Facts and figures

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UHasselt by the numbers

6,712 students

in academic year 2022-2023, of whom 14.29% from abroad

  • Bachelor’s students: 4,068
  • Master’s students: 1,958
  • Preparatory/bridging students: 484
  • First-time students: 1,328

(As from October 1, 2022)

717 PhD students

in academic year 2022-2023, of whom 47.6% from abroad

(As from February 27, 2023)

1,662 staff members

Academic, administrative and technical

2 Campuses

  • Campus Diepenbeek
  • Campus Hasselt

18 Bachelor programmes

35 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

1,280 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 10

UHasselt is ranked among the best 10 higher education institutions in the European Commission’s U-Multirank.

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QS Rankings: 449

UHasselt placed 449th in the QS World University Rankings of Best Universities Worldwide (out of a total of 1,422 listed institutions).

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Shanghai: 601-700

UHasselt is ranked in the section 601-700 of the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities, with Harvard and Stanford topping the list.


HR Excellence in research

In 2011, UHasselt was the first Flemish university to receive the quality certificate ‘HR Excellence in Research’ from the European Commission. The label shows that UHasselt consciously invests in sustainable research careers for its researchers and pursues an open and transparent policy regarding the recruitment and selection of researchers. Read more about our efforts to realize a progressive HR policy for our researchers here.