The Summer School ‘Health & Migration’ has come to its 10th edition. Our goal is to introduce students with medical interests to the reciprocal concepts of Health & Migration in an international context. To reach this goal, we aim to attract students from as many different backgrounds and nationalities as possible. Thus, we aim to stimulate a culturally diverse and interesting debate and broaden the view on the different subjects. The Summer School ‘Health & Migration’ is mainly focused on medical students, though students with paramedic experience or interests in the subject are welcomed as well.

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  • “I am currently studying the degree of medicine, however, I feel that in an ever more globalized society, little attention is payed to the fact that our patients come from many different places, and this will alter the likelihood of suffering from different diseases. Practicing medicine in a multicultural environment is our new challenge, yet it is also a situation which offers great opportunities. This is the reason that took me to Ghent, where I received training from international experts.
    The University of Ghent offers a very interesting course on ‘Health & Migration’ which no other university can rival. Additionally, it counts with an incredible social program which makes learning even more enjoyable.
    I found the content of the program very enriching and learnt a lot. Plus, I had great fun and made lots of friends!”Paula, Spain
  • “To me, Summer School in Ghent was a fully enriching experience: the classes were challenging and nuanced, the other students were lovely, the organizers were genuine and extremely competent, and the social program was interesting and fun – all in a dazzling setting! “Julia, Canada


Summer School Ghent is aware of the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, affecting all parts of the world. Since our Summer Schools ‘Health & Migration’ and ‘Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights’ are still quite far off, we have no intent of cancelling the Summer School. We will keep you updated on our social media and official website, and applicants via email if any changes occur.

Because of the confusion there might have been, we have decided to extend our deadline to the 20th of March 2020, which will give you enough time to send us your application and become a part of Summer School Ghent 2020.

Note: it is possible that we open applications again after our selection procedure for some additional time, if current applications don’t fill all the available spots after the selections. Because of visum time restrictions, we will only be able to accept European students (or students who don’t need a visum) after the 20th of March. Stay in touch!

Team Summer School Ghent