IAU Member

Belgium - Flemish Community

top General Information


Street:Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25


Post Code:9000


Other Sites

Also University Hospital

Institution Funding



Founded by King William I of the Netherlands in 1817. The official language of the University was originally Latin; this changed to French in 1830 and to Dutch in 1930. Ghent University is today one of the most important academic institutions of Belgium and has an important international educational and scientific role. Acquired present status and title 1991.

Academic Year

September to September

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent; Entrance examination for engineering and medicine programs

Tuition Fees

National:EU/EEA residents: 947.20 per annum (undergraduate); 1847.20 - 5687.20 per annum (graduate) (EUR)



Accrediting Agency

Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization
(Nederlands-Vlaams Accreditatie Orgaan - NVAO)

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Rik Van de Walle

Job title:Rector

Senior Administrative Officer : Mieke Van Herreweghe

Job title:Vice Rector

International Relations Officer : Frederik De Decker

Job title:Head of International Relations Office

top Divisions

Campus Abroad : Ghent University Global Campus (Incheon, Korea)

Fields of study:Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering, Food Technology, Molecular Biology

Faculty : Arts and Philosophy

Fields of study:African Languages, African Studies, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Dutch, Eastern European Studies, English, Fine Arts, French, German, Greek, History, Latin, Medieval Studies, Modern History, Musicology, Nordic Studies, North African Studies, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages, Southeast Asian Studies, Theatre

Faculty : Bioscience Engineering

Fields of study:Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Crop Production, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Food Technology, Forest Management, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Plant and Crop Protection, Soil Management, Water Management

Faculty : Economics and Business Administration

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, Business Computing, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Systems, Marketing

Faculty : Engineering

Fields of study:Applied Physics, Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mechanics, Telecommunications Engineering, Textile Technology, Thermal Engineering, Town Planning

Faculty : Law

Faculty : Medicine and Health Sciences

Fields of study:Anaesthesiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Dentistry, Dermatology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Genetics, Immunology, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Urology

Faculty : Pharmaceutical Sciences

Fields of study:Pharmacy

Faculty : Political and Social Sciences

Fields of study:Communication Studies, Development Studies, Political Sciences, Sociology

Faculty : Psychology and Educational Sciences

Fields of study:Education, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Experimental Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Pedagogy, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Special Education

Faculty : Sciences

Faculty : Veterinary Medicine

Fields of study:Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science

top Degrees




top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2017-2018

Full Time Total:6221


Statistics Year:2017-2018


Updated on 26-05-2020