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Howest University of Applied Sciences

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 renowned for its Tech, Design and Art programs, 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 program in Digital Arts and Entertainment (DAE), Howest ranked# 21 on the undergraduate programs list for 2020. Howest and DAE program also got the first place in The Rookies Award as Best Game Design and Development School in the world in 2017 and 2018, and fifth place in 2019.

Field-driven assignments, on-the-job training and internships are key components of each program. That is how we meet the changing needs of today’s society and arm our students with future-proof skills.  Over the years, Howest has built a solid reputation in application-oriented scientific research, services and education, partnering with universities and work-field organisations in Belgium, Europe, and all over the world. Our students and staff are given plenty of opportunities to go global and gain international experience, thanks to international networks, scholarships and exchange programs. 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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Why study at Howest University of Applied Sciences

  • Renowned Tech programmes
  • Connection with the industry.
  • Future-proof skills and job guarantee

Awards & Accreditations

member of Ghent University Association and is fully accredited 

NVAO - Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation 

Best Game Design School

Rookies Award (2017 and 2018)

#21 on the undergraduate programmes list 

Princeton Review (2020)

Student services & facilities

Howest students may contact STUVO, Student Support Services, on the following topics: study financing, student accommodation, self-care: psychosocial counselling, student jobs, organisation of social, cultural or sports events and activities. For special-status students (e.g. students with a disability, with a family or with a top-sport status, we provide extra support, such as: use of special-need software (for students with learning disorders), adaptations (facilities) for those who need it, intensive support of students with special needs, wheelchair accessible student rooms.


Our five campuses are located in the historical cities of Bruges and Kortrijk in Belgium. You have all the facilities you need in the cities that are very compact, and you can easily reach all of them by bike. Moreover, within a few of hours by train or car you can be in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Cologne or Luxembourg.


Howest Student Affairs (Stuvo) helps our international students find suitable accommodation. We have housing possibilities in our own student residence or via the private market. A student room in Bruges will typically cost between €250 and €400 per month;a studio flat between €400 and €600. A student room in Kortrijk will generally cost between €270 and €470 per month.


Howest University of Applied Sciences

Marksesteenweg 58
85000 Kortrijk

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