SHAPE offers comprehensive services for prospective and current students.

University of Maryland Global Campus Europe offers classes and full services at SHAPE, Belgium.

October 2020 - Due to the current coronavirus situation and the social distancing at the education center, our staff are seeing students by appointment only. If you cannot make it into the office, all of our usual services have moved to a remote virtual office. To schedule a test in the National Test Center, please contact



  • Base: SHAPE
  • Education Center: SHAPE Education Center
  • Building: 212, Room 119

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri, 0900-1700
Closed U.S. holidays

Contact Information

  • DSN: 314-423-5173
  • Civilian: +32-(0)65-44-5173
  • Fax: DSN 314-423-5552, CIV +32-(0)6544-5552
  • Email:

Upcoming On-Site Events

Thank you for your interest. We currently have no events in this location scheduled at this time. See the full list of upcoming webinars and events.


Emphasizing a personal approach to education, the UMGC academic advising staff is always available to assist you in developing a personalized plan of study. Request a Fast Plan and meet the advising team.

Contact us to set an appointment with your academic advisor.

UMGC Academic Advising

Hours: Mon-Fri, 0800-1630
DSN: 314-423-5173
Civilian: +32-(0)65-44-5173

Social Work Advising

Hours: Mon-Fri, 0900-1600
Civilian: +49-(0)631-534-80315

Your Advisor(s)

Kate Randolph, BA

Academic Advisor
UMGC Programs Advising

Testing Services

UMGC also offers National Test Center (NTC) featuring exams and certifications in a wide variety of subject areas, on-site support, easy scheduling, and the benefit of instant score results. Available exams include College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), Pearson VUE, and Excelsior College exams. If you are interested in earning credit or certifications through testing services, find a National Test Center near you.

Computer Labs

The UMGC-sponsored computer lab has nine computers available for student use. Each computer provides access to the Internet, as well as a word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. The computer lab is accessible Mon-Fri, 0900-1700.

Directions and Parking

The UMGC office is located in the SHAPE Education Center, Building 212, Room 119.

To find our location driving from Germany, please take Autobahn 62 toward Trier. Watch for the road signs for Luxembourg and follow them. This will put you onto the German Federal Highway 51 toward Bitburg. Highway 51 becomes the A48 toward Luxembourg. As you near Luxembourg City merge onto the A-4/E411 toward Brussels. About halfway to Namur, the E25 Autobahn will split off into the A-4/E411 in the direction of Bastogne and Liege. Remain straight on the E411 Namur/Brussels until you come to the junction of the E411 with the E42. Exit onto the E42 west toward Charleroi/Mons/Paris. Remain on the E42 until you come to the SHAPE exit. Be careful at the end of the exit ramp and look completely to the left before turning. Continue straight on the road through the small village of Maisieres and up a hill. At the top of the hill you will see a fence on the left and then a gate -- that is the SHAPE base. Upon entering the front gate and passing through the inspection point, make the first left turn and remain driving straight on. At the end of this road, turn left. The building on the right side, Bldg 212, is the SHAPE Education Center. Parking is available in front of the building.

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