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Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen

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Established in 1995, the Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (Howest University of Applied Sciences) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Kortrijk (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), West Flanders. This institution also has a branch campus in Brugge. Officially recognized by the Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, België (Flemish Ministry of Education and Training of Belgium), Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (Howest) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational Belgian higher education institution. Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (Howest) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 29-year-old Belgian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this Belgian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Howest also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Control Typepublic


Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Entity Typenon-profit


Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen' Size by Total Enrollmentmedium-sized


Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Name (English) Howest University of Applied Sciences
Acronym Howest
Founded 1995 Origins date back to 1879. Merger of 8 higher education institutions
Colours Blue
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University Location

Address Marksesteenweg 58
8500 West Flanders
Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen Phone Number +32 (56) 241 290
Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen Fax Number +32 (56) 241 292
Other locations Brugge

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


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Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen.

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
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7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
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Admission Information

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Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen international students information:

  • 1054 international students
  • Representing 100 nationalities
  • Website:

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Admission Office Admission Office

Marksesteenweg 58
Kortrijk 8500
(56) 241 290

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

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Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen has an enrollment range of 9,000-9,999 students making it a medium-sized institution.

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 600-699 academic employees (Faculty).

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Control Type Control Type

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen is a public higher education institution.

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Entity Type Entity Type

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen is a non-profit higher education institution.

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Library

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen Housing Offering:

  • A student room in Bruges will typically cost between 300 and 520 per month, costs included, while a studio flat will range from 450 to 600 per month.
  • A student room in Kortrijk will generally cost between 300 and 540 per month, costs included.
  • For information on student accommodation on the private market, students can visit the special housing website called Kotwest, which is a collaboration between Stuvo Howest, Stuvo Vives, and Stuvo KU Leuven. The website contains all officially licensed student rooms.

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's main services:

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Financial Aid Financial Aid

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Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen offers the following exchange programs and study abroad opportunities:

  • Every student gets a chance to spend at least one semester abroad at one of the 200+ partner institutions abroad.
  • They can also do their internships abroad, with the possibility of an Erasmus grant.

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


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Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, België

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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  • Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • De Associatie Universiteit Gent (AUGent)

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media

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