Universiteit Gent

Universiteit Gent is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Humanities in Ghent, Belgium. 

Student experiences

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English programmes for exchange students

Information for exchange students

Faculty website

Welcome Guide

Academic calendar

Semester I: mid September – early February

Semester II: early February – early July

Academic calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in the language of instruction (Dutch/English) is required.

More information about language requirements.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Arts & Humanities. Subjects taught here include:

  • Gender Studies 
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Musicology

Students may take 40% of their courses at other faculties within the university. Please note that Gender Studies is a collaboration between several Belgian institutions and you might need to travel to Brussels for some courses. You can contact the host university obtain more information. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Dutch: all BA programmes and majority of MA programmes.

English: 43 MA programmes; large number of exchange programmes (fully English-taught courses) 

Housing assistance

The University of Ghent has a Housing Office that rents out rooms, studios and flats to international students. Their staff and visitors and can inform and advise you about the private rented sector.

More information

Estimated living costs per month

Courses/books: +/- € 500 per academic year
Study material: +/- € 100 per academic year
Housing (student room / studio): +/- € 450 per month
Housing (apartment): Minimum € 500 per month
Transport: Bus Pass (student) € 178 per year
Transport: Bike rental € 35 – € 50 per year

More information


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

5 places

Additional information


Faculty website

Welcome to Ghent University

Social Media


Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).