International students

Find out all about student accommodation in Ghent on the following page.
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Click here to read all about student accomodation (often called 'kot' in Flanders) and living in Ghent.

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WARNING: fraudulent advertisements!

When you are looking for student accommodation, beware of fraudulent advertisements on the internet. Fake landlords are renting out non-existent accommodation. Other imposters use stolen identities to rent out existing accommodation. They target international students in particular. We certainly don’t want to scare you off but we want to advise you to be cautious. Never pay a deposit before signing the contract and being 100% sure the accommodation exists and is for rent. Always ask for the landlord’s personal information (name, surname, phone number and a photocopy of his/her ID). Double check the provided address on Google maps to see if it exists. If you notice any suspicious advertisements or if you become a victim of a scam, please be sure to report this to the local police.

Finding student accommodation in Ghent

Ghent is a popular city amongst both national and international students. The student population is increasing year by year, but the amount of accommodation unfortunately isn’t. Because of that, finding accommodation can prove challenging, especially for international students who plan a shorter stay. Keep this in mind when making preparations. Broaden your search, don’t just look for student housing but explore the private and co-housing market as well.