Howest University of Applied Sciences

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About the University 🏫

Howest University of Applied Sciences, is a Belgian university with a brilliant entrepreneurial-oriented spirit. The university is known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education, which is reflected in the modern facilities as well as the programmes offered. All this takes place in the charming campus towns of Bruges and Kortrijk.

It is worth knowing that Howest University of Applied Sciences focuses fully on entire undergraduate programmes, which means that we cannot currently assist you with a semester abroad stay at Howest University of Applied Sciences. This is due to the unique and innovative structure of the university, where education has creativity and entrepreneurship at its core in collaboration with national and multinational companies.

The university is especially known for its tech programs, such as Cybersecurity, Digital Design & Development and Digital Arts & Entertainment. In fact, Howest University of Applied Sciences programmes were recognized by both the Princeton Review and The Rookies Award as among the best institutions where you can study Game design. With its accolades and practical approach to education, with Howest University of Applied Sciences on your CV, you can benefit from a future-proof starting point that guarantees you job security, all while your daily studies are in the heart of Europe.

In addition to calling the charming Belgian student towns of Bruges and Kortrijk your new hometown, the approximately 8000 students really benefit from the location in the heart of Europe, which means that within hours by train or car, you can be in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Cologne, Luxembourg and many other beautiful European cities and countries.

About the city 🌇

There are not many cities in Europe that can compete with Bruges in Belgium in regards to being the most romantic city on the continent. The old town of Bruges looks like something from an adventure, and at night, when the buildings are lit up, you might pinch yourself in the arm to ensure that it is reality as you wander along the canals.

The city is a true student town, as out of almost 120,000 inhabitants there are 10,000 students due to the city's selection of universities. This means that social life is top notch, vibrant nightlife, bike lane infrastructure is great and there are social events in abundance. However, you do not always see the same people on the street, as Bruges as such is a tourist town, but when it gets late the city transforms into a quiet medieval town.

Brügge is the capital and largest city in the province of West Flanders in the Flemish region of Belgium, making the city sound like a big city, but actually it is so compact that your legs and possibly a bike can get you around the whole city. This means you don't have to worry about missing out on the cozy cafes, delicate restaurants, historic museums and beautiful parks of the city.

With its upscale location in Europe, you're also never far away from European metropolises whether you're taking the car, train or plane. It gives you unique opportunities to experience Europe in a distinguished way, while one of Europe's most charming cities is your hometown.

Housing 🏡

The Lodge (Bruges)

The Lodge is a newly built student housing complex close to campus at fair rental prices. The homes are designed so that the facilities are shared such as the bathroom and kitchen, which helps to keep the rent down without going down on quality and location. To learn more about The Lodge, contact for more information.

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The Wing (Kortrijk)

The Wing offers a variety of student accommodations close to campus where you can get different size rooms. The rooms are furnished with all basic necessities, and students can socialize in the many common rooms such as tv room, study lounge or dining room. To learn more about The Wing, contact for more information.

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What the students say

“While I was initially nervous about studying abroad, Howest staff, faculty, and students were very welcoming and supportive. This has truly been a life changing experience helping me to become a more well-rounded person and increase my intercultural competencies” - Kira A.

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