Belgium: How to Study on Low Tuition at Ghent University

Many students decide to study in low tuition universities as they do not have money to pay the huge tuition to study in countries like UK, US and Australia. Many countries in Europe have universities that tuition fees are affordable and low for international students. So today, I will be talking about how to study in low tuition university in Ghent, Belgium.

Ghent is a popular city and a municipality in the popular region of Belgium. It is by far the capital and largest city of the East Flanders Province after Antwerp the largest municipality of Belgium.

Ghent University is a popular public research university located in Ghent, Belgium. It was set up sometime in 1871 by King William 1 of Netherlands. After the Belgian revolution which took place in 1830. The newly established Belgian State began administering university education. It officially became the first English speaking university in Belgium.

To study here, bear in mind that all bachelors and masters programs are taught in English. The language of instruction is included in the course catalogue.

Language Requirements

Based on your desired language of instruction, you’ll need to show proof of efficiency in either Dutch or English. Some programs might require the standard level of proficiency or B2.

How to Apply for a PHD Program

There are two ways of applying for a PhD at Ghent University:

  1. Apply for an open position PhD spot
  2. Alternatively, approach a specific Ghent University Professor

Admission to Master’s Degree

There are two types of masters programs:

*Initial masters(also known as Manaba)

*Advanced or subsequent masters(also known as manaba)

Tuition Fees

Belgium is divided into three regions:the brussels, the flemish region,and the walloon region.Note that universities from Walloon region require non EU students to pay specific tuition fees set by the ARES.

Tuition Fees for Advanced Masters Programs:

-The tuition fee consist of 234,10 Euros fixed amount + 11.20 Euros + an extra amount per credit which can differ per faculty.

-Note that some universities have different tuition fees.

Living Expenses

The average living costs in Ghent is between 790 and 1,210 EUR/year.

Student Accommodation

Note that the Housing Office rents out rooms, studios and flats. It houses international students and staff and visitors. Please note that living expenses is dependent on factors like spending habit of student and the city the student stays to pursue his/her studies


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