Study Master's Degrees in Gent, Belgium

Gent at a glance

Gent is a cosy city with water canals, a lot of churches and a great castle, offering an exciting medieval atmosphere. Join the lively student population, the explore the equally interesting modern art scene and the great festivals in Gent. The local university in Gent focuses on research training, and the professionally oriented colleges, as well as other higher educational institutions offer a broad scale of study degrees. Gent is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish Region of Belgium, the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province, having over 240,000 inhabitants.

Studying

Studying in Gent

Find a wide range of degree programmes for all study levels: Bachelors, Masters and doctoral studies (PhDs). Some of the most popular fields taught in the city include: arts, architecture, law, sciences, medicine, engineering, political and social sciences.

All Bachelor’s programmes and most Masters are taught in Dutch. A few Master’s programmes are partly taught in English and partly in Dutch.

You can apply for Masters programmes included in the online (distance) learning scheme of the university.

Students enrolled in the university benefit from personal study support, like career advice or student counselling (among many others) and they also have access to an extensive library where they can find lectures and all kind of learning resources.

Professionally oriented Bachelors offered by colleges help students gain the general and specific skills for the independent exercise of a profession, enabling them to proceed directly into the labour market.

Career

Career opportunities in Gent

Gent has the third largest port of Belgium, and the city attracts companies especially from the steel and car industries, but also several research-oriented firms. Other important sectors creating economic growth in Gent are tourism, organic agriculture, and textile production.

Big companies with local offices are: Arcelor Mittal, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Parts, Honda, Stora Enso, PWC, Nuance, and Bayer.

While studying in the city you may discover attractive internship opportunities in local or international companies.

Life

Gent city life

Gent is the perfect city for artists and art fans in general. The place is an architectural feast, where long promenades in the city, admiring the amasing buildings will be the kind of activity you won’t get enough.

Gent’s symbol is the Castle of the Counts (Gravensteen) - a medieval castle, situated in the middle of the city, having a splendid architecture along the old Graslei harbour. Other sites worth visiting are: the Saint Bavo Cathedral with the Ghent Altarpiece and the belfry, the Saint-Jacob's church, the Saint-Nicolas' church and the Saint Michael's church. Interesting museums are: the Museum voor Schone Kunsten (Museum of Fine Arts), the Design Museum Ghent, and the Gent City Museum.

The city hosts music festivals or events like the ten-day-long "Gent Festival" (Ghentse Feesten), held every year and attended by about 1.5 million visitors. You can also go to ‘I Love Techno in Flanders’ Expo, "10 Days Off" musical festival, or even check out the International Film Festival of Ghent.

If you’re into sports, the Six Days of Flanders, a six-day track cycling race, is held annually, taking place in the Kuipke velodrome in Gent.

You should also not miss a cruise on the canals, a good way to view the city's highlights.

Whenever you feel the need to change the scenery, Brussels is only a 30-minute train ride away.

International atmosphere in Gent

Gent includes a fascinating combination of foreigners, especially artists, among local people. Ethnic communities include people coming from: Bulgaria, Slovakia, Turkey, African countries and more. In Ghent, everybody feels like home, as locals are very tolerant and open-minded regarding other cultures.

Due to Gent’s interesting location, support for innovation and simple inclusion policies, the city provides an efficient economy, which makes it an attractive destination for social entrepreneurs and business people.

Weather Gent

Average maximum temperatures in Gent in January are around 6°C (43°F) and the hottest months are July and August with an average of 21°C (70°F). In Gent, all four seasons Gently cross into each other and are often difficult to distinguish.

Universities in Gent

Vlerick Business School is a top European management school, with campuses in Brussels, Ghent, and Leuven, Belgium, and St-Petersburg, Russia. Our School is one of a select group of institutions in the world to hold all 3 of the major international accreditations relevant to the world of management education: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

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Today, KU Leuven is Belgium’s largest and highest-ranked university as well as one of the most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university, KU Leuven offers a wide variety of programmes in English.

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Vlerick Business School is a top European management school, with campuses in Brussels, Ghent, and Leuven, Belgium, and St-Petersburg, Russia. Our School is one of a select group of institutions in the world to hold all 3 of the major international accreditations relevant to the world of management education: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

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Ghent University is a top 100 university founded in 1817. As one of the major universities in Belgium, our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences.

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