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Admission and Finances
Get answers to important questions about admission requirements, tuition fees and scholarships. Ready to enroll? Here we explain the application process in 2 easy steps.
Want to enroll in the Automotive Systems track of the Master Engineering Systems at HAN? There are 2 important admission requirements. Your prior education and your English fluency. We also consider whether the program is a good match for you. So we also look at your CV and motivation letter as well.
You need a bachelor degree in engineering or a related technical discipline. Your grades must average at least 70%. Or, your grade point average must be 2.8 or higher (in a 4.0 system). You need good grades in mathematics and physics. And in subjects related to your track.
Have you already covered some units in the curriculum? You may be exempt from parts of the program. Indicate this on your application.
Do you have doubts about your mathematics skills for this track? Then you can work on some extra mathematics modules at home before the start of the track. Please contact Kea Bouwman (email@example.com).
You must have a sufficient level of English. To prove this, you need one of the following:
- IELTS score of at least 6.0 (for reading, listening, writing and speaking); all sub-scores must be 6.0 or higher.
- TOEFL score of 80 or higher (iBT – all sub-scores must be at least 18)
- Cambridge certificate: FCE Grade C minimum score 169 / CAE / CPE
HAN also looks at your CV and your motivation for choosing this program. In your motivation letter you need to include answers to these questions:
- Why did you choose a university of applied sciences?
- Why did you choose this master and this track?
- What sort of a person are you?
- And how will you deal with a different cultural environment?
Please read the following PDF document about differences in educational style before writing your motivation letter.
Apply in 6 steps
Are you ready to enroll? Here we guide you through the 6 steps of the application process.
Do you meet the admission criteria? Then you can apply.
A few days after applying on Studielink, you receive a confirmation letter. It lists the additional information and documents you need to send. Make sure you send all the documents before:
EU/EEA students Non-EU/EEA students 15 August 1 June
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.
Accepted? Signed all the necessary documents? Paid your tuition fees? Then you are officially enrolled in the program.
A great opportunity to get to know your lecturers and classmates as well as the campus and city of Arnhem. Welcome to the start of your student life at HAN!
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.
Note: tuition fees were lowered for 2021-2022 because of decisions made by the Dutch government and HAN regarding the coronacrisis.
Tuition fees for Engineering Systems (all tracks)
|Student from EU/EEA or Suriname||€1,084||€2,209|
|EU/EEA student with master degree from Dutch institution||€7,714||€8,965|
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.
awarding excellence HAN Scholarships
Interested in studying Automotive Systems at HAN? From outside the EU/EEA? HAN offers scholarships to talented master students 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|
|Books and study materials||€340 (per year)|
|Public transport||€50 to €100|
A good fit?
Wondering if Automotive Systems is a good fit for you? Visit an Open Day. Not possible? Request an online meeting and talk to one of our staff members. We can discuss your background and see whether this program is a good fit for you.
Contact us at HAN Technical Masters.
We're happy to help with all your questions!
Next page: Practical information
Do you need a visa? How do you arrange student accommodation? And what about insurances and public transport? Get all the practical info here.