Welcome to Artevelde University College







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Welcome to Artevelde

University College



Welcome to Artevelde University College Welcome to Belgium

Welcome to Flanders Welcome to Ghent

Our programmes

Our International Semester Programmes Our Bachelor Programmes (full degree)

§ International Business Management § Dutch Degree Programmes

Our Advanced Bachelor Programmes Our Life Long Learning Courses

About Artevelde University College

Research and Development

Strategic Alliances Student Services

Enrolment of Foreign Students in a Bachelor Programme: Conditions Taking Care of Exchange Students Tailor Made Guidance

Our Campuses 3 4 6 7 8 14 15 17 25 26 27 28 29 31 32 35 38 Studying at Artevelde University College, known for its excellent student-oriented services, education and guidance, will most certainly live up to your expectations, as well as the attractive social, cultural and touristic activities the city of Ghent has to offer. This guide provides an overview of our programmes, our international activities and the possibilities for incoming students and staff.

Do not hesitate to contact the internationalisation team at international@arteveldehs.be if you have any questions. We hope to welcome you soon! Kind regards,

Prof. Johan Veeckman (PhD), principal CEO

Artevelde University College warmly welcomes international incoming staff and students and stimulates outgoing staff and student mobility. Besides the regular study programmes, Artevelde University College offers a wide variety of international courses, often with a clear emphasis on interdisciplinarity. We also offer Dutch language courses to enable a successful integration for foreign students.

Artevelde University College educates professionals whose creativity, innovative way of thinking and sense of entrepreneurship cross borders. We pursue excellence and sustainability and our lecturers stimulate our students to follow our lead.

Artevelde University College, member of the Ghent University Association (AUGent), is one of Flanders’ largest university colleges (13,000 students). We offer study programmes in business management, teacher training, communication, graphic education, health care and social work.

Artevelde University College is a knowledge centre for education, research and services, where students, staff and strategic partners cooperate and develop their talents in a stimulating and internationally- oriented environment.

Based on a culture of internationalisation, Artevelde University College is an active partner in several international networks, attends various international conferences and collaborates intensively with international partners for educational and research purposes.

Welcome to Artevelde

University College!


Welcome to Belgium

There’s something about Belgium! Maybe it are the modest and welcoming people who, with three official languages, find it easy to converse in English. Maybe it’s the stunning architecture of the medieval cobblestone squares or the modern public buildings. Or perhaps it’s the incredible cuisine found in the vast array of restaurants where each meal seems better than the last.

Well situated between France, Germany and the Netherlands, Belgium encompasses all the best that Europe has to offer in an area no bigger than 32,000 km². Romantic sceneries, waffles and chocolate, music festivals, castles, churches, museums … all waiting to be discovered.

Often called the ‘Essence of Europe’, Belgium is both multicultural and multilingual. Flanders in the north, proud of its medieval art cities Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent. Wallonia in the south, with its rolling hills of the Ardennes, countless castles, and the cities of Liege, Namur and Tournai. Brussels, the capital, is one of the world’s great cosmopolitan cities, not only home to the European Union and NATO, but multiple international trade and finance companies as well. Two out of three citizens of the European Union live within a radius of 350 km around Brussels. Belgium’s history has always been linked to both commercial and cultural exchange, and much of its character is due to its role as the great meeting place of Western Europe. Traces of the Austrians, Spanish, French and Dutch can still be seen in its architecture and in the lifestyle of its people.

Belgium has three official

languages: Dutch, French

and German.

The Dutch-speaking part is situated

in the northern part: Flanders.

French is spoken

in the southern part, Wallonia,

and to a large extent in Brussels as


The very small German-speaking

community is located

on the eastern border of


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TurkeyVietnam Canada Estonia UK

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“In a nutshell, Ghent has something

to offer for each and every visitor!”



Welcome to Flanders!

Flanders has an area of 13,522 km² and is situated in the northern region of Belgium. This Dutch-speaking part of Belgium hosts about 6 million inhabitants.

The compact road, waterway and railway network, four sea ports and different airports, including the national airport in Brussels (www.brusselsairport.be) make Flanders the ideal gateway to Europe. That is why many multinationals have chosen Flanders as the home base for their operations on the European market.

www.flanders.be www.studyinflanders.be www.ond.vlaanderen.be/english




Welcome to Ghent!

Ghent is situated in Flanders and is only 30 minutes away from Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, the coast, France and Holland. With its 70,000 students, Ghent is the largest student city in Belgium.

The university and university colleges’ campuses are spread across the city, which enlivens the atmosphere. It is impossible to imagine Ghent without its cycling students. With its university and four university colleges, Ghent is able to offer a wide range of study opportunities. Ghent has it all: living, nightlife, first-class education and many leisure activities. The language spoken in Ghent is Dutch, the language of twenty million Dutch and Flemish people. Ghent boasts a unique mixture of architecture and contemporary events, museums of international repute, impressive gastronomic choice, and spectacular good nightlife. It has an agreeable and charming inner city where cosy corners alternate with pleasant and busy shopping streets. Ghent combines medieval grandeur and modern consciousness in a natural and above all, modest way. Moreover, the city has many cultural attractions with its important music and film festivals and its varied theatre and performance scene. For every traditional theatre, there are five small, independent venues and for each commercial cinema complex, there are two art house cinemas. The music scene is alive and original, with many international bands playing in Ghent and at the


Artevelde Business School offers general business subjects as well as subjeects that focus on business in the European Union.

Students who apply for the business programme are presumed to have a theoretical commercial and/or

business management background

with at least some experience in project work and teamwork.

Students should have acquired at least

90 ECTS at their home institution,

should have an advanced knowledge of English (Common European

framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level B1) and a good knowledge of Microsoft Office.

We ask our students to choose one of the semester programmes offered within Artevelde Business School.


Business School

the European Union, the courses at Artevelde Business School have a As Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is the heart of clear link with the European institutions and business procedures of the European member states.

Our international semester


Artevelde University College offers a range of English taught semester programmes in the fields of social work, education, business management, health care and communication management. Each programme excels because of its specific focus and the mixture of both international and Flemish students creates the opportunity for an interesting intercultural exchange.

If you are an exchange student and your home university is a partner of Artevelde University College you can apply as an exchange student for one of our international exchange programmes. If this is not the case, different admission requirements will apply.

Our university college has acquired the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education for the full duration of the new Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020). The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution may carry out within the programme. This award is a pre-requisite for all higher education institutions that are located in an eligible country and that are willing to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices.

Discover our five international programmes:

§ Artevelde Business School

§ Healthcare Studies

§ Module in Communication Management (MOCOMA)

§ Bridges in Education

§ Event Management Studies

Griet Naeyaert

griet.naeyaert@arteveldehs.be + 32 9 234 74 23

www.arteveldeuniversitycollege.be > Programmes


MOCOMA is short for ‘Module in Communication Management’ and is the Communication and Journalism & Media Programme at Artevelde University College.

MOCOMA comprises two modules: the Communication module (autumn and/or spring) is intended for highly motivated communication (or marketing, PR or business) students. The second module is MOCOMA for Journalism and Media students (organised only during the autumn semester).

Both modules want to attract students from partner universities with an advanced knowledge of English (CEFR level B1).


‘Healthcare Studies’ offers a unique opportunity to meet students and staff from different countries, cultures and professional backgrounds to discuss and debate issues concerning the present and future role of healthcare workers.

We focus on interdisciplinarity and give exchange students the opportunity to extend their social and international network right from the start.

‘Healthcare Studies’ is modular-based and consists of a common compulsory part and optional parts. Students construct their own programme, with professional and interprofessional options.

‘Healthcare Studies’ was developed for students of Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Midwifery, Speech and Language Therapy, Podiatry and Audiology.



Because of the increasing globalisation and the expansion of the European Union with greater freedom of movement, healthcare professionals will increasingly be working with colleagues and clients/

patients from other countries and cultures.

If you do not communicate, you do not exist.


www.arteveldeuniversitycollege.be > Programmes

> International Semester Programmes

daan.braet@arteveldehs.be + 32 9 234 74 82

www.arteveldeuniversitycollege.be > Programmes


Would you like to be part of a unique exchange programme in one of our teacher training departments? Welcome at our international Bridges-in-Education programme!

We offer a broad choice of courses and teaching practice possibilities for teachers-to-be of all age groups.


You can make a choice according to - the age group you are trained to teach,

- the subjects you are trained to teach,

- the courses you have already taken,

- the amount of credits you want to achieve and

- the organisational possibilities.

Target audience

- Pre-service teachers from European partner institutions (Erasmus)

- Pre-service teachers or graduated teachers from other institutions in Europe or worldwide

Bridges in


Education is all a matter of building bridges.(Ralph Ellison)


www.arteveldeuniversitycollege.be > Programmes

> International Semester Programmes

The department of Event and Project Management offers courses with a strong emphasis on the organisa-tion and planning of events, general marketing, and/or communication and language subjects.


An Event Management student can choose from 2 programmes. Both programmes have the focus on event management courses. The first programme offers electives in business and marketing and the alternative programme has electives in communication and language courses. This gives you the chance to compose an interesting programme that fully meets your needs and wishes.

Event Management


“Organising an event requires a lot of energy and goes with ups and downs, but the satisfaction is incredible.

gert.valentijn@arteveldehs.be + 32 9 234 74 29

www.arteveldeuniversitycollege.be > Programmes


Our bachelor programmes

The professional bachelor programmes of Artevelde University College are aimed at professional practice. As a graduate you have the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out a specific job (such as nurse or teacher) or group of professions (e.g. social work).

A bachelor programme consists of 180 credits, spread over a standard study track of three years.

A bachelor’s degree is a great stepping stone towards an advanced programme: a post bachelor programme, postgraduate or master programme.

Artevelde University College offers 17 bachelor programmes, one of which is fully taught in English: International Business Management.

Bachelor of

International Business


Do you dream of an international career (abroad or in your own country)? Are you eager to broaden your horizon? Do your ambitions reach beyond the borders of your country? Then our bachelor’s degree in Business ment – International Business Manage-ment will be your cup of tea. This com-plete three-year bachelor programme is taught in English.


As the saying goes, the world fits in the palm of your hand. Developments in communication, IT, marketing … flash before our eyes at a pace never seen before. Suddenly it has become true that the United States, China and India are just a mouse click away.

Employees with an internationally oriented mindset are very much wanted by employers: they have learned to be flexible, they can easily deal with change, they know about other cultures and habits, they often possess excellent language skills ...

In an internationally-oriented environment (all classes are taught in English), Belgian and international guest lecturers will be your guides and will introduce you to the world of accounting, management, law, finance, marketing etc. You will develop a strong, in-depth

A complete three-year bachelor programme

taught in English!

ibm@arteveldehs.be - +32 9 234 74 11 www.arteveldeuniversitycollege.be > Programmes


and international view so you can start building an international career. Combine this with international cases, study trips abroad … and you will have the world at your feet!

In your second year, an international study trip can be part of your curriculum. You can study abroad AND do your internship abroad during the third year. All our lecturers have acquired the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

For whom?

Dutch-speaking studentswho want to be immersed in a fascinating, international environment: you follow courses with international students, you learn to pay attention to inter-cultural communication and you get to know a wide range of business management topics.

Foreign studentswho wish to enrol for a selection of courses taught in English or who wish to study a semes-ter or one or more years at Artevelde University College to gain a bachelor’s degree.

Residents in Belgium who possess a degree(secondary school, bachelor or master) from abroad, and who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree in International Business Management.

International offer

Exchange students are welcome to participate in the interna-tional courses of our Artevelde Business School. We offer a wide variety of courses in English (e.g. European Business, Strategic Marketing & Communication, etc.).

For more information: see p. 9.

Are you passionate about business? Are you a creative and proactive problem sol-ver? Choose the bachelor of Business Management.

Specialisations: - Accounting & Tax - Finance & Insurance - Marketing - Law Practice - Logistics - SME Management - International Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of

Business Management

International offer

The Bachelor of Office Management offers a variety of courses in English. Moreover exchange students are welcome to participate in the international courses of our Artevelde

Business School.

For more information: see p. 9.

The Bachelor of Office Management programme is perfect for students who love planning, organising events and solving problems. Add good language and perfect computer skills and the excellent office manager is born!

Specialisations: - Management Assistant - Event- and Project Management - Medical Management Assistant

Bachelor of


International offer

We stimulate incoming students to combine courses and projects that are part of our curriculum with some topics of the

internatio-nal Module in Communication Management (MOCOMA) which

are taught in English. For more information: see page 11.

Do you know everything about the world wide web? Are you attracted by layout and design? Are you a tech-nical, creative or commercial talent? Then the Bachelor of Graphical and Digital Media will be your cup of tea.

Specialisations: - Multimedia Production - Crossmedia Management - Crossmedia Design

Bachelor of

Graphical and Digital Media

International offer

Students can participate in the Erasmus+ Programme in the autumn semester (end of September - January) or in the spring semester (beginning of February - June). Students can apply for an internship of 15 ECTS or an internship of 30 ECTS, always in combination with the course ‘Organisation of Social Work in Flanders’ (3ECTS).

You like working with people? You want to make a difference and change the world? Choose the Bachelor of Social Work.

Bachelor of

Social Work

Number of students: 791 Number of staff: 46 Campus Mariakerke

Taught in Dutch

Number of students: 1088

Number of staff: 82 Campus Sint-Annaplein

Taught in Dutch

International offer

For incoming students, the Communication department organizes the MOCOMA programme, aimed at communication (and marke-ting, PR or business) students from partner universities in their last year. The students can choose different topics covering the field of Communication, Public Relations, Marketing Communication, Euro-pean topics and many more. For more information: see page 11.

In a world becoming more and more global due to worldwide communication possibilities, internationa-lisation is evident in com-munication education. We encourage our students to think internationally not only by teaching 3 foreign languages (French, English and German), but also by enabling them to study and take internships abroad.

Bachelor of

Communication Management

International offer

For incoming students, we organise the MOCOMA programme for Journalism and Media students (organised only during autumn semester)

For more information: see page 11.

Do you have an open view of the world? A great feeling for language and visual lan-guage? Do you want to know all about current affairs and relate this to the public? Then the Bachelor of Journalism is the choice for you!

Bachelor of


Number of students: 755 Number of staff: 45 Campus Kantienberg

Taught in Dutch

Number of students: 505

Number of staff: 47 Campus Kantienberg


International offer

Students and lecturers from abroad can visit the department and participate for a longer period in the Bridges in

Education-module. For more information: see page 12.

Would you like to teach kids? To have an input in their unique development? Are you a multitasker? Choose the Bachelor of Pri-mary Education.

Bachelor of

Primary Education

International offer

Our final-year students can opt to engage in an international project. Exchange students can also enrol in our international module for teacher trainees, i.e. Bridges in Education. We run an international benchmarking project with European and American partners. For more information: see page 12.

Our department trains teachers so they are quali-fied to teach two subjects to secondary-school pupils. Choose 2 out of 24 subjects: art,

bio-aesthetics, biology, catering-domestic science, commerce-office skills, project general subjects, Dutch, economics, English, French, geogra-phy, hairdressing, history, informa-tion technology, Latin, mathematics, musical education, natural science, physical education, recreational sports, physics, project cultural education, religious studies and technology.

209 combinations are possible!

Bachelor of

Secondary Education

Number of students: 774 Number of staff: 54

Campus Brusselsepoortstraat

Taught in Dutch

Number of students: 1770

Number of staff: 147 Campus Kattenberg

Taught in Dutch

International offer

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education is involved in an international programme called Bridges in Education, which is accessible for exchange students (see also page 12). Further-more, the staff welcomes international experts to share their knowledge in the course unit ‘Education and policy making in an international perspective’.

You want to work with young children, together with their families, and colleagues of early childhood education services? Then you might be interested in becoming an Early Childhood Professional!

Bachelor of

Early Childhood Education

International offer

Senior students can choose to take some international subjects in English, they can do an internship or a short practical trai ning in a European country. Erasmus students are welcome to participate in the international modular course Bridges in

Edu cation. For more information: see page 12.

Are you enthusiastic about teaching young children how to discover and understand their world? Do you think that well-being is important in the learning and deve-lopment process of a child? Then you will feel at home in our pre-school teacher training department, where we will train and teach you to become a competent pre-school teacher.

Bachelor of

Preschool Education

Number of students: 365 Number of staff: 36 Campus Sint-Amandsberg

Taught in Dutch

Number of students: 676

Number of staff: 59 Campus Sint-Amandsberg


International offer

Students are given the opportunity to do their internship in clini-cal settings in Europe (LLP/ERASMUS Programme) and overseas (Arizona, Senegal). Exchange students can participate in the modular international programme Healthcare Studies. For more information: see page 10.

The bachelor of Podiatry education in Ghent is unique in Flanders and

guarantees a bright profes-sional career and future.

Bachelor of


International offer

Student mobility is mainly facilitated through the LLP/ERASMUS Programme, but students are also offered the possibility to do worldwide clinical placements. Exchange students can participate in the modular international programme Healthcare Studies. For more information: see page 10.

Bachelor of Nursing: evi-dence based nursing care tailored to individual care requests.

Bachelor of


Number of students: 324 Number of staff: 47 Campus Kantienberg

Taught in Dutch

Number of students: 743

Number of staff: 77 Campus Kantienberg

Taught in Dutch

International offer

Agreements with European partners give students the possibil-ity to participate in different international activities, supported by the EU LLP/ERASMUS Programme. Exchange students are welcome to

participate in the modular international programme Healthcare


Are you interested in trea-ting people and are you a good listener?

Are you creative in the search for solutions for treat-ment problems? Are you in-dependent, critically-minded and a good organiser? Then this Bachelor programme is made for you!

Bachelor of

Occupational Therapy

International offer

Exchange students are welcome to participate in the modular international programme Healthcare Studies.

For more information: see page 10.

Audiology: Diagnostics of hearing loss and vestibular problems? Hearing device fitting? Industrial sound measurements? Audiology in complex cases? Come study Audiology at Artevelde University College!

Speech therapy: The speech and language therapist (SLT) is the professional who is responsible for the preven-tion, assessment, treatment and scientific study of human communication and associated disorders.

Bachelor of

Speech Therapy and Audiology

Number of students: 686 Number of staff: 87 Campus Kantienberg

Taught in Dutch

Number of students: 643

Number of staff: 67 Campus Kantienberg


Our advanced bachelor


A post-bachelor programme can take 1 or 2 years (60 credits) and can (but need not) be combined with a job. The lectures are concentrated in a number of days or evenings. A post-bachelor programme follows a professional bachelor programme and allows you to focus on a particular aspect of the course of study. Artevel-de University College offers four fascinating possibilities.

Discover our four advanced bachelor


Advanced Bachelor of Arts Therapies – Advanced Bachelor of School Development

Advanced Bachelor of Special Educational Needs and Remedial Teaching and Special Education

Advanced Bachelor of Oncology More information?

www.arteveldeuniversitycollege.be > Programmes

> Advanced bachelors

International offer

Next to the LLP/ERASMUS Programme that enables students to gain an international experience within Europe, students can also opt for clinical placements in development countries such as Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia after a short specific preparatory training. Exchange students are welcome to participate in the modular inter-national programme Healthcare Studies. See page 10.

The competency mosaic of the midwife as the driving motor of the learning pro-cess!

Bachelor of


Number of students: 249 Number of staff: 43 Campus Kantienberg

Taught in Dutch

International offer

In the first semester you will take the course International Project on Interdisciplinary Health Promotion (3 study credits).

During the first and second year you will cooperate intensively and do an internship at HAN (the Netherlands) or Metropolia (Finland).

The bachelor programme is based upon three learning pathways:

- Oral health: prevention and care

- Quality and innovation - Communication and organisation

Bachelor of

Oral Hygiene

Campus Kantienberg

Taught in Dutch


Research and development

Multidisciplinary research centres

The research and development policy of Artevelde University College relies on four main focus areas. Multidisciplinary research centres (MRCs) unite researchers and teachers and translate focus area subjects into multidisciplinary research projects.

Research at Artevelde University College

Every year researchers, students and external partners collabo-rate in practice-based research projects (PBRP). These projects elaborate on actual themes and develop practice-based applications and tools. Societal implementation and impact is essential in these research projects.

Next to practice-based research activities we are also involved in contract research for stakeholders, authorities and third parties and in national and international consortia and networks.

The developed expertise is used in the field and in society at large by organising training activities, coaching and guidance, tuition, consultancy and research tailored to the needs of external partners. High-quality research and development aimed at innovation and professionalisation of professional practice are our trademark.

Making science attractive

Another aspect of our mission is to introduce research and sci-ence to the general public. By means of our extensive activities in science communication we reach children, adolescents and adults and introduce them to various domains in science and engineering. Feel free to contact od@arteveldehs.be for more information.

Our lifelong learning


Stay informed about new developments and deepen your know-ledge through a wide range of postgraduate programmes, seminars and trainings.

A postgraduate programme is an advanced programme after a bachelor or a master programme. A postgraduate programme consists of 20 credits and can be combined with a job.

Our postgraduate programmes are taught

in Dutch:

§ Dysphagia

§ Mental Healthcare

§ Professional Coach

§ Paediatrics and Neonatology

§ Autism Spectrum Disorders

§ Business Event Management

§ Diabetes Educator

§ Stoma Therapy and Wound Care

§ European Clinical Specialisa- tion in Fluency Disorders

§ Hippotherapy

§ Lactation Studies

§ Neurological Speech and Speech Disorders

§ Grief and Mourning Counsellor Furthermore we offer a whole range of short courses like seminars and trainings (1 or a few days).

Check out our offer at


Student services

We offer a wide range of student services enabling every student to study and develop himself or herself ‘carefree’ and in the best circumstances.

Living in Ghent?

Our accommodation service will be your guide. An overview of the rooms we offer is provided on our website where you can also discover the room exchange system.

Feeling hungry or thirsty?

Indulge in our cafeteria and be amazed by the good quality and prices in De Kantiene, campus Kantienberg. For less than 5 euro you can enjoy the dish of the day and soup. Sandwiches and salads are also available. Fair trade is important to us and we care for the environment.

Dear cyclist!

Ghent is a paradise for cyclists: you can cycle through every pedestrian zone and almost every one-way street. You can rent a bike via StudentENmobiliteit www.studentenmobiliteit.be

Strategic Alliances

Artevelde University College Ghent enjoys an extensive network of international contacts spread over 6 continents. These partnerships (universities, university colleges, NGOs ...) were all consciously selected for their added value in mobility as well as in other domains such as professionalisation, social services and education.

From the network of institutions in countries that are not part of the European Union, the Artevelde University College opted for a strategic collaboration with five partner countries, i.e. the ‘strategic alliances’: Ecuador, Canada, China, South Africa and Vietnam (and by extension Suriname and Cambodia). The choice for these countries stems from previous collaborations. Ecuador, Suriname, South Africa and Vietnam also belong to the partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation and the Flemish Interuniversity Development Cooperation (VLIR UOS).

Artevelde University College can rely on an extensive

and stable network of training organisations and higher

education institutions for the organisation of mobility and the participation in projects. In some of the strategic alliances such as Ecuador, Suriname and Cambodia, a close working relationship exists with NGOs working at a government level to improve education. Through its training and services, Artevelde University College shares its expertise where necessary and requested, which with time contributes to a structural cooperation.

The strategic alliances are an institution-wide initiative, in the sense that each alliance is represented by a ‘strategic agent’ who follows up on contacts with the institutions and who is also the contact person for the different departments aiming to expand their cooperation.


Enrolment of foreign students in a bachelor’s

programme: conditions

1. Diploma

All students need a certificate to prove that they successfully finished their secondary education, according to the European guidelines and the Lisbon Convention.

For more info, please contact studentenadministratie@ arteveldehs.be

Persons who are at least 21 years old and have no secondary education degree can only enrol after an entrance exam. An exemption may be granted based on previously acquired qualifications or previously acquired skills.

For more info, please contact studieadvies@arteveldehs.be

2. Study credits

As the volume of the programme is limited to the available amount of study credits, the student needs to have sufficient study credits to enrol.

3. Language


If you want to enrol in a bachelor programme, you will have to provide proof of Dutch language proficiency at level B2 (Common European Framework). If you want to enrol in an international programme (e.g. International Business Management or an International Semester Programme) you need to have a certificate proving English language proficiency on a CEFR-level B2.

For more info, please contact studentenadministratie@ arteveldehs.be

4. Registration fee

The registration fee depends on the type of contract, the number of study credits and whether or not the student is entitlement to a student grant.

5. Accreditation

The quality of Artevelde University College and its departments is assured by accreditation. All our departments are accredited by the NVAO, the Accreditation Organisation of the

Netherlands and Flanders. For more info

international@ arteveldehs.be or www.artevelde– universitycollege.be > Practical

6. Student coaching

We have a long tradition of individual care and student coaching. The Office of Student Support is there to help you with questions concerning your choice of study and your study path. The Office of Study and Career Guidance offers individual help with study tips or guidance for special social, physical (e.g. ADHD) or psychological needs. The Office of Study and Career Guidance also organises training and workshops. For more info, contact studieadvies@arteveldehs.be

7. Libraries

Five libraries are spread around the campuses. Your student card gives you access to all of Artevelde University College’s libraries and digital sources.


The Housing Service is operated by ‘Student Facilities’, the organisation of Artevelde University College that is responsible for the social services offered to the students.

Public Transport

As a student you can travel by bus, tram and train at reduced student prices. More info: www.arteveldeuniversitycollege.be > Student Services

Student support centre

All students are welcome to ask any kind of question at the stu-dent support centre. The staff guarantees information, advice and assistance for all aspects of student life: practical informa-tion, emotional and relationship problems, social-legal topics, sports, cultural activities, etc.

Culture buffs unite!

For all those who did not know yet: Ghent is booming, dazzling and filled with culture. As a student, you can enjoy almost every cultural event in town at reduced student fares!

Sports? Plenty to choose from!

Just make a choice: badminton, dance, volleyball, basketball, swimming, indoor football, condition training …


Taking care of exchange


It is our policy to organise our activities and services in such a way that all exchange students can achieve their goals related to studying or doing an internship abroad. We also want to enable them to have the best possible experience, on an academic as well as a personal level.

1. ECTS documents

In order to ensure the transparency of student mobility, Artevelde University College uses the ECTS-documents ‘Application Form’ and ‘Learning/Training Agreement’ in a systematic way. All students will receive a ‘Transcript of Records’ upon their return home.

www.arteveldeuniversitycollege.be > Practical

2. Check your insurance

We would like to inform all exchange students that they will need to prove that they are properly insured while they are studying at or undertaking practice organised by Artevelde University College .

You only know the real value of insurance when you need it ...

3. Language courses

Because we are convinced that a successful integration of exchange students also depends on their knowledge of the language and culture of their host country, certainly if they are involved in an internship, Artevelde University College offers Dutch language and culture courses on different levels and different dates. Some of our international courses include a tailor-made language and culture course integrated in the module.

More information:

www.arteveldeuniversitycollege.be > Practical

4. Academic guidance

All incoming students are welcomed at their department, sometimes individually, in other cases in groups. They are familiarised with the campus and the lecturers and are informed about all practical and academic matters that are relevant for their specific exchange period at Artevelde University College. Incoming students who opt for a clinical placement, are offered the same tutoring during their internship as our regular students.

5. Student card

Exchange students receive a student card for the period they study at Artevelde University College. This card can be used to get student discounts at specific places inside and outside of the university college, e.g. cinemas, restaurants, bookstores, cultural events, etc.


Tailor-made guidance

Studying is a challenging undertaking. It is a road to success and great achievements, but here and there you will

encounter a bump in the road or you will find yourself at a difficult crossroads. Artevelde University College will support you to achieve your goals but will also offer you a shoulder to lean on. We offer tailor-made guidance for everyone’s taste.

Choice of study programme and


No idea what to choose? You’ve almost made a decision but there are still some programmes in the running? You want to switch to a programme that suits you better? The Office of Student Support is the place to be for you! They will help you sort things out.

Admission requirements

A secondary education diploma is an admission ticket to the university college. If you don’t have the required diploma and you are 21 or older you can take an entrance exam. More information? Student Coaching, p. 31.

Study finance

Studying at Artevelde University College is affordable for every-one. The employees of the student services will inform you about financial issues like an advanced payment on your student grant, registration fee and financial support.

Studying methods

Train your brain! The learning coach of your programme will help you find an efficient and effective study method. You will receive tips about summarizing, structuring and making a realistic plan. In case of fear of failure or procrastination you are also in the right place. For more information contact the learning coach of your programme.

Social-legal guidance

A cobweb of laws and rules surround your student life. The employees of the study advice service will give you legal information and advice about your social security (taxes, student job, living wage, studying as an employee ...)

A study programme tailor-made for you

Together with your Study Track manager you outline a pathway for your programme. Do you want to choose for a diploma-, a credit- or an exam contract? How many study credits should you take? Do you want or need any exemptions? As a result you get a

tailor-made track!

Study progress

A personal Study Track Coach evaluates your study results, advises you after your exams and motivates you. At the beginning of your track the focus is on study progress. Later on, other track choices will

be addressed like choosing a suitable internship or bachelor’s thesis.

As soon as the first

rays of sun appear,

the students come

together on the banks

of the river ‘Leie’.


Continuing your studies / applying for a job

You have your diploma and you want to specialise? The Office of

Student Support helps you to look for the right next step.

Start to work? We’d love to read your CV and give you some job interview tips.

Information skills

Do you have trouble finding, judging and using useful information? A course on information skills at the library teaches you to formulate a subject, to distinguish different information sources, to look up things up in the library, on the internet and to correctly refer to your sources correctly.

Studying and engaging in a business

An ACCIO-coach helps you to combine studying with starting your own business. We guide you from idea to company and give you support when needed. On the one hand with personal advice and on the other hand with interesting information and inspiration sessions about various topics.

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More information

www.arteveldeuniversitycollege.be > discover us

Study advice service:

studieadvies@arteveldehs.be +32 9 234 30 90


How good are your academic language skills? You’ll find out during the language screening at the beginning of the academic year. Still some work to be done? The language coach will evaluate your results and give you support if necessary.

Psychological guidance

In trouble? Need a chat? You will find a listening ear as well as support at our Office of Student Facilities. The employees of the student services offer you a discrete and attentive ear of support. You can drop by for one or more conversations. If you need a more intensive guidance or therapy we can refer you to our own professional


Training sessions

Train your talent! We have a colourful variety of trainings: entry courses, fear of failure training, assertiveness, procrastination or how to apply for a job. The sessions are always scheduled immediately after lessons. Interested? Contact the student

services or study advice service.


Our ombudsperson is there for all your questions concerning education and exam regulations, the fair proceedings of exams or what to do when you missed an exam. When you have a disagreement with your lecturer, you can also knock on their door.

Special student?

Special status

Pursuing higher education isn’t that obvious for you because of an impairment or because you’re combining it with a family, top sport, a job or your own company? Your Care Coach can help you apply for education- and exam facilities. This way, pursuing higher education is feasible.



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ACADEMIC YEAR 2016 - 2017

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prinicipal-CEO of Artevelde University College

Hoogpoort 15 9000 Ghent Belgium

international@arteveldehs.be +32 9 234 90 31


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