First Enrolment (new student at UGent)

To ensure that you can fulfil all required administrative procedures (such as residence permit, accommodation etc.), we recommend that you enrol before the start of classes.

First enrolment (new student)


For academic year 2018-2019 you can enrol

from Monday 02/07 until Friday 13/07/2018 (closed on 11/07)


from Monday 06/08 until Friday 21/09/2018 (closed on 15/08)

every working day from 10h until 16h


WhereUfo gebouw Gent

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33
9000 Ghent

  • you need to take into account that the formalities for a first enrolment can take approx. 30-45 minutes.

Direct Admission

If you do not need to apply for admission, i.e. you have direct admission, then you can submit an enrolment request from home.

You will then need to confirm your enrolment in person during the enrolment period as stated above.

Which documents to bring

You have a letter of admission

  • original letter of admission
  • letter of deferred admission (if applicable)
  • valid identity card or the international passport
  • bank card or credit card to pay the tuition fee (if applicable)
  • your address in Belgium
  • any other document mentioned on the letter of admission; this can be:
    • language attestation
    • a legalised copy of the basic diploma
    • for Chinese students : APS certificate, Chinese PhD students: tuition voucher
    • if you want to enrol for a Ph.D. the form 'Application first enrolment doctorate and doctoral training program' must be completed and signed by yourself, your dissertation supervisor and the Dean of your Faculty.

You have direct admission

  • legalised copy of your diploma
  • valid identity card or the international passport
  • bank card or credit card to pay the tuition fee (if applicable)
  • your address in Belgium
  • if applicable: proof of language proficiency
  • if applicable: proof that you have passed the entrance examination medicine-dentistry
  • if applicable: NARIC equivalence

Payment of tuition fees

Should you have a credit card or a bank card, you can pay the tuition fee at the office.

If you cannot pay by card, a bank transfer form with a structured reference will be given to you after completing the administrative enrolment formalities.

Payment is due within one month after enrolment.

The structural reference is unique to your enrolment and will automatically link your payment to your enrolment.

You cannot pay in advance!