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'

Refugees and their counselors (professionals, volunteers) are most welcome to join one of our information sessions (in Dutch or English).

You will get information about admission requirements and procedure, study financing, language courses, preparatory courses and support during your studies.


Fr 16 March 2018, 10-12h, for refugees (English)

Fr 20 April 2018, 10-12h, for refugees and counselors (Dutch)

Fr 4 May 2018, 10-12h, for refugees (English)


Ufo, room H. Pirenne, 1st floor

St-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, Gent


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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