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Hogeschool Gent

Committed. Creative. Complete.
Hogeschool Gent
information brochure

Dear student,
Dear international colleague,

I am very pleased to welcome you to University College Ghent.

We are particularly proud to offer our 17,000 students a wide range of
subjects, going from the fine arts to engineering sciences, and from
music to biotechnology. Our goal is to link and interconnect this
impressive range of assets to create surplus value in the fields of
education, research, service provision and practice of the arts.

The realisation of an ambitious and stimulating internationalisation

policy is one of the priorities of University College Ghent for the coming
years. Integrating an international dimension in the study path of each
of our students is one of our focal challenges within our international
policy plan. To reach our goal we work closely together with numerous
European and non-European institutions, leading to increased
incoming and outgoing student and teacher mobility, joint curriculum
development and research. University College Ghent also wants to
share its expertise and knowledge worldwide and is actively involved in
initiatives and projects in developing countries. The offer of a broad set
of complementary Internationalisation@Home initiatives contributes
likewise to the international orientation of our institution.
We are situated in Flanders’ most popular student city Ghent, which
was chosen twice as ‘the most enjoyable city of Flanders’. Every year
Ghent attracts over 65,000 students, which effectively makes it the
higher education capital of Flanders.

This brochure offers a fresh perspective on University College Ghent

as it is today and its evolution since its establishment in 1995. I hope
you are inspired by this brochure and especially by what our university
college has to offer to foreign students and institutions. On behalf of all
staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you. We are looking
forward to meeting you in Ghent!

Best regards,

Dr. Robert Hoogewijs

Principal University College Ghent
1 Preface

Studying in Flanders, Belgium

5 Flanders, the Centre of Europe
6 The Education System of University Colleges or Hogescholen

8 Fast Facts

University College Ghent

11 History
11 Diverse in Many Ways
11 Outstanding Services and Facilities
12 Flexible Learning Paths
15 Research & Services
16 Sports

International Relations
19 International Policy
20 International Relations Division at Central level 3
21 International Relations Coordinators at Faculty level
21 Admission Requirements
21 Language Requirements
21 Registration Fees

Regular Foreign Students

22 Foreign Students Registrar
22 Admission Requirements
23 Language Requirements
23 Registration Fees

Study programmes
24 Study Programmes ordered by Field of Study
28 Study Programmes ordered by Faculty
42 English Offer
45 Exclusive Study Programmes

Practical information
46 The Academic Year
46 Living Expenses
46 University College Ghent Campuses

48 Ghent University Association

Studying in
Flanders, Belgium
BELGIUM has been an independent THE CIT Y OF GHENT is located in Flanders.
constitutional monarchy since 1830. The It used to be one of the mightiest cities of
present King is Albert II. Belgium has an area Europe, and combines today an impressive
of 30,528 km² and is located centrally and past with a vivid present. Today’s Ghent has
strategically in Europe. Its more than 10 million about 240,000 inhabitants. It is, first and
inhabitants live in 3 Communities: the Dutch- foremost, a warm and open city, inviting you
speaking Community in the North, the French- for a stroll along its many attractions. Every
speaking Community (Wallonia) in the South day numerous tourists visit the historic heart
and a very small German-speaking Community of the city which offers many places of interest
at the eastern border. ranging from medieval buildings to the famous
painting The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by
FL ANDER S, THE HUB OF EUR OPE Jan Van Eyck. Nowhere in the world does one
borders onto the North Sea, and is situated find so many historical monuments packed 5
in the northern region of Belgium. This together in the heart of a city. Some of the
Dutch-speaking part of Belgium boasts about campuses of our institution give testimony to
6 million inhabitants. Dutch is a Germanic this richness, e.g. the Bijloke campus, the
language related to English and German. Ever Conservatorium campus and the campus of
since the Middle Ages, Flanders has been at the Faculty of Teacher Training.
the crossroads of the great European trade
routes and is nowadays at the intersection of
the major Western European industrial
regions. The dense road, waterway and rail
network, four seaports and three airports
make Flanders the ideal gateway to Europe,
which is why many multinationals have chosen
Flanders as the base for their operations on
the European market.

3 h. 58 min.
London 3 h. 30 min. North Sea
2 h. 12 min.
Dover 3 h. 10 min.
Distance from Ghent to Thalys via Brussels 3 h.

the nearest European cities Calais Bruges 35 min.

Amsterdam (NL) 165 km Antwerp 30 min.

Brussels (BE) 49 km Ghent 2 h. 40 min.

Brussels Köln 2 h. 49 min.
Köln/Düsseldorf (DE) 226 km 35 min.
Brussels Central Station 30 min.
Lille (FR) 63 km Brussels Airport 57 min.

London (GB) 266 km

Luxemburg (L) 234 km Luxembourg Frankfurt
2 h. 40 min. 4 h. 23 min.
Paris (FR) 257 km 3 h. 39 min. 4 h.
2 h. 57 min.
Paris Charles de Gaulle 2 h. 36 min.
Paris Nord 2 h. 57 min./2 h. 10 min.
Today Ghent is the busy capital of the province THE EDUCATION SYSTEM OF
of East Flanders. It is a city with many faces: UNIVERSITY COLLEGES OR
not only does it boast over 65,000 students in HOGESCHOLEN
higher education, it is also a city where many Flanders boasts 27 institutions of higher
fairs and conferences are organised, an education: 22 university colleges and 5
industrial city with a harbour, a “flower city” prominent universities.
and a city in which many cultural events take
place. It is conveniently situated between Having regard to the provisions of the Decree
Brussels and Bruges, and cities such as Paris, of October 2004 concerning Higher Education
London and Amsterdam are within easy reach. Structures, university colleges now offer one
The climate is generally mild but often wet, so or more of the following degrees:
don’t forget to bring your raincoat! It can be
both very hot (occasionally 30°C) and cool Professional B achelor ’ s degrees
(10°C) in summer. In winter, temperatures vary These practice-oriented study programmes,
between -5°C and 15°C. such as Office Management, Nursing and
There is an extensive public transport network Teacher Training, prepare the student directly
with buses and trams taking you to all areas of for specific professions in industry, education,
the city and its surroundings. commerce, health care, etc. A professional
Pubs and restaurants abound in Ghent (as in Bachelor’s programme consists of 180 ECTS
the rest of Flanders!) giving you a choice from credits, which corresponds to a traditional
6 fast food to exquisite cuisine. In 2008 the three-year curriculum.
National Geographic Traveller Magazine Professional Bachelor’s degrees, moreover,
nominated Ghent as one of the 3 most do not exclude access to subsequent degrees.
authentic historical cities worldwide and in A number of professional Bachelors give
2006 Ghent was declared the most enjoyable access to advanced Bachelor’s programmes
city in Flanders! (min. 60 ECTS credits), and a limited number of
professional Bachelors may even grant access
to a Master programme on condition that a
“It is a marvellous city, bridging programme is undertaken first.
the meeting place of four
Academic B achelor ’ s degrees
rivers, the Scheldt, the These programmes prepare students directly

Lys, the Lieve and for a Master’s degree, but can also be validated
on the labour market. An academic Bachelor’s
the Moere. A network of degree consists of 180 ECTS credits, which
corresponds to a traditional three-year
streaming water dividing curriculum.

the town in 26 islands. An academic Bachelor’s degree grants direct

access to the corresponding Master’s
With its barges, its programme. In some cases, however, access is
conditional and the student will have to
bridges and the reflection undertake a preparatory programme first, i.e.
of the old façades in the when the student does not have the right
Bachelor’s degree to be admitted to a specific
water, Ghent is a kind of Master’s programme.
Students with an academic Bachelor’s degree
Venice of the North.” can also enrol for an advanced Bachelor’s

Victor Hugo, 1840

Master ’ s degrees These study More information about the higher education
programmes are the continuation of the system in Flanders can be found at
corresponding academic Bachelor’s
programme, and are occasionally open to
professional Bachelors as well.
Students with an academic Bachelor’s degree
have direct access to the corresponding
Master’s programme and indirect access (via a
preparatory programme) in other cases. For
professional Bachelors access to Master’s
programmes is restricted and conditional.
A Master’s programme usually consists of 60
ECTS credits and corresponds to a traditional
one-year curriculum (exceptions such as
“Master of Music” are 120 ECTS credits or two
traditional years).
A Master’s degree will give access to an
advanced Master’s programme and/or Ph.D.

only at at universities and at university colleges only at 7

university colleges in the framework of an association universities

min. 120 ects
also at postgraduate training institutions
min. 60 ects credits
min. 60 ects credits min. 60 ects credits

bridging programme

min. 180 ects min. 180 ects credits

Secondary school-leaving certificate giving access to higher education

Professional Bachelor’s programmes are offered at

university colleges only.
Academic Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are
offered both at universities and at university colleges
associated with universities.
Fast Facts
• Largest university college of Belgium
• Widest range of subjects on offer in Flanders
• 17,000 students
• 2,000 staff members
• 13 faculties
• 49 auditoria with approx. 6,000 seats
• Two concert halls
• Recording studio
• Art gallery
• 11 ha research farm
• 20 ha site including a historic park for agriculture and horticulture
• Individual learning paths for top sportsmen and women
• Individual rehearsal rooms
• General studies: a unique optional subject with general education
for all
• A 3,000 m² sports hall
• Free sports opportunities for all students
• A DVD of award winning films
• A monthly journal about University College Ghent on the regional TV
• 8 campuses across Ghent and Aalst
• 36 Bachelor and 24 Master programmes
• 10 study programmes unique in Flanders
• Free preparatory summer courses
• Student restaurants on all campuses with healthy meals at student
friendly prices
• Home-brewed ‘Bijloke beer’
• 300 European partnerships
• 30 non-European partnerships
• International programmes for exchange students
• Extended Erasmus University Charter 2007-2013
• Open Learning & Resource Centre
College Ghent
Established in 1995, University College Ghent AND FACILITIES
is the outcome of two successful mergers in University College Ghent has 13 faculties, an
which fourteen institutions of higher impressive open learning centre, an 11 ha
education were involved. Many of them had research farm, a 20 ha site including a park for
been leaders in higher education for decades agriculture and horticulture, a comprehensive
or even longer (our Faculty of Fine Arts Social Services Unit, two student homes and a
celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2001) and unique sports centre.
every single one of them puts in first-class University College Ghent was a pioneer in the
expertise. Our goal is to link, mix and Bologna debate by releasing the first book on
interconnect this formidable range of assets the topic in Dutch, participates in research
to create surplus value in the fields of projects with universities, organises
education, applied research, services and exhibitions, releases CDs and DVDs, and so on.
development of the arts. It goes without saying that we are fully
equipped to meet present-day teaching 11
standards: brand new computer rooms,
DIVERSE IN MANY WAYS internet facilities, laboratories, film and sound
With more than 17,000 students and 2,000 staff studios, a concert hall, greenhouses, auditoria,
members, we are without any doubt a very libraries, a number of specially equipped
important actor in the higher education field classrooms for the students from the Faculties
in Flanders, in terms of budget, staff and of Fine Arts and Music, etc. Individual learning
student population. This wealth of expertise paths for top sportsmen and women,
allows us to offer additional services and specialised resource centres, free preparatory
opportunities, such as professional units for summer courses, student counselling and
communication, culture and study-related services at faculty level are all
internationalisation. We are particularly proud proof of our student-based policy.
to have a very wide range of subjects on offer,
in fact almost everything from the fine arts to
engineering sciences and from music to
biotechnology, divided over 22 professional
Bachelor’s programmes, 14 academic
Bachelor’s programmes and 24 Master’s
programmes. We are currently the largest
Belgian university college housed in Belgium’s
largest student city (roughly 65,000 students),
Ghent, where one can also find the second
largest university in Belgium, Ghent University,
with about 33,500 students. Together, Ghent
University and University College Ghent make
up for 75% of all students in Ghent.
FLEXIBLE LEARNING PATHS Individual learning paths Students get
The 2003 Higher Education Act the opportunity to tailor their own learning
Since the academic year 2005-2006, Flemish path opting for the traditional route of 60 ECTS
institutions have been able to build their credits per academic year, or for a personal
programmes along flexible learning paths, thus compilation of course units. Higher education
leaving the fixed structure of the academic institutions are, however, still able to divide
year. The course units are independent the academic year into semesters with
building blocks for which students may enrol corresponding examinations. The individual
according to their own choice and time, taking learning path may be the result of
into account the semestrial system. The accreditation of prior certificated learning and
renewed assessment procedures also made it skills acquired through work experience. Such
much easier for foreign students to enrol for competencies are assessed by the institution
study programmes and course units. All this after which they are officially accepted by the
information is included in a learning Association (see also page 48, Ghent University
agreement signed between student and Association), which is also in charge of
institution. performing quality control on these
Credits University College Ghent applies the
European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). ECTS
is based on the convention that 60 ECTS
12 credits measure the workload of a full-time
student during one academic year, one ECTS
credit representing 25 to 30 hours of full-time
study. Each course unit represents at least 3
ECTS credits with a maximum of 12 course
units per 60 credits. A Bachelor’s programme
has a minimum of 180 ECTS credits, a Master’s
programme a minimum of 60 ECTS credits.
The student will obtain his or her degree after
having accumulated all the credits necessary
to acquire the competencies linked to the
RESEARCH & SERVICES process, encourages research in the
The B ologna Declaration and the professional Bachelor faculties, stimulates the
academisation process Ever since the coherence of ongoing research, etc.
Bologna Declaration (June 1999) and the start
of the academisation process, the need for Research S taff and Budget At present,
education embedded in a strong research nearly 450 researchers are actively involved in
environment, both qualitative and more than 250 research projects, 100 of which
quantitative, has substantially increased. are Ph.D. projects, and undertake a
The main aim of the academisation process, considerable amount of contract research for
which involves the cooperation between the third parties (often SMEs). In 2008, the total
university colleges and the universities within budget spent on research amounted to about
an association (see page 48), is to promote 13,000,000 EUR, which corresponds to about
scientific research in the renewed Master’s 10% of the total operating budget. The revenue
programmes at the university colleges and to for services, on the other hand, amounted to
make sure that research and education go approximately 1,700,000 EUR.
hand in hand in the study programmes on
offer. To that end, curricula and study Active Research Teams University
programmes have been adapted to meet the College Ghent has research groups that are
generally accepted academic standards as set active in many different domains:
by international accreditation and quality - Applied Business, ICT, Business and Public
assurance bodies. This process takes up a few Administration: 15
years, during which time the Dutch-Flemish Expertise in local government and
Accreditation Organisation will assess the management, social and economic
realisations and further plans of the university government, performance management
colleges. By 2013 the academic study and HRM, consumer behaviour, strategic
programmes at the university colleges will management, …
have to comply with the same requirements as - Biosciences and Landscape Architecture:
the study programmes at the universities. Research units active in different fields of
the agricultural and food industry: animal
Ne w challenges and strategies production, bakery and grain technology,
Although University College Ghent already had dairy industry, plant biotechnology, plant
a strong research tradition in some areas and breeding, plant tissue culture, …
boasted a number of research groups of - Music, Drama and Fine Arts:
international excellence, the number of Theoretical research and research within
researchers at University College Ghent has the artistic praxis are balanced in different
been increasing ever since the Bologna strategic research clusters: the visual arts
Declaration and the start of the academisation (e.g. photography and documentary
process. Also in the faculties offering animation), traditional and computer-
professional Bachelor’s programmes research based sculptures with their overlapping
is becoming more important. In these fields, the mixture of experimental settings
research projects the researchers cooperate in drama and mixed media, … Moreover
closely with their socio-economic and cultural building musical instruments within the
networks. framework of an academic Master-level, is
An internal Research Fund was established in unique in Europe.
order to ensure the quality of the research and - Social Work, Welfare Studies, Health Care
the efficient allocation of the internal financial and Teacher Training:
means for research. This fund guarantees a Diverse research topics, including but not
coherent research policy independent of the limited to the health and independence of
external funding granted to our researchers. A the elderly, dietary habits and nutritional
Research Council, consisting of both active therapy, accessibility of leisure activities for
researchers representing the different the disabled, linguistic development and its
faculties of University College Ghent and disorders, assistance to specific population
representatives from the research council of groups with a focus on the disabled,
Ghent University, advises the institution's detainees, siblings of disabled children and
management regarding the Research Fund’s ethnic minorities.
allocation, follows up the academisation
- Technology and Applied Engineering SPORTS
Sciences: University College Ghent has a unique sports
University College Ghent has a long- centre equipped both for individual training
established research tradition in these and for competition which our students can
fields. A few examples: the Textile unit use for free. Our sports facilities are located
actively participates in the development of at the Schoonmeersen campus [see ● page 47]
new textile technologies, the Chemistry and and consist of a 3,000 m² sports hall
Biochemistry unit has specific expertise in (equivalent to 6 volleyball or 4 basketball
heavy metals extraction and brewery fields), dance facilities, a weight training room
techniques and the Mechanics unit has a and a hall to practise athletics. Outdoor
long list of publications in the field of rapid facilities include 3 football pitches, athletic
prototyping and manufacturing. fields and volleyball, basketball and tennis
- Translation Studies: courts.
University College Ghent has a number of Our Sports Services manage the indoor and
language-specific research teams (French, outdoor sports facilities and related services,
Spanish, Dutch, English, German, and and organise an extensive instructional
Czech/Russian/Hungarian) whose members programme including badminton, Zumba
also cooperate inter-linguistically on a dance, tennis, hip-hop, athletics, … Our wide
regular basis. In addition, there are two range of sports facilities are open to students,
specialized research units for staff and the local community, thus trying to
16 interpretation and language technology. encourage participation in sporting activities
at all levels of ability, from beginner to
Support The Department of Research Affairs advanced.
of University College Ghent supports the
researchers in a structural way for example by
organising various workshops and seminars
which provide them guidelines to help them to
continue and expand their research projects.
The department also developed a dynamic
grants guide and the former competence
management platform has been migrated to a
fully integrated research information system
which has been implemented at the beginning
of 2010. All relevant information on research is
visible in a research portal which you can
access through our website.
The valorisation of research, especially by
contract research and also partially by
patenting, spin-offs, etc. becomes increasingly
important and is certainly a challenge for the

For more information on research,

please contact:
Els Stuyven
Director of the Department of Research Affairs
University College Ghent
Schoonmeersstraat 52
BE-9000 Ghent
INTERNATIONAL POLICY incoming exchange students at our institution.
University College Ghent strives to excel in Every year our staff undertakes about 450
education, research, service provision and international trips to broaden its international
practice of the arts. Through the expertise of expertise via participation in international
its staff and graduates and the valorization of conferences, projects, teaching assignments
its research, University College Ghent is and so on.
making a valuable contribution to a critical, Strengthening the participation of University
creative and open society. College Ghent in national (e.g. University
The internationalisation policy of University Cooperation for Development), European (e.g.
College Ghent wants to contribute to the Lifelong Learning Programme, TEMPUS,
realisation of the above mission of our Interreg) and international programmes in the
institution. Our policy is directed towards coming years is essential to achieve dynamic,
acquiring, transferring and valorising new innovative and interactive international
knowledge, skills and competencies, both for partnerships. The International Relations
our students and staff. Our central Division developed, as an important support 19
International Relations Division (see page 20) tool, a web-based and up-to-date grant guide,
operates as a coordinating unit and stimulates, which helps our staff to explore relevant
informs, counsels and supports University funding programmes.
College Ghent in its endeavours to shape this
objective. Internationally oriented students By
2013 University College Ghent wants to
A net work of solid international integrate an international dimension in the
partnerships We opt for the further study path of each of our students, which
development of a structural cooperation and definitely is an asset of high value in their
network with privileged European and future personal and professional integration in
worldwide higher education institutions and a diverse and globalising society. This ambition
organisations in order to keep up with the will be achieved through various actions:
ongoing international evolutions and to answer - increased study opportunities at our
the challenges of the present multicultural European and non-European partner
society. institutions
In addition to our institution’s membership of - a growing offer of international internships
several institutional networks, each Faculty of in European and non-European companies,
University College Ghent currently has in NGO’s and institutions in developing
cooperation agreements with a number of countries
partner institutions, amounting to almost 300 - the internationalisation of curricula by
bilateral agreements with institutions from 30 developing English taught (semester)
different European countries and about 30 programmes in each faculty in order to
bilateral agreements with institutions and facilitate interaction between Flemish and
organisations outside of Europe. All our foreign incoming students
exchange agreements can be consulted both - offering a diverse set of
internally and externally through the web- Internationalisation@Home experiences
based application Moveonline at http:// and project based activities.
institutions/ This clear international orientation of
It goes without saying that this extended University College Ghent is highlighted even
network of partners offers plenty of more by our participation in Ghent University
opportunities for student and staff mobility. Association, which creates opportunities for a
On a yearly base more than 400 of our students stronger international profile by joint
participate in international exchange cooperation in fields such as international PR
programmes and we welcome about 200 actions and international projects.
The international relations at University
College Ghent are organised at central and at
faculty level. The central International
Relations Division closely cooperates with the
International Relations Coordinators in each of
the 13 faculties of University College Ghent.

The central International Relations Division is

run by full-time and specialised staff members
who deal with:
• Outlining the policy on international
cooperation and exchange
• Follow-up & co-ordination of framework
agreements and partnerships
• Prospecting new funding programmes and
co-ordinate project applications
• Administrative support & co-ordination of
student and teaching staff mobility
20 • Development cooperation
• Follow-up of policy developments and
international trends
• Support of curriculum development
• Active participation in international and
Flemish networks, platforms and Ms Sofie TABOUREAU
organisations regarding the further E
internationalization of higher education. T +32 9 243 34 85
Exchange Students Adviser (incoming students)


T + 32 9 243 34 82 T +32 9 243 34 83
Staff Officer Development Cooperation and European Staff Officer International Relations outside Europe,
Aid Programmes Interreg Programme

Ms Brigitte HOYDONCKX Ms Kathleen VAN HEULE

T +32 9 243 34 84 T +32 9 243 34 81
Exchange Students Adviser (outgoing students) Staff Officer Lifelong Learning Programme & Europe
COORDINATORS AT Exchange students are expected to have and
FACULTY LEVEL be able to proof sufficient knowledge of
The International Relations Coordinators at English.
faculty level are responsible for: The official language in Flanders is Dutch.
• Outlining the international policy of their If you plan to study at University College Ghent,
faculty you will need a certain knowledge of Dutch in
• Coordinating different exchange order to fully immerse yourself in student life.
programmes (student and teacher mobility) An active social life is as much part of the
within their faculty student experience as studying and a great
• Developing cooperation initiatives with way to meet other people and to explore the
other partners, both inside and outside marvellous city of Ghent. Therefore University
Europe. College Ghent offers an elementary course of
Dutch (80 hours) for exchange students,
The contact details of the International Relations focusing on practical speaking and listening
Coordinators at faculty level can be found from page skills and offering an introduction to Flemish
29 to 41). culture and social life. The course can be
followed either before the start of the
semester or during the semester.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Registration for this course goes together with
You can only study as an exchange student at the online registration process for exchange 21
University College Ghent if your home students at University College Ghent. Students
institution has a formal bilateral agreement who attend the course regularly and pass the
with our institution. This exchange can be part test at the end are entitled to 5 ECTS credits
of one of the European educational and receive an official certificate Dutch for
programmes, such as Erasmus, TEMPUS, Foreigners-level 1.
EU/Canada and others. As an exchange student
you are entitled to a specific statute: as
opposed to regular students (see page 22), you REGISTRATION FEES
remain enrolled at your home institution and As an incoming exchange student you do not
you spend only a few months to a full academic have to pay any fees for registration or tuition
year at University College Ghent, free of at the host institution. You only pay the
charge. registration fees to your home institution.
As an exchange student, you need to apply for However, you should take into account that
admission by completing the online small fees may be charged for other costs,
application form. You will be asked to attach a such as insurance, Student Union
number of additional documents such as the membership, the use of photocopiers, etc.,
learning agreement, the ECTS transcript of which are charged to the local students as
record and an insurance document. Once well. It is, therefore, of vital importance to
again, you can only access this online tool if make an estimate of your budget at a very early
your home institution has a bilateral stage.
agreement with University College Ghent.
For all detailed information on exchange
agreements and procedures, please have a
look at our website or Please do not hesitate to contact the central
feel free to contact the International Relations International Relations Division with any questions
Division at you might have.

Central International Relations Division

University College Ghent
Kortrijksesteenweg 14
BE-9000 Ghent
T +32 9 43 34 80
F +32 9 243 33 52
Foreign Students
REGISTRAR B achelor ’ s degrees In order to be
The Foreign Students Registrar allows admitted to the first year of the Bachelor’s
international degree students to apply and programmes, the foreign candidate holding a
enrol as regular student on the basis of their foreign diploma must either possess:
diploma(s) obtained abroad. Enrolling as a • An official proof of (level) equivalence with a
regular student entails that you pay the Flemish high school or university diploma/
registration fee to the foreign institution and certificate obtained via the Flemish
not to the home institution as exchange Ministry of Education in Brussels;
students do (see page 21). International degree • A certificate obtained via the Ministry of
students, moreover, attend an entire study Education in the country of origin following
programme abroad and receive their diploma Convention 15 of the Council of Europe, i.e.
in the country they visit. In other words, a foreign certificate granting access to
international degree students are enrolled at university education in that country.
22 the institution like national students. Signatories of this Convention are: Austria,
Below you will find the admission Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia,
requirements international degree students Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland,
have to fulfil before being able to apply. France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland,
Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, the
Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Turkey and the United
• A diploma of higher education, full-time
• A Bachelor diploma or equivalent;
• A Master diploma or equivalent.

Ms Katrien Van Acker For the following countries, special

E requirements apply:
T +32 9 243 34 59 • Luxemburg: “diplôme de Fin d’Etudes
F +32 9 243 34 62 secondaires” ou “diplôme de Fin d’Etudes
Foreign Students Registrar secondaires techniques”;
• The Netherlands: VWO or MBO 4 or
• France: “diplôme Baccalauréat” (min. score
of 10/20);
• A European “Baccalauréat Diploma” issued
by the European Schools in Belgium or
• A “Diplôme du Baccalauréat International”,
issued by the “Office du Baccalauréat
International” in Geneva;
• Germany: “Zeugnis der Allgemeinen
• USA: “High School diploma” with a
transcript of records of at least 4 APs;
• China: a certificate of academic screening • a C1-level certificate “Effectiveness in the
issued by the Academic Evaluation Centre Common European Framework” for the
of the German Embassy in Beijing (APS study programmes Translation, Interpreting
certificate) + an official proof of (level) and Multilingual Communication or a
equivalence with a Flemish diploma of B2-level certificate “Vantage in the Common
higher education obtained from the European framework” for other study
Flemish Ministry of Education in Brussels. programmes offered at University College
• A diploma issued by the SHAPE school Ghent;
(NATO. • Exception: in order to enrol in the
Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of the
Students who have a certificate granting Faculty of Music and of the Faculty of Fine
access to university education in their country Arts (except for the Bachelor of Interior
of origin may be granted admission, following Design), students have to pass the entrance
the “Convention of the Council of Europe on exams where the language level will be
the equivalence of diplomas leading to evaluated.
admission to universities” (1953).
As a non-native speaker of Dutch, you are
Master ’ s degrees In order to be admitted allowed to stay in Belgium during 1 academic
to a Master’s degree, students must either year to learn the language. This is considered a
have successfully completed an academic preparatory year before starting your actual
Bachelor’s degree in Flanders, or the studies. However, you first (!) have to go 23
certificate or diploma of their country of origin through the complete admission procedure
has to be declared equivalent to an academic and prove that you meet all the requirements
Bachelor’s degree at University College Ghent. mentioned above.
Please contact the registrar via registrar@, who will tell you how to apply.
Advanced programmes Holders of a For regular students, the registration fees
Bachelor’s degree may enrol for an advanced depend on the type of learning path and on the
Bachelor’s degree, and holders of a Master’s country of origin.
degree may enrol for an advanced Master’s
degree. In both cases, however, enrolment is
subject to the study programme or course-
related requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact the Foreign
Students Registrar for more details on admission
Additional admission requirements procedures and related documents.
In order to be admitted to the Music, Drama,
Audio-Visual and Fine Arts programmes, University College Ghent
students have to take an artistic entrance Foreign Students Registrar
exam. Kortrijksesteenweg 14
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All regular programmes offered at University F +32 9 243 34 62
College Ghent are in Dutch (except for the (visits only on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Master of Music, Master of Audiovisual Arts after appointment)
and Master of Visual Arts, see page 29 to 30).
Consequently, regular students must have
thorough knowledge of Dutch before
commencing their studies, which they have to
prove by submitting:
• proof that they have successfully studied
for at least one academic year at a Dutch
speaking high school or university (60
Study In the following table you will find
all the study programmes on offer

at University College Ghent
ordered by field of study:
1) The symbol > indicates the

ordered by
main subjects in the study
2) The second column tells you

field of study
whether the study programme
of your interest is a
professional Bachelor’s (pBA),
an academic Bachelor’s (aBA),
an advanced Bachelor’s
(adBA), a Master’s (MA) or an
advanced Master’s (adMA)
3) In the third column you will
find a number corresponding
to the faculty at which this
study programme is
24 organised. The faculties can
be found from page 29 to 41.

Important remark: please note

that the overview of study
programmes on offer might be
subject to change. Please consult
the website http://English. for up-to-date
information on our study
Master faculty
Applied Engineering: Biochemistry MA 9
Applied Engineering: Chemistry aBA, MA 9
Applied Engineering: Computer Science aBA, MA 9
Applied Engineering: Construction aBA, MA 9
Applied Engineering: Electromechanics aBA, MA 9
Applied Engineering: Electronics-ICT aBA 9
Applied Engineering: Electronics-ICT
> Electronics Engineering MA 9
> ICT MA 9
Applied Engineering: Electrotechnology
> Automation MA 9
> Electrical Engineering MA 9
Applied Engineering: Surveying MA 9
Applied Engineering: Textile Technology aBA, MA 9
> Biochemistry pBA 10
> Chemistry pBA 10
> Environmental Technology pBA 10
> Automation pBA 10 25
> Electromechanics pBA 10
> Heating, Ventilation, Airconditioning and Cooling pBA 10
Fashion Technology pBA 10
Real Estate
> Land Surveying pBA 10
> Real Estate Management pBA 10
Textile Technology pBA 10
Wood Technology pBA 10

Applied Language Studies aBA 7
Interpreting MA 7
Multilingual Communication MA 7
Translation MA 7


Social Work
> Social and Cultural Work pBA 12
> Social Work and Human Resources pBA 12
> Social Work and Legal Aid pBA 12
> Social Work and Social Care pBA 12
Social Work MA 12
Socio-educational Care Work pBA 12

Interior Design pBA 2
Landscape and Garden Architecture pBA 8
Landscape Development adBA 8

Visual Arts
> Fashion aBA, MA 2
> Fine Art aBA, MA 2
(several paths: Painting, Sculpture, Drawing,
Installation Art, Media Art)
> Graphic Design aBA, MA 2
(several paths: Graphic Arts, Graphic Design,
Web & Interactive Design, Illustration)
> Multimedia Design aBA, MA 2
> Photography aBA, MA 2
> Textiles Design aBA, MA 2
Audiovisual Arts
> Animation Film aBA, MA 2
> Film aBA, MA 2

Agro- and Biotechnology
> Animal Care pBA 8
> Agriculture pBA 8
> Food Technology pBA 8
> Greenery Management pBA 8
Applied Bio-engineering aBA 8
Applied Bio-engineering: Agriculture and Horticulture
> Plant and Animal Production MA 8
> Tropical Plant Production MA 8
> Horticulture MA 8
Applied Bio-engineering: Food-industry MA 8

Applied Computer Science pBA 3, 4
Business Administration aBA 6
Business Administration
> Accountancy and Taxation MA 6
> Finance and Risk Management MA 6
> Management and IT MA 6
> Marketing Management MA 6
> Strategic Management MA 6
Business Management
> Accountancy and Taxation pBA 3, 5
> Environmental Management pBA 5
> Finance and Insurance pBA 3, 5
> Law pBA 5
> Logistics Management pBA 5
> Marketing pBA 3, 5
> SME-Management and Entrepreneurial Studies pBA 3, 5
International Business Management adBA 5
Office Management
> Business Translation and Interpreting pBA 4
> Management Assistant pBA 3, 4
> Medical Management Assistant pBA 4
Public Administration aBA, MA 6
Taxation adBA 5

Bachelor of Education: Preschool Education pBA 11
Bachelor of Education: Primary Education pBA 11
Bachelor of Education: Secondary Education pBA 11
Advanced Bachelor of Education: Special Education adBA 11

Bio-Medical Laboratory Technology
> Medical Laboratory Technology pBA 13
> Pharmaceutical and Biological Laboratory Technology pBA 13
Care Management adBA 13
Intensive and Emergency Care adBA 13
> Geriatric Nursing pBA 13
> Hospital Nursing pBA 13
> Paediatric Nursing pBA 13
> Psychiatric Nursing pBA 13
> Social Nursing pBA 13
Nutrition and Dietetics pBA 13
Occupational Therapy pBA 13
Speech Therapy and Audiology 27
> Speech Therapy pBA 13
> Audiology pBA 13

Drama aBA, MA 2
> Composing Music aBA, MA 1
(two paths: Composition and Music Production)
> Performing Music aBA, MA 1
(two paths: Classical Music and Jazz/Popular Music)
> Music Theory aBA, MA 1
> Musical Instrument Construction aBA, MA 1
> Music Education aBA, MA 1
Soloist Contemporary Music adMA 1
ordered by


Academic Bachelors — 180 ECTS credits

> Composing Music
(two paths: Composition and Music Production)
> Performing Music
(two paths: Classical Music and Jazz/Popular Music)
> Music Theory
> Musical Instrument Construction *
> Music Education
(five paths: Classical Music, Jazz/Popular Music,
Composition, Music Production and Music Theory)

Masters — 120 ECTS credits

> Composing Music 29
(two paths: Composition and Music Production *)
> Performing Music
(two paths: Classical Music and Jazz/Popular Music)
> Music Theory
> Musical Instrument Construction *
> Music Education
(five paths: Classical Music, Jazz/Popular Music,
The Faculty Composition, Music Production and Music Theory)

of Music excels Advanced Master — 120 ECTS credits

in diversity and Soloist Contemporary Music
is situated in
Music Teacher Training — 60 ECTS credits
the historical
heart of Ghent, * unique in Flanders
nominated in 2009
by the UNESCO The Master of Music, Composing Music
(two paths: Composition and Music

as Creative City Production) and the Master of Music,

Performing Music (two paths: Classical
of Music. Music and Jazz/Popular Music) are
lectured both in English and in Dutch.
Hoogpoort 64 All other courses are in Dutch.
BE-9000 Ghent
Campus Hoogpoort [see page 47]
Campus Bijloke [see page 47]
International Relations Coordinator
Ms Els Moens

Professional Bachelor — 180 ECTS credits

Interior Design

Academic Bachelors — 180 ECTS credits

Visual Arts
> Fashion
> Fine Art (several paths: Painting, Sculpture, Drawing,
Installation Art, Media Art)
> Graphic Design (several paths: Graphic Arts, Graphic Design,
Web & Interactive Design, Illustration)
> Multimedia Design
> Photography
> Textiles Design
In addition to
30 Audiovisual Arts
being imbedded > Animation Film

in this artistically > Film

rich environment, Drama

the Faculty of Fine Masters — 60 ECTS credits

Arts is itself a Visual Arts
> Fashion
cultural actor, > Fine Art (several paths: Painting, Sculpture, Drawing,
organizing Installation Art and Media Art)
> Graphic Design (several paths: Graphic Arts, Graphic Design,
exhibitions, Web & Interactive Design and Illustration)
> Multimedia Design
festivals, weekly > Photography
lectures and film > Textiles Design

presentations, Audiovisual Arts

> Animation Film
and co-producing > Film

the international Drama

art magazine, Teacher Training in
A Prior. Audiovisual Arts and Visual Arts — 60 ECTS credits

Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2 Teacher Training in Drama — 60 ECTS credits

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Belgium The Master of Visual Arts and the
Campus Bijloke [see page 47] Master of Audiovisual Arts are lectured
International Relations Coordinator both in English and in Dutch.
Mr Jan De Jonckheere All other courses are in Dutch.
Professional Bachelors — 180 ECTS credits
Applied Computer Science
Business Management
> Accountancy and Taxation
> Finance and Insurance
> Marketing
> SME-Management and Entrepreneurial Studies

Office Management
> Management Assistant

All courses are in Dutch.


Our small-scale
and student-
loving faculty
has plenty of
modern facilities.
The brand new
campus is
centrally located
in a cosy
college city.
Arbeidstraat 14
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International Relations Coordinator
Ms Grietje De Graeve

Professional Bachelors — 180 ECTS credits

Applied Computer Science
Office Management
> Business Translation and Interpreting
> Management Assistant
> Medical Management Assistant

All courses are in Dutch, except for the

international Business, Languages and
IT Services programme, which is
entirely in English (see page 42).


The Faculty
of Business
and ict
offers a
of language
and ICT.
Schoonmeersstraat 52
BE-9000 Ghent
Campus Schoonmeersen,
B Building [see page 47]
International Relations Coordinator
Mr Geert Baekelandt

Professional Bachelors — 180 ECTS credits

Business Management
> Accountancy and Taxation
> Environmental Management
> Finance and Insurance
> Law
> Logistics Management
> Marketing
> SME-Management and Entrepreneurial Studies

Advanced Bachelors, 60 ECTS credits

Business Management
Taxation 33

All courses are in Dutch, except for the

International Programme for Business
Studies, which is entirely in English
(see page 42).

Our faculty
offers a range
of English-taught
courses which
are open to
all students
(international and
regular students).
Henleykaai 84
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Campus Mercator [see page 47]
International Relations Coordinator
Ms Fabienne Mornie
Academic Bachelors — 180 ECTS credits
Business Administration
Public Administration *

Masters — 60 ECTS credits

Business Administration
> Accountancy and Taxation
> Finance and Risk Management
> Management and IT
> Marketing Management
> Strategic Management

Public Administration *
34 The faculty Teacher Training in
founded Business Administration — 60 ECTS credits
the centre for Teacher Training in
entrepreneurship, Public Administration — 60 ECTS credits

where students
can come * Unique in Flanders

into contact All courses are in Dutch, except for the

International Management
with young Programme, which is entirely in

entrepreneurs English (see page 42).

and acquire
insight into
Schoonmeersstraat 52
BE-9000 Ghent
Campus Schoonmeersen,
C Building [see page 47]
International Relations Coordinator
Ms Véronique L’Ecluse
Mr Nick Provoost

Academic Bachelor — 180 ECTS credits

Applied Language Studies

Masters — 60 ECTS credits

Multilingual Communication

Languages on offer
Czech *
French 35
The Faculty Turkish *

of Translation
Studies can * Unique in Flanders

pride itself All language courses are taught in the

on being the foreign language. The Faculty of

Translation Studies also offers an

only Flemish International Postgraduate

Programme Dutch & Translation
university college (see page 43).

that is a member
of the European
Master’s in
Groot-Brittanniëlaan 45
BE-9000 Ghent
Campus Mercator [see page 47]
International Relations Coordinator
Ms An Desmet
Professional Bachelors — 180 ECTS credits
Agro- and Biotechnology
> Animal Care
> Agriculture
> Food Technology
> Greenery Management

Landscape and
Garden Architecture

Academic Bachelor — 180 ECTS credits

Applied Bio-engineering

Advanced Bachelor — 60 ECTS credits

36 Landscape Development

Masters — 60 ECTS credits

Students of Applied Bio-engineering:
the Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture
> Plant and Animal Production
Biosciences > Tropical Plant Production
and Landscape > Horticulture

Architecture Applied Bio-engineering:

think “green”:
soil, air, water, All courses are in Dutch.

plants, animals
and foods
are their
subjects of
Schoonmeersstraat 52
BE-9000 Ghent
Campus Schoonmeersen,
C Building [see page 47]
Campus Melle [see page 47]
International Relations Coordinator
Ms Lieve Vermeiren
Academic Bachelors — 180 ECTS credits
Applied Engineering:
Applied Engineering:
Computer Science *
Applied Engineering:
Applied Engineering:
Applied Engineering:
The academic Electronics-ICT
study programmes Applied Engineering: 37
Textile Technology *
of the Faculty
of Applied Masters — 60 ECTS credits

Engineering Applied Engineering:

Sciences can rely
Applied Engineering:
on extensive Chemistry
scientific research. Applied Engineering:
The majority of Computer Science *

the research Applied Engineering:

projects are Applied Engineering:
situated within Electromechanics
the research Applied Engineering:
council set up > Electronics Engineering
jointly with Ghent > ICT

University. Applied Engineering:

> Automation
Schoonmeersstraat 52
> Electrical Engineering
BE-9000 Ghent
Belgium Applied Engineering: Surveying
Campus Schoonmeersen,
B Building [see page 47] Applied Engineering:
International Relations Coordinator Textile Technology *
Mr Ludwig Cardon * Unique in Flanders

All courses are in Dutch.


Professional Bachelors — 180 ECTS credits

> Biochemistry
> Chemistry
> Environmental Technology

Electromechanics -
> Automation
> Electromechanics
> Heating, Ventilation, Airconditioning and Cooling

The Faculty of Technology *

38 Technology Real Estate

> Land Surveying
participates in the > Real Estate Management

worldwide cdio- Textile

initiative, an Technology *

innovative educa- Wood

Technology *
tional framework
for producing the * Unique in Flanders

next generation All courses are in Dutch.

of technical
learning plays
an important part
in each study
Schoonmeersstraat 52
BE-9000 Ghent
Campus Schoonmeersen,
C Building [see page 47]
International Relations Coordinator
Ms Isabel Pieters

Professional Bachelors — 180 ECTS credits

Bachelor of Education:
Preschool Education
Bachelor of Education:
Primary Education
Bachelor of Education:
Secondary Education

Advanced Bachelor — 60 ECTS credits

Advanced Bachelor of Education:
Special Education

All courses are in Dutch, except for the

International Programme Education-
Welfare-Health Care, which is entirely
in English (see page 43).

The learning
centre of
the Faculty of
Teacher Training
is an impressive
resource centre
for our students
and offers them
more than
30.000 publications
to consult.
K.L. Ledeganckstraat 8
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Campus Ledeganck [see page 47]
International Relations Coordinator
Ms Isabelle Joos
Professional Bachelors — 180 ECTS credits
Social Work
> Social and Cultural Work
> Social Work and Human Resources
> Social Work and Legal Aid
> Social Work and Social Care

Socio-educational Care Work

Master — 60 ECTS credits

Social Work *

* Jointly offered and organised within

40 Ghent University Association.

All courses are in Dutch, except for the

International Programme Education-
Welfare-Health Care, which is entirely
in English (see page 43).

from Socio-
Care Work
and Social Work
organise a
circus event
with and for
Schoonmeersstraat 52
BE-9000 Ghent
Campus Schoonmeersen,
A Building [see page 47]
International Relations Coordinator
Ms Ann Bens

Professional Bachelors — 180 ECTS credits

Bio-Medical Laboratory
> Medical Laboratory Technology
> Pharmaceutical and Biological Laboratory Technology

> Geriatric Nursing
> Hospital Nursing
> Paediatric Nursing
> Psychiatric Nursing
> Social Nursing
The Faculty of Nutrition
Health Care and Dietetics
developed an Occupational
evaluation system
Speech Therapy
to objectively and Audiology
convert the > Audiology
> Speech Therapy
assessment of a
Advanced Bachelors — 60 ECTS credits
trainee into a local
Care Management
or ects grade. This
Intensive and
system was well Emergency Care
received at several
European All courses are in Dutch, except for the

congresses and International Programme Education-

Welfare-Health Care, which is entirely

might be imple- in English (see page 43).

mented in all
higher education
Keramiekstraat 80
BE-9000 Ghent
Campus Vesalius [see page 47]
International Relations Coordinator
Mr Luc Simoens
English offer
SEMESTER PROGRAMMES International Management
The language of instruction in the following programme The International Management
international programmes is English. A high Programme (IMP) is organised by the Faculty of
level of competency in English is expected to Business Administration and Public
successfully participate in the programmes. Administration [see page 34]. IMP is a set of
The programmes are particularly organised management courses in English, established
for foreign exchange students, but regular to meet the increasing trends of globalisation
students can enrol as well, when they fulfil all on management items. It therefore provides
admission requirements. All course units have students with a comprehensive education in
been allocated a minimum of 3 ECTS credits. the fields of Business Administration,
Students can undertake these programmes to Economics, Political Science, Public
obtain ECTS credits. Please note that the Administration, Management, Marketing,
programmes below do NOT lead to a diploma. Finance, ICT and Law. The programme is meant
for advanced undergraduate/bachelor and
International programme for master students and offers courses at
Business S tudies This international study bachelor and master level.
42 programme is organised at the Faculty of The IMP is offered in both semesters. Students
Applied Business [see page 33]. Every year this can choose to come for one semester or they
international study programme is offered in can stay for a whole academic year. They need
two semester modules, with a total of 60 ECTS to take at least 21 ECTS. Students having
credits. Besides 2 compulsory courses (i.e. completed a full semester programme of
Belgian Culture Studies and Cross Cultural 30 ECTS will receive a Certificate of the
Communication), there is a wide range of International Management Programme.
optional courses related to management, law, More information can be found at
IT and languages. Courses are English taught, or you can contact the Faculty
with the exception of the (foreign) language of Business Administration and Public
classes. Administration.
More information can be found at http://bmer. or you can contact the Business, L anguages and IT Services
Faculty of Applied Business. programme (BLIT S) The Faculty of Business
Information and ICT [see page 32] offers the
International BLITS Study Programme yearly in
two semester modules. It covers subjects such
as languages (English, French, German and
Spanish), ICT Management, Knowledge
Systems, XML and programming in a network
environment. Courses are English taught, with
the exception of the foreign language classes.
A brochure containing all information can be
downloaded at:
or you can contact the Faculty of Business
Information and ICT.
International programme Education FULL-TIME STUDY
– Welfare – Health Care The Faculty of PROGRAMMES
Teacher Training, the Faculty of Social Work The following programmes are full-time study
and Welfare Studies and the Faculty of Health programmes of either 60 ECTS credits (1 year)
Care jointly organise the International or 120 ECTS credits (2 years). They are
Programme Education-Welfare-Health Care organised particularly for regular foreign
(see page 39 to 41). This programme is offered students. Foreign exchange students can,
in two semester modules and aims at offering however, also select individual course units
higher education from an international, from these programmes. The following
intercultural, interdisciplinary and innovative programmes either lead to a certificate, as is
point of view. Participation in this curriculum the case with the international postgraduate
will turn out to be an exciting learning programmes Dutch & Translation and
experience and a challenge for further Computer Systems Validation, or to a Master’s
professional and personal development. degree, as is the case with the Master of Music,
The programme covers subjects such as the Master of Fine Arts and the Master of
special education, issues on social welfare, Audiovisual Arts.
contemporary education systems, ICT, working 43
in an intercultural context, prevention, social International postgraduate
philosophy and ethics, psychology and first programme Dutch & Translation
aid. Each of the individual course units has The Faculty of Translation Studies [see page 35]
3 ECTS credits. offers the International Postgraduate
More information can be found at: Programme Dutch & Translation, which is a
Faculty of Teacher training: one-year academic programme (60 ECTS
student/buitenland/erasmus.cfm credits) offering foreign students the
Faculty of Social Work and Welfare studies: http:// possibility to study Dutch as a foreign language in a very intensive way and at a high level. No
welfare-studies.asp previous knowledge of Dutch is required. At
Faculty of Health Care: the same time, the programme gives students
education/faculties/vesa.cfm a solid introduction to translation and the use
of translation tools. On successful completion
of the programme, students will be awarded
the International Postgraduate Certificate in
Dutch & Translation.
The study programme consists of three main
• Dutch courses: 27 ECTS credits,
compulsory, taught in Dutch
• Core courses: 18 ECTS credits, compulsory,
taught in English
• Electives: 15 ECTS credits, language of
instruction depends on the subjects
The International Postgraduate Programme
Dutch & Translation aims at students holding a
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in languages.
The programme is unique in the Dutch-
speaking area.
All information can be found at
or you can contact the Faculty of Translation Studies
Master of Music The Faculty of Music (see P ostgraduate C omputer Systems
page 29) offers the Master of Music entirely in Validation Computer Systems Validation
English. It aims at students holding a (CSV) is a postgraduate course organised by
Bachelor’s degree of Music or an equivalent the Faculty of Business Information [see
diploma. The Master of Music is a two-year page 32], in cooperation with the Escola
programme that consists of 120 ECTS credits. Universitaria Politécnica de Mataró (Spain) and
Students can choose between two main Segalstad Consulting (Norway). This unique
subjects: Performing Music (two paths: study programme is designed for graduated
Classical Music and Jazz/Popular Music) or students and active professionals, interested
Composing Music ( two paths: Composition in becoming a successful IT-validation
and Music Production). specialist. In the course of two semesters the
All information can be found at http://cons.hogent. programme offers 10 different packages (50
be/nl/opleidingen/english-master or you can contact ECTS credits in total), such as Information
the Faculty of Music. Systems, Basic Quality Management Systems,
Project Management, IT-Framework and
Master of Fine Arts and Master of Communication. The modules are available in
Audiovisual Arts The Faculty of Fine Arts the form of e-learning guidance and distance
44 (see page 30) offers 2 Master’s programmes in learning assistance, allowing you to study at
English: your own pace. It is possible to enrol for
> Master of Fine Arts individual modules. Each completed module
> Master of Audiovisual Arts will lead to a certificate. If you complete the
Both Master’s programmes offer bachelor full course, you will be granted a postgraduate
students in Fine Arts and Audiovisual Arts a certificate.
chance to grow as artists or designers. Both A brochure containing all information can be
programmes consist of 60 ECTS credits and downloaded at:
are divided into four segments: the master’s pdf or you can contact the Faculty of Business
project, a thesis, theoretical seminars and Information and ICT.
elective courses.
Giving your artistic process further direction
and substance is central. Students who have
completed the three-year bachelor's
programme are invited to complete their own
master’s project. The substance of this artistic
master's project is embedded in a framework
of extensive possibilities for reflection,
research and consultation. In the master’s
programme, the opportunity to make artistic
choices within a solid supporting framework is
strongly emphasized.
All information can be found at
index.php?/english/english_master_program or you
can contact the Faculty of Fine Arts [see page XX].
Exclusive study
The following 10 study programmes are unique Professional Bachelors
in Flanders and only taught at University
College Ghent:
Fashion Technology
Wood Technology
Textile Technology

Academic Bachelors and Masters

Applied Engineering: Textile
Applied Engineering:
Computer Science
> Musical Instrument Construction
> Music Production

Public Administration
Translation Studies:
> Czech
> Turkish
The academic year normally starts on the last CAMPUSES
Monday of September and consists of two ● Campus Bijloke
semesters of 12 weeks each. In week 13, Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2
postponed classes and supervising activities BE-9000 Ghent
are organised. The autumn semester ends in > Faculty of Fine Arts
January, the spring semester ends in May. All
courses, course-related activities, work ● Campus Hoogpoort
placements, and so on end in May. Hoogpoort 64, BE-9000 Ghent
Each block of 12 weeks is followed by a first Geraard De Duivelstraat 5, BE-9000 Ghent
examination period (January and June). > Faculty of Music
Students who fail to pass in the first ● Campus Ledeganck
examination period or who obtained bad K.L. Ledeganckstraat 8
marks for particular courses, may enrol for the BE-9000 Ghent
second examination period in September. > Faculty of Teacher Training
Some courses are organised on an annual
46 basis with a single examination period in June.
● Campus Melle
Brusselsesteenweg 161
For these courses too, a second examination
BE-9090 Melle
period is held in September.
> Faculty of Biosciences and Landscape
Please check with your faculty for possible
● Campus Mercator
Our main HOLIDAY PERIODS are: Henleykaai 84
• Christmas holidays: 2 weeks at the end of BE-9000 Ghent
December - beginning of January > Faculty of Applied Business
• One week between the first and the second Groot-Brittanniëlaan 45
semester BE-9000 Ghent
• Easter holidays: 2 weeks in April > Faculty of Translation Studies
• Summer holidays: 10 weeks, starting in July
till the end of September (the second
● Campus Schoonmeersen
Schoonmeerstraat 52
examination period is included here)
BE-9000 Ghent
An electronic version of the academic calendar can
A Building:
be downloaded here:
> Faculty of Social Work and Welfare Studies
B Building:
> Faculty of Business Information and ICT
> Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences
C Building:
> Faculty of Business Administration and
According to former visiting students, living
Public Administration
expenses in Ghent range from 600 to 800 EUR
> Faculty of Biosciences and Landscape
per month on average, accommodation in a
furnished student room included (about 300
> Faculty of Technology
EUR/month). Other information relevant for
students, such as housing, health care, ● Campus Vesalius
culture, etc. can be found in Study abroad? Keramiekstraat 80
Destination Ghent!, a practical guide for BE-9000 Ghent
students published by the city of Ghent and > Faculty of Health Care
updated yearly. The electronic version of the
Campus Aalst (not on the map)
brochure can be downloaded at:
Arbeidstraat 14
BE-9300 Aalst
> Faculty of Applied Business and ICT
The map below gives an overview of all
campuses of University College Ghent in
Ghent; 7 campuses are situated in Ghent,
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Ghent University Association
Associations are the result of several changes The main aim of an association is to improve
in higher education in Flanders. The decrees the cooperation between its members.
concerning universities (1991) and university Education and research are the key points of
colleges or hogescholen (1994) shifted more interest, but a fair amount of attention and
autonomy and responsibility to the effort goes to fields such as quality assurance,
institutions, introduced new concepts such as accreditation of prior learning, student
quality assessment and assigned new missions facilities, internationalisation and
to the university colleges. infrastructure as well.
After signing the Bologna Declaration in 1999,
the Flemish Minister for Education started a The partners of “Ghent University Association”
process to reform the Flemish higher combine forces with respect to education,
education system. On 4 April 2003, the Flemish research (including the development of the
Parliament adopted the Decree concerning the Arts), services, infrastructure and student-
restructuring of higher education in Flanders related facilities. The main areas of mutual
48 (the Bachelor/Master structure). One result of interest and close collaboration are:
this transformation process is the official • Streamlining opportunities in education
cooperation between a university and one or • Facilitating learning paths between its
more university colleges in what is called an members
“association”. Ghent University Association is • Student and teacher mobility
one of the five Flemish associations and • Joining staff, expertise and funds in
encloses four institutions (see below). common fields of research and services
• Quality assessment
GHENT UNIVERSITY • Common student-related facilities
ASSOCIATION (housing, catering, student counselling,
• Established 29 April 2003 etc.)
• Four partners: • Infrastructure, incl. information technology
• Ghent University (Universiteit Gent )
• University College Ghent (Hogeschool Gent)
• University College Arteveldehogeschool Contact information:
(Arteveldehogeschool) T +32 9 264 82 24
• University College West Flanders E
(Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen) W
• 65,000 students (28% of the total student
• 9,000 staff members
• 200 study programmes (Bachelor’s and
Master’s programmes), 160 postgraduate
• services, applied and fundamental research
in all relevant fields
• campuses in Ghent, Aalst, Bruges, Kortrijk
and Ostend (provinces of East and West
Spring 2010
Inez Adriaensen,
Annelies Madou,
Sofie Truwant,
Katrien Van Acker,
Kathleen Van Heule
Hogeschool Gent/
University College Ghent
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