The distributions are reserved for the students of the GLOBAL SOUTH

Next distributions are planned on:

Friday May 29, 2020 from 10:00 till 13:00 hrs
Fridday June 5, 2020 from 10:00 till 13:00 hrs
Friday June 12, 2020 from 10:00 till 13:00 hrs
Friday June 19, 2020 from 10:00 till 13:00 hrs
Friday June 26, 2020 from 10:00 till 13:00 hrs

Bring your Student ID-card and a few shopping bags


Financial Help for students due to Covid-19

OBSG is focusing his financial aid to PHD students (studying and living in Ghent) with no or with a low scholarship and who currently suffer an income loss due to the – temporary – loss of their student job because of COVID-19 measures.

Master and Manama students from the University of Ghent (UGent) can contact the social service at

Bachelor and Master students from University College Ghent (HOGent) can contact

Bachelor and Master students from Artevelde University College (Arteveldehogeschool) can contact

In order to assess your application for help, we will need the following information :

Please fill in and return the questionnaire above to

and also enclose all requested documents :

•             Proof of PHD enrolment

•             Proof of your scholarship (amount) or recently ended scholarship

•             Proof of employment (e.g. an ongoing or recently terminated employment contract, income mentioned on bank account statement or your most recent salary slip)

•             Proof of termination of employment due to COVID-19 measures

After receiving all information from your side, we will inform you of the result of the assessment on the short term.

Distribution of food parcels

29/5 – between 10 and 13 hrs.

Reserved for all students from the Global South studying and living in Ghent

Please register first via e-mail to if you are coming for the first time.

OBSG is located at Kortrijksesteenweg 500 – 9000 Gent (close to Sint Pieters train station)

Bring your student ID card and a few shopping bags.

You can also buy a meal at the cafeteria of the UZ (UGent hospital)

They are selling one warm meal a day to international students for the amount of € 2.

You only have to show your student ID and pay with your bank card as they don’t accept cash money. Bankcontact, Visa or Master card is accepted. Amex is not accepted.

As they don’t work on weekend you can get 3 meals on Friday so you can pass the weekend.

UZ Gent, Cafetaria K1 Entrance 50 (ingang 50 – Corneel Heymanslaan 10)