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Howest University of Applied Sciences

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

Industry-driven Education

Howest is an entrepreneurial University of Applied Sciences known for its innovative and  interdisciplinary approach to education and research, and its close collaboration with industry, business and the social profit sector. Howest is a member of Ghent University Association and is fully accredited by NVAO, the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation. Our campuses are located in the historical cities of Bruges and Kortrijk in Belgium, in the very heart of Europe.

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 constantly develop our course offer in English in order to position Howest as an attractive academic choice for students from abroad.

Renowned Tech and Design Programmes

Howest is renowned for its Tech-programmes, such as Cybersecurity, Digital Design and Development and Digital Arts and Entertainment. According to The Princeton Review® Howest University of Applied Sciences is one of the top undergraduate schools at which you can study game design. With its Bachelor programme in Digital Arts and Entertainment (DAE), Howest ranked #21 on the undergraduate programmes list for 2020. Howest and DAE programme also got the first place in The Rookies Award as Best Game Design and Development School in the world in 2017 and 2018, and the fifth place in 2019. 

Future-proof Skills

 Creativity and entrepreneurship are part of the Howest 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 arm our students with future-proof skills.   Our students and staff are given plenty of opportunities to go global and gain international experience, thanks to international networks, scholarships and exchange programmes. In short, Howest is a university of applied sciences where you can get a future-proof profession that will guarantee you job security, and that while enjoying the process of education and life in the heart of Europe. 

Industry-driven Education

Howest is an entrepreneurial University of Applied Sciences known for its innovative and  interdisciplinary approach to education and research, and its close collaboration with industry, business and the social profit sector. Howest is a member of Ghent University Association and is fully accredited by NVAO, the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation. Our campuses are located in the historical cities of Bruges and Kortrijk in Belgium, in the very heart of Europe.

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 constantly develop our course offer in English in order to position Howest as an attractive academic choice for students from abroad.

Renowned Tech and Design Programmes

Howest is renowned for its Tech-programmes, such as Cybersecurity, Digital Design and Development and Digital Arts and Entertainment. According to The Princeton Review® Howest University of Applied Sciences is one of the top undergraduate schools at which you can study game design. With its Bachelor programme in Digital Arts and Entertainment (DAE), Howest ranked #21 on the undergraduate programmes list for 2020. Howest and DAE programme also got the first place in The Rookies Award as Best Game Design and Development School in the world in 2017 and 2018, and the fifth place in 2019. 

Future-proof Skills

 Creativity and entrepreneurship are part of the Howest 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 arm our students with future-proof skills.   Our students and staff are given plenty of opportunities to go global and gain international experience, thanks to international networks, scholarships and exchange programmes. In short, Howest is a university of applied sciences where you can get a future-proof profession that will guarantee you job security, and that while enjoying the process of education and life in the heart of Europe. 

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Bachelor

BaBachelor Toegepaste Architectuur (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
TA - Applied Architecture
BaBachelor Industrieel Productontwerpen (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
IPO - Industrial Product Design
BaBachelor Sociaal Werk (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
SW - Social Work
BaBachelor Bedrijfsmanagement (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
BM - Business Management
BaBachelor Biomedische Laboratoriumtechnologie (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
BLT - Biomedical Laboratory Technology
BaBachelor Communicatiemanagement (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
CM - Communication Management
BaBachelor Energiemanagement (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
ENM - Energy Management

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Advanced Bachelor

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

Postgraduate Certificate Programme

STGlobal Business Management I
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
BM - Business Management
STMigration and Refugees
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
SW - Social Work
STGlobal Business Management II
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
BM - Business Management
STMigration and Refugees in Action
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
SW - Social Work
STApplied Health & Lifestyle Sciences
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
SB - Sports and Movement
PGRCybersecurity
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
TI - Applied Informatics
STAI Engineer
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
MCT - Multimedia and Communication Technology

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Associate Degree

AASGraduaat Maatschappelijk Werk (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
MW - Welfare Work
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
AASGraduaat Internet of Things (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
IOT - Internet of Things
AASGraduaat Marketing- en Communicatiesupport (Dutch-taught)
Associate Degree, full-time
MCS - Marketing and Communication Support

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Departments

MW - Welfare Work
Bruges

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

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

MCS - Marketing and Communication Support
Bruges and Kortrijk

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

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

PROG - Computer Programming
Bruges

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

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

BIT - Bioinformatics
Bruges

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

BM - Business Management
Bruges

STGlobal Business Management I
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
BM - Business Management
STGlobal Business Management II
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
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
SW - Social Work
STMigration and Refugees in Action
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
SW - Social Work
STPsychological dimensions in Gender & Diversity
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
SW - Social Work
BaBachelor Sociaal Werk (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
SW - Social Work

SB - Sports and Movement
Bruges

STApplied Health & Lifestyle Sciences
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
SB - Sports and Movement
BaBachelor Sport en Bewegen (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
SB - Sports and Movement

TI - Applied Informatics
Bruges and Kortrijk

PGRCybersecurity
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
TI - Applied Informatics
BaBachelor Toegepaste Informatica (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
TI - Applied Informatics

MCT - Multimedia and Communication Technology
Kortrijk

STAI Engineer
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
MCT - Multimedia and Communication Technology
BaBachelor Multimedia & Creative Technologies (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
MCT - Multimedia and Communication Technology

CM - Communication Management
Kortrijk

STCreative Communication Project
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
CM - Communication Management
BaBachelor Communicatiemanagement (Dutch-taught)
Bachelor, full-time
CM - Communication Management

DEVINE - Digital Design and Development
Kortrijk

STDigital Design
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
DEVINE - Digital Design and Development
STUX Research
Postgraduate Certificate Programme, full-time
DEVINE - Digital Design and Development
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

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

BLT - Biomedical Laboratory Technology
Bruges

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

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

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

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

TP - Applied Psychology
Bruges

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

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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