International brochure 2015 2016

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welcome TO Artevelde University college


WELCOME Welcome to Artevelde University College Welcome to Belgium Welcome to Flanders Welcome to Ghent

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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

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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 2

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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, communications, graphic education, health care and social work. Artevelde University College is a knowledge center 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! 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 the possibility to follow Dutch language courses to guarantee a successful integration as a foreign student. 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.

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 international relations office team at if you have any questions. We hope to welcome you soon! Kind regards, Prof. Johan Veeckman (PhD), principal-CEO

Studying at Artevelde University College, known for its excellent student-oriented services, education and guidance, will most certainly live up to your 3

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. The capital Brussels is one of the world’s great cosmopolitan cities, home to both the European Union and NATO, as well as multiple international trade and finance companies. 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 well. The very small German-speaking community is located on the eastern border of Belgium.

Like most of northwestern Europe, Belgium has a maritime climate, with significant precipitation in all seasons. The average temperature is 3 °C in January and 18 °C in July, although temperatures vary between 10 °C and 35 °C in summer and -15 °C and 15 °C in winter. Rainwear, warm clothes and an umbrella will be needed, but not all of the time! 5

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 ( make Flanders the ideal gateway to Europe. That is why many multinationals have chosen Flanders as the base for their operations on the European market.

Flanders Brussels



Welcome to Ghent!

In a nutshell, Ghent has something on offer for each and every visitor!

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 students cycling. 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 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 is a cultural attraction with its important music and film festivals, as well as 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 Belgian festivals, all year round. 7

our international semester programmes

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 its mixture of both international and Flemish students providing an interesting intercultural exchange. If 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. The award of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is a pre-requisite for all higher education institutions located in an eligible country and willing to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under the Programme. The Charter is awarded for the full duration of the Programme.

Discover our four international programmes: ยง Artevelde Business School ยง Healthcare studies ยง Module in Communication Management (MOCOMA) ยง Bridges in Education 8

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

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.

Artevelde Business School

Artevelde Business School has both subjects with a strong emphasis on doing business in the European Union and on general business subjects.

Students should have acquired at least 90 ECTS at their home institution and should have English level B1 (Common European framework of Reference for Languages) and good knowledge of Microsoft Office. We ask our students to choose one of the semester programmes offered within Artevelde Business School. Griet Naeyaert + 32 9 234 74 23 > Programmes > International Semester Programmes 9

Healthcare Studies Increasing globalisation and the expansion of the European Union with greater freedom of movement means that healthcare professionals will increasingly be working with colleagues and clients/patients from other countries and cultures.

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 inter-disciplinarity and give exchange students the opportunity to extend their social and international network right from the start. > Programmes > International Semester Programmes 10

‘Healthcare Studies’ is modularbased. This facilitates students to opt for a programme, consisting of a compulsory versus an optional, an interprofessional versus a professional and a common part versus a tailormade part, based on professional interests. Healthcare Studies is developed for students of Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Midwifery, Speech and Language Therapy, Podiatry and Audiology.

If you do not communicate, you do not exist.

MOCOMA comprises two modules: the Communication module (autumn and/ or spring) is aimed at highly motivated communication (or marketing, PR or business) students.


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

The second module is MOCOMA for Journalism and Media students (organized only during the autumn semester). Both modules are aimed at students from partner universities with an advanced knowledge of English (B1). Daan Braet + 32 9 234 74 82 > Programmes > International Semester Programmes


Bridges in Education

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

Would you like to be part of a unique exchange programme in 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. > Programmes > International Semester Programmes 12 12

Programme 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 • Student teachers from European partner institutions (Erasmus) • Student teachers or graduated teachers from other institutions in Europe or worldwide

our bachelor programmes

The professional bachelor’s 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’s degree 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’s degree programme, postgraduate or master’s degree programme. Artevelde University College offers 17 bachelor’s programmes, one of which is fully taught in English: International Business Management.


Bachelor of International Business Management

A complete full three-year bachelor’s programme taught in English! 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 Management – International Business Management will be your cup of tea. This full three-year bachelor ‘s programme is taught in English. - +32 9 234 74 11


WHY? The saying goes that the world fits in the palm of your hand. Developments in communication, IT, marketing … flash before our eyes at a never-seen-before rapid pace. Suddenly it has become true that the United States, China or 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 got to know 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 introduce you into the world of accounting, management, law, finance, marketing etc. You learn to develop a strong, indepth and international view in order to start

building an international career. Combine this with international cases, study trips abroad… and you will see: the world lies 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 students who want to be immersed in a fascinating, international environment: you follow courses with international students, you learn to pay attention to intercultural communication and you get to know a wide range of business management topics.

• Foreign students who wish to enrol for a selection of courses taught in English or who wish to study a semester, 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.


Bachelor of Business Management

Bachelor of Office Management

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

The Bachelor of Office Management 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: - Accounting & Tax - Finance & Insurance - Marketing - Law Practice - Logistics - SME Management - International Entrepreneurship

Taught in Dutch


Number of students: 2134 Number of staff: 87 Campus Kantienberg

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

Taught in Dutch

Number of students: 628 Number of staff: 42 Campus Kantienberg

International offer

International offer

Exchange students are welcomed to participate in the international 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.

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.

Bachelor of Communication Management

Bachelor of Journalism In a world becoming more and more global due to worldwide communication possibilities, internationalisation is evident in communication 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.

Taught in Dutch

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

Do you have an open view of the world? A great feeling for language and visual language? 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!

Taught in Dutch

Number of students: 505 Number of staff: 47 Campus Kantienberg

International offer

International offer

For incoming students, the Communication department organizes the MOCOMA programme, aimed at communication (and marketing, 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, European topics and many more. For more information: see page 11.

For incoming students, we organise the MOCOMA programme for Journalism and Media students (organised only during autumn semester.) For more information: see page 11.


Bachelor of Graphical and Digital Media

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

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

Specialisations: - Multimedia Production - Crossmedia Management - Crossmedia Design

Taught in Dutch

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

Taught in Dutch

Number of students: 1088 Number of staff: 82 Campus Sint-Annaplein

International offer

International offer

We stimulate incoming students to combine courses and projects that are part of our curriculum with some topics of the internatio­nal Module in Communication Management (MOCOMA) which are taught in English. For more information: see page 11.

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 for 15 ECTS or an internship for 30 ECTS, always in combination with the course ‘Organisation of Social Work in Flanders’ (3ECTS).


Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Preschool Education 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!

Taught in Dutch

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

Are you enthusiastic about teaching young children how to discover and understand their world? Do you think that wellbeing is important in the learning and development process of a young 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.

Taught in Dutch

Number of students: 676 Number of staff: 59 Campus Sint-Amandsberg

International offer

International offer

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

Senior students can choose to take some international subjects in English, they can do an internship or a short period of practical trai­ning in a European country. Erasmus students are welcomed to participate in the international modular course Bridges in Edu­cation. For more information: see page 12.


Bachelor of Primary Education

Bachelor of Secondary Education

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

Taught in Dutch

Number of students: 774 Number of staff: 54 Campus Brusselsepoortstraat

Our department trains teachers qualified to teach two subjects to secondary-school pupils. Choose 2 out of 24 subjects: art, bioaesthetics, biology, catering-domestic science, commerce-office skills, crosscurricular project work, Dutch, economics, English, French, geography, hairdressing, history, information technology, Latin, mathematics, musical education, natural science, physical education, recreational sports, physics, project cultural education, religious education and technology. 209 combinations are possible!

Taught in Dutch

Number of students: 1770 Number of staff: 147 Campus Kattenberg

International offer

International offer

Students and lecturers from abroad can visit the department for a longer period and participate in the Bridges in Education-module. For more information: see page 12.

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.


Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Speech Therapy and Audiology

Are you interested in the treatment of people and are you a good listener? Are you creative in the search for solutions to treatment problems? Are you independent, critically-minded and a good organizer? Then this Bachelor’s programme is made for you!

Taught in Dutch

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

Audiology: Diagnostics of hearing loss and vestibular problems? Hearing aid 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 responsible for the prevention, assessment, treatment and scientific study of human communication and associated disorders.

Taught in Dutch

Number of students: 643 Number of staff: 67 Campus Kantienberg

International offer

International offer

Agreements with European partners give students the possibility to participate in different international activites, supported by the EU LLP/ERASMUS Programme. Exchange students are welcome to participate in the modular international programme Healthcare Studies.

Exchange students are welcome to participate in the modular international programme Healthcare Studies. For more information: see page 10.


Bachelor of Podiatry

Bachelor of Nursing The Podiatry education in Ghent is unique in Flanders and guarantees a bright professional career and future.

Taught in Dutch

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

Bachelor of Nursing: evidence based nursing care tailored to individual care questions.

Taught in Dutch

Number of students: 743 Number of staff: 77 Campus Kantienberg

International offer

International offer

Students are given the opportunity to do their internship in clinical 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.

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 Midwifery The competency mosaic of the midwife as the driving motor of the learning process!

Taught in Dutch

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

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


our advanced bachelor programmes

A post-bachelor’s degree 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’s degree programme follows a professional bachelor’s degree programme and allows you to focus on a particular aspect of the course of study. Artevelde University College offers four fascinating possibilities.

Discover our four advanced bachelor programmes: § 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? > Programmes > Advanced bachelors


our life long learning courses

Stay informed about new developments and deepen your knowledge through a wide range of postgraduate degrees, seminars and trainings. A postgraduate degree is an advanced programme after a bachelor’s or a master’s degree programme. A postgraduate degree consists of 20 credits and can be combined with a job. We currently offer one English postgraduate course: Postgraduate European Clinical Specialisation Fluency Disorders.

Our other postgraduate degrees are taughT in Dutch: § § § § § § § § § § § § §

Dysphagia Mental Healthcare Professional Coach Pediatrics and Neonatology Postgraduate Autism Spectrum Disorders Postgraduate Business Event Management Postgraduate Diabetes Educator Postgraduate Stoma Therapy and Wound Care Postgraduate European Clinical Specialization in Fluency Disorders Postgraduate Hippotherapy Postgraduate Lactation Studies Postgraduate Neurological Speech and Speech Disorders Postgraduate Grief and Loss Counsellor

Furthermore we offer a whole range of short courses like seminars and trainings (1 or a few days). Check out our offer at


Research and development Multidisciplinary research centers The research and development policy of the Artevelde University College (AUC) relies on four main focus areas. Multidisciplinary research centers (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 collaborate 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 practice are our trademark.

Making science attractive Another aspect of our mission is to introduce research and science 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 for more information. > research 26

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 chosen for their added value in mobility but also in other domains such as professionalisation, social services and education. Out of 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 stemmed 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 the contacts with the institutions and who is also the contact person for the different departments, interested in expanding their cooperation.


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 daily dish and soup. Sandwiches and salads are also available. We think ecologically and from a fair-trade point of view.

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 More info: > Practical 28

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

CULTURE BUFFS UNITE! For all those who did not know yet: Ghent is booming, dazzling and filled with culture. You can enjoy almost every cultural event in town at reduced student prices!

SPORTS? Plenty to choose from! Just make a choice: badminton, dance, volleyball, basketball, swimming, indoor football, condition training ‌ Every day of the week you can go somewhere for some exercise or competition!


Enrolment of foreign students in a bachelor’s programme: conditions 1. Diploma

2. Study credits

4. enrolment fee

6. Student coaching

Every student needs a certificate to prove that they successfully finished their secondary education, according to the European guidelines and the Lisbon Convention.

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.

The enrolment fee depends on the type of contract, the number of study credits and whether or not there is entitlement to a scholarship.

We have a long tradition of individual care and student coaching. The Study Advice Service is there to help you with questions concerning your choice of study and your study path.

For more info, please contact studentenadministratie@

3. Language requirements

5. Accreditation

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.

If you want to enrol in a bachelor’s 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 Bussiness Management or an International Semester Programme) you need to have a certificate proving that you know English on a CEFR-level B2 of English.

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 Study Advice Service also organises training and workshops.

For more info, please contact

For more info, please contact studentenadministratie@


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 or www. > Practical

For more info, contact

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

Famous Belgian festivals Ghent Festival Tomorrowland Rock Werchter Pukkelpop


Taking care of exchange students It is our policy to organise our activities and services in such a way that all exchange students can achieve as many of their goals related to their study or training period abroad and 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. > Practical

2. Language courses Because we are convinced that a successful integration of exchange students, certainly if they are involved in practical placements, also depends on their knowledge of the language and culture of their host country, 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: > Practical


3. Check your insurance

5. Housing

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 organized by Artevelde University College . You only know the real value of insurance when you need it ...

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. Students searching for accommodation should visit our website:

4. Academic guidance

6. Public Transport

All incoming students are welcomed at their department, sometimes individually, in other cases in groups. They are familiarized with the campus and the lecturers and are informed about all practical and academic matters, 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.

As a student you can travel by bus, tram and train at reduced student prices.

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

Famous Belgians: Cinema Jean-Claude Van Damme, actor Erik van Looy, director of “The Loft” Matthias Schoenaerts, actor in “Bullhead” 33

As soon as the first rays of sun appear, the students come together on the banks of the river ‘Leie’. 34



Studying is a challenging undertaking. It’s a road with 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 provide you a shoulder to lean on. We offer a tailor-made guidance for everyone’s taste. 35

Tailor-made guidance Choice of study programme and reorientation

No idea what to choose? You’ve almost made a decision but are there still some programmes in the running? You want to switch to a programme that suits you better? The service study advice 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? See the service study advice.

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 track manager you outline a pathway for your programme. Do you want to choose for a diploma-, a credit- or an exam contract? How much study credit would be best for you to take? Do you have any exemptions? As a result you get a tailor-made track!

Special status Study finance

Studying at Artevelde University College is affordable for everyone. The employees of the student services will inform you about money for students, an advanced payment on your scholarship, registration fee and financial support. Studying methods

Train your brain! The learning coach of your programme will help you find an efficient and effective way to study. 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. 36

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 a higher education is feasible.

Study progress

A personal 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.


How good are your academic language skills? You’ll find out during the language screening in 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? 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 network.

Continuing your studies / applying for a job

You have your diploma and you want to specialise? The study advice service 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 in the library teaches you to formulate a subject, to distinguish different information sources, to look things up in the library, on the internet and to correctly refer to your sources. Studying and engaging in a business

Training sessions

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

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

More information Negotiation

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. > discover us Study advice service: +32 9 234 30 90 37

our campuses A G




Sint Amandsberg

Gravensteen Sint-Jacobskerk Dampoort Korenmarkt

E D campus kantienberg

Voetweg 66 BE-9000 ghent +32 9 234 70 00














campus kattenberg

campus brusselsepoortstraat

campus sint-annaplein

kattenberg 9 BE-9000 Ghent +32 9 234 80 00

brusselsepoortstraat 93 BE-9000 Ghent +32 9 234 81 00

sint-annaplein 31 BE-9000 Ghent +32 9 234 94 00




campus Hoogpoort

campus mariakerke

campus sint-amandsberg

hoogpoort 15 BE-9000 Ghent + 32 9 234 90 00

industrieweg 232 BE-9030 Mariakerke +32 9 234 86 00

J. gĂŠrardstraat 18 BE-9040 sint-amandsberg +32 9 234 88 00


Academic year 2015 - 2016 Š Artevelde University College

Published by Johan Veeckman prinicipal-CEO of Artevelde University College

Hoogpoort 15 9000 Ghent Belgium +32 9 234 90 31

Artevelde University College

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