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Enrollment and Tution fees


Basic Fixed Fee and Tuition Fees

Basic Fixed Fee

After admission, in order to enroll in GUGC, students need to pay a basic fixed fee (once per academic year) and a tuition fee (once per semester). The latter is dependent on the number of credits for the courses (units) that the student will take per semester.

The basic fixed fee is invoiced once every academic year at Ghent University Global Campus to cover the costs of student administration, use of facilities and various educational and operational expenses.

If the student is enrolled in the BA1 March preparatory semester, the basic fixed fee will be valid for three semesters (March-September-March semesters) and the invoicing will occur in the first March.

All other students will pay the basic fixed fee at the beginning of the September semester every year. For these students, the enrollment fee is valid for two semesters (September-March semesters). As such, students do not have to pay an enrollment fee for the following March semester.

* Please note that the basic fixed fee is non-refundable under any circumstances

Basic fixed fee exceptions

The enrollment fee policy may be changed under exceptional circumstances, such as serious medical conditions, military service, natural disasters, etc. In such cases, the student is required to submit relevant documents to provide evidence of their circumstances along with a completed official request form to the Student Services office. In these exceptional circumstances, the enrollment fee will be kept valid for a maximum of 2 years, during which the enrollment fee will be waived when the student re-enrolls. After the 2-year period, the student will have to pay the enrollment fee again upon returning.

After 5 consecutive enrollments at GUGC, a student no longer has to pay the enrollment fee in order to be enrolled.

Tution Fee

The tuition fee is determined by the Board of Governors of Ghent University as advised by the Campus Council. If a student fails to pay the owed tuition fee or only pays part of it, he or she will not be allowed to re-enroll in the following semester or academic year, and any credit certificates, diplomas, etc. will be withheld as long as the full amount has not been paid. The tuition fee should be paid in KRW.

Waiver test

Students who are planning to take the “waiver test” in September must pay the full tuition fee regardless of the outcome of the test.

Tution Fee

A standard learning track for students at Ghent University Global Campus mostly consists of 60 credits per year. The tuition per credit is 300,000 KRW and so a standard year of studies at GUGC will have a total tuition of 18,000,000 KRW. The tuition may change according to any scholarships awarded or any changes in courses taken.

Tution Fee Payment Scchedule

The tuition fee is paid per semester. Students may choose to pay either as a lump sum or in instalment.

Spring semester tuition payment due date: (a specific date will be noticed via email at a later time)

For new students: Around the middle of February
For current students: Around the middle of March

Fall semester tuition payment due: (a specific date will be noticed via email at a later time)

For new students: Around the middle of August
For current students: Around the end of September

Tuition Installment Payment (TIP)

The Tuition Installment Payment system is for students with financial difficulties to spread out the tuition payments. The tuition fee will be divided into three monthly installments; this means that when you have paid the 1st instalment, you will get the 2nd invoice immediately to be paid the following month.

Please note that installments are only offered for the tuition fee, not for the basic fixed fee.

Students who want to apply for TIP must apply during the TIP application period which will be determined at a later date through email.

No refund will be given for students who applied for tuition installment payments.

2020_2021 T2 TIP schedule for New Students
Installment
Percentage
Deadline
1st installment
50% 3rd week of February, 2021
2nd installment
25% 3rd week of March, 2021
3rd installment
25% 3rd week of April, 2021

2020_2021 T2 TIP schedule for Current Students
Installment
Percentage
Deadline
1st installment
50% 3rd week of March, 2021
2nd installment
25% 3rd week of April, 2021
3rd installment
25% 3rd week of May, 2021

Tution Refund

Refund guidelines

*Schedules are updated each semester

Tuition Refund Schedule for new students who have been granted a deferral, wish to cancel their admission or permanently withdraw from Ghent University Global Campus.

Time of application for refund
Refundable amount
Before the start of the semester to 2 weeks after the start of the semester Full refund (excluding enrollment fee)
Within 3 weeks after the start of the semester 75%
Within 3 weeks after the start of the semester 50%
Within 3 weeks after the start of the semester 25%
Over 35 days from the start of the semester No refund

Tuition Refund Schedule for current students applies for a leave of absence or permanent withdrawal.

Submission points of tuition refund application
Refundable amount
Within 5 weeks after the start of semester Full refund (excluding enrollment fee)
Within 6 weeks after the start of semester 75%
Within 7 weeks after the start of semester 50%
Within 8 weeks after the start of the semester 25%
Over 56 days from the start of the semester No refund

Tuition Refund Schedule for Exceptional Cases (medical conditions, military service, natural disasters, etc.)

Submission points of tuition refund application
Refundable amount
Within 8 weeks after the start of semester Full refund (excluding enrollment fee)
Within 9 weeks after the start of semester 75%
Within 10 weeks after the start of semester 50%
Within 11 weeks after the start of the semester 25%
Over 78 days from the start of the semester No refund

No refund will be given for new and existing students who applied for the tuition installment payments or a tuition payment extension.