Erasmus Student Network (ESN Gent)

The Erasmus Student Network Gent is one of the more than 500 ESN sections in Europe. We all have the same mission: to help exchange students and to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Our motto is Exchange your life, which describes the spirit of our organisation very well. ESN Gent is a dynamic organisation of Belgian students, who want to entertain the exchange students during their stay in Gent.

Plenty of Belgian students are waiting for your arrival in Belgium.  Would you like to meet them as soon as possible?  ESN Gent offers you a Belgian buddy through our buddy program. Go to our website, click 'Arrival' and 'Buddy Program', where you can register for a Belgian buddy.

This is the beginning of a smashing experience full of activities such as day trips, pub crawls, sport activities, a visit to the European Parliament, parties, city trips, a fabulous weekend in the Ardennes ...

Joining ESN Gent is the best way to get integrated in the Ghent student life and to get to know both local and international students.

ESN can help you out with practical problems. Therefore we are in the office every Tuesday and Thursday, from 19-21h.


Office ESN Gent
‘Studentenhuis DE THERMINAL’
Hoveniersberg 24 (a steep alley around the corner from Blood Donor Centre in Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat)
tel (+32) 9 264 70 92 (only during office hours)

Erasmus pub

  • Every Wednesday evening, exchange students meet in the Erasmus Pub from 22.00 on…
  • Address: Porter’s House Irish Pub; Stalhof 1; (near Overpoort, in front of home Vermeylen and Fabiola)

ESN memberschip card

If you would like to keep posted about the ESN activities, you can buy an ESN membership card (€ 15). As a member, your name will be put on the mailing list and you will be informed by e-mail about our activities.

The ESNcard provides many local and international discounts. Discover them all on the page 'partners' on the ESN Gent website.

Moreover, the ESN card allows you to participate in our activities for free or for a reduced price. The ESN Membership Card is for sale at our office and on the Welcome Days.