Category 2: Elective course


You are enrolled via diploma contract at a university of the Flemish or French Community and want to take an elective course at UGent.

Required documents and approvals

  • Completed form registration visiting student
  • Written permission from your home institution (how to obtain it is determined individually by each university. In most institutions, you'll ask the student administration for this).
  • Written permission from the faculty of UGent: ask your faculty student administration (FSA) to complete the section 'Category 2 - elective course'. In addition, provide them with:
    1. Copy of your curriculum at your home institution.
    2. List of the course units you want to take with accompanying motivation.
    The FSA will contact you again when your application is approved.

How to register

Follow this roadmap

After registration

The day after registration you will receive your UGent login for your UGent account by email. Some time later you will receive your student card by mail.

After you receive your login, go to and add the courses to be taken to your curriculum.

Re-registering as a guest student

Send the documents listed under 'Required documents and approvals' and a certificate of enrolment from your primary institution to