University College of West Flanders or Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (Howest) - private nonprofit higher education institution in Belgium. Howest was established in 1995. The campus is located in Brugge. University College of West Flanders never leaves the national rankings of the top universities of Belgium.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The tuition is very affordable costing less than 1000 USD per year for bachelor’s programs. The university has affordable master’s programs for as low as 1000 USD per year. On the official website of the university ( you can read more about the programs and associated tuition fees.

The composition of the university. University College of West Flanders belongs to small universities, with a capacity of only 5000 students. Foreign citizens can submit their applications along with the local students. About 399 teachers and professors are employed by Howest. The university offers its students and the academic staff to participate in the international exchange programs. Howest has the following social media pages Twitter, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of Howest. There is a library on the campus. Furthermore, University College of West Flanders attracts students with its sports facilities and infrastructure.
Ranking   7810   28
Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen
Country Belgium
City Brugge
Town Kortrijk
Bachelor (foreigners) 669 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Master (foreigners) 669 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Living expenses $727 -1,356 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1995
Abbreviation Howest
Teachers 399
Students 4,999
Religion None
Academic calendar Continuous
Gender limitation No limits
Exchange programs Available
Sport facilities Available
Library Available
• Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, België
World ranking 7810
Country ranking 28
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UniPage World University Ranking 7810
Alternative title
nl Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen
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