Accommodation for international students

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

 

HOUSING FOR

DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS

You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Artevelde University College to obtain the Bachelor’s Degree of International Business Management or International Office Management. When studying in Ghent as an exchange students, you have two options on housing:

Option 1: On the private market

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. More information can be found on:

The prices to rent an accommodation in Ghent average 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 accommodation.

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 accommodation is in its original state. The security deposit can be paid through international transfer (use the IBAN and BIC or SWIFT codes).

Be aware of internet fraud, especially when you find an offer via social media. In case of doubt, please contact our Housing Department in advance.
Never pay a deposit in cash.

Option 2: In dormitories of the Artevelde University of Applied Sciences

Artevelde University of Applied Sciences has some own dormitories. In these student houses there are rooms allocated for international exchange students.

Room descriptions

Rental contract

The rental period is from 11th of September 2020 till the 10th of September 2021.

When choosing a double room in Bagatten or Savaan, or a duo studio in Savaan or Baudelo, only one candidate fills out the application for himself and the roommate.

All rooms are furnished: bed (without mattress), desk (without chair), wardrobe, wash basin and mirror. Rooms in Bagattenhuis and Savaanhuis have their own fridge. Some rooms have facilities: shower (Savaan, Ter Plaeten, Baudelo) and/or toilet (Ter Plaeten, Baudelo) and/or kitchenette (Ter Plaeten).

The monthly cost for electricity, heating, water, internet, fire insurance and cleaning common parts (responsibility of every occupant) is 60 euros per person. This cost is fixed: no bill at the end of the lease.

Our service is closed from the 15th of July 2020 till the 15th of August 2020: emails and phone calls will not be answered during that summer break.        

Application process

Before applying for a room, have a closer look at the rules:

  1. Applying doesn't mean that you automatically will have a room: the number of rooms available is limited.
  2. The first students who applied on time giving all the necessary information as required, will receive an option on accommodation through our service. Other candidates will be referred to the private renting accommodation in Ghent.
  3. When a room has been allocated, you will be asked to sign the housing contract and house rules, and pay a deposit of 500 EUR plus two months rental fee. Only then the room is reserved for you.

How to register?

You can register online and submit your accommodation preferences from the 2nd  of June 2020 (9AM) on via our application tool.

Accomodation grant (for degree seeking students only)

A type of grant for students in dorms who meet four conditions: the travel between your home and the campus – door to door – is at least 60 minutes by public transport (or you are in dorms due to specific social circumstances, e.g. motor skills disorder, big family, etc.), 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 must be submitted from 13 November 2020 until 1 June 2021.

HOUSING FOR

EXCHANGE STUDENTS

You will study for one term in Ghent at Artevelde University College as part of a program (Erasmus or ISEP). You will not get a diploma from Artevelde University College.

When studying in Ghent as an exchange students, you have two options on housing:

Option 1: On the private market

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. More information can be found on:

The prices to rent an accommodation in Ghent average 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 accommodation.

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 accommodation is in its original state. The security deposit can be paid through international transfer (use the IBAN and BIC or SWIFT codes).

ATTENTION

Be aware of internet fraud, especially when you find an offer via social media. In case of doubt, please contact our Housing Department in advance.
Never pay a deposit in cash.

Option 2: In dormitories of the Artevelde University of Applied Sciences

Artevelde University of Applied Sciences has some own dormitories. In these student houses there are rooms allocated for international students.

Room descriptions

Rental contract

There are different renting contracts you can sign up for, depending on the period you’ll be studying at Ghent. The accommodation period for the first term starts at the 11th of September 2020 and ends at the 27th of January 2021 (= 4,5 months). The accommodation period for the second term (you will have to make your choice): either starts at the 31st of January 2020 and ends at the 30th of June 2021 (= 5 months) or starts at the 17th of February 2020 and ends at the 30th of June 2021 (= 4,5 months).

Renting a room for this period means you have to pay the rent for the whole period (= 4,5 or 5 months), even if you are staying for a shorter period. In case you are looking for a full year accommodation, then this application tool is not available. We refer you to the private accommodation facilities.

Our service is closed from the 15th of July 2020 till the 15th of August 2020: emails and phone calls will not be answered during that summer break.        

Application process

Before applying for a room, have a closer look at the rules:

  1. The application is only available for students studying one term 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.
  2. You can only apply for a room for one term.
  3. Applying doesn't mean that you automatically will have a room: the number of rooms available is limited.
  4. The first students who applied on time giving all the necessary information as required, will receive an option on accommodation through our service. Other candidates will be referred to the private renting accommodation in Ghent.
  5. When a room has been allocated, you will be asked to sign the housing contract and house rules, and pay a deposit of 500 EUR plus two months rental fee. Only then the room is reserved for you.

How to register?

You can register online and submit your accommodation preferences from the 9th of June 2020 (9AM) on via our application tool.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Housing Department - Artevelde University of Applied Sciences

If you have more questions concerning accommodation, please contact:
Housing Department, Hoogpoort 15, B-9000 Gent, BELGIUM
TEL: + 32 9 234 92 16 - E-mail housing@arteveldehs.be

ATTENTION: we are closed during weekends and holidays: Autumn holidays, Christmas holidays, Spring holidays, Easter holidays and Summer holidays. If you arrive in Ghent during the collective holidays, or on Saturdays and Sundays, you are responsible for accommodation yourself: search for housing in Ghent. The accommodation service and the international coordinator of your department can be contacted again the next working day.