • Thursday 17 December 2020, 10-11h30 (Dutch)
    Thursday 17 December 2020, 13h30-15h (English)
  • Tuesday 19 January 2021, 10-11h30 (Dutch)
    Tuesday 19 January 2021, 13h30-15h (English)
  • Thursday 25 February 2021, 10-11h30 (Dutch)
    Thursday 25 February 2021, 13h30-15h (English)
  • Tuesday 23 March 2021, 10-11h30 (Dutch)
    Tuesday 23 March 2021, 13h30-15h (English)
  • Tuesday 27 April 2021, 10-11h30 (Dutch)
    Tuesday 27 April 2021, 13h30-15h (English)


Online, MS Teams

Register here!

Practical information and link will be provided after registration.

More information:


As refugee you are welcome to study at Ghent University:

Doctoral Research (PhD)

If you are interested in doing scientific research, you may apply for a doctoral research position (PhD).

More information about doctoral research

Working at UGent (research)

Some of the vacancies for researchers are explicitly open for refugees.

Contact for refugees

Katrien De Bruyn
T +32 9 264 98 22