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Howest University College West Flanders

Howest, the Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen, is an atypical, creative, innovative and entrepreneurial  college.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)



We offer 24 Bachelor and 10 Associate Degrees with a strong practical focus, in the areas of Business & Management, Industrial Sciences & Technology, Digital Design, Architecture, Healthcare, Education and Social Sciences.  Howest is a member of Ghent University Association, which provides high-quality higher education to about 1/3 of Flanders’ student population. All programmes are fully accredited by NVAO, the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation. 


Howest has a three-fold mission as a recognized knowledge center:

  • (academic) higher education
  • practical research
  • social services

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Housing services

Howest Students Affairs (Stuvo) will help you find suitable accommodation.

As soon as your application has been approved by Howest, go to Stuvo’s website and you will find specific information regarding the housing possibilities Howest helps facilitate for internationals students, and about how to rent one of these rooms.

Library services

Howest creates inspiring and empowering campuses , meeting places where learning, studying, discovering and meeting in a comfortable, inspiring environment is possible, and which facilitate cross-fertilization and synergy.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

We learned the same things as in my home university (mostly about project management - all the basics) The only things that were new for me was Photoshop and Video editing - that was great! Moreover I would have liked to learn the language flemisch/dutch but there was no course offered. Furthermore we didn't have much leisure time because we had so much projects do to...

Must take indian food :-p.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Must take indian food :-p