Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen Ranking

country rank: 25
world rank: 3890

University Overview

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (Howest University of Applied Sciences) was founded in 1995 as a non-profit public higher-education institution in the urban environment of Kortrijk (population range of 50,000-249,999), West Flanders. A branch campus of this university may be found in Brugge. Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (Howest) ranking is a medium-sized (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational Belgian higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, Belgi (Flemish Ministry of Education and Training of Belgium). In a variety of fields of study, Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (Howest) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, and master degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 25-year-old Belgian higher-education school has a strict admissions procedure based on entrance exams and previous academic records and ratings. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (Howest) ranking  also offers a library, lodging, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning possibilities, as well as administrative services to students.

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen Ranking

University Identity

Name Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen
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

Yearly Tuition Range

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

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

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

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

De Associatie Universiteit Gent (AUGent)

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