Study materials

To start your studies, you need textbooks, syllabi and possibly a laptop. Read here what you need and where you can buy these materials.

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What textbooks do you need?

You can find your book list on the page of your degree program. Click on the "Practical info" menu at the top right then click on "Order your textbooks online". There you’ll find your book list and the cost of your books.

Studystore will cease to exist

Normally you could order your complete booklist online at Studystore, but this company will cease to exist. More info will be posted here when an alternative becomes available.

Studystore has suffered technical problems this academic year and has not been able to resolve them. Did you order your books at Studystore? Then your textbooks may be delivered later or they may not be delivered at all and you’ll get a refund. You can no longer place new orders. Do you have any questions about this? Contact Studystore customer service.

Readers and syllabi

Besides books, you usually need readers and syllabi. You can buy them at the Campus Store on the HAN Campus. The Campus Stores are located at Kapittelweg 33 in Nijmegen and Ruitenberglaan 31 in Arnhem.

Good to know: during school holidays the readers are not sent because the Campus Store is closed.


Do you want to buy your own laptop? Make sure it has at least the following specifications.


  • (recent) Intel or AMD spec mobile CPU with multiple Cores (for example Intel Core i3)
  • at least 4 gigabytes of working memory (RAM)
  • hard drive of at least 200 gigabytes
  • wireless network card

Please note that different specifications may apply to technical programs. To check this, go to page of your degree program and click on 'Practical info' at the top right. Then scroll down to find laptop specifications.

Free version of Microsoft Office365 

As a HAN student you can download Office365 for free. To do that, you need a HANaccount. Find out more about creating a HANaccount on the My application page.

Discount on software through Surfspot 

Need software? gives you a discount on software programs and more. Log in with your HANaccount.

Online facilities

During your studies, you’ll get a lot of information and materials online. Find out more about online facilities on the Campus facilities page.