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Howest University of Applied Sciences

Belgium, Kortrijk    See a map
Marksesteenweg 58, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

Welcome to Howest

Anticipating Your Future!


Howest University of Applied Sciences is known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education and research, its close collaborations with industry, businesses and the social profit sector, and its innate entrepreneurship.

Howest is a member of Ghent University Association and is fully accredited by NVAO, the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation. Our campuses are located in Bruges and Kortrijk, two historical hotspots right in the very heart of Europe.

Our programmes

We offer 24 Bachelors, 12 Associate Degrees and many Postgraduate Certificate programmes, all with a strong practical focus, in the areas of Business Management, Industrial Sciences & Technology, Digital Design, Architecture, Healthcare, Education and Social Sciences.  We continue to develop the courses we offer in English in order to position Howest as an attractive academic choice for students from abroad.

Future-proof Skills

Howest continuously adapts its curricula to include new areas of expertise and put its cutting-edge research into practice.  Creativity and entrepreneurship are part of Howest’s DNA.  Field-driven assignments, on-the-job training and internships are key components of each programme. That is how we meet the changing needs of today’s society and equip our students with future-proof skills.  

Research

Howest has built a solid reputation for its application-oriented research, its unyielding commitment to services and education, and the strong partnerships forged with universities and work-field organisations in Belgium, across Europe, and all around the world. Our students and staff are given plenty of opportunities to gain international experience and go global thanks to our international networks, scholarships, and exchange programmes.

In short, Howest University of Applied Sciences is where you can build a future-proof career with guaranteed job security while thoroughly enjoying the “process” of your education and life in the heart of Europe.



Welcome to Howest

Anticipating Your Future!


Howest University of Applied Sciences is known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education and research, its close collaborations with industry, businesses and the social profit sector, and its innate entrepreneurship.

Howest is a member of Ghent University Association and is fully accredited by NVAO, the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation. Our campuses are located in Bruges and Kortrijk, two historical hotspots right in the very heart of Europe.

Our programmes

We offer 24 Bachelors, 12 Associate Degrees and many Postgraduate Certificate programmes, all with a strong practical focus, in the areas of Business Management, Industrial Sciences & Technology, Digital Design, Architecture, Healthcare, Education and Social Sciences.  We continue to develop the courses we offer in English in order to position Howest as an attractive academic choice for students from abroad.

Future-proof Skills

Howest continuously adapts its curricula to include new areas of expertise and put its cutting-edge research into practice.  Creativity and entrepreneurship are part of Howest’s DNA.  Field-driven assignments, on-the-job training and internships are key components of each programme. That is how we meet the changing needs of today’s society and equip our students with future-proof skills.  

Research

Howest has built a solid reputation for its application-oriented research, its unyielding commitment to services and education, and the strong partnerships forged with universities and work-field organisations in Belgium, across Europe, and all around the world. Our students and staff are given plenty of opportunities to gain international experience and go global thanks to our international networks, scholarships, and exchange programmes.

In short, Howest University of Applied Sciences is where you can build a future-proof career with guaranteed job security while thoroughly enjoying the “process” of your education and life in the heart of Europe.



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Bachelor

BaBachelor of Creative Technologies and AI
Bachelor, full-time
MCT - Multimedia and Communication Technology
BaBachelor of Digital Arts and Entertainment (DAE) (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
DAE - Digital Arts and Entertainments
BaBachelor Toegepaste Architectuur (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
TA - Applied Architecture
BaBachelor Sociaal Werk (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
SW - Social Work
BaBachelor Toegepaste Informatica (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
TI - Applied Informatics
BaBachelor Bedrijfsmanagement (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
BM - Business Management
BaBachelor Cybersecurity (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
TI - Applied Informatics

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Advanced Bachelor

AdBAAdvanced Bachelor of Bioinformatics @home
Advanced Bachelor, distance learning
BIT - Bioinformatics
AdBAAdvanced Bachelor of Bioinformatics
Advanced Bachelor, full-time
BIT - Bioinformatics
AdBAAdvanced Bachelor of Bioinformatics for IT professionals @home
Advanced Bachelor, distance learning
BIT - Bioinformatics

Postgraduate Certificate Programme

STGlobal Business Management
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
BM - Business Management
STMigration and Refugees (one-year programme with internship)
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
SW - Social Work
STWeb3 Essentials (English-taught)
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, distance learning
TI - Applied Informatics

Associate Degree

AASGraduaat Programmeren (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
PROG - Computer Programming
AASGraduaat Maatschappelijk Werk (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
MW - Welfare Work
AASGraduaat Marketing- en Communicatiesupport (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
MCS - Marketing and Communication Support
AASGraduaat Accounting Administration - Boekhouden (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
AAD - Accounting Administration
AASGraduaat Bouwkundig Tekenen (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
BT - Building and Construction Drafting
AASGraduaat HR-support (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
HRS - HR Support
AASGraduaat HR-support @home (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, distance learning
HRS - HR Support

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Micro Degree

Micro Degree Advanced Programmer (Dutch-taught)
Micro Degree, distance learning
TI - Applied Informatics
Micro Degree Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare (Dutch-taught)
Micro Degree, distance learning
MCT - Multimedia and Communication Technology
Micro Degree Professional Programmer (Dutch-taught)
Micro Degree, distance learning
TI - Applied Informatics

Departments

PROG - Computer Programming
Bruges

AASGraduaat Programmeren (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
PROG - Computer Programming

MW - Welfare Work
Bruges

AASGraduaat Maatschappelijk Werk (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
MW - Welfare Work

MCS - Marketing and Communication Support
Bruges and Kortrijk

AASGraduaat Marketing- en Communicatiesupport (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
MCS - Marketing and Communication Support

AAD - Accounting Administration
Bruges

AASGraduaat Accounting Administration - Boekhouden (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
AAD - Accounting Administration

BT - Building and Construction Drafting
Bruges and Kortrijk

AASGraduaat Bouwkundig Tekenen (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
BT - Building and Construction Drafting

HRS - HR Support
Bruges

AASGraduaat HR-support (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
HRS - HR Support
AASGraduaat HR-support @home (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, distance learning
HRS - HR Support

IOT - Internet of Things
Bruges and Kortrijk

AASGraduaat Internet of Things (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
IOT - Internet of Things

MIT - Industrial Informatics
Kortrijk

AASGraduaat Multimedia en Informatietechnologie (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
MIT - Industrial Informatics

OOG - Online and Offline Graphic design
Bruges

AASGraduaat Online & Offline Graphic Design (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
OOG - Online and Offline Graphic design

ORTHO - Social Educational Care Work
Bruges

AASGraduaat Orthopedagogische Begeleiding (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
ORTHO - Social Educational Care Work

SNWB - System and Network Administration
Bruges and Kortrijk

AASGraduaat Systeem- en Netwerkbeheer (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
SNWB - System and Network Administration

TL - Transport and Logistics
Bruges

AASGraduaat Transport en Logistiek (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
TL - Transport and Logistics

TI - Applied Informatics
Bruges and Kortrijk

Micro Degree Advanced Programmer (Dutch-taught)
Micro Degree, distance learning
TI - Applied Informatics
Micro Degree Professional Programmer (Dutch-taught)
Micro Degree, distance learning
TI - Applied Informatics
STWeb3 Essentials (English-taught)
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, distance learning
TI - Applied Informatics
BaBachelor Toegepaste Informatica (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
TI - Applied Informatics
BaBachelor Cybersecurity (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
TI - Applied Informatics

MCT - Multimedia and Communication Technology
Kortrijk

Micro Degree Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare (Dutch-taught)
Micro Degree, distance learning
MCT - Multimedia and Communication Technology
BaBachelor of Creative Technologies and AI
Bachelor, full-time
MCT - Multimedia and Communication Technology
BaBachelor Multimedia & Creative Technologies (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
MCT - Multimedia and Communication Technology

BIT - Bioinformatics
Bruges

AdBAAdvanced Bachelor of Bioinformatics @home
Advanced Bachelor, distance learning
BIT - Bioinformatics
AdBAAdvanced Bachelor of Bioinformatics
Advanced Bachelor, full-time
BIT - Bioinformatics
AdBAAdvanced Bachelor of Bioinformatics for IT professionals @home
Advanced Bachelor, distance learning
BIT - Bioinformatics

BM - Business Management
Bruges

STGlobal Business Management
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
BM - Business Management
BaBachelor Bedrijfsmanagement (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
BM - Business Management

SW - Social Work
Bruges and Kortrijk

STMigration and Refugees (one-year programme with internship)
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
SW - Social Work
BaBachelor Sociaal Werk (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
SW - Social Work

DAE - Digital Arts and Entertainments
Kortrijk

BaBachelor of Digital Arts and Entertainment (DAE) (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
DAE - Digital Arts and Entertainments
BaBachelor of Digital Arts and Entertainment (DAE) (English-Taught)
Bachelor, full-time
DAE - Digital Arts and Entertainments

TA - Applied Architecture
Bruges

BaBachelor Toegepaste Architectuur (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
TA - Applied Architecture

IPO - Industrial Product Design
Kortrijk

BaBachelor Industrieel Productontwerpen (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
IPO - Industrial Product Design
BaBachelor of Industrial Product Design (English-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
IPO - Industrial Product Design

DEVINE - Digital Design and Development
Kortrijk

BaBachelor of Digital Design and Development (DEVINE) (Dutch-Taught)
Bachelor, full-time
DEVINE - Digital Design and Development
BaBachelor of Digital Design and Development (DEVINE) (English-Taught)
Bachelor, full-time
DEVINE - Digital Design and Development

SB - Sports and Movement
Bruges

BaBachelor Sport en Bewegen (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
SB - Sports and Movement

TP - Applied Psychology
Bruges

BaBachelor Toegepaste Psychologie (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
TP - Applied Psychology

BLT - Biomedical Laboratory Technology
Bruges

BaBachelor Biomedische Laboratoriumtechnologie (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
BLT - Biomedical Laboratory Technology

CM - Communication Management
Kortrijk

BaBachelor Communicatiemanagement (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
CM - Communication Management

ENM - Energy Management
Kortrijk

BaBachelor Energiemanagement (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
ENM - Energy Management

ERGO - Ergotherapy
Kortrijk

BaBachelor Ergotherapie (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
ERGO - Ergotherapy

JRN - Journalism
Kortrijk

BaBachelor Journalistiek (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
JRN - Journalism

NE - Network Economy
Kortrijk

BaBachelor Netwerkeconomie (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
NE - Network Economy

OM - Office Management
Bruges

BaBachelor Organisatie en Management (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
OM - Office Management

TGW - Applied Health and Lifestyle Sciences
Bruges

BaBachelor Toegepaste Gezondheidswetenschappen (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
TGW - Applied Health and Lifestyle Sciences
BaBachelor Toegepaste Gezondheidswetenschappen @home (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, distance learning
TGW - Applied Health and Lifestyle Sciences

TRM - Tourism and Recreation Management
Kortrijk

BaBachelor Toerisme en Recreatiemanagement (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
TRM - Tourism and Recreation Management
BaBachelor Toerisme en Recreatiemanagement @home (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, distance learning
TRM - Tourism and Recreation Management

VPL - Nursing
Bruges

BaBachelor Verpleegkunde (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
VPL - Nursing

BABO - Teacher Training Pre-Primary and Primary Education
Bruges

BaEducatieve Bachelor Kleuteronderwijs (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
BABO - Teacher Training Pre-Primary and Primary Education
BaEducatieve Bachelor Lager Onderwijs (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
BABO - Teacher Training Pre-Primary and Primary Education

BASO - Teacher Training Secondary Education
Bruges

BaEducatieve Bachelor Secundair Onderwijs (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
BASO - Teacher Training Secondary Education
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