Ghent University

Ghent
Belgium

Language of instruction

English
Dutch

   Generally available as a second or third preference.

Ghent University is one of the major universities in Belgium and is ranked among the Top 150 universities worldwide. It provides high-quality academic teaching, excellent infrastructure and a wide scope of student facilities. Ghent is a socially committed and pluralistic university that is open to students from all walks of life. Located in Flanders, Ghent was the first Dutch-speaking university in Belgium.

Embedded in the beautiful city of Ghent, you will be able to enjoy numerous social and cultural activities in the lively and creative atmosphere which is typical of the city.

Semester dates

UQ SemesterHost SemesterDates
Semester 1Second TermFebruary–July
Semester 2First TermSeptember–February

View the Ghent University academic calendar 

Guides and additional information

Ghent University has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture: 20 ECTS credits per semester at Ghent University is equivalent to 8 UQ units.
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration​​​​​​: 24 ECTS credits per semester at Ghent University is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Host university requirements

GPA
You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Ghent University.

Study Options

Students must choose to be to Ghent to either the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture or the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. Students must take at least 60% of their classes within the faculty to which they are nominated. 

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.

Find courses

Search the Ghent University course catalogue
List of Masters of Architecture courses taught in English.
List of Economics & Business Administration course taught in English.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

 

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Economics
Postgraduate
Architecture
Biomedical engineering
Chemical engineering
Civil engineering
Computer engineering
Design
Economics
Electrical engineering
Environmental engineering
Finance
Fire safety engineering
Information technology
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Marketing
Materials engineering
Mechanical engineering
Metallurgical engineering
Software engineering
Water and Marine engineering

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

Ghent University's Housing Office rents out rooms, studios and flats, and provides information and advice about the private rented market. It caters to international students, staff and visitors. Ghent's housing web page provides information to help you get started.

Cost of living

To help with budgeting, Ghent provides information about the average costs of life in Belgium.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Certain health insurance requirements are in place for non-EU exchange students at Ghent University. Follow the University's insurance information checklist to ensure you have the necessary coverage.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Belgian Embassy and Consulates for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)