Artevelde University College


Artevelde University College Ghent, member of the Ghent University Association (AU GENT), 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 Ghent 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.

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


Moreover, Artevelde University College Ghent stimulates outgoing staff and student mobility and warmly welcomes international incoming staff and students. Finally, besides the regular study programmes, Artevelde University College Ghent 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.

The university college educates professionals whose creativity, innovative way of thinking and sense of entrepreneurship cross borders. Artevelde University College Ghent aspires after excellence and durability and is stimulated by its collaborators to do so. Studying at Artevelde University College Ghent, 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.


Strategic alliances

Artevelde University College Ghent enjoys an extensive network of international contacts spread over 6 continents. These partnerships (universities, university colleges, NGO’s...) 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 Ghent 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 Ghent 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 NGO’s working at 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.


Accreditation and quality assurance

The quality of Artevelde University College Ghent 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 information in English about NVAO and the accreditation of our University College we refer to 'Qrossroads'. Qrossroads is a project of the European Consortium for Accreditation supported by the European Commission and aims at providing information regarding quality assured and accredited higher education in Europe.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Dutch

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Bachelor in International Business Management

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Belgium Ghent

Do you dream of an international career? Are you eager to broaden your horizon? Do your ambitions reach beyond the borders of your country? Then our bachelor’s degree in <strong>International Business Management</strong> will be your cup of tea. This full three year bachelor programme is taught in <strong>English</strong>. [+]

Do you dream of an international career? Are you eager to broaden your horizon? Do your ambitions reach beyond the borders of your country? Then our bachelor’s degree in International Business Management will be your cup of tea. This full three year bachelor programme is taught in English. Why? INTERNATIONAL MINDSET Do you dream of an international career at home or abroad? Are you eager to broaden your horizons? Do your ambitions reach beyond the borders of your country? Then International Business Management will be your cup of tea! This bachelor programme is taught entirely in English to an international group of students. Graduates with an international mindset and a thorough knowledge of English are in high demand by employers these days. COACHING AND MENTORING OF STUDENTS We attach great importance to the coaching of our students: the programme starts with a course unit “Talent & Management Development”. Skills such as effective time management, minute taking, planning, organising etc. are not only useful for the future professional life, but also contribute to being successful in higher education. Personal supervision of each student by his/her study coach will complement this course unit throughout the first year. In the following two years, we continue to work on the development of our students, as to fully prepare them for the professional life. Furthermore, all our lecturers are very approachable and are happy to help students with resolving any problems. PRACTICE-ORIENTED Practice orientation is our main priority. We discuss numerous cases and organise company visits, practicals and study trips. Furthermore, we work closely with many different companies, including for the graduation internship (±65 working days). The bachelor project consists of a consultancy assignment that students have to carry out in groups during a period of four months under supervision of experts. The practical sessions that focus on teaching skills and attitudes are held in small groups. The lesson schedule is student-friendly and provides lesson-free moments for self-study, group work and practicals. QUALITY CONTROL We set high quality standards for our students, but also for ourselves. By carefully reviewing the study programme and consulting employers we ensure that our curriculum is closely aligned with the needs of the labour market. This gives our graduates the best chance of job security. INTERNATIONAL CLASSES The students almost naturally acquire intercultural skills because they work together in an international group of students with very diverse backgrounds on a daily basis. For whom? Foreign students who wish to enroll 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. Flemish 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. 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. Admission and Enrolment Below you will find the specific admission and enrolment details for academic year 2016-2017. If you want to start during academic year 2017-2018 with our IBM programme, please keep an eye on our website for the application procedure of IBM (academic year 2017-2018) which starts on 1st December 2016. Degree Proficiency in English Tuition fee Visa Requirements Enrolment procedure Exemptions Starting in February Degree In order to be admitted to the bachelor programme ‘Business Management – International Business Management’ (IBM), you need to possess a degree of secondary education or a foreign degree/certificate that gives access to higher education. Do you have a foreign degree/certificate? Please contact Mrs. Ellen Robyn ( of the Student Administration department to see if your degree of secondary education is valid. Proficiency in English Language screening Next to the required degree, you need to prove your level of English is at least B2 - CEFR. You can prove your level on the basis of a language certificate. The certificates below are considered valid proof: Certificates that prove you have successfully completed one academic year in English Certificates that you obtained after you have taken one of the following tests: TOEFL (score: at least 87) Institution code: B527 IELTS (score: at least 6) Non-commercial certificates confirming a CEFR-level B2 of English (screening test in language center University of Ghent, higher education credit certificates that clearly state CEFR level B2 for an English course). Mind: for EACH of the test components (listening, reading, language use…) the B2 level should be obtained! Certificate of Artevelde University college. Language screenings will be held on Saturday 25 June (FULL)*. Subscribe for screening via Would you like to prepare for the language screening? Take the DIALANG test! * Taking and/or passing the screening test is no guarantee for enrolment and does not offer priority subscription. Extra courses of English Once you have enrolled you can always take extra courses of English during the academic year if you want to brush up your English: Start: November 2016 – 1,5 hours per week, 4 weeks Start: March 2017 – 1,5 hours per week, 4 weeks Tuition fee Upon enrolment, you will be asked to pay the full amount of the tuition fee with a payment card (cash will not be accepted due to safety reasons). The fee for a fulltime study programme (60 ECTS) is € 890 for EEA students (European students). For students who do not enrol for a fulltime study programme, the amount due is € 230 (fixed) + € 11 per ECTS. The fee for a fulltime study programme (60 ECTS) is € 3.500 for non-EEA students (non-European students). For students who do not enrol for a fulltime study programme, the amount due is € 800 (fixed) + € 45 per ECTS. Students who can prove they are entitled to obtain a scholarship, pay € 105 for a fulltime study programme (60 ECTS). To check your financial or nationality requirements, please contact Mrs. AnnMarie Van Noten ( of the Student Services department. Upon enrolment, you have 2 possibilities for the payment of the tuition fee: Option 1: You pay the full amount of the tuition fee with a payment card (Mister Cash, Bancontact or Maestro) or credit card; ​Option 2: You pay € 500 (applicable for Dutch students) or € 800 (applicable for non-EEA students) of the tuition fee with a payment card (Mister Cash, Bancontact or Maestro) or credit card. The outstanding amount has to be paid through bank transfer within 30 days after enrolment. Supplementary costs such as coursebooks, costs for housing etc. are not included (first year: approx. €520,00). Visa requirements Students from the EEA countries + Monaco + Switzerland do not need a special visa to enter Belgium. Other students should apply for a visa. Please contact the Belgian Embassy in the country in which you are a resident. Enrolment procedure Once you have the required degree and obtained the required CEFR-level B2 of English, you can start your enrolment procedure at our University College. Therefore, you need to register via 'webregistratie' (choose ‘English’ at the top right corner)*. For organisational reasons, there is a limit to the number of students that can enrol for IBM. It is therefore recommended to arrange all the documents as quickly as possible, so you can register in a timely manner. Once all available places have been taken, registration will be closed. Enrolling for the equivalent Bachelor of Business Management in Dutch, with specialisation in ‘International Entrepreneurship’ will however still be possible. Enrolment for the next academic year starts on Friday 24 June 2016. * Web registration is no guarantee for enrolment. Exemptions If you think you should be granted exemptions based on similar courses for which you obtained credits in higher education, you can contact the programme coach: If you don't think you are entitled to any exemptions, you can proceed to enrolment right away. If you think you are entitled tot exemptions, please contact the programme coach: ... [-]


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