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.

Bachelors courses

The tuition fees below are for one academic year. Please note that the Dutch government has halved the statutory tuition fees for new students starting in 2018-2019. Want to know if this applies to you? Read this article.

Course Academic year 2017-2018
Start February 2018
Academic year 2018-2019
EU/EEA student* non-EU student EU/EEA student* non-EU student
Communication € 1,170.17 € 4,208.75 € 2,060 € 7,235
International Business € 1,170.17 € 4,208.75 € 2,060 € 7,235
*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.

Are you interested in studying in the Netherlands but not sure how to finance your studies? The HAN Excellence & Holland Scholarship programme might be the answer. You can also apply for other scholarships, which you can find using GrantFinder.

HAN Excellence and Holland Scholarship Programme

HAN rewards excellence in education. The HAN Excellence and Holland Scholarship Programme offers financial aid to international HAN students who have made outstanding achievements in the course of their education and personal development.

There are various scholarship options in the HAN Excellence and Holland Scholarship Programme. These are outlined below.

Check out the relevant web pages for your intake to see which scholarships apply to you and to learn more about the application process and eligibility requirements: February or September.

HAN pre-selects admitted students based on the eligibility criteria. If you have been pre-selected, you will receive an email from the International Office, inviting you to submit your application for the scholarship.

HAN Orange Tulip Scholarship

Are you a talented student from Brazil, China, Indonesia, Russia, India, South Korea, Mexico or Vietnam? Then why not apply for the HAN Orange Tulip Scholarship.

  • Scholarship amount: € 5,000
  • Awarded: 1st year (followed by € 2,500 in 2nd, 3rd, 4th year based on grades each year)
  • Nationality: new students from Brazil, China, Indonesia, Russia, India, South Korea, Mexico or Vietnam
  • Course enrolment: full-time English-taught HAN Bachelors and Masters
  • Course start: September 2019
  • Eligibility requirements: previous education and additional assignments
  • Duration of scholarship: max 4 years for Bachelors or max 2 years for Masters based on grades

HAN Holland Scholarship

Are you a non-EEA student? Are you enrolling in a course at HAN for the first time? Perhaps you qualify for the Holland Scholarship. This is a joint initiative of HAN and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

  • Scholarship amount: € 5,000
  • Awarded: 1st year (followed by € 2,500 in 2nd, 3rd, 4th year based on grades each year)
  • Nationality: new students from outside the EEA *
  • Course enrolment: full-time English-taught HAN Bachelors and Masters
  • Course start: September 2019
  • Eligibility requirements: previous education and additional assignments
  • Duration of scholarship: max 4 years for Bachelors or max 2 years for Masters based on grades

Payment of the Holland Scholarship and Orange Tulip Scholarship

This scholarship is paid in two terms: in March and September. To receive the scholarship, you need a Dutch bank account in your own name. You also need to be enrolled as a HAN student.

Other Scholarships

In addition to the HAN Excellence and Holland Scholarship Programme, you can also access other scholarships. These can be obtained from various organisations in the Netherlands or in your home country. For an overview of most of the available scholarships for studying in the Netherlands, please visit GrantFinder.

* The EEA (European Economic Area) includes all the EU countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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

ach academic year is divided into 2 semesters. For the 2018-2019 academic year, the semester division is as follows:

  • 1st semester: 3 September 2018 up to and including 3 February 2019
  • 2nd semestser: 4 February 2019 up to and including 5 July 2019

You can download an overview of the holiday schedule. 

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. We offer short-stay accommodation for 1 semester to exchange students and 1 or 2 semester(s) to non-European Bachelor/Master students.

Are you continuing your studies after this period? Then you need to arrange your own accommodation. Non-Dutch, EU students who do not have a guaranteed room can contact the HAN Housing Office by email for a place on the Housing waiting list. Please note that our students facilities are not suited for families and that pets are not allowed.

Studying and living in Arnhem

Studying at the HAN Arnhem campus? Then you will get a room at one of these buildings:

Further information about renting at these locations:

  • Shared rooms, accommodation units with a private bedroom and shared facilities such as a kitchen, shower and toilet.
  • Rental prices range from approximately €382 to €450 per month depending on the location, room size, and service charges.
  • 1 academic year: the rooms are available from August to July. These rooms are for non-European students only.
  • 1 semester: the rooms are available from August until January OR from February until July. These rooms are for exchange students.

Are you an exchange student in Arnhem? At the moment, you can’t use the Book your Room system. You will be randomly placed in an available room in Arnhem at the Bergstraat or the Romerselaan.

Arriving on the weekend or on a weekday after 5pm? Then you have to book a hotel room and wait until the next working day. Please consider this when booking your flight.

Registration requirements

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

  • You must be enrolled as a student of HAN University of Applied Sciences for a bachelor/master or exchange course;
  • You must have a nationality other than Dutch;
  • Non-EU and Master students who have completed the financial transactions of the financial guarantee (including the accommodation fee) will have a reserved room. The deadline for payment is mentioned on the invoice. Housing cannot be guaranteed after this deadline.

Note: non-Dutch, EU students who do not have a guaranteed room can contact the HAN Housing Office by email for a place on the Housing waiting list.

Book your room

If you meet all the requirements mentioned above and you have paid the accommodation fee, you will have a guaranteed room through the HAN Housing Office.

The SSH&, the student housing association of Nijmegen and Arnhem, has created the booking system: Book your Room. This allows students to choose their own room. After the payment of the Financial Guarantee is processed, HAN Housing Office will send you an email with a voucher code. With this voucher code you can book your own room.

Note: 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.

Deadline for cancellation

Please note that there is a deadline for cancellation of your room. Cancellation after the deadline may result in a financial penalty.

To cancel your room please send an email to HAN.HousingOffice@han.nl.

The deadline for the cancellation of your room is:

1st semester 1 August
2nd semester 1 January

We look forward to welcoming you as a student at the HAN!

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

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 Amsterdam 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 degree seeking 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 HAN’s On: 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 a mandatory registration for the HAN’s On: International Welcome Day. Please arrange your travel plans in accordance with the HAN’s On: International Welcome Day. You can register here as of November 1 to confirm your attendance and when you do ensure that you register for the right campus.

Arnhem Campus: Thursday January 31 2019
For students attending (international) business, automotive, communication and information technology, built environment and engineering courses.

The programme

The HAN’s On: International Welcome Day generally consists of the following:

  • Getting to know other international students
  • Getting to know HAN University of Applied Sciences (faculty and campus)
  • Information session regarding visa regulations, city hall registration, banking matters, tips from students for students, and more.

Detailed programme information will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the HAN’s On: 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!