Welcome Day

Welcome in the faculty of Sciences: for exchange and degree students


  • Exchange student: An exchange student temporarily lives in a foreign country and attends  courses. The exchange period at UGent lasts a minimum of 1 month and a  maximum of 12 months. The exchange student does not get a diploma from  UGent.
  • Degree student: A degree student wishes to obtain a diploma or degree at Ghent  Universit


General presentations 



  • Welcome by the Dean, prof. dr. Isabel Van Driessche 


  • Presentation Ghent University and its faculties, prof. dr. M. Adriaens, director of Studies





Specific information for degree students


Specific information for exchange students


  • Contact info responsible coordinators Faculty committee for Internationalisation (FCI)
  • Buddy programme for exchange students,  Coordinates and photo's (AY20-21)
    • A buddy is a Belgian or regular degree student who volunteers to become a buddy. We link you to 1 or more international students for a semester or 1 academic year.
    • Expectations:
      • Contact before and at the start of the semester
      • Be available for questions
      • Keep in touch with your international student throughout the semester or academic year, through e-mail and social media.
  • Exchange students checklist

Contacts (Faculty)

Regine Coolen, International Relations Officer

Exchange Student Administration 

Tel: +32 (0)9 264.5043

E-mail: international.sci@ugent.be

By appointment (absent on Fridays)


Joeri Delamane, Faculty Student Administration

Degree Student Administration

Tel: +32 (0)9 264.5050


Contact (Central)

International Relations Office Student Support: Exchange Student Adviser


Extra information and Interesting links


Education in AY 20-21


Facilities (corona related: check on a weekly basis for updates)


Free Time