Student Counselling Office

The Student Counselling Office of Ghent University offers information, professional advice and counselling concerning the different aspects of a study career, before, during and after the period of study.

To minimize the further spread of the coronavirus, we have individual appointments online or by telephone. You can schedule an appointment by contacting the student counselling office at 09 331 00 31. We can help you without delay.

Campus Ufo, Ufo, 1st floor
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33
B-9000 Gent
+ 32 9 331 00 31
studieadvies@ugent.be
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In your search for information and advice, the information desk is the starting point. The staff members will answer your questions and if necessary make an appointment with a counselor or a student psychologist. Information for international students as well as brochures on all courses of Ghent University are available.

Study career counselling

For each step or problem in a student's study career, a team of counselors is available to talk over study matters and study choices. Information and counselling on the curricula, the admission requirements, bridging courses, etc.

For individual counselling it is recommended to make an appointment through the reception desk or by phone.

Study problems and study skills or personal / psychological problems

Psychologists are available to guide students in finding the appropriate study attitude and functional study skills. Students are helped to remedy problematic matters as lack of concentration, study planning and time management, problems with writing a paper or dissertation, declining motivation, procrastination,… Also for students who cope with study problems because of personal distress; (pre)exam nerves, strain, fear of failure, relational problems, self-assertion, home sickness, depression,… help is available.

Yearly workshops in small groups are organised (in Dutch). Booking is necessary.

For individual counselling it is recommended to make an appointment through the reception desk or by phone.

Career service

Final-year and graduated students, in transition from study to work, are offered a helping hand with professional advice in finding their way on the labour market in Belgium as well as in other European member states.

For individual counselling it is recommended to make an appointment through the reception desk or by phone.

Special Needs

Disability Office
Home Vermeylen
Stalhof 6, Gent (map)

The Disability Office offers material, technical, and social aid to students with special needs. This service acts as an intermediary between disabled students, staff and fellow students concerning study and examination facilities, transport, accommodation, software support, etc.

More information: Disability Office.

Opening hours

From Monday till Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


For individual counselling it is recommended to make an appointment through the reception desk or by phone.

 Holiday periods

  • Tuesday May 12, 2020 (afternoon)
  • Friday, May 22, 2020
  • Monday July 20 juli till Friday July 31, 2020