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Howest, University College West Flanders

Howest, University College West Flanders, Kortrijk, Belgium


The university has become one of the leading providers of higher education in the province of Flanders. Today, about 6000 full-time students are enrolled at Howest. There’s an open, vibrant and friendly environment that offers a vast range of educational opportunities, with emphasis on high quality and practice-oriented courses. There are a huge amount of services provided to the student body, such as accommodation, specialised libraries, individual study schemes, student counselling and other study-related services.

Kortrijk is under an hour from Bruges - one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and known as the Venice of the north - and just over an hour from Belgium's capital, Brussels. Studying in Kortrijk also gives you the perfect base to explore the Belgian coast and Flemish art cities like Antwerp and Ghent. It is also easy to reach other European cities, including Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Cologne - all of which are approximately two hours journey by train.

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