Study Abroad

Artevelde University College

An HPU Exchange Program
Ghent, Belgium

Poster_ArteveldeUniversityCollegeArtevelde University College is one of Flanders’ largest university colleges and offers study programs in business management. It is a knowledge center for education, research and services where students, staff and strategic partners collaborate and develop their talents in a stimulating and internationally oriented environment. Artevelde University College warmly welcomes international incoming students and offers a wide variety of international courses. It is well-known for its excellent students-oriented services, education and guidance.

Belgium has three official languages: Dutch, French and German. The Dutch-speaking part is situated in the northern part of Belgium: Flanders. Ghent is situated in Flanders and only 30 minutes away from Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, the coast, France and Holland. With its 70,000 students, Ghent is the largest student city in Belgium, with English widely spoken.

Top 3 Reasons to study here:

  1. Ghent is a cultural attraction with its important music and film festivals, as well as its varied theatre and performance scene.
  2. Artevelde Business School has coursework with a strong emphasis on doing business in the European Union and on general business subjects.
  3. Ghent is centrally located within Europe, with easy access to many European countries.


Quick Facts

Location: Ghent, Belgium (population: 250,000)

University enrollment: 13,000

Terms available:

  • Fall (September to the end of January; exams will be proctored to HPU students upon their return to the HPU campus in the Spring)
  • Spring (February to the end of July)

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines: 

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa information: See the Visa Information: Belgium page for detailed information.


Academic Program

Artevelde Business School offers a small number of courses taught in English for students studying Business Administration and International Business. To view the programs offered in English available to study abroad students, please visit the International Programs page. Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog. Click on the English flag to translate the catalog to English.

For more information visit the Artevelde University College website.

Additional Resources:


Credit Transfer

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.

For More Information…

For more information, visit Artevelde University College’s website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an appointment with a study abroad adviser, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.

Office of Global Education

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Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
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Office of Global Education
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