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HAN University of Applied Sciences

3.8 out of 5 (111 ratings / 102 reviews) Nijmegen, Netherlands
Our mission is to qualify, socialize and prepare students for their future professional practice and citizenship.

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)



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.

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.

Student Reviews

A perfect place for those who want to attain a balance between theories and practicals.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

HAN provides a dynamic environment to train the students with the most demanding skills in the job market, the knowledge is up-to-date and highly practical. The students are taken care of very thoroughly with flexible schedules and attentive support in many aspects.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall I had/have a good experience at this university. I developed myself as a human being but also as a professional. This university gave me opportunities to work on my own but also collaborate with others. The internships were chances to practice all the theory I learned during the lectures and challenge myself to be the best version

HAN has ups and downs. But it's a good ride.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The individual course is good. The overall set up of the University is a little chaotic. For example, my year was the first year of international mechanical engineering. COVID19 hit during our first year. Every new course will have teething problems. and a global pandemic will always cause disruption. The two together made things very difficult and uncertain for HAN...

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