Degree students


Degree students are students that stay at UGent for the entire study programme and after successful completion, receive a UGent diploma. If you are only here for a limited amount of time and will obtain a diploma from your home university, you are an exchange student.

Study programmes at Political and Social Sciences in English

Joint Bachelor in Social Sciences VUB-UGent

Master of Arts in Global Studies

Master of Science in Sociology

Master of Science in Conflict and Development 

Please note that other Bachelor and Master programmes at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences are taught in Dutch. Specific questions regarding admission can be addressed to faculty student administration - see below contact.

Why choose Ghent University?

UGent is an enterprising university with an international appeal. Our motto is "Dare to think": we encourage students and staff members to adopt a critical approach. During its 200 years of history, UGent has built a firm scientific reputation. The university can present an extensive record of international recognized research work.

Information Days

In Dutch Information days

Welcome Days

Ghent University organizes welcome days for all new international students. The faculty welcome day is part of the UGent welcome days.

  • Ghent University welcome days
  • Faculty information sessions at the start of the new academic year - check website and Facebook
  • Faculty kick-off by student organization Politeia
  • Library information session at the start of the semester (check agenda of faculty)

Preparatory programme for new international students (Master-PhD) in September - BePrep

Admission and enrollment at UGent

  • More information on enrollment
  • More information for prospective students
  • Note to students of Erasmus Mundus Global Studies in MA2 at UGent: as a degree seeking student it is not necessary to apply as an exchange student at UGent even when you are nominated for an Erasmus scholarship during your Master 2 at UGent.

Rules and Regulations at FPS

Course and Examination Schedules

  • Via study guide (click on your programme > programme summary and download the course schedule per semester)
  • Via Oasis or Time Edit
  • (re-)examination schedules can also be found in oasis (after enrollment)

More information for new students at FPS

Information for outgoing and incoming exchange students


Faculty Student Administration and educational services of the faculty