HAN University of Applied Sciences

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.

Top reasons to study here

  • HAN University of Applied Sciences places great emphasis on development, entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • HAN aims to educate students to a high standard and satisfy the demand for highly educated innovative and enterprising individuals.
  • HAN University of Applied Sciences holds paramount its responsibility to contribute to the development of society.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (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. Below are the 10 most important research themes currently being studied at HAN.


Student services

One of the responsibilities of the International Office is providing support for incoming international and outgoing exchange students. International students that have been accepted to HAN can count on International Office staff to help them with practical matters.

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 will find everything you need at the Arnhem HAN Campus: extensive multimedia centres, good IT facilities, and places to relax with your fellow students. There are sports facilities close by and the campus is located in the middle of a large park. The campus has beautiful modern buildings with escalators, study pods and up-to-date multimedia centres. You will have access to a wireless network, allowing you to work on your laptop or tablet anywhere on the campus!

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

Arnhem “Business” School
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

If you’re an ambitious student looking for a good university for a decent education in the business field then keep looking. This cash grab of an institution is set up to exploit its students by squeezing every last penny out of them with no hesitation just to present them with some outdated, 80’s era theories for four years straight which would then amount to absolutely...

First Year
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Studying at the Han is a great experience. The course material is fair and supply you with all materials needed to work in the Automotive business. Student life there is really nice as a lot of students are international, so you won’t feel that you are the only stranger.

The better improvement
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The course overally is great compared to my home country's universities. However there are a few things that can be improved. It is good that the school heads us to a new "improved course" but it would be better if they do it slowly, by not changing the whole course but only parts of it! In overall I still enjoy it especially the knowledge learnt from school and...

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