Housing for international students

Artevelde University of Applied Sciences hopes you will enjoy your stay in Ghent.
Everything you need to know about student housing is to be found here.


Student Housing of Artevelde University of Applied sciences

Artevelde University of Applied Sciences has its own student houses. In these student houses, there are rooms reserved for international degree-seeking students and exchange students.
The available rooms and the procedure are not the same for exchange students and degree-seeking students, so make sure to check the information underneath that applies to you.

Housing for EXCHANGE STUDENTS

(Information for degree-seeking students can be found further down.)
As an exchange student, you will study for one term in Ghent at Artevelde University of Applied Sciences as part of an exchange program (Erasmus or ISEP). You will not get a diploma from Artevelde University of Applied Sciences.

Rental period

There are 2 different rental periods you can sign up for, depending on when you’ll be studying in Ghent.

  • The rental period of the 1st term or autumn semester starts on the 12th of September 2022 and ends on the 29th of January of 2023 (=4,5 months).
  • The rental period of the 2nd term or spring semester starts the 2nd of February 2023 and ends the 30th of June 2023 (= 5 months).

Rent is due for the whole period (4,5 months or 5 months), even if you are staying for a shorter period.

Room descriptions

As an exchange student, you can rent a room or studio in…

  • Bagatten house - Bagattenstraat 16, 9000 Ghent
  • Savaan and Jeruzalem House - Savaanstraat 76, 9000 Ghent
  • Poort House – Kortrijksepoortstraat 254, 9000 Ghent
  • Stropkaai – Stropkaai 15, 9000 Ghent
  • Goudstraat – Goudstraat 37, 9000 Ghent
  • Houtbriel – Houtbriel 13, 9000 Ghent
  • Baudelo Upkot - Steendam 75, 9000 Ghent

All rooms for exchange students are furnished with a bed (with mattress), a desk with a chair, a wardrobe, a washbasin and a mirror.
Some rooms have private facilities such as a shower, a toilet kitchenette or a fridge.

More information about Artevelde’s student housing for exchange students can be found in the brochure for exchange students.


Housing for DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS

As a degree-seeking student, you are enrolled at or accepted for enrollment at Artevelde University of Applied Sciences to obtain the Bachelor’s Degree of International Business Management, International Communication Management, International Graphic and Digital Media, International Journalism or International Organisation and Management.

Rental period

The rental period is from the 12th of September 2022 till the 7th of September 2023.

Room descriptions

As a degree-seeking student, you can rent a room or studio in…

  • Bagatten House - Bagattenstraat 16, 9000 Ghent
  • Savaan and Jeruzalem House - Savaanstraat 76, 9000 Ghent
  • Poort House - Kortrijksepoortstraat 254, 9000 Ghent
  • Baudelo Upkot - Steendam 75, 9000 Ghent
  • Bro Upkot - Ebergiste de Deynestraat 15, 9000 Ghent
  • Ter Plaeten Upkot - Sint-Lievenslaan 12, 9000 Ghent

All rooms are furnished with a bed (without mattress), a desk (without chair), a wardrobe, a wash basin and a mirror.
Some rooms have private facilities such as a shower, a toilet kitchenette or a fridge. More information about Artevelde’s student housing for degree-seeking students can be found in the brochure for degree-seeking students.


Application procedure for exchange and degree-seeking students for the academic year 2022-2023

When to apply?
Degree-seeking students can apply from the 26th of April 2022 (10 AM local time).
! Note: you don't need your certificate of enrolment when you apply. You can deliver the document to the Housing Department when you receive it.

Exchange students from the fall semester can apply for a room starting from the 7th of June 2022 (10 AM local time).
Exchange students from the spring semester can apply from the 4th of October 2022 (10 AM local time).

Application process

  1. You can apply online and submit your room preferences via our application tool: opkot.arteveldehogeschool.be
  2. Students who applied on time giving all the necessary information as required will receive an option on student housing through our service. Other candidates will be referred to the private renting market in Ghent.
  3. When a room has been allocated, you will be asked to sign the housing contract and house rules and to pay the deposit of 600 EUR plus two months rental fee. Only then the room is reserved for you.

Important information on the application process

  • The application is only available for students studying at our University or for students coming on a work placement for a term in which case the work placement was established by our University.
  • Applying doesn't mean that you automatically will have a room: the number of rooms available is limited.
  • When choosing a double room (Bagatten or Savaan), or a duo studio (Savaan or Baudelo), both candidates fill out the application for themselves and give up the name of their roommate.



Renting on the private market in Ghent

If you want to rent a student room in Ghent, we advise you to start your search on the private market as early as possible. The demand for student rooms is bigger than the supply in our city.

The price to rent a room in Ghent averages from €400 per month for a standard room up to €600 per month for a studio with bathroom and cooking facilities (utility costs included). Make sure that you know if there are other extra costs or final settlements (e.g. gas, water, electricity, internet, maintenance, etc.) prior to signing the lease agreement for the room.

The landlord will probably ask you to pay a security deposit before the start of the lease. The amount is maximum equal to two months rental fee. Your security deposit will be refunded at the end of the lease if the room is in its original state. The security deposit can be paid through international transfer (use the IBAN and BIC or SWIFT codes).

Good websites to find student housing:

Be aware of internet fraud, especially when you find an offer via social media. In case of doubt, please contact the Housing Department in advance.
We advise you to check out the place in advance and not to pay before then.
Never pay a deposit in cash.


Accommodation grant (for degree-seeking students only)

A type of grant for students in dorms who meet 3 conditions: your nationality condition, your rental contract is at least 8 months AND you are a scholarship student, partial scholarship student or non-scholarship student with an income of maximum 7 500 euro above the maximum limit to receive a student grant from the Flemish Government.

Your application for the years 2020-2021 must be submitted between the 13th of November 2020 and the 1st of June 2021.
Want to know more? Contact the student support member of your study program. You can find the contact details here.

Subletting (for degree-seeking students only)

Do you stop studying halfway through the academic year?
Are you leaving for a (foreign) internship?

Look for a subleaser who takes over your room. You can advertise your room through Kotatgent, the City of Ghent's platform for student housing.
You can also advertise your room on Dinar.

When you have found another student, contact us at housing@arteveldehs.be

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • If you're a student with a disability and you need accessible housing, mail housing@arteveldehs.be for more information.
  • Information concerning your registration in our city:
    For students from The Netherlands
    For all other international students
  • If you arrive in Ghent before the start date of your rental agreement, you are responsible for temporary accommodation (hotel/hostel/...) yourself.
  • For degree-seeking students, we recommend having a look at our overview of costs.
  • It is difficult for foreign students to get a student job in Belgium. If you have financial worries, ask for advice at your home institution before your departure.
  • Daily life: have a look at www.stad.gent/international-students for more information about studying, living, transportation and administration upon your arrival.
  • Tourist information? Here you can find it in 5 languages.

Housing Department - Artevelde University of Applied Sciences

If you have more questions concerning student housing, please contact us.

Address: Housing Department, Hoogpoort 15, B-9000 Gent, BELGIUM
Tel. : + 32 9 234 92 16 (Elena Beellaert) or +32 9 234 95 04 (Ieme Pille)
E-mail: housing@arteveldehs.be

ATTENTION:
We are closed during weekends and holidays.
During the summer holidays, we’re closed from the 18th of July 2022 until the 16th of August 2022.