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Students enrolled in this school.
3
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Established in 1849, the Howest University of Applied Sciences as we know it today, is a result of the merger of six prominent institutions of higher education in Flanders in 1995, when it became a single autonomous institution. Since then, the development within Howest has taken on a fresh impetus and we are now one of the leading providers of higher education in the region.

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What is student life like?

Our five campuses are located in the historical cities of Bruges and Kortrijk in Belgium. You have all the facilities you need in these compact cities, and you can easily reach all of them by bike. Moreover, within a few hours by train or car, you can be in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Cologne, or Luxembourg. Depending on the campus where you are studying (Kortrijk or Bruges), you have a wide variety of choices for keeping fit and having fun. In Bruges with a Stuvo sports sticker, you have free access to a large offering of sports activities in the evening, including fitness, swimming, Zumba, bowling, ice skating, and archery. In Kortrijk, the sports options are offered in collaboration with the city of Kortrijk and its Kortrijk Student City department. With a SportPlus card, you can enjoy a wide variety of affordable sports options. How many different student associations compete to make student life varied and as pleasant as possible by organizing lots of activities: sports, culture, cantus events, day trips, parties, etc?

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Housing options.

There are many rooms available in the campus neighborhood. The school offers services to help you find an apartment and can help you mediate with the landlord. Housing starts at 350 euros per month.

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Additional notes.

Be sure to check out information on the Universities of Applied Sciences. 

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