As a HAN student, you have access to a range of support and services. Like special provisions if you have a disability. A study coach to discuss your academic progress. Or a training course in personal development. Our aim is to help you get the most out of your studies.
Coaching and counseling
At HAN you have various coaches and counselors you can turn to with questions: study coach, senior coach, student counselor or student psychologist.
When you start studying at HAN you will be assigned a study coach. That’s a lecturer working within your degree program. The study coach guides you during your studies and is your first point of contact when you have a question or problem. They lend a listening ear, for example. Or advise you if you fall behind with your studies.
Need more specialized help? Your study coach can refer you to the right person. Like the senior coach or student counselor.
Concerned you might get binding advice to leave the program because of personal problems? You can discuss this with the senior coach. The senior coach will look at whether it might help to cut back on your course load. And lend a listening ear and offer valuable suggestions.
In some cases, the senior tutor refers you to the student counselor. The senior coach can also answer questions about special exam and lecture provisions and about combining elite sports with your studies.
The student counselors provide a second-line facility for students in need of extra counseling. They also support study coaches and senior tutors and offer advice (on request or otherwise) to the degree programs, institutes and faculties. HAN University of Applied Sciences employs 5 student counsellors who can help students with specific issues, such as:
- Due to illness or exceptional circumstances you are behind with your studies and having financial problems.
- You have an acute financial problem which affects your studies.
- You are disabled or impaired and need certain facilities to enable you to study.
- You would like to combine elite sport and your studies.
- You are having personal problems which affect your studies.
- You have questions about complaints or legal procedures.
How do I make an appointment?
Send an email to email@example.com.
- Explain the situation and also include:
- your name
- your student number
- your degree program and study location (Arnhem or Nijmegen)
- your mobile phone number
Where can I find the student counselors?
Campus Location Room(s) Arnhem Ruitenberglaan 31 C2.28 Nijmegen Bisschop Hamerhuis 2.01B, 2.11 & 2.12A
The consultations and courses by the student psychologists are for students enrolled at HAN. You can come to us with concerns and problems you're not able to solve yourself. Problems that are influencing your studies or threatening to delay your studies. Such concerns or problems could be:
- Study stress and fear or failure
- Procrastination and motivation problems
- Loss and mourning
- Excessive worrying and general feeling of discontent
- Gloominess, dread, not being able to deal with things anymore
- Loneliness and/or problematic social life
- Feelings of anxiety
- Trouble coping with major events
- Problem with eating too much or too little
- Negative self-image; lack of self confidence
- Problems with drugs, gaming, social media and internet
- Problems with parents or relationships
Do you have any of the above concerns or problems? You can contact us or register for an intake.
Studying with special circumstances
Do you need extra support because of special circumstances? You might be dealing with a chronic disability or illness. Or you're combining your studies with another time-consuming activity, such as a professional sport or a business. No problem! We help you make the most out of your studies.
Student Support Center Study skills and personal development
The Student Support Center provides training, workshops and coaching for all students at HAN. Our courses focus on the development of skills, both within and beyond your field of study. Like knowledge of a foreign language. Or building up your social network. These skills contribute to both academic success and personal well-being. Take responsibility for your own development and sign up for a course today!
What training and coaching opportunities do we offer?
Once you have a HAN-account, you can get an overview of all the courses at the Student Support Center learning portal. What about a course in Social Dutch? See the details below.
Do you have a general question about the Student Support Center? Or our courses? Or do you have a question about a particular course, workshop or other educational activity? Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The HAN International Office is an important point of contact for international students. They can help you with all kinds of practical matters related to living and studying in the Netherlands. And with arrangements for studying abroad.
7 reasons to study at HAN
Good student support is just one of the 7 reasons to study at HAN University of Applied Sciences. Curious about the other reasons?
Free course for HAN students!: Social Dutch
The Dutch are very international and almost everyone speaks English. But wouldn’t it be nice to know the basics of this unique language and culture? So that you can order a drink in a bar, for example. Ask a question at the supermarket. Or get directions at a train station. You'll learn how to do this in 8 fun sessions of 2 hours. Join this free course and start socializing in Dutch!