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The information on this page provides you with important after arrival information. Please make sure to read all the information carefully.

HAN International Intro August 2023
 

The final countdown

It's almost time to join us at HAN University of Applied Sciences. We cannot wait to welcome you at our International Welcome Day, in Arnhem on Monday 21 August and in Nijmegen on Tuesday 22 August!

Although you do not have to sign up for our International Welcome Day, you may have to sign up for the introduction organized by your study program. Check the introduction webpage of your study program via the link on the bottom of this page.

The information on this page provides you with important after arrival information. Please make sure to read all the information carefully.

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After arrival information

Arriving at Schiphol Airport

You just landed at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands and cleared customs. You're walking down the big hallways thinking: which way do I go...? Should I go left here? Or perhaps to the right? And where can I buy my train ticket to Arnhem or Nijmegen? Don't worry! Read on for more guidance.

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HAN Housing

Did you receive a voucher code from HAN Housing? And booked a room using Book Your Room? You can officially move in as of Monday, August 7. If you haven't received any emails from HAN Housing about the voucher code, there is no room reserved for you. In case something is still unclear please contact HAN Housing directly via e-mail.

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Registering at City Hall

If your stay in the Netherlands exceeds 4 months, it is mandatory to register as a new citizen with the municipality where you're going to live. Upon registration you'll receive your social security number (in Dutch: BSN nummer). Check the exact procedures for City Hall Arnhem and Nijmegen via the following link.

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Opening up a Dutch bank account

Some of you may want to open up a Dutch bank account for the time you are here. You can do so at any bank, but the procedures and requirements can differ quite a bit. Read on our Insite (HAN Intranet) how to open a bank account. Please note: to be able to read this you must create your HAN account.

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Collecting your Dutch residence permit

Non-EU students need a Dutch residence permit to stay and study legally in the Netherlands. To collect your residence permit, you'll need to go to the Lifeport Welcome Center in Nijmegen. More info, time & location will soon be shared by our Immigration department via email. Check your mailbox!

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HAN student ID card

After setting up your HAN account, Bachelor and Master students need to fill in their Dutch address in Studielink to receive their HANCard at their home address in the Netherlands. Exchange students receive their card at HAN. More info can be found on Insite. Please note: to be able to read this you must create your HAN account.

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HAN WiFi - Eduroam

Via Eduroam (HAN WiFi) you can safely use the wireless network. In order to use Eduroam, you need to have your HAN account set up. After setting up your HAN account, it's not that difficult to set up your HAN WiFi. Just go to the manuals and follow the instructions! Please note: to be able to read this you must create your HAN account.

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Public transport & Biking

Want to use public transport in the Netherlands? The ‘OV-chip card' (In Dutch: OV-chipkaart) is the means of payment for train, bus, tram and metro. It's also possible to buy or rent a bike! Read more on public transport and biking on our Insite page. Please note: to be able to read this you must create your HAN account.

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Welcome to the International Office

Do you have questions upon arrival in the Netherlands or at HAN University of Applied Sciences? Or would you like to just have a chat with one of our International Office staff members? You're more than welcome to stop by! Visit us at the International Office front desk in Arnhem or Nijmegen.

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International Student Organizations

Student life is not complete without an international student organization. At campus Arnhem we have the International Student Association (ISA). At campus Nijmegen there is the Erasmus Student Network Nijmegen (ESN). Please note: to be able to read this you must create your HAN account.

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Intro per program

Next to the International Welcome Day, organized by HAN International Office, your degree or exchange program has also worked out a program for the HAN International Intro you have to sign up for! Check it on the next page.

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