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Anxious to find out what one year of higher education at HOGENT would cost you? Let’s find out! We’ve put together an overview of the general costs per category to point you in the right direction. It is however important to note that programme directory,...

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Study and Course

Being a student involves a lot of new experiences, both on the inside and outside of the campus. Our University of Applied Sciences and Arts is engaged to help you to make your studies one of the most interesting periods in your life. But making you succeed in ...

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The academic year starts in the third week of September and consists of two semesters of 12 weeks each. In week 13, postponed classes and supervising activities are organised. The autumn semester ends in January, the spring semester ends ...

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Ghent is a vivid and popular student city with plenty of suitable student accommodation. About 5% of the population of Ghent is made up of international students and finding a room in Ghent may prove hard if you start too late. So if you want to be sure you ...

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to Ghent

Ghent can be reached easily by train. There are direct trains from Brussels International Airport. The easiest way to get around in Ghent is riding your bike or walking. But the public transport is also very well organized.

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Language Course

In Flanders (Belgium), the official language is Dutch. Consequently, the official language of instruction at HOGENT is also Dutch. Although the courses in our international programs are taught in English, exchange students planning to study at HOGENT will ...

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All foreign students, from European as well as from other countries, must have a health insurance and show a proof of insurance at the beginning of their studies. Being well insured will contribute to the success of your stay and ...

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Visa and

Incoming students coming from non-EU countries have more preparatory issues to deal with than EU students. HOGENT strongly advises these students to start preparing their mobility one year in advance.

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Welcome in Ghent, Flanders, Europe! Studying at HOGENT and living in Flanders' most vibrant student city is making a statement.
You want to discover a history that has been in the making since the Medieval era, ...

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Are you already feeling excited about coming to Ghent? Download our Arrival Guide so you can take all practical information about this lovely city and studying at HOGENT with you.