IT support for students
Activate your Howest account
For security reasons, we do not communicate passwords via email upon registration. You need to set your password using the password reset method.
When you set a new password a verification code will be sent to the personal email address you provided during registration at Howest. Be sure to check your SPAM folder if the email does not appear in your inbox.
- Enter your Howest login ID. If you do not remember it, you can find it in the registration email we sent to your personal email address.
- Enter the captcha code.
- Click on Next
- Choose a verification method and follow the on-screen instructions.
The new password must have the following minimum requirements:
- A minimum of 14 characters and a maximum of 256 characters
- Complexity requires three of the following four:
- Lowercase letters.
- Uppercase letters.
- Numbers (0-9).
Wifi on campus
Choose the wireless network 'eduroam' and enter your Howest login and password.
The first time you use eduroam you will be asked whether you trust the certificate of the wireless network. Accept the certificate.
After that, you should be connected to Howest's wireless network.
If you don't find eduroam in the list of networks, you probably have an older laptop or smartphone. Then choose eduroam-2.4. The login procedure is the same, the network is a bit slower than eduroam ... You can solve this in the case of laptops by purchasing a WiFi USB dongle that supports at least WiFi 5.
- Network name / SSID: eduroam
- Security type: WPA2 Enterprise
- Encryption type: AES
- Authentication method: PEAP
- Authentication protocol: MSCHAP / Sub authentication method: EAP-MSCHAP V2
Learning platform LEHO
Leho is our electronic learning management system. Use your favorite browser and navigate to https://leho.howest.be
There is also an app for android and iOS devices. Via this app you also get all notifications directly on your smartphone. After installing the app you have to select your school, make sure to choose Howest and log in with your Howest account and password. This installation is of course without obligation.
Change your profile picture
Change your language
Add your Leho calendar to outlook and prevent missing essential deadlines
Set up your timetable profile over here: https://lesroosters.howest.be
Make sure to choose the right academic year . After your profile has been set up, your class schedule is automatically synchronized with your Howest outlook calendar every night.
If you don't know your group yet, be sure to ask your teachers during the kick-off days.
Top up student card
Howest works completely cashless on our campuses, which means that you can only pay via bancontact with a debit card or with your student card in our restaurants and at our drink machines. At the copy machines you can only pay with your student card.
Before you can use your student card as a means of payment, you must top it up via https://howest.mynetpay.be
You can top up online via all current debit and credit cards.
Student software Academic Software
All the software you need for your courses is available at academicsoftware.eu
Log in with your Howest account and password
If you encounter issues with your licenses or during the installation of your software, contact the academic software support
In some campuses it is possible to order a meal online (before 9.30 am) and pay. This way you avoid long queues.
Surf to https://resto.howest.be and log in with your Howest account and password. Select the right campus and order. To top up your balance, see the Howest myNetPay section.