National Student Survey (NSE)


IMPORTANT: ALL (International AND Dutch students!) should fill out the survey in ENGLISH (so you represent the right course)! 

International Business & Management Studies = IBMS
Logistics Management (Economics) = Logistiek en Economie (Arnhem)
Finance & Control = Bedrijfseconomie (Arnhem)
Communication = Communicatie (Arnhem)

What is the NSE?
The NSE is a large-scale annual survey that invites nearly all higher education students in the Netherlands to give their views about the various aspects of their learning experience.

What topics does the NSE cover?
The NSE is a wide-ranging survey on the various aspects of your learning experience, such as the content of your degree programme; your teachers; information provision by your programme; learning and study facilities; study load; and assessment and grading.

Why should I take part in the NSE?
The NSE is a key feedback tool for Arnhem Business School. By taking part in the NSE, you help us improve the academic experience for our current and future students.

When can I complete the NSE?
The survey will be open from January 17 until March 12. An invitation will be sent to your HAN/private email address with a link to the survey. Tip: complete the survey straight away! You will continue to receive reminders every two weeks until you complete the survey.

How long does it take to complete the survey?
The survey takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete and covers all the aspects of studying at HAN Arnhem Business School: from programme content to available study facilities.

Can I save the survey halfway through and come back to it later?
Yes, you can. You reclick the link and continue where you left off.

What should I do if I do not receive an invitation email?
Only those students whose main enrolment is with Arnhem Business School will be invited to take part in the NSE. If this applies to you and if the invitation email did not get spam-binned, contact On you can also resend your personal link. You will be asked for your HAN address. You will receive your personal link to this address.

What will HAN Arnhem Business School do with the NSE results?
Using your feedback, we decide which areas to focus on in the year to come. So by taking part in the survey, you are making a direct contribution to improving the quality of your programme.

For what other purposes are the NSE results used?
The NSE results are used by organisations such as and Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs to provide programme information to incoming students. The Best Degree Programmes Elsevier Guide is also based on NSE data.

What do I get for completing the survey?
Filling in the survey will not only help improve the quality of the academic experience but you will also be in for a chance of winning cool prizes such as a traveler’s check for €2,000, redeemable at KILROY, €400 in cash towards your rent, books, tuition… or whatever you want! (10 available) or a voucher (265 available, value €20). Arnhem Business School itself also has a number of prizes, keep an eye on our social media channels!

Who commissions the NSE?
The NSE falls under the responsibility of Stichting Studiekeuze123. Stichting Studiekeuze123 was initiated by the Council for Universities of Applied Sciences, the Dutch Council for Training and Education, the Association of Universities in the Netherlands and the student organisations LSVb and ISO; it thus represents the entire higher education sector in the Netherlands.

Who administers the NSE?
The NSE is administered by Intomart GfK.

Is participation in the NSE confidential?
Participation in the NSE is confidential. The survey results will never be traceable to you personally and any reports from this survey will not identify any individuals. No reports will be made on groups of fewer than 10 students.

When will the survey results be available?
The NSE 2017 results will be posted via (Dutch/English) June 2017.