Universiteit Gent

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world rank  162

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University Overview

Founded in 1817, Universiteit Gent (Ghent University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Ghent (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), East Flanders. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, België (Flemish Ministry of Education and Training, Belgium), Universiteit Gent (UGent) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiteit Gent (UGent) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This higher education institution does not have a selective admission policy. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Ghent University
Acronym UGent
Founded 1817
Motto Inter Utrumque
In Between Both Extremes
Colours Blue and yellow

University Location

Address Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25
Ghent (population range: 50,000-249,999)
9000 East Flanders
T +32 (9) 264 30 11
F +32 (9) 264 35 89

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection None
Admission Rate Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33
Gent 9000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range over-5,000
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universiteit Gent's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, België

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO)


  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018