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.

Set your password

  • 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).
  • Symbols

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.

Technical info:

  • Network name / SSID: eduroam
  • Security type: WPA2 Enterprise
  • Encryption type: AES
  • Authentication method: PEAP
  • Authentication protocol: MSCHAP / Sub authentication method: EAP-MSCHAP V2

Howest (web)mail

Open your favorite browser and navigate to

Tutorial to install your mail on: 

Learning platform LEHO

Leho is our electronic learning management system. Use your favorite browser and navigate to

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.

Android devicesiOS devices

Basic introduction

Change your profile picture

Change your language

Add your Leho calendar to outlook and prevent missing essential deadlines

Class schedules

Set up your timetable profile over here:

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

You can top up online via all current debit and credit cards.

Student administration, iBamaflex

iBamaflex, the portal of the student administration

You'll need it to consult your grades and in case you're ill you'll have to upload the doctor's note on iBamaflex.

Questions? Please contact the student administration

Student software Academic Software

All the software you need for your courses is available at

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

Howest restaurants

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 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.

Howest helpdesk

You can contact the helpdesk using the following methods:

  • Via mail 
  • Via phone: 056/28 60 60
  • Via visit to the campus helpdesk 
  • Opening hours between 08:00 and 17:00