HAN University of Applied Sciences

3.7 out of 5 (121 ratings / 113 reviews) Nijmegen, Netherlands
Our mission is to qualify, socialize and prepare students for their future professional practice and citizenship.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Business & Management (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Our educational institution is the result of numerous mergers and significant growth in student numbers. Only in this way do you go from 20 independent educational institutions to 1 HAN in over 10 years. The government and the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences believed that many schools were too small to organize their education properly.


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.


Practice-based research at HAN University of Applied Sciences is multidisciplinary and relates to themes from the professional world. We share and develop knowledge in the professional field as well as extract knowledge from the professional field. This exchange acts as a catalyst for the development of our education.

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Student services

Internationalisation is a key area at HAN University of Applied Sciences. One aspect is the international mobility of HAN staff and students. Another aspect is knowledge exchange in a global network of international partners.

Housing services

HAN Housing Office offers student housing at locations in Arnhem and Nijmegen. We arrange short-stay accommodation for 1 semester for exchange students. And for 1 or 2 semester(s) for non-EU/EEA bachelor and master students.

Library services

Wiley provides access to multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

Medical services

The School of Allied Health contributes to a healthy region; a region where people can participate in their communities and lead productive and meaningful lives. We do this together with the professional field of allied healthcare, with partners in the public sector and with the business community.

Student Life

Campus life

HAN University of Applied Sciences has campuses in Arnhem and in Nijmegen. Both campuses have great facilities including study centres, sports facilities, canteens and places to relax with fellow students.

You’ll find everything you need at the HAN campuses: extensive multimedia centres, good IT facilities, modern lecture halls, high-tech laboratories and places to socialise with classmates. If you would like to have a look around, you can do so virtually, using our 360 virtual tour.

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.


All courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Education and the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). Work : Students will take a compulsory internship program during their study.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

my experience is quite a lot but I am not satisfied with my current experience at the moment

Want to learn to seize the competency
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Love the helpful staff

My experience
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Overall the HAN University is a suitable university IF you choose the right study. Unfortunately, my study program, International Business and Languages, missed out during the study on a lot of important matters for me. The IBL study will be canceled after we graduate. In other words, we are the last batch. This created a feeling for me that we (the last group) no longer...

Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands

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