Practical info

Venue and schedule

   →  Maritime module runs from Monday 09/09 to Friday 13/09

   →  Marine module runs from Monday 16/09 to Friday 20/09

   →  The lectures will take place in GreenBridge, UGent Campus Oostende, Wetenschapspark, 1, 8400 Ostend, Belgium.

   →  On-site visits are included in the programme.

For more info on the city of Ostend, click here.



   →   Fee for two-week programme: € 500

   →   For for one-week module: € 250

Ghent University PhD-students are supported by the doctoral schools and can register without fee.


   →   Fee for 1 day: € 150

* Interested in multiple day sessions? Please contact

Ghent University accepts training cheques from the KMO-portefeuille (

All fees are free of VAT.

Cancellation policy::

When cancelling up to 10 days before the start of the course or module, 25% of the participation fee will be charged. When cancelling less than 10 days before the start of the module, the full fee is due.

The fee covers:

   →   Lunches and coffee breaks during lectures

   →   Transport from the hotel to the lectures

   →   Excursions

   →   Overnight stays and welcome diner

Note: participants will be hosted in shared apartments, the exact location is yet to be confirmed. Single rooms will be available for participants.

Evaluation and certification

The students following the 2-week programme will receive assignments that will be evaluated by a jury.

Full participation and attendance is a prerequisite except for illness.

Students who successfully complete the 2-week programme will be provided a certificate of Ghent University and will be awarded ECTS-credits indicating workload. For recognition of ECTS in to your curriculum, please consult your university.

The Summer School is recognized as specialist course by the (Bioscience) Engineering and Natural Sciences Doctoral Schools of Ghent University. As such for PhD students of Ghent University the course will be added to the curriculum by the Doctoral Schools administration after succesful completion.