Information for new students

Information for exchange students

Welcome Days for incoming exchange students, course selection, practicalities

Welcome at Ghent University

On the guide page for new students you will find information about welcome days, digital environments (Ufora, Oasis...), tuition fees...

Book sale

The student Association Politeia organises the book sale. You will receive all information about books and courses on the Start Day and at the start of the academic year.


For education at Ghent University you will need a laptop. For most courses a basic laptop in good working order will be sufficient.

We’ve compiled a few guidelines and tips.

Student counsellors

Our student counsellors are the confidential and easily accessible point contact point for all questions concerning study attitude, study planning and study skills. They offer guidance to students – mainly from the first year of the bachelor degree programs – in their search for solutions to study related issues. They are also responsible for substantive questions concerning several courses of the first year of the bachelor programs.

Learning path counsellor

The learning path counsellor follows and accompanies the complete study career of students at the faculty of Political and Social Sciences, from the initial study choice up to the  graduation. After the first bachelor she functions as an immediate contact person for information and advice.

Faculty student administration (FSA)

The Faculty Student Adminstration (FSA) is responsible for the academic aspects of the student data, mainly the curriculum and the results of the student.

Time schedules of the courses

Classes start on Monday 21 September 2020. You can find your schedule via Oasis (based on your personal curriculum). Log in with your UGent account and click on 'my calendar'.

 Also have a look at the academic calendar!

Starting day

On the starting day, you will get to know each other, the monitorate (study and learning path counsellors), your study programme and the student associations. Moreover, you will receive a lot of practical information to get started as quickly as possible!
Within the framework of the corona measures, it is still unclear how the start days will be organized.