Study support

Choosing your programme 

Anyone interested in studying at Ghent University can turn to the Student Counselling Office for information, advice and guidance.

Finding your way before and upon arrival

The IRO Student Support assists international students in finding their way at Ghent University before and upon arrival. The IRO Student Advisers provide information and meet the specific needs of international students.



Study skills & mental health

Life as a student is exciting and challenging. But it's not all sunshine and roses. You may have a lot on your mind from time to time. It's important to know that you can find support for any issue – no matter how small or harmless it might seem. You don’t have to go at it alone – get help!

Medical service

Inform your faculty when you're absent due to illness for a longer period or when you are missing obligated study activities. Request a letter from a doctor and hand it in at your Faculty Student Administration (Dutch).

A specific medical service for students is available, run by general practitioners well-acquainted with the medical needs of students.

After your studies

After graduation, most students find their way to the labour market. Others prefer to continue their studies in Belgium or choose for research within the framework of a PhD.