Some facts and figures

Hasselt University is an innovative university which has a pronounced international orientation. It stands for excellence in education, top research in spearhead fields and active commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. This is reflected by its ranking amongst the top 10 best institutions worldwide in U-Multirank 2022.

Fact 1

Ranked 53rd

Hasselt University is ranked 53rd in the Times Higher Education-ranking of universities younger than 50 years.

Fact 2

Top 10 best institutions worldwide

Ranking amongst the top 10 best institutions worldwide in U-Multirank 2022.

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High quality education

In Flanders we have one of the most highly ranked education systems in the world and deliver world wide highly valued degrees. Hasselt University is an innovative university which has a pronounced international orientation. We use innovative teaching and learning methods, with research-led courses. We have excellent staff consisting of leading authorities. Hasselt University offers 5 high quality English masters programmes, of which 2 are also offered in distance learning.

Live in an open-minded, multilingual society

You will study at a University with more than 6500 students, of which 15% international students. You will be surrounded by a multilingual society where English is widely spoken. Belgians are known for being open-minded and are always excited to meet new people. At Hasselt University you are not a number. We highly value the personal contact between students and staff. Our classes are taught in small groups in order to provide personal feedback and interact with our students.

Affordable education

Access to higher education is highly valued in the Flemish society and all initial bachelor's and master's programmes offered at public higher education institutions are subsidised by the Flemish government. That's why tuition fees are low and you get an excellent price/quality ratio.

Study in the heart of Europe

Belgium is located in the heart of Europe. It’s a nice starting point for discovering Brussels, London, Paris, Rotterdam, Berlin and the rest of Europe. Students find it easy to travel around the country or reach other European cities. You will stay in an economically strong region, boasting a high quality of life.
What do students say about Hasselt University?

Discover here what our students say about it.

Xhoana Trezhnjeva

Master of Management - International Marketing Strategy - student Albania

This student-oriented education is about providing you with the necessary skills, tools and growth mindset in order to succeed.

Naveed Iqbal

Master of Architecture - student Pakistan

The students of our class are really cooperative and we had a family-like experience in our studio.

Tooba Batool

PhD in Transportation Sciences - student Pakistan

The research group is very multicultural and our Belgian colleagues are very supportive. Hasselt University is a good choice for developing yourself as a good professional with international experience.

Evangelina Olajumoke

Master of Statistics - student Nigeria

Hasselt is a beautiful and multicultural city, and very receptive to international students.

Anson Yip

Master of Management - Strategy and Innovation Management - student Hongkong

The guidance of the university is really amazing, they will try their best to help you. Just ask and they will help you.

Piet Pauwels

Dean and Prof. International Marketing/Business

Student-centric education is the core of our university which means that in small groups we go into interaction with each other and companies.

Martijn Rubbrecht

Master of Management - Business Process Management - student Belgium

Studying at Hasselt University helps you to break down cross-cultural social barriers

Tomasz Burzykowski

Prof. Biostatistics/Statistical Bioinformatics

Acces to me and my fellow teachers is very easy. If you want to talk to us about the course material or other matters related to the study we are accessible unlike in larger universities.

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Contact and location

Kaart UHasselt Buurlanden

Hasselt University

Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 Hasselt