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For questions about internationalisation at Howest or possibilities regarding international mobility, contact a member of our team. Or send a mail to international.office [at] howest.be (international[dot]office[at]howest[dot]be).

Howest International - Bruges

An Goegebeur

An Goegebeur

International coordinator Howest Bruges

Campus Brugge Station - Building J (A.0.015)
Rijselstraat 5, 8200 Bruges (Sint-Michiels), Belgium

+32 (0)50 38 12 77
internationalOHB [at] howest.be (internationalOHB[at]howest[dot]be)

Heidi Decru

Heidi Decru

Support internationalisation Howest Bruges

Campus Brugge Station - Building J (A.0.015)
Rijselstraat 5, 8200 Bruges (Sint-Michiels), Belgium

+32 (0)50 38 12 77
internationalOHB [at] howest.be (internationalOHB[at]howest[dot]be)

Howest International - Kortrijk

Roeland Pype

Roeland Pype

International coordinator Howest Kortrijk & Global Community Manager

Campus Kortrijk Weide - The Penta - KWE.P.2.007
Sint-Martens-Latemlaan 1B, 8500 Kortrijk , Belgium

+32 (0)56 24 12 11
internationalOHK [at] howest.be (internationalOHK[at]howest[dot]be)

Kristin Keller

Kristin Keller

International coordinator Howest Kortrijk & Howest-wide internationalisation initiatives

Campus Kortrijk Weide - The Penta - KWE.P.2.007
Sint-Martens-Latemlaan 1B, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

+32 (0)56 24 12 11
internationalOHK [at] howest.be (internationalOHK[at]howest[dot]be)

Siska Wilfaert

Siska Wilfaert

Support internationalisation Howest Kortrijk

Campus Kortrijk Weide - The Penta
Sint-Martens-Latemlaan 1B, 8500 Kortrijk , Belgium

+32 (0)56 24 12 11
internationalOHK [at] howest.be (internationalOHK[at]howest[dot]be)

Howest International - Central Services

Mieke Demeyere

Mieke Demeyere

Vice-Rector for Education, Research and International Affairs

Campus Kortrijk Weide - Central Office
Marksesteenweg 58, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

+32 (0)56 24 12 90
international.office [at] howest.be (international[dot]office[at]howest[dot]be)

Isabelle Pertry

Isabelle Pertry

Director of International Affairs

Campus Kortrijk Weide - Central Office
Marksesteenweg 58, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

+32 (0)56 24 12 90
international.office [at] howest.be (international[dot]office[at]howest[dot]be)

Ann Christiaens

Ann Christiaens

Erasmus outgoing students & staff, interinstitutional agreements Erasmus

Campus Kortrijk Weide - Central Office
Marksesteenweg 58, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

+32 (0)56 24 12 90
international.office [at] howest.be (international[dot]office[at]howest[dot]be)

Sophie Dewitte

Sophie Dewitte

Flemish funding programmes, Intercontinental destinations and incoming exchange students, Interinstitutional agreements intercontinental partners

Campus Kortrijk Weide - Central Office
Marksesteenweg 58, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

+32 (0)56 24 12 90
international.office [at] howest.be (international[dot]office[at]howest[dot]be)

Elena Smirnova

Elena Smirnova

International Branding and Recruitment coordinator

Campus Kortrijk Weide - Central Office
Marksesteenweg 58, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

+32 (0)56 24 12 90
admissions [at] howest.be (admissions[at]howest[dot]be)

Katelijne Demeyere

Katelijne Demeyere

Howest Foundation
Global Engagement Officer (GEO)

(cooperation with the global south, raising awareness on global engagement, training outgoing students, internships in the global south)

Campus Kortrijk Weide - Central Office
Marksesteenweg 58, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

+32 (0)470 21 07 06
katelijne.demeyere [at] howest.be (katelijne[dot]demeyere[at]howest[dot]be)
howestfoundation [at] howest.be (howestfoundation[at]howest[dot]be)

International Admissions

Silke Vanloofsvelt

Silke Vanloofsvelt

International Admissions Officer

Campus Kortrijk Weide - Central Office
Marksesteenweg 58, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

+32 (0)56 24 12 90
admissions [at] howest.be (admissions[at]howest[dot]be)

Olga Belyaeva

Olga Belyaeva

International Admissions Officer

Campus Kortrijk Weide - Central Office
Marksesteenweg 58, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

+32 (0)56 24 12 90
admissions [at] howest.be (admissions[at]howest[dot]be)

Confucius Institute

Philip Vanhaelemeersch

Philip Vanhaelemeersch

Coordinator Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute
Sint-Jorisstraat 69, 8000 Bruges, Belgium

+32 (0)473 71 02 15
philip.vanhaelemeersch [at] howest.be (philip[dot]vanhaelemeersch[at]howest[dot]be)
www.confuciusinstituut.be

RUN-EU

Lies Vanhaelemeesch

Lies Vanhaelemeesch

Project Leader RUN-EU (Regional University Network – European University)

+32 (0)474 853547
lies.vanhaelemeesch [at] howest.be (lies[dot]vanhaelemeesch[at]howest[dot]be)
www.run-eu.eu

Each study department has its own international coordinator. You can find their name on the general info page of your study department on LEHO, under the section “internationalization”.

How do I reach Kortrijk and Bruges from abroad?

There are regular and easy train connections leaving directly from the airport station.

  • to Bruges: daily between 05:30 and 23:30 on average 2 trains per hour, 1 change at Brussels North (average duration 1h25)
  • to Kortrijk: daily between 4:00 and 24:00 on average 2 trains per hour,1 change at Brussels North (average duration 1h35)

Train schedules

Mainly low-cost carriers.

Public transport to Bruges and Kortrijk is more limited, especially in case of late evening arrivals, there are almost no train connections. The organization Flibco offers direct transport by shuttle between this airport and Bruges station for only €5 (not to Kortrijk).

Brussels South train station is an hour's drive from this airport. You can either take the Brussels City Shuttle (twice an hour) or take the TEC bus (bus line A) at the airport.

However, if you choose to travel via this airport, plan your trip to Kortrijk or Bruges carefully.

Train schedules

Mainly low-cost carriers in France
You can take a shuttle from the airport to the train station of Lille Flandres.

The bus stop is located at Entrance A of the airport (= Drop off zone). About every hour there is a direct train from Lille Flandres to Kortrijk, which takes about 30 minutes.

There is a second train station in the city, namely Lille Europe, at a walking distance of 5 minutes from Lille Flandres, but the connection to Kortrijk is more difficult.

To travel to Bruges, you first have to go to Kortrijk and change trains there. The travel time between Kortrijk and Bruges can vary between 40 minutes and 1h10.

Train schedules

For exchange students there are often special deals or packages, which give you many advantages when flying (more luggage, cheaper tickets, also for friends and family visiting,...). So it's worth checking them out before you book your tickets.

How do I reach the Howest campuses in Bruges?

Campus Brugge Station – Building A

Spoorwegstraat 4
8200 Bruges

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Campus Brugge Station – Building J

Rijselstraat 5
8200 Bruges

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Campus Brugge Centrum

Sint-Jorisstraat 71
8000 Bruges

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Sportinnovatiecampus Brugge

Nijverheidsstraat 112
8310 Assebroek (Bruges)

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How do I reach the Howest campuses in Kortrijk?

Campus Kortrijk Buda

Dam 2A
8500 Kortrijk

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Campus Kortrijk Weide - The Level

Botenkopersstraat 2
8500 Kortrijk

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Campus Kortrijk Weide - The Penta

Sint-Martens-Latemlaan 1B
8500 Bruges

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Campus Kortrijk Weide - Building A

Sint-Martens-Latemlaan 2B
8500 Kortrijk

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