February start (26 - 27 January 2023)

HAN International Intro

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The HAN International Introduction is coming up. We have important information to share with you, both online and offline!

Online and on location 


Prior to the introduction on location at HAN, the International Office will be in touch with you online during the months prior. As of the beginning of December, we'll send you information about the introduction in 2 separate newsletters. Plus, you can follow us on our International Intro Instagram page. This part of the orientation will give you lots of fun and useful info about studying at HAN and living in the Netherlands. It’s all pretty relaxed. You don’t need to be anywhere in particular for this part. You could be soaking up the sun somewhere on your holiday. HAN International Office will be in touch!

What do you need for the online intro week? A laptop, phone or tablet. Internet connection. Instagram. Comfy chair. Too easy!

Instagram page and newsletters


#1: A warm welcome to HAN University of Applied Sciences
#2: The final countdown for your start @ HAN UAS

Study, life, fun. That about sums up the topics on the HAN International Intro Instagram page and our webpages for international students. So, firstly think of practical things like your HANaccount, HANcard, scholarships and immigration matters. Then there’s living in the Netherlands. Think of public transport, finances, health. And the city of Arnhem or Nijmegen. Finally, the fun stuff. Like activities organized by student organizations, learning about the Dutchies, their culture and language. And last but not least, info about what to do in your free time. Check out the Instagram page and the webpages!

Not able to join us on Instagram? Don't worry! You can soon find the (upcoming) Instagram info videos we posted in the content on our webpages:

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HAN International Office 

On location

As an international student, your introduction takes place in the week of January 23 and is on location. And we're planning on making it a special and unforgettable one for YOU. You'll take part in all kinds of activities together with our enthusiastic student introduction buddies who are here to help and guide you.

The HAN International Office will organize the International Welcome Day as part of the International Intro 2023 where you can meet our international student associations and other international students from different study programs in person.

Thursday 26 January
10:00 - 14:00h
 Kapittelweg 33, canteen area

Friday 27 January
10:00 - 14:00h
Ruitenberglaan 31, canteen area

Time Acitivity
10:00 - 10:45 Coffee/tea and registration
10:45 - 11:45 Plenary session
11:45 - 12:15 Speedfriending
12:15 - 12:45 Dutch language activity
12:45 - 13:45 Info market and lunch

The rest of the international introduction will be organized by your degree or exchange program.

What do you need for the intro week on location? Just you, yourself and us!

Fun fact

Did you know...

HAN University of Applied Sciences has 2 campuses: Arnhem and Nijmegen?

Most courses in (International) Business, Automotive, Communication & Information Technology, Built Environment and Engineering Studies are taught at HAN’s Arnhem campus.

The HAN Nijmegen campus hosts courses in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Education, Health, Social Studies and Sports.

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Contact International Office

Feel free to contact the International Office for more info about the introduction. Or for other questions concerning living and studying in the Netherlands.

Next page


There are some important need-to-knows before you arrive in the Netherlands and a number of things you need to take care of as of now. The information on this page provides you with important pre-arrival information, so read on and read carefully!

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