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Practical info

You want to be well prepared before you start your international business degree. Learn about student housing, visas and permits, insurances and public transport. Also get info on textbooks and download important documents like the degree statute and enrollment regulations.

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Before you arrive in the Netherlands

Before you arrive in the Netherlands, you need to arrange some practical matters. Like student housing. And, depending on your nationality, you might need to arrange a visa.  


As an International Business student, you need a suitable place to live. A place within easy distance of the campus and where you can feel at home. The HAN Housing Office helps international students like yourself find a room. Are you from outside the EU/EEA? You get priority: a guaranteed room. From the EU/EEA? You can go on the waiting list.  

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Visa info

To study in the Netherlands, you need the right visas and permits. Are you from the EU/EEA? Then you don’t need any visas or permits. You just need to register at city hall. Are you from a country outside the EU/EEA? Then you need a residence permit. You might also need an entry visa.

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Once you arrive in the Netherlands

Once you arrive in the Netherlands, you need to know about some other practical issues. For example, about working, insurance, public transport and the government.

Timetables, Lecture times, Calendar and Books

Are you (almost) about to start your studies and are you curious about your timetable or class? If you have a HANaccount, you can find that info on Insite. That's the online environment for HAN students. Look under the heading Timetables, Lecture times and Calendar.

Order your textbooks online

You are free to order your books from whichever online seller you like. You could try, for example. Have you considered 2nd-hand books? They’re cheaper and more environmentally friendly. Lots of 2nd-hand books are available online, for example at Amazon also offers used versions of many of its titles. Just make sure you buy the right edition.

Student services and support

Free tutoring for ISB students

Could you use some help with your studies? What better way to learn from students who've already been through the course? Our tutors are happy to help you out! Tutoring is available for students from all clusters, everyone is welcome. So far, the tutors have helped over 70 students succeed. Tutoring is available for several courses such as Finance, International Economics, English, Spanish and more.

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Study coaching

When you start studying at HAN you will be assigned a study coach. The study coach guides you during your studies, lends a listening ear and advises you if you fall behind. And if you need more specialized help, they can refer you to the right person. The senior coach, student counselor or psychologist, for example.

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Studying with Special Circumstances

Do you have a disability or other special circumstance that will affect your studies? HAN offers support and services to ensure your study environment fits your needs. For example, extra time on exams. Or alternatives to certain parts of the study program.

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International Office

As an international student, there are lots of practical matters you need to arrange. International Office knows about all these issues and can lend you a helping hand. Going abroad for a semester as part of your program? International Office can answer all your questions about this as well.

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Student Support Center

Do you want to work on your study skills? Or perhaps you want to improve your writing skills? Or do you need to see a counselor or psychologist about a personal matter? HAN Study Success provides counseling, training courses, workshops and coaching for all HAN students. The aim? To give you the tools to study successfully.

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Campus facilities

The HAN campuses have all the facilities you need: modern lecture halls, study and multimedia centers, sports facilities, canteens and cafes. Also important: a reliable wireless network (Eduroam). And you can easily reach the campuses by train, bus or bike.

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Orientation week

HAN International Intro

Get a good start to your studies during this week of orientation:

  • learn about living in the Netherlands
  • become familiar with the campus
  • get on board with your degree program
  • make new friends!
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The location

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  • HAN Arnhem campus

    Ruitenberglaan 31
    6826 CC Arnhem
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Contact us

Got a question? First check our FAQ. Can't find the answer to your question there? Contact us at ASK HAN. We're happy to help!

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 17:00

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