Welcome at Ghent University for International Students

We, the International Support Team, give international students a warm welcome and help them before, during and after their arrival at Ghent University.

International students can visit us and contact us by mail or phone. Find us here.

As of 22 November, the International Support Team will be working from home (government covid guidelines issued on 17 November). If you would like an appointment, through Teams or in the office, please write us an e-mail.

Welcoming students at the start of Ghent University’s semester

We organize welcome sessions for new international degree and exchange students at the start of every semester.

In September we had successful welcome days and we are convinced that students have settled down in their new city and life.

Still some questions? Check our digital Welcome Guide.

Already planning your spring semester at Ghent University?

Put these days in your calendar for our next welcome days for new international students: February 9th and 10th 2022.

Q&A sessions – chat with IST

IST organizes chat sessions before your arrival, upon your arrival, to answer your questions on the application, arrival information, Welcome Days, events, practical questions, …

Join an IST chat session (through MS teams).

New sessions for students arriving at Ghent University during semester 2: to be announced.

Practical information for your semester start

General practical information for incoming students at Ghent University

Travelling to Belgium:

Ghent University and Coronavirus

Check our Instagram for photos and our story.

Welcome Days 2021Looking forward to meeting you in Ghent!

International Support Team
Benedicte, Greet, Karen, Maaike and Rachida