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Admission and Finances

Interested in studying International Business 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.

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Admission requirements

To be accepted into International Business at HAN, you need to meet 2 main admission requirements: your prior education and English fluency. It’s also important that International Business is the right choice for you. That’s why we ask you to take part in Matching.

Apply in 7 steps

Are you ready to enroll? Here we guide you through the 7 steps of the application process.

Tuition Fees

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.

Note: tuition fees for 2021-2022 were lowered because of decisions made by the government and HAN regarding the coronacrisis.

Tuition fees for International Business



EU/EEA + Suriname: 1st-time student
1st time at university or university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Fee applies for 1 year only.
€ 542 €1,105
EU/EEA + Suriname: continuing student
Previously enrolled at university or university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. No bachelor degree yet.
€1,084      €2,209    
Student with degree from Dutch institution
Already earned bachelor degree from Dutch university or university of applied sciences.
€6,426      €7,650     
Nationality outside the EU/EEA
€6,426      €7,650   

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.

HAN Scholarships

Interested in studying International Business 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

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
Groceries €170
Health insurance €100
Books and study materials €340 (per year)
Public transport €50 to €100
Mobile phone €20

Students share their experiences

Different cultures

“The most unique thing at HAN was the interaction with people from different cultures and backgrounds. It was quite shocking that each of us were almost the same age, yet we’re so different.” Read more...

Coming out of her shell

“I’ve learned that in a professional environment, if you don’t speak up for your problem or question, people won’t be able to help you. So, I came out of my shell. And it’s great to have a positive influence on the people around you.” Read more...

Learning to be independent

“I needed some time to adjust. But I made friends easily. It comes with a good aura. People would approach me and talk to me. I invited some of them to my house, cooked Jamaican food and we also did other fun things together.” Read more...

Unique experience

“The lecturers teach you, they do their part, but you also have a responsibility of managing your own stuff. Lecturers are always ready to support their students. Even if it is not their task.” Read more...

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Next pagePractical 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. 

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