Universität Bielefeld

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Universiteit Gent - Ghent University

Erasmus+ coordinator: Tabea Koepp

Website: http://www.ugent.be/en

Language of instruction: Dutch, but a broad range of courses are offered in English (especially in the MA programme). The minimum desirable level of English or Dutch language proficiency is B2 following the Common European Reference Frame (CEFR). The University requires an official proof.

Acknowledged will be TOEFL (IBT score 87-109; paper based score 510-559), IELTS (score >6) or a University Language Certificate (Punkt.Um Certificate with CEFR level B2) The certificate needs to be presented at the moment of enrolment at Ghent University, a university degree of an at least one year English or Dutch study programme or native speaker.

Study cycle: Master and PhD

Erasmus+ partner: Vakgroep Sociologie - Faculteit Politieke en Sociale Wetenschappen (Department of Sociology - Faculty of Political and Social Sciences)


General information:The Ghent University is located in Flanders where the official language is Dutch. Founded in 1817 it is one of the major universities in the Dutch-speaking area. The university with its   32,000 students and 7,100 staff members is home to more than 130 Faculty departments that are incorporated in eleven faculties. The Faculty of Political Sciences has more than 2500 students and constists of three departments: Sociology, Political Sciences and Communication Sciences.

Course offerings: Our Erasmus+ Partner, the Department of Sociology - Faculty of Political and Social Sciences , offers the following course programme:

NOTE: The listed study programs shall provide you an overview and thematic orientation of our partner. They are not binding so that contents of your study during the exchange may differ from the given information, but they may help you to get a first impression of the partner. It is highly recommended to obtain more detailed information on the Website of the corresponding partner insititution.

All three departments of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences together offer nine MA programmes and different complementary or preparatory courses. The department of Sociology offers two of them. In addition there is a special Exchange-Programme in Political and Social Sciences for international students at the Faculty. Subject orientations in the area of sociology are manifold. They cover four major thematic areas of specialization: Health, Social Demography, Conflict and development in the global world and organisation & socialization. A detailed overview of courses and programmes are available in the coursefinder of the univeristy. Students may also attend courses from other areas with the consent of their coordinators, but they are required to earn at least half of the ECTS points during their exchange in subjects of their study field (e.g. Sociology).


Study terms: The winter semester regularly in mid-September and ends at the beginning of February. The summer semester starts regularly at the beginning of February and ends in June. Exams are held respectively in January and June.

Other information: Each Faculty of Ghent University has an Internationalization Commitee that supports students in all academic issues of the exchange. The Housing Office rents student accomodation or guides students to find private accomodation. There is a bike rent, that disposes bikes for short terms or months at small costs and a univeristy medical center. Dutch courses are offered as evening or day courses on different levels at small costs (50€). The International Office of the Unversity prepares a Welcome Week for international students each semester. Further helpful information is resumed in a Practical Guide for incoming students. Further information is available on the Faculty website. An  Erasmus+ student network (ESN) organizes events and activities for exchange students.

Events & Deadlines

Erasmus+ Sprechstunde/ Office hours:
Aktuell bieten wir eine online Sprechstunde an. Bitte kontaktiert uns zum Termin vereinbaren per Mail an erasmus.soc@uni-bielefeld.de

// At the moment we are offering online office hours. Please contact us to make an appointment by mail to erasmus.soc@uni-bielefeld.de


PDF-DokumentCourses taught in English - WS 2020/21

Alle Kurse für das kommende Wintersemester 2020/21 sind auch im eKVV online einsehbar! Englischsprachige Veranstaltungen finden Sie HIER.

All courses for the upcoming winter semester 2020/21 are also available online in the eKVV. You can find an overview of courses in English  HERE.









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