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LUCA School of Arts - Belgium
Ghent, Belgium (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 2
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Sydney College of the Arts
Not Applicable
Program Description:


LUCA School of Arts - Belgium
Location: Ghent
Year Established: 1880
Student population: more than 4000
LUCA School of Arts aims to do more than just impart knowledge – it immerses students in an artistic and creative environment and supports them in their own creative endeavours. Located in the vibrant historic town of Ghent, it offers students an unforgettable experience right in the heart of Europe.

LUCA offers a range of programs and plenty of opportunities to benefit from the town’s cultural, design and creative industries. Students are taught by practising artists, designers and architects who will guide them to formulate their own artistic solutions.
Unique characteristics
LUCA School of Arts is exclusively dedicated to art and architecture. It combines the strengths of five higher education institutions spread across Brussels, Ghent and Leuven. Students can choose from more than 30 programs and benefit from LUCA’s extensive international network, which includes art and architecture schools, museums and art houses, public authorities, private companies and non-profit organisations across Europe.

The historic city of Ghent offers all the attractions of modern life set against a backdrop of medieval architecture. It’s small but vibrant, offering picturesque canals, pavement cafes and stylish bars, as well as some great museums. Like all Belgian cities, it’s possible to live well here with excellent food, a vibrant nightlife and a stimulating creative environment.

Belgium - LUCA School of Arts - building

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s: Arts







Visual Arts

Visual Communication

Film, Television and Video

Exclusions apply
Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: September- January
Semester 2: February - June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
A – Best 10%
B – next 25%
C – next 30%
D – next 25%
E – next 10%
F/FX – Fail

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Classes at the host university are taught in English and Dutch with courses at the School of Arts delivered bilingually or mainly in English.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

LUCA does not offer student accommodations but can provide assistance on alternative housing options available. 
Cost of Living
Rent is estimated at 250-400€ per month. In addition to the cost for housing, you will need approximately 200-359€ per month for your living  expenses.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
The orientation programme is organised twice a year in the week before the start of the courses.
Support Services 
Student Services are provided on campus by the International Office.
Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of Belgium in Australia

Student Experiences

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