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Howest University of Applied Sciences

Check whether Howest University of Applied Sciences is right for you as an international student.

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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Study abroad at Howest University of Applied Sciences

Howest University of Applied Sciences is an innovative higher-education institution based in the Belgian city of Kortrijk. It aims to nurture the next generation of passionate, highly-skilled, and employable professionals.

Howest is internationally-acclaimed for its programs in digital design, cybersecurity, and games design. However, it also offers a great range of pre-bachelor’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in areas like business, healthcare, and education.

All programs have a strong practical focus and are informed by the latest research. You’ll learn from experienced faculty who go the extra mile to make your learning both effective and enjoyable.

The University has four campuses throughout Kortrijk and Bruges. Each one is equipped with a great range of academic and recreational facilities. When you’re not studying, you’ll enjoy a busy social life thanks to the sports, parties, and cultural events that take place.

Why study at Howest University of Applied Sciences?

  • Industry-informed programs

    Programs are designed with input from industry professionals

  • Practice-focused programs

    Practical assessments, work experience, and internships are key parts of most programs

  • Flexible study options

    Online courses and distance learning opportunities are available

  • Professional partnerships

    Howest works closely with partners in industry and business to offer great networking opportunities

Life as an international student

Students from across the globe choose Howest as their home from home, so you’ll be part of a diverse and inclusive academic community.

Howest has worked hard to create an inspiring and caring environment for all pupils, no matter their background. You’ll have access to an array of student support services. The dedicated advisors can help with everything from housing and finances, to employment and self-care.

If you become overwhelmed by your study abroad experience, the University’s counseling team will be on-hand offer emotional and practical support.

Student life & facilities

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    • Group Study Rooms
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    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
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    • Sport facilities
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    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses

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Fees and funding

Undergraduate tuition

  • EEA students - €1000 per year
  • Non-EEA students - €7,000 per year


Howest University of Applied Sciences

Marksesteenweg 58, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

Kortrijk is a vibrant student city and one of the hotspots of Flemish history, which now has become a creative and entrepreneurial hub with a global outlook.

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Visa requirements for Howest University of Applied Sciences

Many international students will require a visa to study in Belgium, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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