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Admission and Finances

Interested in studying Mechanical Engineering 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.

Mechanical Engineering Admission Requirements, Tuition and Deadlines at HAN University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands

Admission requirements

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

Do the online maths check!

Want to know if you maths is sufficient for starting this program? We've developed an online 'maths check' for this purpose. It makes sense to do this check! Have any questions about this 'maths check'? We'll pass them to one of our maths lecturers. Just send an email to

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Apply in 7 steps

Are you ready to enroll in Mechanical Engineering? 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.

Tuition fees for Mechanical Engineering


EU/EEA + Suriname: 1st-time student
1st time at university or university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Fee applies for 1 year only.
€ 2,530
EU/EEA + Suriname: continuing student
Previously enrolled at university or university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. No bachelor degree yet.
€ 2,530    
Student with degree from Dutch institution
Already earned bachelor degree from Dutch university or university of applied sciences.
€ 10,270    
Nationality outside the EU/EEA
€ 10,270 

*In past years, the Dutch government lowered the tuition fees for many students in their 1st year of study. As of the 2024-2025 academic year, that will no longer apply.

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.

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HAN Scholarships

Interested in studying Mechanical Engineering 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. 

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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 €675
Groceries €220
Health insurance €130
Books and study materials €340 (per year)
Public transport €50 to €100
Mobile phone €20

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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. 

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