Howest University of Applied Sciences

country rank  27
world rank  4859

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University Overview

Established in 1995, 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: 6,000-6,999 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 degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 25 years old Belgian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. 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, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym Howest
Founded 1995 Origins date back to 1879. Merger of 8 higher education institutions
Colours Blue

University Location

Address Marksesteenweg 58
Kortrijk
8500 West Flanders
Belgium
Tel +32 (56) 241 290
Fax +32 (56) 241 292
Other locations Brugge

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Not reported
International
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Marksesteenweg 58
Kortrijk 8500
(56) 241 290

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Howest University of Applied Sciences's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, België


Year of first Accreditation

2004


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • De Associatie Universiteit Gent (AUGent)

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