Howest has cashless campuses.
All payments should be done through a bank card. This is also the case for the “petty cash” payments like in our beverage machines or the purchase of a coffee in our cafeterias: no cash allowed in any of those. Those payments are made through your Howest student card, on which you can upload money via your bank card.
Howest does NOT accept credit cards like VISA or MASTERCARD. Only bank cards.
This means that you should activate the MAESTRO function (for payments in Belgium and Europe) on your regular bank card via a request in your home bank agency. You should do this before departing to Belgium.