Student services

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.

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Student services and support What kind of support can I expect?

HAN can support you with all kinds of questions and issues. 

  • International Office
    An important point of contact for international students is the HAN International Office. They can help you with all kinds of practical matters related to living and studying in the Netherlands. And with arrangements for studying abroad.
  • Studying with special circumstances
    Services for students with a disability or other special circumstances. Find out more below.
  • Coaching and counseling
    The following people can help you: study coach, senior coach, student counselor or psychologist. Read more below.
  • Student Support Center
    Courses and workshops to help you with your study skills and personal development. More info below.

Studying with special circumstances 

Do you have special circumstances that affect your ability to study? For example, a disability, chronic illness, or involvement in elite sport? Need extra facilities to support you in your studies?

HAN offers several services to ensure your study environment fits your needs.  For example: 

  • Modifications to the accessibility of buildings  
  • Study aids   
  • Exam provisions  
  • Potential alternatives to curriculum components  
  • Timetable adjustments  
  • Adapted attendance requirements  
  • Possible financial aid for  study delays

Please note: students with a physical disability who require (daily) personal care must arrange this support themselves. 

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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! 

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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.

Study skills and personal development Student Support Center

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?

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

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?

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