Facts and figures

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UHasselt by the numbers

6,541 students

in academic year 2020-2021, of whom 10.6% from abroad

  • Bachelor’s students: 3,906
  • Master’s students: 1,942
  • Preparatory/bridging students: 413
  • First-time students: 1,270



713 PhD students

in academic year 2020-2021, of whom 47% from abroad

1,585 staff members

Academic, administrative and technical

2 Campuses

  • Campus Diepenbeek
  • Campus Hasselt

17 Bachelor programmes

30 Master programmes

including 5 English-taught programmes

7 Faculties and 3 Schools

4 Research institutes

3 Research centres

3 Doctoral Schools

  • Behavioral Sciences & Humanities
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Sciences & Technology

520+ international partners

for education, research and innovation

UHasselt’s ranking positions

Hasselt University is young, but its education and research are well-regarded worldwide – with some excellent international ranking positions.

Fact 1

Young Universities: 53

UHasselt is ranked 53rd out of 539 in the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s best universities under 50 (2022).

Fact 2

U-Multirank: top 2%

UHasselt is ranked among the top 2% higher education institutions worldwide in the European Commission’s U-Multirank.

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QS Rankings: 471

UHasselt placed 471st in the QS World University Rankings of Best Universities Worldwide (out of a total of 1,200 listed institutions).

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Shanghai: 501-600

UHasselt is ranked in the section 501-600 of the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities, with Harvard and Stanford topping the list.