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

Student experiences

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Academic calendar

Semester I: mid September – early February

Semester II: early February – early July

Academic calendar


Areas of study open to exchange students

Students can only take courses at the Faculty of Arts & Philosophy. Subjects taught here cover Archeology, Dutch Language and Culture, English Studies, French Studies, German Studies, History, History of Art, Italian Studies, Literature, Linguistics, and Philosophy. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Dutch: all BA programmes and majority of MA programmes.

English: 42 MA programmes; large number of exchange programmes (English taught courses) 

Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

Courses/books: +/- € 500 per academic year
Study material: +/- € 100 per academic year
Housing (student room / studio): € 300 – € 430 per month
Housing (apartment): Minimum € 500 per month
Transport: Bus Pass (student) € 178 per year
Transport: Bike rental € 35 – € 50 per year

See also this link: Estimated living costs per month


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

3 places per year.


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

More information about language requirements.

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

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

You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046


Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)