Exchange abroad for degree students at PSS - UGent

travelling abroad - CORONA

  • None of Ghent University's students will get permission to travel abroad within the framework of their studies next academic year. An approved exchange application, an accepted nomination by your host institution, a positive signal from your internship organisation or the granting of a scholarship are all conditional for the time being.
  • Ghent University will communicate at the beginning of each month for the next month if international mobility is possible (depending on changing Belgian and other national government policies). 
  • As the situation evolves, Ghent University will decide on a case by case basis if international mobility is possible for its students, depending on the national government policies of the sending and receiving institutions.
  • At this moment, all procedures of preparing international mobility for next academic year are continued, so as to be prepared, when government policies change. Any mobility / learning agreement is with a disclaimer that this is under the condition that the general lockdown and travel restrictions are lifted.
  • Disclaimer:  

    But now that the whole world and higher education in particular are affected by the consequences of the corona pandemic, we cannot ignore its impact. Currently, the Belgian government prohibits non-essential travel and the situation at many foreign universities or organisations is very uncertain. This means that, for the time being, no student of Ghent University will be allowed to travel abroad as part of their studies next academic year. This means that for the time being coming to Ghent University is not possible and only an explicit message from the Ghent University crisis management group stating that you are allowed to come can give you permission to do so.

International mobility during CORONA

Going abroad for studies - UGent

Information session - Going Abroad for study

13/12/2019 17.30-18.00 Information on exchange application and funding opportunities for exchanges in 2020-2021

Computer Room PSS - Paddenhoek 3 

Please register before 11/12/2019 if you want to attend

Study abroad - Outgoing exchange mobility for study 

Information on Scholarships UGent for an exchange within EU:

Erasmus+ scholarship

  • For each cycle (Ba-Ma-PhD) a scholarship can be awarded:
  • STUDY (f.i. min. 90 days, max. 12 months)
  • The same student may receive grants for mobility periods totaling up to 12 months maximum per cycle of study (traineeship and studies).

Information on Scholarships UGent for an exchange outside EU:

  • Mobility outside Europe via Bilateral Agreements

All opportunities and information - Check the roadmaps of UGent for international mobility


study abroad destinations in the faculty PS (map in Dutch)

Application via oasis exchange - application deadlines: 

usually February for exchange stays next year either sem 1, sem 2 or year


Exchange abroad for Master Global Studies

  • Students can apply for an exchange and an Erasmus+ scholarship in the institution of MA1.  Please follow instructions of your sending institution regarding Erasmus + scholarship.
  • Students with a 3rd semester mobility must contact the institution of MA2 for administration and possible scholarships as this will be the sending institution for the 3rd semester mobility. 
  • Students at UGent during MA1 or MA2 with 3rd sem mobility follow the application procedure mentioned above (study abroad)
  • Ma1 EMGS at UGent can apply for a Erasmus+scholarship before February. 
  • Ma2 EMGS at UGent -
    • document learning agreement is not necessary for double degree students EM Global Studies
    • other documents - contact
  • Relevant information and presentations how to apply in oasis can be found on UFORA KMEMGS infosite/content/erasmus and exchange application

Exchange Abroad in Master Sociology (EN)

Currently only an internship abroad is possible no exchanges for study.

Internships abroad

Scholarship programmes for internships

    • Erasmus Traineeship (in Dutch): for internships within the Erasmus area, you can receive between €379 and €529 per month depending on location and availability. The internship has to last for min. 2 months and needs to be part of your study programme. You need to apply for this scholarship one academic year before the academic year when the internship takes place. At the time of application you do not need to have found an internship already (the internship place can be added ultimately 4 weeks before the start of the internship). Please make your application in Oasis (under Curriculum (next year) > Exchange > trainee – select institution: not yet decided in EU)
    • Next application deadline (for internships during the academic year 2020-21): End of February 2020  (for internships during the 1st semester) – Half of May 2020 (for internships during the 2nd semester). An Erasmus Traineeship must be arranged in direct contact with responsible for the programme in the department or research group. This means that students are responsible for the initial contact to the relevant promotors, researcher or research group and for planning their Erasmus Traineeship. Please note that :
        • Erasmus Traineeship students are not allowed to sign up for courses abroad
        • There must be a connection with your study programme either as credits for your internship or as part of a course (see form COR curriculum component realisation (curriculumonderdeelrealisatie in Dutch).
        • Upload the approval of the lecturer (written approval can be a mail) in the exchange application in oasis (documents > others > approval lecturer for internship) and contact to select your exchange application.
    • For a scholarship for internships after graduation please consult Reconfirm.
    • You can also apply for a scholarship for internships outside of the Erasmus area. The internship with a min stay of min. 1 month and connect to your curriculum for min 5 ECTS. You need to apply for this scholarship one academic year before the academic year when the internship takes place. At the time of application you do need to have found an internship already. Yearly application deadline beginning of March for internships during the next academic year. Exemption: second deadline 30/10 for applicants who could not apply in March (academic reason and only limited scholarships available during second deadline). More information
    • Flanders Trainee Programme: for internships at an International Organisation.
    • Work Placement scholarships for Asia - ASEM work placement

Internship as part of your curriculum

Going abroad for research for master's dissertation or fieldwork 

Preparation of your stay abroad

Summer/Winter Schools

During the holidays it is possible to participate in a Summer/Winter School on a voluntary basis.

You can browse in the offer of short programmes the faculty received via sharepoint database or check online.

After attending you can register your voluntary Summer/Winter School in the faculty database here or browse online in relevant offer of short study programmes.

Summer/Winter schools can be accepted as an elective course - please contact the Chair of the educational committee of your study field.

Insurance and safety for students going abroad

UGent information on travel insurance

UGent information on health insurance