Enrol at Howest
Step 1 is for your pre-registration with Howest. This online registration will help ensure your final registration runs smoothly. In order to pre-register, you will need your electronic identity card and several documents. Don't have all the requested documents yet? No problem, you can upload them later when you finalise your registration.
Step 2 is your final registration. This can be completed online or at Student Services office on campus from 26 June.
Final registration: where and when?
From Saturday, 26 June, you can complete your final registration. This can be done online or by appointment at Student Services during opening hours..
Open your online registration and check whether all necessary documents have been uploaded.
Are all your documents in order? Now you can put your study programme together and sign it. Then your file will then be processed and checked by Howest. Once this is done, your contract, the request for payment of the tuition fees and any additional study costs will be delivered to you electronically.
Register on campus
Would you rather complete your registration on campus? You can do so at Student Services. Make sure you have uploaded all the necessary documents first. To do this, open your online registration.
Are all your documents in order? Then make an appointment at one of the campuses below. During your appointment, your contract will be drawn up and you can pay on site with Bancontact for the tuition fees and any additional study costs.
Study programmes in Bruges
Campus Brugge Station - BST5
Study programmes in Kortrijk
Campus Kortrijk Weide -Gebouw J
Sint Martens Latemlaan 1B
Study programmes in Oudenaarde
Exemptions and customised programmes
If you need to request exemptions or a customised programme during your online registration, you will first need to make an appointment with your course counsellor.
The contact details for your course counsellor can be found in the email you receive after you register.
Which documents do I need to upload when registering online?
- A copy of your identity card (front and back) and/or residence permit
- A copy of your secondary education diploma or your provisional diploma + (in the case of a foreign secondary education diploma, proof of admission – see admission requirements)
- If applicable: documentation showing that you were entitled to an education allowance for secondary education or a study grant from the Flemish government during the last academic year. When you submit one of these certificates, you pay a reduced tuition fee upon registration (scholarship rate).
- Proof that you have taken the entrance exam (bachelor’s Education course)
- How much does your course registration cost?
- Are you entitled to a scholarship/study grant?
- It is possible to pay the tuition fees with training vouchers if you meet the stipulated conditions
- It is possible to pay tuition fees via a SME portfolio (KMO-portefeuille). Our registration number is DV.O241438. The application must be submitted, at the latest, within 2 weeks after the start date.
- Tuition fees can be paid in instalments according to a distribution plan drawn up by an employee of the student services department.
Those who want to enrol in a bachelor's programme, must have obtained at least a Flemish secondary education diploma or HBO5. Direct enrolment is also possible with a Dutch VWO and MBO level 4 diploma.
Students with a foreign or other secondary education diplomas can register so long as their diploma offers access to university in the country where they obtained it and if they meet the language requirements included in the education and examination regulations. First, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to check whether your diploma is eligible. If so, you will receive a certificate of admission with which you can register.
Those who wish to enrol in an associate degree can do so with a secondary education diploma, but also with a certificate from the second year of third grade BSO that was obtained at least 3 years ago.
Anyone who does not meet these conditions will still be given the opportunity to register via an admissions test. There are special procedures for the admission examination.
If you want to enrol in a bachelor's in education programme, you must first take the Primary Education, Secondary Education, Nursery Education entry test.
Previous experience: PAQ and PAC?
With what you have studied in the past (previously acquired qualifications – PAQ) or learned elsewhere through experience (previously acquired competences – PAC), you may be exempt from one or more course units or parts of the study programme.
There are special procedures for paq and pac’s.
Starting in February
Do you feel like you have made the wrong choice of study for you? If that’s the case, don’t worry. You can start a new course at Howest in February.
A number of graduate courses will start over again with a model track in February. This way you can still obtain your diploma in 2 years’ time.
For other courses, we offer you the opportunity to switch to a course path that suits you through a customised programme. You start in February and the study programme is spread over an extra semester. This way you don't lose a full academic year and you increase your chances of success.
General info / tuition fees / study credit
For information about your registration and administrative file, please contact the student secretariat.
You pay the scholarship fee if you can prove that you were entitled to an education allowance for secondary school education or received a study grant for the previous academic year (proof from the Ministry of the Flemish Community, study grant department or copy of an account statement).
If it turns out that you are not entitled to a study grant for the current academic year, you will have to pay an additional fee up to the rate of a non-scholarship student.
Costs specifically charged to the student and annual licenses for the Basic software package are added to the tuition fee on a flat-rate basis.
For certain courses of study, in addition to the flat-rate sum, a motivated, course-specific study fee is charged.
This concerns costs incurred for either membership of professional associations, or for additional study course specific software, the use of specific material or attending events.
Working students without a higher education diploma can pay with a maximum of 500 euros in training vouchers per academic year (in accordance with the regulations of the VDAB, the Flemish Service for Employment and Vocational Training).
Working students can pay by KMO-portefeuille. Be sure to mention this when registering. The application must be made within 14 days afterwards the kick-off.
Our registration number is DV.O241438
If you want to pay in installments, please mention this in the comments field.
You can contact the Stuvo employee social services for more information. Make an appointment
Would you like to apply for exemptions, please mention this in your online registration. After finalizing, you can request for exemptions (digital). This is possible from the info-day in June.
Do you wish to follow courses in the second trajectory, study part-time or register for a credit contract for one or multiple courses? Please make an appointment with the study track advisor.
- Study credit does not apply to a graduate course. You can register for this.
- For a bachelor's programme, you can only register up to the amount of your available study credit (with the exception of those who have already obtained a master's degree and had their study credit reduced by 140 credits).
You will receive your student card at the start of the academic year, after your final enrolment.
With this card, you can enjoy many advantages at home and abroad.
The student card is used to copy, print, pay at the vending machines and in the cafeteria, and to gain access to the car park. You can top up the balance of the student card online, but also at the reception desk.
On and around the campus
There is a specific offer for lunches per campus (hot dishes, sandwiches, pasta, cold dishes, hot snacks, soup).
You can find all information about student housing on the student accommodation page.
- BRUGES CAMPUS
As a student in Bruges, you can rent a student bicycle through the 'Bruges student city' project with interesting conditions. You pay € 6/month. The minimum rental period is 3 months.
- KORTRIJK (COURTRAI) CAMPUS
As a student in Kortrijk you can rent a bicycle at Mobiel with interesting conditions. You pay € 6/month.
Certificates for a train subscription are given at the time of final enrolment. This allows you to purchase a school subscription or campus card and travel at student rates.
When you buy a Buzzy Pass you will get a 35 percent discount. Consult the timetable of De Lijn.
- COMBINED SUBSCRIPTION (TRAIN + BUS)
With the certificate for a train subscription, you can buy a combined season ticket from NMBS/SNCB (Belgian National Railways). You get a 35 percent discount on the bus part. To take advantage you need to fill in this form.
- BUS PASS
Students studying in Kortrijk can purchase a De Lijn student pass for bus transport in Groot-Kortrijk (the greater region of Kortrijk). For this, you pay an administrative fee of € 10. More information
On the Howest website, you can choose your campus and check the parking facilities.
The start and organisation of the academic year
The academic year starts on September 14th, starting with the kick-off week.
During the kick-off week there will be welcome days. You will receive a first explanation about the timetable, education- and examination code, student guidance, the Leho study platform and the use of your Howest email account.
You will also have the opportunity to meet your new classmates, the Howest campus and Stuvo (student facilities department). In addition, practical arrangements are made to make a good start.
It is a must to be present on the kick-off days. You can find the planning here from the 1st September.
Howest offers entry-level courses to prepare you for your graduate of bachelor studies. You review the necessary basic knowledge and you’ll an idea of what your course really entails. These courses are optional.
Group divisions and timetables will be announced during the kick-off week. From then on, the timetables can be found on lesroosters.howest.be.
Study material / software / laptops
You can find your book list (based on your course) at iBamaFlex (Mijn studiemateriaal).
After your final enrolment you will receive a confirmation email on your private e-mail address with more information about your new Howest account so you can sign up at iBamaFlex.
Books can be bought by Standaard Boekhandel at student rate. This will be possible online on 01/09 with your Howest account via https://howest.standaardstudentshop.be
Courses are offered online and you may print them if desired.
You can find your personal software list, based on your programme, at iBamaFlex (Mijn studiemateriaal). After your final enrolment you will receive a confirmation email on your private e-mail address with more information about your new Howest account so you can sign up at iBamaFlex.
The software package through group purchase, necessary for your programme, is included in the additional study costs. So you don’t have to buy this anymore.
Howest opted to include the licenses for 1 academic year so the package will be activated at the start of the academic year.
A few study programs use other study/training specific software. You can buy this software at a student price on howest.academicshop.eu.
Statutes and facilities
All information about the application procedure, substantiation, supporting documents and certificates can be found via howest.be/facilities.
The course counsellor arranges all facilities and support for and with you, in consultation with the course.
Anyone who is employed at least 50 percent in the private sector in the Flemish Region and who is enrolled on a study programme registered on vlaanderen.be/vlaams-opleidingsverlof is eligible for Flemish training leave under certain conditions. Be sure to check these conditions in advance.