Have you decided to enroll in a course at Arnhem Business School? A good decision! By choosing to study with us, you will have a solid foundation that helps you embark on an interesting, international career.

If you would like to apply, you can do so here.

In order to be accepted to Arnhem Business School, you need to meet a number of admission criteria.

The below tuition fees apply to an academic year.


Course Academic year 2016-2017
Start February 2017
Academic year 2017-2018
EU/EEA student* non-EU student EU/EEA student* non-EU student
Communication € 1,175.33 € 4,188.33 € 2,006 € 7,215
Finance and Control € 1,175.33 € 4,188.33 € 2,006 € 7,215
International Business and Management Studies € 1,175.33 € 4,188.33 € 2,006 € 7,215
Logistics Management (Economics) € 1,175.33 € 4,188.33 € 2,006 € 7,215

*Provided you have not yet obtained a Bachelors degree in Dutch higher education. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Tuition calculator

The amount of the tuition fee depends on a number of criteria including nationality and type of study. Please note that tuition fees are subject to change on a yearly basis. To find out which tuition fee applies to you, you can use the tuition fee calculator.


Tuition fees need to be paid prior to the start of the course. If you are an EU student, you must pay your tuition on or before the date mentioned on your invoice. If you are a non-EU student, the tuition is included in your financial guarantee and due on or before either 15 June or 15 November, depending on your semester of enrolment.

The costs of studying and living in the Netherlands may be very different from the cost of living in your home country. To ensure that non-European students have sufficient funds to study, a financial guarantee is required. This is part of the visa process.

For more information, go to Visa Information.

A scholarship is an award of financial aid specifically for the purpose of education. Personal scholarships can be obtained from various organisations in the Netherlands or in your home country.

For an overview of most available scholarships for studying in the Netherlands, please visit Grantfinder. Besides these, a number of HAN scholarship programmes are available. Read more.


If you are an international student wishing to study in the Netherlands you might need a visa. This depends on your nationality and the length of time you wish to stay in the Netherlands. Check all the relevant information here.

When you come to study in the Netherlands, it is important to make sure you are properly insured.

To make sure you are properly insured for the cost of medical treatment, there are 3 health care insurance options. Read about it here.

Here you’ll find the semester division and holiday schedule.

 Courses have their own dates for exams and events. Please be aware there will be an introduction week before the start of the semester. The introduction activities generally take place at the end of August or January, just before the start of the semester term. Check the introduction schedule before booking your travel arrangements.

Semester division

Each academic year is divided into 2 semesters. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the semester division is as follows:

  • 1ste semester: 5 Sept 2016 – 4 Feb 2017
  • 2nd semestser: 6 Feb 2017 – 8 July 2017

You can download an overview of the holiday schedule. open in a new window

If you are from an EU/EEA-CH country, you are allowed to work in the Netherlands. You might even be eligible for a “performance grant” for working and studying in the Netherlands. For more information please check www.duo.nl. If you are from outside the EU/EEA-CH, you will need a work permit. Please check studyinholland​ for more information.

HAN Housing Office facilitates student housing at locations in Arnhem and Nijmegen.

Studying and living in Arnhem

If you study at the HAN Arnhem campus you will be assigned accommodation at one of the following buildings:

Each of these buildings offers the following types of accommodation:

  • Shared rooms, accommodation units with a private bedroom but shared facilities like a kitchen, shower and toilet
  • Shared rooms,  accommodation units with a shared bedroom and shared facilities
  • Single rooms, are rooms that have a private kitchen, toilet and shower or private rooms with shared facilities

Rental prices range from approximately €375 to €475 per month depending on the location, room size, and service charges.

The HAN Housing offers only short stay accommodation that means that the rooms are only available for one academic year meaning from August until July. After this period you are expected to arrange your own accommodation.

Studying and living in Nijmegen

If you study at the HAN Nijmegen campus you stay in a room at the Vossenveldbuilding in Nijmegen. The rental price is approximately €400 per month.

The HAN Housing offers only short stay accommodation that means that the rooms are only available for one academic year meaning from August until July. After this period you are expected to arrange your own accommodation.

Bachelor students of the English-taught Life Sciences course at Nijmegen campus should contact s.vanhelmond@han.nl for more information about the application procedure for accommodation at Vossenveld.


To rent a room, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be enrolled as a student of HAN University of Applied Sciences
  • You must have a nationality other than Dutch
  • Exchange students will be registered for a room through the faculty of their study
  • Non-EU and Master students who have completed the financial transactions of the financial guarantee (including the accommodation fee) will have a reserved room

Note: EU students who do not have a guaranteed room can contact the HAN Housing Office by email to inquire about the possibilities of renting a room.

More information

If you meet all the requirements mentioned above and you paid for the accommodation fee you will have a guaranteed room through the HAN Housing Office. You will be placed randomly in the rooms. Approximately two months before your arrival you will receive further information about your accommodation.

Students who do not meet the housing requirements or apply at the HAN University after the registration deadline will be placed on a housing waiting list. If you are on the housing waiting list the HAN Housing office will contact you once they have any rooms available.


If you do not want a room through the HAN Housing Office you will receive a refund of the accommodation fee after your arrival in the Netherlands.

The deadline for the cancellation of your room (through email at han.housingoffice@han.nl) is;

For the 1st semester

1st of August. If you cancel your room after the 1 st of August you will get a refund for the accommodation fee minus the housing deposit (€500,-) and administration fee (€82,-).

For the 2nd semester

1st of January. If you cancel your room after the 1 st of January you will get a refund for the accommodation fee minus the housing deposit (€500,-) and administration fee (€82,-).

To contact the HAN Housing Office, please send an email to: HAN.housingoffice@han.nl

We are looking forward to welcome you as a student at the HAN!

Carla Heijkamp
Frida de Boer
HAN Housing Office

The following arrival information will help you to settle in quickly. The International Office is available to answer any specific questions you may have.

Arriving in the Netherlands

Most international students arrive in the Netherlands from Schiphol airport. From there, it is easiest to take the train to Arnhem or Nijmegen train station. Tickets can be bought at the railway station, which is located just underneath the airport. From Schiphol airport, the journey to Arnhem or Nijmegen takes about 1.5 hours.

Non-European students can opt to travel to Arnhem or Nijmegen by taxi service (door-to-door service). The cost of this is included in the financial guarantee . You will be contacted with information regarding use of the taxi service. This service is not applicable to non-European exchange students.

An International Welcome!

The International Welcome Day gives you a great start at HAN. Organised by students and staff, it offers loads of useful information, practical tips, and above all, it allows you to have fun and meet other students. This is where global meets social and you learn along the way!

Why is this important?

Coming to study in a new country is very exciting. But it also comes with many questions: some simple, others far more complicated. We are here to help and guide you those first few days on campus. We know what the most common concerns and questions are, and can quickly help you!


There is mandatory registration for the International Welcome Day. Please arrange your travel plans in accordance with the start of the International Welcome Day.  You can register here as of April 15 to confirm your attendance and when you do ensure that you register for the right campus.

Arnhem Campus: Monday 28 Augustus 2017
For students attending business, automotive, communication and information technology, built environment and engineering courses.

Nijmegen Campus: Tuesday 29 Augustus 2017
For students attending health life sciences, education, and health and social sciences courses.

The programme

The International Welcome Days generally consist of the following:

  • Getting to know other international students
  • Getting to know the city and HAN University of Applied Sciences (faculty and campus)
  • Understanding Dutch culture and language
  • Information sessions regarding visa regulations, city hall registration, banking matters, tips from students for students, and more
  • Information fair with student organisations
  • Social activities (introduction parties with international and Dutch students)

Detailed programme information will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the International Welcome Day.

The Faculty of Business Management and Law primarily offers practice-oriented Bachelors and Masters courses in the domains of commerce, communication, business administration, economics and law. Furthermore, the faculty conducts tailor-made research and organises post-graduate training.

Our courses are practice-based and focus on all aspects of business. International students may be especially interested in our Masters course in International Business, as well as several Bachelors courses taught in English.

These English-taught Bachelors courses are clustered in the Arnhem Business School: our internationally renowned business faculty. The student population at Arnhem Business School has over 30 different nationalities, making it a great environment for cross-cultural learning and sharing.


The Faculty of Business Management and Law includes the following institutes:

International highlight

Since 2007, lecturers from HAN’s Faculty of Business Management and Law have participated in a project in Tanzania that is sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project aims to assist the College of Business Education in Dar es Salaam in making the transition to competence-based, modular curricula. An enthusiastic team of senior HAN lecturers has recently made a series of visits to the college in Tanzania to provide teacher training and consultancy.

As a student at HAN, you will live in the Netherlands, also known as Holland. This country may be small in size, but it is big in terms of culture, economy and quality of living.

Check out: www.studyinholland.nl

The Netherlands is located in Western Europe, in close proximity to Germany, Belgium and France. It has more than 16 million inhabitants, which makes it one of the most densely populated countries in the world. And yet you would not immediately label the country as crowded. There are forests, meadows, parks, and water. Lots of water. The country has over 500 kilometres of coastline, 3 big rivers and many smaller ones, and 165 canals in Amsterdam alone.

Many international students find their way to the Netherlands each year. In 2014, the country counted more than 70,000 international students. This number has been steadily increasing each year.

Dutch pioneering

The Dutch are famous for their entrepreneurial spirit and innovative ways. Already in the 17th century, the Dutch were known for their maritime pioneering and international trading abilities. Today still, the Dutch are associated with a keen business mind. They are internationally recognised leaders in water management, for example. And it is not uncommon to see Dutch managers take up top positions in international companies.

Science and art

The Netherlands is also successful in science and the arts. Illustrious painters from the past, such as Rembrandt and Van Gogh, have made Dutch painting famous. Today Rem Koolhaas is known around the world for his architectural designs. Among Nobel Prize winners are the well-known brothers Jan and Nicolaas Tinbergen, who contributed to the sciences of economics and biology.

Do as the Dutch

Like every other nationality, the Dutch have their own ways of going about everyday life. As a student at HAN, you’ll experience this first-hand but here are a few peculiarities just to trigger your curiosity.

The Dutch love cycling. In the Netherlands, cycling is one of the prime means of transportation. People use bikes to cycle to work or to school, to go grocery shopping, or to get home after a night out. You will commonly see a Dutch person talking on their mobile phone while cycling with one hand, one child in the front, another at the back and 2 shopping bags hanging from the handlebar. No wonder the Netherlands has some 35,000 kilometres of bicycle paths.

Dutch people have interesting eating and drinking habits. Traditionally they eat a lot of bread and a lot of potatoes, although this is now changing somewhat. Raw herring with onions on top is a delicacy by the way! And children get to eat chocolate sprinkles for breakfast. No wonder recent research shows that Dutch children are the happiest kids in the world. The Dutch are also one of the biggest coffee drinkers in Europe. When you visit a Dutch person in their home, usually the first thing they will say is “Coffee?”.

Interested to get to know the Dutch better? You will have lots of opportunity to do so during your studies at HAN.

Arnhem is the capital city of the province of Gelderland and has a rich and eventful history. It has a great shopping area, especially for fashion lovers. The ‘Korenmarkt’ and ‘Jansplein’ are 2 popular market squares packed with pubs, cafes and restaurants.

But Arnhem is not just for city dwellers. It is very green with lots of parks and gardens. In fact, HAN’s Arnhem campus is located in the middle of a park. The city is also in close proximity to the spectacular green surroundings of Veluwe national park.

Check out the city’s website.

HAN University of Applied Sciences is one of the 5 largest universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands.

HAN offers high-quality, practice-based education to more than 30,000 students. HAN’s centres of expertise provide tailored research to companies and institutions.

Internationalisation is an important tool to improve the quality of education and research at HAN. We work closely with partner institutions on exchange programmes, international projects and international applied research. We offer degree and non-degree courses in English and every course curriculum has an international component.

Get to know the HAN beter here.

Universities are more research-oriented, they are geared to theoretical education and research,  while UAS provide students with theoretical education but also focus on applying their knowledge to professional projects and applied research.

HAN is considered to be an excellent academic institution in the Netherlands. It offers its students and employees an attractive and professional environment in which to study and work.

Each year Elsevier magazine publishes a ranking of all Dutch universities of applied sciences. HAN consistently scores high in this ranking.

Review committees have recently ranked several courses offered at HAN in the top 10 of all Dutch universities of applied sciences.

HAN’s Masters courses Control Systems Engineering and Molecular Life Sciences received the highest rating for Masters courses in the Netherlands, according to the ‘Keuzegids Masters 2015’, an annual study guide that provides an independent comparison between courses in higher education in the Netherlands.

Top 3

In its most recent publication, Elsevier magazine ranked HAN University of Applied Sciences 2nd best large university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Furthermore, some 20 courses offered at HAN were ranked top 3 when compared to the same course offered at other institutions.

Of course! Read about it here!