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Howest University of Applied Sciences

Howest is an entrepreneurial school 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 programmes like 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 for studying game design. With its Bachelor in Digital Arts and Entertainment (DAE), Howest ranked# 21 on the undergraduate programs list for 2020. Howest and its DAE program also took the first place in The Rookies Award as Best Game Design and Development School in the world in 2017, 2018, 2021, 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 as a leader in application-oriented scientific research, services and education. We pride ourselves on our partnerships with universities and sector leaders in Belgium, across Europe, and all over the world. Our students and staff are given plenty of opportunities to go global and gain international experience, thanks to our extensive international networks, scholarships and exchange programs. In short, Howest is a school where where students receive future-proof training will guaranteed job security all while enjoying the process of education and life in the heart of Europe.


Bachelor's degree
Art & Design Delivery method Length Location
Bachelor of Digital Design and Development (DEVINE) On campus 3 years Kortrijk
Industrial Design
Bachelor of Industrial Product Design On campus 3 years Kortrijk
Computer Science & IT
Cyber Security
Bachelor of Applied Computer Science - Major Cybersecurity On campus 3 years Bruges
Game Design & Development
Bachelor of Digital Arts and Entertainment On campus 3 years Kortrijk
Advanced Bachelors of Bioinformatics On campus, Online / Distance 2 years Bruges

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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, 2018 and 2021)

#21 on the undergraduate programmes list 

Princeton Review (2020)

BSc in APplied Computer Science - Supported Programme

Cyber Security Coalition

BSc in APplied Computer SCience - Listed in Cybersecurity Higher Education Database


Best Game Design & Development Schools in the World

The Rookies World School Rankings (2021)

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.


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Based on 3 reviews.

Howest is not only a university where you can develop your skills in your degree, but it also encourage its students to grow on a personal level. They are constantly trying to improve the internationalisation of the university, but they already take in their international students with care and want them to have the best experience. Overall amaz...
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I love the school for the community you get along the way, the course itself has a nice diversity of options to go for after graduation.
Everything you look for in a university. A dynamic and fun team of teachers and diverse programs.


Howest University of Applied Sciences

Marksesteenweg 58
85000 Kortrijk

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