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HAN University of Applied Sciences

3.7 out of 5 (97 ratings / 88 reviews) Nijmegen, 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.

Bachelor's programmes

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



What’s it like to leave home? To leave behind your family and friends so you can live and study in the Netherlands? How does it feel to study at an internationally oriented business school and be surrounded by over 60 nationalities every day? We asked four students to share their experiences with you.

Fields of study

HAN offers more than 80 courses related to the following fields of study: 

  • Education
  • Social studies
  • Health
  • Nursing
  • Sports and exercise
  • Commerce
  • Communication
  • Business administration
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Built environment
  • Applied sciences
  • IT and communication


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.

ICT services

Eduroam gives students and staff access to a secure wireless network. Users can also access the Eduroam networks at other education and research institutes around the world by entering their personal login details. This type of access is linked to your HANaccount.

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.

Sports facilities

If you want to do sports during your study, you are welcome to join the various student sports clubs in Arnhem or Nijmegen. Most of the sports venues offer very affordable prices and students from HAN often get a discount. The sports facilities are close by, so you can be even healthier and do as the Dutch - ride there on your bike!

Student clubs

At HAN University of Applied Sciences we maintain strong ties with our alumni. HAN has its own alumni networks and LinkedIn groups where former students can register and keep in touch.

HAN has the following alumni networks:

  • Alumni Arnhem Business School open in a new window
  • FEM Alumni (Faculty of Business Management and Law)
  • Alumni Faculty of Engineering
  • Alumni Academy for Communication and Information Technology
  • Alumni Faculty of Education
  • Alumni Faculty of Health and Social Studies

Student Reviews

the summary
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

great, I learned a lot as well as practiced my knowledge

Han university of applied science
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Han university is a place where you can expand your horizons, be a part international community. It's not only to learn and gain practical knowledge but to make friends and open up for amazing futuristic careers opportunities.

To say this is a bad college is an understatement
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

This is a review for the Master course in Control systems, which has two modules common for the other master courses as well. The college has very incompetent administrative members and mediocre lecturers. There is no proper structure to the program. The classes are boring and it can be seen that half of the students will either be sleeping or doing their own work. A...

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