Financial support during the current corona pandemic

In order to receive study financing from the Social Service, you must meet certain nationality requirements. However, Ghent University has taken measures in the context of the current corona pandemic and that’s why the Social Service has expanded its services. Consequently you can apply for funding even if you don’t comply with the nationality requirements.

 

Independent students and dependent students that (partially) provide for themselves.

  • Lack of income to be able to provide for oneself due to not being able to find a student job.

Dependent students that partially provide for themselves

  • Loss of parental financial support due to unemployment/bankruptcy on the part of the parent(s) and no or insufficient income from student job.

Married/cohabiting students

  • Lack of income to be able to provide for oneself due to unemployment/bankruptcy of partner

Student with dependent children

  • Lack of income to be able to provide for oneself due to not being able to find a student job.


We will have a look at your future (tuition) costs and will take into account certain earnings you may have.

Depending on the deficit and on your situation we can decide to grant you an allowance.

Do you think you are eligible and you wish to apply?
Fill in the application form and gather the supplementary documents mentioned in the application form.
! Note: To open the application form, you must use the Word-app in Athena.

Mail your complete application to .

Each application will be examined and we will make a decision as soon as possible.


Do you get financial assistance such as an allowance or a grant from abroad to support your education?
Have the payments of this allowance and/or grant currently been stopped because of the coronavirus?

Together with you we will gladly investigate the possibilities to restart these payments.

Fill in the application form and gather the supplementary documents mentioned in the application form.
! Note: To open the application form, you must use the Word-app in Athena.

Mail your complete application to .

Each application will be examined and we will try to find a solution as soon as possible.

 

Foreign students who incur extra expenses due to the costs of booking or rebooking a ticket to their country of origin.

Foreign students who incur extra expenses due to having to remain in Belgium longer than anticipated.

We will take in consideration all exceptional costs that you can account for.
We will also take into account your overall situation.

We will look for the most appropriate solution to support you.
This solution can be: granting you an allowance, an interest-free loan, borrowing material,…

Do you think you are eligible and you wish to apply?
Fill in the application form and gather the supplementary documents mentioned in the application form.
! Note: To open the application form, you must use the Word-app in Athena.

Mail your complete application to .

Each application will be examined and we will make a decision as soon as possible.