Howest internationalisering

Practical information incoming mobility

Practical information incoming mobility

The practical information package for incoming students

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Last update of the international semester programs at www.howest.be/internationalsemesters

Howest and its two cities

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STIP: Student Information Point

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Insurance incoming and outgoing students

University Insurance Policy incoming students

Incoming exchange students without insurance coverage by their home institution will be covered by the Howest insurance policy for third-party liability and physical accidents during the school related activities and on their way to and back from the campus or work placement. 

Not during private time of the exchange period.  That coverage does not replace a normal health and travel assistance insurance, which each incoming student needs to take.  The Howest insurance will only come into action after exhausting the student’s Home School Insurance coverage.

Health, medical and assistance Insurance

All incoming students need to arrange themselves sufficient health, medical and travel assistance insurance, including repatriation of corps.  Students who wish to take a medical insurance upon arrival in Belgium, can find more information in our (online) Practical Information Package for incoming students.

University Insurance Policy outgoing students

For a study period abroad

All Howest students who realize a study period abroad are covered worldwide by the Howest school insurance, policy number ETHIAS - 45.262.212   The insurance covers physical injuries and third part liability during all study related activities and on the way back and to the host institution or study related activities.

In case of an accident the student and/or the tutor at the host institution are required to report this immediately to the HOWEST coordinator of the study abroad period.
Outgoing students need to arrange themselves sufficient health, medical an travel assistance insurance, including repatriation of corps.  For destinations outside Europe it is compulsory for the student to take out a travel assistance insurance.

For a placement/internship period abroad

All Howest students who do an unpaid placement in any enterprise or organisation worldwide are insured by ETHIAS, policy number ETHIAS - 45.262.212.  The insurance covers physical injuries and third part liability during all work placement activities and on the way back and to the work placement (activities).

In case of an accident the student and/or the placement tutor are required to report this immediately to the Howest placement supervisor.

In case the payment made by the placement organisation is higher than a strict reimbursement of expenses, the Howest insurance will consider it a salary and will no longer cover the student during the placement.
Outgoing students need to arrange themselves sufficient health, medical an travel assistance insurance, including repatriation of corps.  For destinations outside Europe it is compulsory for the student to take out a travel assistance insurance.

Visa requirements

Accomodation incoming exchange student

Stip: Student Information Point

Stip, our student services department, is in charge of matching the accommodation offer in the 2 Howest cities with the incoming exchange students’ needs.

Howest Student Services, will help you find suitable accommodation. As soon as your application has been approved by Howest, Howest Student Services will contact you by e-mail, explain the different housing options and propose you the best match for your wishes and budget.

A student room in Bruges will cost you between €280 and €350 per month; a studio flat between €400 and €600 per month. In Kortrijk the price of an average student room is between €250 and €450 per month.

After 20 June (for Autumn) or 30 November (for Spring) Howest Student Services will not start to process new housing applications for the upcoming semester. Also respond promptly to the e-mails you receive from our Howest Student Services colleagues. If you fail to respond within 2 weeks or you drop the process, you cannot expect any “emergency housing assistance” upon arrival.

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Accommodation for staff

Howest will gladly assist you in finding suitable accommodation for your stay:


Siska Wielfaert
Administrative support

Siska WielfaertCampus R. De Rudderlaan 6
8500 Kortrijk
T +32 (0)56 23 98 60
F +32 (0)56 23 98 80
siska.wielfaert@howest.be


Rita De Clerck
Administrative support

Rita De ClerckCampus Rijselstraat 5
8200 Brugge (Sint-Michiels) 
T +32 (0)50 38 12 77
F +32 (0)50 38 11 71
rita.de.clerck@howest.be


Sophie Dewitte
Incoming students, Flemish funding programmes & Overseas destinations

Sophie DewitteMarksesteenweg 58
8500 Kortrijk
T +32 (0)56 24 12 90
F +32 (0)56 24 12 92
international.office@howest.be

Buddies

A BUDDY for every International Student!

International students will have buddies to help their international pals feel welcome & at home at Howest in Kortrijk & Bruges!

For incoming international students

What is a buddy?

A Howest student who will welcome and inform international students, show them around in Bruges or Kortrijk, introduce them to the student life at our campuses and make them feel at home.

We want all incoming students to be well guided during their stay in Belgium. There’s no better way to ensure this than by connecting international students with Belgian students from our buddy community! We match up regular Howest students with incoming students and connect them in time to make an arrival, meet-up plan!

Starting your studies at Howest soon and haven’t heard from your buddy yet? Contact us!

For Howest regular students

Interested in being a buddy during the spring 2017 semester in Kortrijk or Bruges?

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Cashless campuses

Howest has cashless campuses.

All payments should be done through a bank card. This is also the case for the “petty cash” payments like in our beverage machines or the purchase of a coffee in our cafeterias: no cash allowed in any of those. Those payments are made through your Howest student card, on which you can upload money via your bank card.

Howest does NOT accept credit cards like VISA or MASTERCARD. Only bank cards. This means that you should activate the MAESTRO function (for payments in Belgium and Europe) on your regular bank card via a request in your home bank agency. You should do this before departing to Belgium.

Erasmus experience at Howest

Howest University College in Kortrijk and Brugge, Belgium is a great place to study! Check out French student Eugenie's experience here and why not come study here yourself!

Orientation week for incoming exchange students

We organise a fulltime orientation week before the start of the actual lessons. We warmly recommend all incoming students to attend it, since it will offer you the opportunity to:

get to know the other incoming students and the locals through fun team building & other activities

get to know Howest and the campus(es) where you will spend your semester/year

explore the Howest cities Bruges & Kortrijk together with our local students and dive into student life

discover some Belgian cultural treasures through student-friendly sightseeing trips to our most beautiful art cities like Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, …

get loads of practical tips from our students while getting installed in your student room

Howest does not charge any participation fee for the orientation week, but students do need to pay for their own expenses, such as a couple of train trips (with a Go Pass this comes down to max. €5,1/train journey), some entrance fees (at student & group fares) and your own food & drinks. Everything in the low-cost way, and without any obligation as to participate in the paying activities.

Price for the orientation week in 2016-17 is €51 for the train tickets (some trips will be left) and €49 for the excursions. To be paid cash at the first day of the orientation week.

Dates of the Orientation Week:

Autumn Semester: 19 – 23 September 2016

Spring Semester: 6 – 10 February 2017