Credit Certificate

Credit certificate

After the conclusion of the examination period, you can get a credit certificate for each course for which you obtained minimum 10 out of 20 or a 'passed' designation.

If you are enrolled under a diploma contract you can get credit certificates by e-mail, only on specific request, to your faculty student administration (FSA).

If you are enrolled under a credit contract you will get credit certificates by e-mail automatically.

This registration contains information about your identity, study programme, course unit, number of credits obtained and final evaluation.

Did you follow a course at HoGent or HoWest?

If you followed a programme or course at HoGent or HoWest between 1995-1996 and 2012-2013 and it is (part of) a programme integrated at Ghent University from 2013-2014, you can request a credit certificate via

Two chances

For each course your have not obtained a credit certificate in the 1st or 2nd examination period, you have the right to retake the examination in the resit examination period.

On the other hand, you cannot retake an examination for a course for which you already obtained a credit certificate.


Credit certificates obtained at Ghent University have unlimited validity at Ghent University unless after a minimum of 5 academic years the curriculum committee can demonstrate substantial differences between the competencies acquired by the student according to the credit certificate and the current intended competencies of a course unit. The student must overcome these substantial differences by taking one or more course units in whole or in part.