Information for new students

Welcoming new students academic year 2022-2023

In the week before the start of the academic year (19-23 September), we organise welcome moments on campus for new students of the first year of the standard learning track (BA1). You get to know the faculty, the classrooms, your fellow students, etc. You also receive a lot of practical information so you can go to your first lesson well informed. Most student associations provide a tour of the campus afterwards.

We receive you before the start of your welcome moment in the entrance hall of campus Boekentoren, Blandijnberg 2. Students of Applied Language Studies are received on campus Mercator, Abdisstraat 1.

For the welcome activities of the study programmes Art History, Musicology and Theatre Studies and Linguistics and Literature, you need to register in advance (see below).

Questions? Contact

African Languages and Cultures

Wednesday 21 September: 13:30-15:30
Auditorium 4 Jaap Kruithof, Blandijnberg 2

Applied Language Studies

The study programme organises a general welcome and information moment for all students (all language combinations) and language-specific information moments and preparatory lessons on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 September. Location: campus Mercator, Abdisstraat 1.

Full programme (in Dutch)


Friday 23 September: 9:30-11:30
Auditorium 2 Franz Cumont, Blandijnberg 2

Art History, Musicology and Theatre Studies

Thursday 22 September: 9:30-16:30

  • Morning: information session (auditorium 2 Franz Cumont, Blandijnberg 2)
  • Afternoon: excursion cultural institutions in Ghent

Registration (in Dutch)

East European Languages and Cultures

Thursday 22 September: 9:30-11:30
Auditorium 4 Jaap Kruithof, Blanijnberg 2

Gender and Diversity (master students)

Wednesday 21 September: 9:30-16:30


Gender and Diversity (students of a linking programme)

Tuesday 20 September: 9:30-11:30
Auditorium 1 Jan Broeckx, Blandijnberg 2


Wednesday 21 September: 13:30-15:00
Auditorium 5 Jeanne Wiemer, Blandijnberg 2

Linguistics and Literature

The study programme organises a general welcome and information moment for all students (all language cominbations) and language-specific welcome moments from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 September. Location: campus Boekentoren, Blandijnberg 2.

Full programme and registration

Oriental Languages and Cultures

Wednesday 21 September: 13:30-16:00
Auditorium 2 Franz Cumont, Blandijnberg 2

Philosophy and Moral Sciences

Thursday 22 September: 13:30-16:00
Auditorium 4 Jaap Kruithof, Blandijnberg 2

Complete your enrolment

Do not forget to complete your enrolment by checking and/or supplementing your curriculum. Do this before 10 October 2022.

Linking and preparatory programmes, abridged bachelor:

For guidance with the composition of your curriculum, contact the learning track counsellor of your study programme.
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Classes start on Monday 26 September 2022. You can find your personal timetable (based on your personal curriculum) at Log in with your Ghent University account and click on ‘my calendar’. 

Books and syllabi

On the course sheets (study guide > choose your study programme > tab 'programme summary' > click on the course unit > open PDF of the course sheet) of the course units you can see which books or syllabi you need.
The student association of your study programme is responsible for the sale of books. During the welcome moment you will receive more information on how to obtain the course material.

  • Study programme Applied Language Studies: from the beginning of September you will find the list of books and syllabi and all information regarding the purchase on the academic department website (in Dutch).

Student administration

If you have any questions about the administrative side of studying at the faculty, please contact the Faculty Student Administration (FSA).

Student Counselling Service

More information on the functioning of student counselling and learning track counselling.

Your way around Ghent University

Practical information for a smooth start at Ghent University.