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Admission and Finances
Interested in studying Communication at HAN? Want to know if you meet the admission requirements? Find out here. Also learn about the tuition fees, scholarships and the application process.
To be accepted into Communication at HAN, you need to meet 2 main admission requirements: your prior education and English fluency. It’s also important that Communication is the right choice for you. That’s why we ask you to take part in Matching.
You need one of the following certificates of secondary education:
- Dutch havo or vwo certificate
- International Baccalaureate*
- Sekolah Menegah Atas (SMA)
- General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE-A level)
Your certificate is not mentioned here? No problem. Our admissions office decides if your prior education is sufficient.
*Haven't received your official IB diploma yet? You can give HAN University of Applied Sciences permission to verify your scores online on the IBO website. HAN's institute code is 035674.
You need to prove you have a sufficient level of English. We require one of the following:
- IELTS score of at least 6.0
- TOEFL score of 80 or higher (internet-based)*
- Cambridge certificate: FCE Grade C minimum score 169 / CAE / CPE
*Please note that home editions are not accepted. Only tests taken at an examination center are considered. Also, you can ask ETS TOEFL to send us your score directly by using the HAN University of Applied Sciences code: 7832.
Matching is to make sure Communication at HAN is the right choice for you. How does it work? Apply for the program. After that we contact you about an online interview. After the interview we email you with 1 of 3 possible matching results:
Congratulations! Communication seems to be a good match for you.
2. Action required
You need to take some steps to prepare for your studies. By doing this, you increase your chances of success at HAN. The steps are not mandatory. They are recommendations, like working on your mathematics or talking to other students. Taking these steps is your own responsibility.
The program doesn’t seem to be a good match for you. Depending on when you applied, this could mean 2 things. You're advised not to enroll in Communication. Or you're excluded from enrolling in this program.
Questions? More information?
Contact ASK HAN on +31 24 353 05 00 or by email: Ask@HAN.nl.
Apply in 7 steps
Are you ready to enroll in Communication? Here we guide you through the 7 steps of the application process.
Do you meet the admission criteria? Then you can apply.
Apply on Studielink before:
EU/EEA 15 August Non-EU/EEA 1 June
Read the Step-by-step guide to Studielink (in PDF).
- After you apply in Studielink, you'll receive an email from HAN confirming your application. This email will be sent to the email address you entered in Studielink.Haven't received the email? Also not in your junk folder? Contact us so we can work out what's wrong.
Emails about your application will be sent from this email address: email@example.com. Add this address as a safe sender in your mail program right away. That way info about your application won’t end up in your junk folder.
- If you still need to submit information, you will receive an email about it. This will also contain your login information for “My Application”.
- Log in to "My Application" to submit documents or details. You can also see the status of your submitted information here.
- It’s possible you only need to upload a passport photo. We use the photo for your HAN card, which you will need for all facilities on campus.
- Have you applied for more than one program? Then you will see what info you still need to submit per program.
You want to be sure the program is a good fit for you, right? That’s why at HAN you have to participate in Matching. That could include filling in a questionnaire. Or attending an interview. Each program has its own matching procedure. You’ll automatically be invited to schedule your Matching activities.
Ready to finalize your enrollment and become a HAN student? The final step, after submitting all necessary documents, is paying your tuition fee. Find out more about how to pay your tuition fee.
- Make sure you've finished steps 2, 3 and 4 before starting your program. Preferably a few weeks before. That way your enrollment is confirmed in time and you have access to all the facilities from the start of your studies.
- Go to Studielink to see if your enrollment in the program is confirmed.
Your tuition fee depends on your nationality. And whether you’ve studied in the Netherlands before. Nationalities within the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) generally pay a lower tuition fee. The table below shows this as EU/EEA. This includes all EU countries plus Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland. Students from Suriname also pay this lower fee. Check out our page about tuition fees for more information.
Tuition fees for Communication
|EU/EEA + Suriname: 1st-time student
1st time at university or university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Fee applies for 1 year only.
|€ 1,105||€ 1,157|
|EU/EEA + Suriname: continuing student
Previously enrolled at university or university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. No bachelor degree yet.
|€ 2,209||€ 2,314|
|Student with degree from Dutch institution
Already earned bachelor degree from Dutch university or university of applied sciences.
|€ 7,650||€ 8,010|
Nationality outside the EU/EEA
|€ 7,650||€ 8,010|
Financial guarantee (non-EU/EEA)
The cost of living in the Netherlands may be very different from in your home country. That’s why you're required to pay a financial guarantee. This amount covers your tuition fee and your cost of living. Paying this ensures you have sufficient funds to live and study in the Netherlands. The financial guarantee is a requirement of the visa process.
awarding excellence HAN Scholarships
Interested in studying Communication at HAN University of Applied Sciences? Are you an outstanding student? Perhaps you're eligible for a HAN scholarship. These scholarships are offered in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Education and Science.
Cost of Living
Planning to study in the Netherlands? As a rule of thumb, you need about €1000 a month as a student in Arnhem or Nijmegen to live comfortably. Want to know more about monthly expenses and how to save money? Read more on our cost of living page. Are you interested in combining study with work? Check out our page about working in the Netherlands.
|What||Approx. cost per month|
|Renting a furnished room + utilities||€400 to €500|
|Books and study materials||€340 (per year)|
|Public transport||€50 to €100|
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Next page: Practical information
Do you know if you need a visa? How do you arrange student accommodation? And what about insurances and public transport? Get all the practical info on the next page.