February start (26 - 27 January 2023) Pre-arrival information
The information on this page provides you with important pre-arrival information, so read on and read carefully!
A warm welcome!
Welcome to HAN University of Applied Sciences on behalf of the International Office. Our goal? Assuring a smooth transition to life and study in the Netherlands. 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.
Checklist and your personal to do's
Complete your visa application (non-EU students)
Create your HAN account
Set up your HAN email
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook
Check the introduction organized by your study program
Make sure to get started and complete your checklist right away!
Non-EU students who DON'T need an entry visa (MVV) need to bring their IND approval letter when traveling to the Netherlands. Non-EU students who DO need an MVV need to make an appointment at the Dutch Embassy to apply for the MVV and to receive the MVV sticker in their passport. Please check your mailbox for emails from our Immigration department.
In order to get full access to HAN's digital services and to receive your HAN student ID card upon arrival, you need to create your HAN account. More information on receiving your HAN student ID card will follow soon. Store your login and password info for the HAN account on your phone so you will not forget! You will need it once you get to HAN!
To set up your HAN email account, you need to go to the main HAN account page. Log in by filling in your login code and password. Then click on 'HAN mail' and once more fill in your login and password. Because of security settings you cannot adjust the HAN email account to automatically forward your HAN mail to your private email account.
HAN International Intro Instagram
Especially for you, we made a dedicated Instagram page with informational and instructional videos, but also fun videos, stories and posts made by our Introduction Buddies; HAN students who will help you to get to know HAN, your academic program and your surroundings. So, follow us now on Instagram and don't miss out!
Social platform Goin' Connect
Are you curious to know who will be your future classmates? Looking for like-minded students who are also goin’ to HAN? Via Goin’ Connect you can meet up with other students already before arrival in the Netherlands! Join groups, events and connect with your future classmates. Join Goin’ now, download the app and get goin’!
COVID-19 update: Entry ban lifted
The Government of the Netherlands has decided to lift the European Union EU entry ban for the Netherlands. This means that as of 17 September 2022, no COVID-19 related restrictions or requirements apply to travelers entering the Netherlands, including those from countries outside the EU/Schengen Area.
HAN International Office Instagram
Next to our HAN International Intro Instagram, please also join HAN International Office on social media! On our main HAN International Office Instagram page we share interesting cultural and social content. From important announcements to activities & events. Join us now and follow HAN International Office on Instagram!
HAN International Office Facebook
And join us on Facebook too! On our HAN Incoming International Students Facebook group you'll find news and fun facts during your stay in the Netherlands and at HAN University of Applied Sciences. International HAN students also post supply and demand of handy stuff, like kitchen supplies, books, and many other things.
Check the (upcoming) Instagram info videos we posted via the link below!
Please make sure to complete the to do's mentioned above before arriving in the Netherlands.
Have a great Christmas break!
Best regards and happy holidays,
HAN International Office
We cannot wait to welcome you at our International Welcome Day, in Nijmegen on Thursday 26 January and in Arnhem on Friday 27 January! The information on the next page provides you with important after arrival information.