Contact

Howest - International Office

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Frederik D'hulster
Vice rector for Education and International Affairs

 

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Isabelle Pertry
Director of International Affairs

 

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Kurt Debaere
Coordinator Howest for Impact (North-South cooperation)

 

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Ann Christiaens
Erasmus outgoing students & staff, interinstitutional agreements

 

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Sophie Dewitte
Incoming students, Flemish funding programmes & overseas destinations

 

Howest Brugge

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An Goegebuer
International coordinator Howest Bruges

 

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Heidi Decru
Support internationalisation Howest Bruges

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

Howest Kortrijk

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Sarah Markewich
International coordinator Howest Kortrijk

 

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Siska Wilfaert
Support internationalisation Howest 

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

Confucius Instituut

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Philip Vanhaelemeersch 
Coordinator Confucius Institute

How to reach the Howest campuses?

Nearest airports

Brussels National Airport in Zaventem

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

  • to Bruges:  daily between 5:30 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

Tip for your return flight ticket back home:

Brussels Airlines proposes a special offer for exchange students, with many advantages for only €199 return flight, taxes included!   

With this made-to-measure package, students benefit from a return “Light&Relax” flexible ticket valid for all Brussels Airlines operated flights in Europe, with a total of 52kg of baggage and for a minimum 3 months to a maximum 1 year stay. 

Moreover, family and friends enjoy a 20% discount with a promotional code on their Brussels Airlines flight to come visit the exchange student. This package is available for our European destinations and for Tel Aviv (€349).

For more information and sales conditions, please visit the website dedicated to this student offer.
 

Brussels South Charleroi Airport

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 organisation Flibco offers direct transport by shuttle between this airport and Bruges station for only €5 (not to Kortrijk).

Train schedules

Moreover the train station Brussels South is at an hour driving from this airport. You can either take the Brussels City Shuttle (twice an hour) at the crossing of the Frankrijkstraat with the Onderwijsstraat 
(schedules) or take the TEC bus (bus line A) at the airport (bus schedules).

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

Lille airport (France)

Mainly low cost carriers in France.

You can take a shuttle from the airport to the train station Lille Flandres. 

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

There is a second train station in Lille, namely Lille Europe, but the connection to Kortrijk is more difficult.

For Bruges you have to go to Kortrijk first and change trains there. Travel time between Kortrijk and Bruges can vary between 40 minutes and 1h10.

Train schedules between Lille and Belgium 
 

Howest campusses

Campus Brugge Station – RSS 5

The campus is at 5 minutes walking from the railway station of Brugge. Take the exit that leads to the back of the railway station of Brugge (Sint-Michiels). The Rijselstraat is now right in front of you. The campus can be found 200 meters further at the left side.

Also check the street plan per campus.

Campus Brugge Centrum

Take the number 3 or number 13 bus in front of the railway station. Alight from the bus at the bus stop “Howest Brugge”, right next to the entrance of the campus.

Also check the street plan per campus. 

Campus Kortrijk - The Square

The campus is at 35 minutes walking from the railway station of Kortrijk. You can also take the bus at the railway station (numbers 9 or 71). Alight from the bus at the bus stop “Kortrijk Olmenlaan” (bus 9) or “Katoenspinnerij” (bus 71).

Also check the street plan per campus

Campus Kortrijk Weide - Gebouw A en B

The campus is at circa 15 minutes walk from the railway station of Kortrijk. You can also take the bus at the railway station (number 81  or number 82). Alight from the bus at the bus stop  “Markesteenweg”. Walk back a little and take the Graaf Karel de Goedelaan.

Also check the street plan per campus.

Campus Kortrijk - Buda

The campus is at circa 15 minutes walk from the railway station of Kortrijk. You can also take the bus at the railway station (number 4 or number 6). Alight from the bus at the bus stop  “Kortrijk Broeltorens”. Walk back a little and take the Graaf Karel de Goedelaan.

Also check the street plan per campus.