Welcome to Ghent! Whether you came here for your bachelor, masters, PhD or internship, congratulations on making a very good choice. Belgium is a great country and this city in particular has a lot to offer.
My name is Lilas and I used to be an Erasmus student in Ghent.
Believe it or not, legally in Belgium you can have a verbal or written rental agreement. However, as most people are likely to get, or insist upon, a written agreement, we’re focusing our posts about rental agreements on that. This overview covers what you can expect to see in a
Although English and French are widely spoken in Ghent, Dutch is the main language used in this city and the region of Flanders. 69
Ghent is small enough to walk around. It only takes about 20 minutes to walk through the historic city centre. 309
Before you've even arrived, your top concern will probably be where you are going to live. If you don’t have a lot of time to find an apartment to rent yourself, or you just need some help, you may want to use the services of a relocation company, for example
In this post we give you tips about where you can find a job in Ghent that doesn't require Dutch language skills. Here are some options:
Work for a multinational company
Get a job in one of the Irish pubs
Get a Phd/PostDoc
Self-Employment: Work as a freelancer/start your own