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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.
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.
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.
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.
Going to study in the Netherlands? Then you need to have good insurance. Health insurance is the most important, and you might want to consider other insurances too.
The rules on working in the Netherlands as a student depend on your nationality. So, whether you're from an EU country or not.
The Netherlands has excellent public transport. In the Nijmegen and Arnhem area you can get almost everywhere by train or bus.
When living in the Netherlands, you need a citizen service number (BSN). This number is important for all your dealings with the government.
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 amazon.com, 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 Bookmatch.nl. Amazon also offers used versions of many of its titles. Just make sure you buy the right edition.
Student services and support
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
HAN Arnhem campusRuitenberglaan 31
6826 CC Arnhem
Got a question? Just ask HAN!
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