International Support Team

The International Support Team (IST) is part of the International Relations office of Ghent University located in Het Pand. We are a team of 6 university staff members; Rachida, Karen, Greet, Maaike, Benedicte and Joke (who recently joined us and is not in this picture yet).

Rachida, Karen, Greet, Maaike en Benedicte

What we do

  • Being students first point of contact for help and guidance regarding a range of administrative and wellbeing issues and offering advice and support. If necessary, we direct international students to other Ghent University departments they might need
  • Answering questions and concerns of incoming and outgoing exchange students and guiding them through our application procedures
  • Drawing up the inter-institutional agreements with partner institutions
  • Helping students (bachelor or master degree) who need to prove sufficient means of subsistence in the framework of their visa or residence permit application
  • Guiding staff members or students who participate in the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility programme through the process
  • Arranging exemption of the APS certificate for Chinese students
  • Organizing arrival and welcome activities at the start of each semester

How we can help

  • The IST aims to help you get the very best out of your international experience
  • We want to be your first stop for information, advice and support before your arrival as well as throughout your time at Ghent University or abroad
  • You must not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are here to assist you

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How to contact us

international@ugent.be

  • Benedicte Desmedt +32 9 264 83 76
  • Greet Naessens +32 9 264 70 34
  • Joke De Spiegelaere +32 9 264 83 04
  • Karen Wouters +32 9 264 70 25
  • Maaike Dhondt +32 9 264 83 75
  • Rachida Chattari 

Address
'Het Pand', Onderbergen 1

9000 Gent

Way to our office

Monday 09.00 - 12.00 14.00 - 16.00 (exceptionally closed Monday September 26th)
Tuesday Closed 14.00 - 16.00
Wednesday Closed Closed
Thursday 09.00 - 12.00 14.00 - 16.00
Friday Closed Closed

Planning your exchange at Ghent University and still stuck with some questions?
Send us an e-mail and we will set up an online meeting.

Useful links (A-Z)

Specific links for UGent outgoing students