Anxious to find out what one year of higher education at University College Ghent 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, trajectory and personal preferences in eg. accommodation will influence the final picture.
Every regular student has to pay tuition fees (this does not apply to exchange students). The amount you need to pay depends on the amount of credits (ECTS) you apply for. If you apply for a model trajectory consisting of 60 ECTS (which equals one entire study year), then your tuition fee will be:
Click here to find more information on eligibility for a Flemish grant or to apply for other scholarships in Flanders on the Study in Flanders website.
Regular students who want to start at the School of Arts pay some contributions for the use of the studio materials and equipment for their study programme (this does not apply to exchange students). More information can be found on the site of the School of Arts.
Each faculty can give you an estimate of the costs of study materials for the programme you would like to apply for. In general, budgeting €300 to € 500 for the purchase of books and syllables is advisable. another € 100 for supplementary study materials during the course.
Our student restaurants serve daily breakfast, lunch and a wide range of snacks at democratic prices. Average lunch prices vary around € 3.70. Students in general budget about € 130 monthly for their meals, although this varies as eating habits differ per person.
In your daily activities you will need a computer. However, if you do not possess one, you can always use the ones available at the various libraries. Our online library services provide various software packages available for students via the secured VPN connection.
All students of University College Ghent can apply for the renting of a bicycle at the organisation studentENmobiliteit vzw. Renting prices depend on the period and the model you would like to rent. For a comfort city bike you pay € 50 and this for a period of twelve months. If your bike needs maintenance or repairs, the university bike shops - which are scattered over the city - offer a selection of tools for you to use for free.
A yearly subscription to the bus- and tramway service De Lijn without student reduction costs:
The moment you are subscribed as a student at University College Ghent, you can claim a student discount of 35% on the price of your subscription. Which brings the amount to:
Tip: With this subscription you can travel unlimitedly on all busses and trams of De Lijn throughout de region of Flanders!
If you are planning to use the train, a subscription to the railway service may be the best option for you. If you have a student room or flat in Ghent, but want to use the train to commute during the weekends a Campus Card is your best option. Students of University College Ghent benefit from a cheaper student tariff as well.