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English for exchange students

Howest offers - as well for outgoing as incoming students - an intensive English course within the institution. The course is offered on a weekly base at Howest Kortrijk and Howest Bruges.

Incoming students

Incoming students following the English course can obtain 3 ECTS by making the English course part of their Learning Agreement. Students who are following the course in the Learning Agreement have priority over students following the course on a free base.

Outgoing students

Outgoing students who are following a training programma which does not recognise the English course can be admitted to the course on a free base without obtaining credits.


This English course provides exchange students with an intensive training in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, all focused on their ongoing or upcoming academic experience. The lecturer will take the diversity of academic areas of the participants into account, by addressing a range of topics and choosing subjects which are relevant to the attending students wherever possible.

The course aims at the B2 proficiency level and uses the IELTS methodology. We strongly recommended it to all inbound and outbound exchange students who have not fully achieved the B2-level in English at the moment of application for their mobility project. For the more proficient students, we still see the course as a useful immersion experience.

The course will also function as an excellent networking opportunity for both the local and the international students.

“English for exchange students” will start in the week of 26 September and will take place in as well in Bruges as in Kortrijk.

Howest charges no tuition fee for the course, but the study book has to be paid for by the participating student.

Locations for Fall semester 2017


  • Duration: 24 h.
  • Start: Thursday 21 September
  • Every Thursday, from 6.15 (18.15) till 8.15 pm (20.15)
  • Campus Rijselstraat (RSS) in room D.005.
    Rijselstraat 5, 8200 Brugge



Complete IELTS, Bands 5-6.5 Student’s Book with answers, Guy Brook-Hart and Vanessa Jakeman.


Outgoing Howest-students

Only for Howest students planning or selected to go abroad for study/internship and who are following a training programm which does not recognise English for Exchange Students.


Incoming students

Incoming exchange students can only register AFTER having received their official admission notification by Howest International Office!