Ghent is a city and a municipality in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province and after Antwerp the largest municipality of Belgium. To study at Ghent university, here are things to take note of.
About Ghent University
Ghent University is a Belgian public research university in Ghent. It was founded by King William I of the Netherlands in 1817. Following the 1830 Belgian revolution, the university was taken over by the newly constituted Belgian state. It was the first Dutch-speaking university in Belgium when it opened in 1930.
For you to study here, you must bear in mind that all bachelor programmes and most masters are instructed in Dutch. The language of instruction of each programme is mentioned in the course catalogue.
The English version of the course catalogue is a translation of the course catalogue in Dutch and does not imply that the programme will be instructed in English. A few master programmes are partly taught in English and partly in Dutch. *English is only used in some master programmes (international programmes
Depending on the language of instruction of the programme you want to enrol for, you need to show language proof proficiency in. Most programmes require the standard level of proficiency or B2.
How to Apply for admission
As a PhD candidate:
There are two possibilities to start a PhD at Ghent University:
Admission to master programme
- There are two types of master programmes:
- (Initial) master, also referred to as manaba
- Advanced or subsequent master, also referred to as manama
Belgium is divided into three regions: the Brussels – Capital Region, the Flemish Region, and the Walloon Region.
In the universities from Walloon, non-EU students have to pay specific tuition fees, set by ARES (Academy of Research and Higher Education).
For the Flemish Region, students from the EU and non-EU have to pay different tuition fees.
Tuition fee Advanced Master Programme 2017-2018
- The tuition fee consists of € 234,10 fixed amount + € 11,20 per credit + an extra amount per credit which can differ per faculty.
- Some programmes have an exceptional tuition fee.
The average living costs in Gent is between 790 and 1,210 EUR/year.
Belgium provide students with accomodation. International studnets expecially, freshmen, can stay in the school hostels, comprising of 2-3 persons in a room.
In case, you don’t want to share accomodation with anyone, then you should get an accommodation in a close-by place.
Ghent university is one of the best universities in Belgium. The school offer several programs in Bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees.
For more information, visit the school website.