Howest international

"Howest is a university where learning is both effective and enjoyable."

Howest is a dynamic University of Applied Sciences known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education and research, and its close collaboration  with industry, business and the social profit sector.

We offer 23 bachelor degree programmes with a strong practical focus, in the areas of Business & Management, Industrial Sciences & Technology, Digital Design, Architecture, Healthcare, Education and Social Sciences.  Howest is a member of Ghent University Association, which provides high-quality higher education to about 1/3 of Flanders’ student population. All programmes are fully accredited by NVAO, the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation.

In 2017 and 2018, Howest was ranked as best school in the world to learn game art and development by The Rookies and Grads in Games. Several of our students from various programs as well received awards over the past few years.

Howest continuously adapts its curricula to include new areas of knowledge and to put the latest research into practice.  Creativity and entrepreneurship are part of the Howest DNA.  Field-driven assignments and on-the-job training are key components of each programme. That is how we meet the changing needs of today’s society and arm our students with future-proof skills.  

Committed and supportive lecturers embody Howest’s core values “serve - empower - care” which stimulate an open, pluralistic and international outlook on education, research and service to society. 

Over the years, Howest has built a solid reputation in application-oriented scientific research, services and education, partnering with universities and work-field organisations in Belgium, Europe, and all over the world. Our students and staff are given plenty of opportunities to go global and gain international experience, thanks to international networks, scholarships and exchange programmes. Howest has led or actively participated in many highly successful international projects.

We constantly develop our course offer in English in order to position Howest as an attractive academic choice for students from abroad. We warmly welcome students from our Erasmus and overseas partner universities for an exchange period.

Our four campuses are located in the historical cities of Bruges and Kortrijk, in the province of West Flanders, Belgium.  Studying in Bruges or Kortrijk includes having a series of very attractive locations nearby: the Belgian coast as well as our Flemish art cities like Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent... You can also reach famous European places like Paris, London, Amsterdam, Cologne in a one or two hours train journey.

In short, Howest is a university where learning is both effective and enjoyable.

Testimonials

"Every moment was precious and valuable for me. When I return to South Korea, I will really miss Howest and Belgium."

Kim Hui Jin (South Korea)

"Every moment was precious and valuable for me. When I return to South Korea, I will really miss Howest and Belgium."

Kim Hui Jin (South Korea)

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Every moment was precious and valuable for me. When I return to South Korea, I will really miss Howest and Belgium.

"Erasmus is the best opportunity you can use while being a student. The international environment makes you realize that in every situation, the people that surround you matter the most. You make so many unforgettable friendships and memories that you wil"

Akvilé Noreikaité (Lithuania)

"Erasmus is the best opportunity you can use while being a student. The international environment makes you realize that in every situation, the people that surround you matter the most. You make so many unforgettable friendships and memories that you wil"

Akvilé Noreikaité (Lithuania)

internationalisering

Erasmus is the best opportunity you can use while being a student. The international environment makes you realize that in every situation, the people that surround you matter the most. You make so many unforgettable friendships and memories that you will remember for the rest of your life. Howest was a part of that too - all the teachers and the international office were always very friendly and helpful.

"During your exchange semester at Howest, first, you start discovering people, and then you start discovering yourself again."

Hüdai Karabulut (Turkey)

"During your exchange semester at Howest, first, you start discovering people, and then you start discovering yourself again."

Hüdai Karabulut (Turkey)

internationalisering

During your exchange semester at Howest, first, you start discovering people, and then you start discovering yourself again.

"Howest is an excellent university, and the people working there are amazing! Indeed, by remaining human, they develop people!"

Sylvaine Chan-Tave (France)

"Howest is an excellent university, and the people working there are amazing! Indeed, by remaining human, they develop people!"

Sylvaine Chan-Tave (France)

internationalisering

Howest is an excellent university, and the people working there are amazing! Indeed, by remaining human, they develop people!

"Howest provided us with a unique Erasmus experience! We had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world - people who are not friends but family to us now. "

Hristiana Dimitrova (Scotland) & Oriane Paralté (France)

"Howest provided us with a unique Erasmus experience! We had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world - people who are not friends but family to us now. "

Hristiana Dimitrova (Scotland) & Oriane Paralté (France)

internationalisering

Also, their 'Buddy' programme ensures you have Belgian student to help you settle down quickly and make friends as soon as you arrive. The university is modern and classes are small so teachers are also coaches and mentors and are very helpful and professional. Howest provided us with new learning practices and methods - it was great to get more practical and hands-on experience.

Howest was the best choice for Erasmus experience and offered us much more than we expected - this is why we both chose to stay for 2 semesters!

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