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Thinking about enrolling in Circular Economy at HAN University of Applied Sciences? Find out about admission requirements, how to apply, tuition fees, scholarships and more.
Want to enroll in the Master of Circular Economy? There are 2 main admission requirements. These are your prior education and English fluency. We also look at your professional suitability.
You need to have completed a bachelor degree in one of the following fields:
- Engineering & Management
To prove your proficiency in English, you have to do a language test. We accept:
- TOEFL iBT score of 90 or higher*
- IELTS score of 6.5 or higer
- Cambridge FCE Grade B minimum score 176
*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.
Exemption to the language test requirement
You don't have to do a language test if:
- You have completed one of these baccalaureate programs: International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP), International Baccalaureate Careers-Related Program (IBCP) or European Baccalaureate (English Language 1 or 2).
- You completed your secondary or tertiary education in English in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (not including Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, U.S.A., U.K.
- You have one of the diplomas on this Nuffic list and English was part of the curriculum.
As places for this program are limited, we also look at your suitability. We check this through:
- Motivation letter
A good fit?
Wondering if Circular Economy is a good fit for you? Visit an Open Day. You can join online or, if you live close by or want to take a trip to the Netherlands, come and visit our Open Day on campus!
Apply in 7 steps
Are you ready to apply for the Master in Circular Economy? Here we guide you through the 7 steps of the application process.
Do you meet the admission criteria? Then you can apply.
Please send your application form to email@example.com. Mail it along with the documents mentioned in the application form. We will inform you whether you will be invited for an admission interview.
After the admission interview, we will inform you whether you are eligible for the program. The next step is making your application final through Studielink.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The program manager reviews your application and documents. You might be asked for additional information. Or an interview. Then you are informed whether you’ve been accepted.
- 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 already earned a master degree in the Netherlands. 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 Circular Economy
Student from EU/EEA or Suriname
€ 2,314 € 2,530
EU/EEA student with master degree from Dutch institution
€ 8,010 € 8,750
€ 8,010 € 8,750
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.
Interested in studying Circular Economy at HAN? From outside the EU/EEA? Not sure how to raise the funds to pay the tuition fee? HAN offers 2 types of scholarships to talented master students. The HAN Holland Scholarship and the Honors Scholarship.
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 €675|
|Books and study materials||€340 (per year)|
|Public transport||€50 to €100|
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!
Do you need a visa? How do you arrange student accommodation? And what about insurances and public transport? Get all the practical info here.