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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
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Why should I study here?

From the school: inspiring environment. innovative and skilled professional staff. international student body. At HAN University of Applied Sciences, we make it our business to offer higher education of an outstanding quality to students across the globe.HAN University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest providers of education in the Netherlands, with more than 31,000 students and almost 3,100 staff members spread over two campuses. With more than 3,000 international students, HAN excels at putting theory into practice in an international context throughout all years of study. 

HAN is spread over the cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen close to the German border, HAN has modern buildings, state-of-the art multimedia centers, world-class laboratories and wireless internet access.By following a course at HAN University of Applied Sciences, students obtain a degree that will be an asset to any employee anywhere in the world. 

The HAN degree is fully accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Education and internationally recognized, the HAN degree is the starting point of graduates’ successful careers and further studies in international postgraduate programs. The starting point of the education offered at HAN is the integration of theory and practice. Our students tackle concrete problems and opportunities facing the workplace today using the latest theoretical insights. Professionals from industry and the business world contribute to curriculum development at HAN, ensuring the courses are up-to-date and relevant. By tailoring the courses to industry requirements, students have a clear edge in the career market. At HAN University of Applied Sciences, students benefit from the experience and knowledge of foreign lecturers and international companies. Independence is stimulated and initiative rewarded by providing students with the opportunity to spend part of their education in more than one country. Students attend lectures in the Netherlands, do their work placement abroad, study at partner universities anywhere in the world, and do their graduation assignment for an international company. 

To maximize the learning process, classes are held only in English and in small groups of maximum 30 students, facilitating individual contact with teachers and fellow students. At HAN, personal development is just as important as professional education, therefore student guidance is offered throughout all years of study. Joining the international student body means merging education with social and professional networks. In the dynamic HAN community, students are at the heart of a multitude of activities: city trips, parties, thematic weeks, etc.

What are the admissions criteria?

Students must have a high school education, which is equivalent to the Dutch "HAVO".  For most countries (including the US), this is a regular high school diploma. Any three-year programs that require VWO equivalence (IB diploma, 4 AP scores of 3+, A levels, and 1 year of college). Country-specific requirements for the levels can be found here.

What is student life like?

HAN University of Applied Sciences has campuses in Arnhem and in Nijmegen. Both campuses have great facilities including study centers, sports facilities, canteens, and places to relax with fellow students. You’ll find everything you need at the HAN campuses: extensive multimedia centers, good IT facilities, modern lecture halls, high-tech laboratories, and places to socialize with classmates. If you would like to have a look around, you can do so virtually, using our 360 virtual tours. 

Each building has its own cafeteria, where you can get drinks and snacks. The larger cafeterias also offer warm meals. There are several cafes, where you can wind down with fellow students after a day of studying.

Scholarships & Funding

Non-EU students can apply for the 5000 euro merit based Holland Scholarship.

Housing options.

First year students can apply for a room in the student residence which costs around 400 euros per month.

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Additional notes.

The Universities of Applied Sciences are quite reputable in the Netherlands and provide a way for students without the IB/AP requirements held by the Universities to study in this very cool country.  That said, students should be aware of extra requirements that may be necessary when applying for graduate school. Read more here

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