Exchange abroad for Ghent University students

Coronavirus – international mobility

  1. Compensations for outgoing mobility funding in the second semester of the academic year 2019-2020
  2. Information on the impact of the coronavirus on exchange in the upcoming academic year 2020-2021:
    • For the time being, none of Ghent University's students gets permission to travel abroad within the framework of their studies in the upcoming academic year. An approved exchange application, an accepted nomination by a host institution, a positive signal from an internship organisation or the granting of a scholarship are all conditional for the time being.
    • In concrete terms: only when the Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs gives a positive travel advice for the destination country/region, one might be given the green light to depart. However, this green light will only be given if also the following conditions are met:
          1. There are no entry restrictions for the country/region of destination.
          2. There are no longer any known restrictions in force in the country/region of destination that seriously impede daily life there as a student/trainee.
          3. The host university or organisation is willing and able to host students/trainees again and can offer full-fledged academic activities that guarantee compliance with the Learning Agreement for studies/for traineeship. The decision on this is taken at faculty level (Faculty Committee on Internationalisation).
    • Permissions to travel abroad within the framework of studies will be taken on the Belgian level, country by country, institution by institution and de facto almost student by student, and all of this on a monthly basis. At the latest every first Monday of the month, a decision will be taken on this matter for the departures scheduled for the following month (e.g. on Monday 1 June, the decision will be taken for all departures in the month of July). The departure date mentioned in Oasis will always be taken as a starting point.
    • Do not make any expenses for your transport and/or accommodation for the time being. A possible scholarship is only guaranteed when a final green light to leave, is given. Moreover, the temporary exit ban also means that all costs incurred in the period prior to this final green light are not eligible for reimbursement.


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