Welcome at Ghent University

Are you considering or have you decided to start work at Ghent University? Welcome! Here you'll find an overview of all employee benefits, practical information that you will need before arriving and once you have arrived, and information on how to get integrated and learn Dutch.

Persoon bekijkt Aula UGentWhy work at Ghent University?

Offering development opportunities, exciting research and a vibrant location, Ghent University is the place to grow. Together, the university and the beautiful city of Ghent make up an enriching environment for you and your family.

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Before arriving at Ghent University

We can’t wait to welcome you to our research and teaching community. Learn more about:

  • onboarding procedure for new employees
  • work permit requirements
  • travel and health insurance
  • diploma equivalencies
  • support for your family
  • finding a home
  • preparing for your journey

Find out what you need to know before arriving

After arrival at Ghent University

Once you’re all settled in Ghent, it's time to familiarise yourself with important administrative and financial topics:

  • welcome meeting
  • residence procedures
  • adminsitrative to-do list on arrival
  • insurances
  • taxation
  • social security and insurance

Your checklist for once you've arrived

NetwerkenGet integrated and learn Dutch

    It's very important to us that you feel included in the wider Ghent University community. We regularly organize institution-wide activities to bring international staff together and strive to fully involve them in social activities by communicating bilingually (in Dutch and English) as much as possible.

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