Biomedical Sciences

Why choose the Biomedical Sciences Programme?

  • All teachers are strongly embedded in (bio)medical research and courses are based on first hand evidence.
  • Opportunities to follow basic as well as advanced courses in diverse research areas in relevant clinical domains.


Advanced academic English and Laboratory Animal Practice I and II are English taught courses in the biomedical sciences training program. In addition, internationally renowned researchers come and present their work in the ‘Medical Seminars’ program. These can be complemented by other courses that are offered by the Science and Bio-engineering faculties. The Master dissertation can be written and defended in English. Institutionally, efforts to promote English taught courses are encouraged and new courses will be added to our list in the future.


Please respect the deadlines for administrative follow up and smooth transfer of your application. Applications should be submitted by May 15th (when taking courses in the first semester) or November 15th (for taking courses in the second semester).  


It is advised to critically review your previous track record when choosing courses that you want to follow in the biomedical sciences program. Please check carefully if (or not) a particular course requires knowledge or skills that can be obtained in an earlier basic course. For instance, immunology, gene therapy, radiation biology are just a few examples of courses that can be taught at beginners but also at advanced level. Ghent University was one of the first to implement the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) system, allowing potential students to become acquainted with the contents and end terms of any course that is being taught at the university. It is encouraged to consult these documents before/during assembling your personal course package.

Practical information

Please contact Jan Gettemans ( for more information.