If you want some basic information on your social status as a student in Belgium, you can contact the Office for Student Services.
Social Service Division
+32 9 243 37 38
Emergency help 24/7
- Tele-Onthaal 106
- Suicide line 1813
- Awel 102
- On-call GP 1733
- Ambulance 112
- Poison Centre 070245245
A specific medical service for students is available, run by general practitioners well-acquainted with the medical needs of students. The university medical service for students is located at Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, 9000 Gent (Tel.: 09 264 70 20).
Online appointments can be made with the medical service.
Experiencing life as a student is not always as easy and fun, and you may encounter emotional and/or relational difficulties that keep you off your concentration, your studies… We know it isn’t easy, but we’re here if you need us. You can arrange an appointment with one of our dedicated staff members who will listen to your story. Entirely confidential.
You can make an appointment here with an employee of the Care department.
Tip: MoodSpace is a place for students. Full of reliable information, tips and self-help to cope with emotional problems and study (resilient) vigorously.
HOGENT offers a wide range of possibilities to practice sports, either individually or in competition. You can play sports with or without instructors in our sports hall every day, there is a five-a-side football clash, an annual skiing trip and much more.
+32 9 243 37 50