After graduation

After years of dedication and lots of studying, you are graduating. What will that be like? And what will your future bring? Perhaps you have made a plan but don't know where to start. Or maybe you have no idea what the future will bring? This overview will help you on your way.

    In the picture: Graduation fair on Monday 16 May 2022 at ICC Ghent.

    About to graduate and looking for a challenging first job or suitable further study options that may enhance your career prospects?

    • You will become better acquainted with the current job market as well as a wide range of further educational opportunities. HR professionals from over 200 companies and organisations, and staff of the partner institutions of Ghent University Association will happily answer all of your questions and give you practical career advice.
    • Read more about Afstudeerbeurs 

    Getting a job

    Student Career Hub

    What will starting a career be like? And what will your future bring? Perhaps you have made a plan or don't know where to start. This overview will help you on your way.

    Ghent University Career Center: vacancies and events UGent Career Center

    Ghent University’s online career platform provides you with an overview of a wide range of company profiles, job vacancies and career events. Explore what’s on offer in order to get a feel for what is out there career-wise, and land your first job!

    Note: change your Ghent University mail address to your personal mail address after registration (via 'account settings' in the user menu). This way, you'll maintain easy access to the Ghent Career Center after graduation.

    Orientation year in Belgium for non-EEA graduates

    Continuing your education

    Do you want to keep your head buried in your books for a while longer? Are you on the look-out for a suitable way to continue your education?

    Master and postgraduate degrees

    Find out which master’s, master after master’s or postgraduate programmes you are qualified for based on the diploma you obtained. This is the perfect way to broaden or deepen the knowledge you acquired!

    Ghent University Association partner institutions

    Higher Education Register

    This platform allows you to get acquainted with every study programme Flanders has on offer.

    Becoming a PhD student

    You might be considering embarking on a PhD at Ghent University. Find out what your possibilities are and which steps you should take.

    Going abroad

    Whether you want to study, do an internship or conduct research; all of these possibilities are right there for you to explore!

    Graduating: practical information

    Results and feedback 

    As per usual, you can check your exam results through Oasis, at the end of the exam period.

    Graduation ceremonybaret

    Your graduation is an important milestone, which we won’t allow to go unnoticed! The timing depends on your faculty. 

    Diploma

    You will receive both a hard and soft copy of your diploma. This is why your home address and email address have to be up-to-date in Oasis. 

    Is your personal information up-to-date in Oasis?

    • Your address and e-mail address: adjust yourself if necessary in Oasis.
      Note: your UGent mailbox will be closed shortly after graduation, so be sure to provide your personal email address! This way you can receive your diploma and graduation invitation and you will have easy access to the Ghent University Career Center and Infinitum.
    • Your full name an birth place and country: please report any changes to diploma@ugent.be. Add a photo of your identity card.
    • Your account balance: if there is an outstanding amount, we cannot create your diploma. If you have any questions, please contact studiegeld@ugent.be.

    Infinitum

    Video Infinitum - alumniplatform UGentDare to think, your whole life long! Stay close to your alma mater Ghent University and fellow alumni, meet exciting new people, participate in alumni activities and discover our full range of offerings for former students.

    Don't miss out on Infinitum, our network of thousands of UGent alumni. 

    Contact

    Student Counselling Office