Course offer in English

English-taught semesters

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Howest warmly welcomes exchange students from our partner universities for a semester or a full year of study.

Also other students can matriculate for our English-taught courses, which are organised in the framework of several of our Bachelor degree programmes, provided that they already have (at least) a Bachelor degree by the start of the study period at Howest.

Programmes 2019-2020

13 English-taught semester programmes in Autumn: from September to the end of January

8 English-taught semester programmes in Spring: from February to the end of June

Course Unit Descriptions for All English-taught semester programmes (if not available yet for the upcoming academic year please select the current year)
Next to ‘Taal’ select ‘English’
Next to ‘Opleiding’ select select the name of your programme.

English-taught semesters, what are they?

An English-taught semester is a coherent package of course units which a Howest Bachelor programme offers in English, as an option for semester exchange , to incoming students from its partner universities abroad, and as a study abroad option to other international students. Many of those English-taught course units are also attended by local Howest students, whereas all the other course units of their BA programme are offered in Dutch. Dutch is the official language in Flanders and the main teaching language at Howest.  We often refer to our English-taught semesters as ‘international semesters’, given their global focus and/or international public combined with the English-medium teaching.

Some of our English-taught semester programmes consist of course units which together amount to 30 ECTS credits, the full standard semester load in European higher education. Those English-taught semesters of 30 ECTS do not contain any choice options for students who need the full 30 ECTS semester load. Others count more than 30 ECTS credits in course units and thus provide choice options.

Selecting courses from different English-taught semesters is only possible if both programmes are organised on the same campus ánd if their schedules allow it. Schedules are only available shortly before the start of the semester.

Bachelor of Digital Arts and Entertainment

Howest´s award winning BA degree programme DAE entirely taught in English to international and local students.

Advanced bachelor of Bioinformatics

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You learn to store, process and analyze molecular biological data and in a next step to automatize this with data storage and processing by means of programming and scripting. Moreover, you learn to develop web applications for molecular data analysis. Because our students get a profound basis of programming skills during the educational program, they are the (missing) link between ICT experts and molecular biologists.

Read more about the programme.

International week: Health@world

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An international, interactive health week, meeting people with common interests!

From 30th March till 3th April 2020 (Bruges, Belgium)

Within the international project health@world, first year Nursing students of Howest (University of Applied Sciences) learn about the importance of social and cultural influences on nursing, health and health care and open their minds to the diversity of our (globalizing) society.

The project is organized as an international week and the Nursing Department of Howest invites international nursing students and lecturers to participate. With an evidence- and experience-based approach, participants learn with and from each other about cultural sensitive care and intercultural communication and international perspectives on Nursing.

The health@world project includes intense group and case work in international mixed teams, using innovating teaching methods such as blended learning and low-tech/high-fidelity simulation.

Read more about the programme