For the accommodation, we highly recommend the Youth Hostel (renovated and reopend in 2015!). Participants of our summer school can book the hostel at the discount prices listed below, when booking with the reference SSOM16-4313. Since the hostel is a popular address during summertime, we strongly advice to book your room as soon as possible. Please contact the Youth Hostel via

// room 6 or 4 p.: 17,35 € (-30y) or 19,15 € (+30y)
// double room: 21 € (-30y) or 22,55 € (+30y)
// single room: 29,20 € (-30y) or 31,75 € (+30y)
*Prices are per person, per night, breakfast and bed sheets included.

Jeugdherberg Groeninghe

Passionistenlaan 1A
8500 Kortrijk
+32(0)56 98 06 92
check-in: before 22h.



A certificate of participation will be rewarded to every participant, no matter which part you pick from the program.

It is also possible to obtain 3 ECTS-credits (European Credit Transfer System) for your participation of the summer school. This way you can convert those 3 ECTS-credits at your home institution of study, so that the credits are added onto your diploma. Students who participate during 2 weeks will be provided with the necessary documents on their request.



Please check per workshop for any request to prepare your laptop before arrival. Fast wifi will be available.


Since Belgian weather is unpredictable, be prepared for warm/sunny days and for cold/rainy days.

Good to pack: personal laptop, photo camera, overall (or old clothes to throw away after the summer school), a lock (or 2).  



Every person will get 1 or 2 personal lockers to story personal belongings such as laptop, prototypes during your stay. Please bring your own lock(s) to secure your belongings.



Howest doesn’t automatically cover your insurance. Please double check your insurance before you come to Belgium. Belgian students who’ve subscribed for the academic year 16-17 (before the start of the summer school) are automatically covered. International (phd) students have to check the insurance policy at their home university. If you need more official proof of your participation, please contact us. All others, please check if you can count on your hospitalization/family/travel insurance.



Why not renting a bike during your stay in Kortrijk? Participants of the #SSOM16 get 25% discount on the normal rental prices at MOBIEL. You'll be asked to pay a deposit for the bike as well (=25€). Please mention your name + "summer school of making" at the desk when you pick up the bike. For the address and opening hours, click HERE.