ICT guide for students

On this page you will find an overview of the ICT services for students. Are you a staff member? Then check out the ICT guide for employees.

The Department for Information and Communication Technology (DICT) is responsible for ICT at Ghent University. The more than 100 employees of the department are responsible for a sustainable ICT infrastructure, applications and support.

UGent account & password

Are you a new student? If so, after registering you will receive an email with a link to activate your UGent account and set a password.

Athena (software platform)

Through the software platform Athena you have access to all applications licensed by UGent. With your UGent account you can start up these apps without having to install them on your own computer first.

Data storage

For students, staff and researchers there are several possibilities for data storage at UGent. You can find an overview on this page.

Students have access to two network disks:

In addition, you can also use OneDrive for Business to access your files from anywhere and from any device.


Your Ghent University e-mail address is structured as follows: name.surname@UGent.be.


For all ICT issues contact the DICT Helpdesk with DICT HelpMe.

Do you need help with Oasis, Ufora or do you have another question about non-IT-related matters? Check the overview of all the different helpdesks.

Information security

DICT does everything it can to guarantee an IT-secure work and study place and to keep the many cyber threats under control. But information security is the responsibility of all Ghent University staff, including every student. Therefore, be aware of the dangers online and follow at least the basic rules below. After all, working safely with IT resources saves a lot of time and effort.

How can you help?

Internet access

In the buildings of Ghent University you can surf wirelessly via the WiFi network Eduroam.

Are you staying in the University Halls of Residence? Fast internet is available from Student Internet via cable or WiFi.

Your own website

Via the W:-network drive you can set up a personal website.


As a student at Ghent University you need a laptop. Are you considering buying a new laptop for your studies at UGent? On this page you will find some guidelines and tips.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a way to make your UGent account extra secure. When logging in, you not only enter your username and password, but also a second factor.

Oasis (student administration platform)

Oasis is the student administration platform. With this web application, students can view and adjust all information about their enrollment and curriculum. Via Oasis you can also arrange your re-registration and request all kinds of certificates.

Office 365

With Office 365, you have access to your Office applications at all times and from any device. The Office 365 suite includes Outlook, OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneDrive.

PC rooms

PC-rooms have been installed in all faculties and at some central locations. Most PC rooms are suitable for both lectures and free practice. You can also print,copy and scan.

Student portal

Student @ UGent? On the student portal you will find all information about your studies and student life. The portal also keeps you informed of what is going on at our university.

Ufora (e-learning platform)

Ufora is the official digital learning environment of Ghent University. Students will find information and educational material there and it is also an important communication platform.

Multimedia (lecture recordings, livestreaming, ...)

Want to know more about lesson recording, live streaming and Zoom? Check this overview: