The Netherlands is a country with highly educated people in a friendly and safe community. It has an internationally oriented cosmopolitan atmosphere. Although Dutch is the national language, almost everyone also speaks English.
HAN University has a total enrolment of about 28,000 students and is located in the Eastern part of the Netherlands. The University offers the programmes to students in a stimulating, multi-cultural, dynamic and knowledge-based environment. Around 8,000 students study at ABS. Of the 1000 students following international business programmes, 70% are from abroad.
HAN University is accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Education and therefore complies with all the legal and quality requirements laid down by Dutch law and degrees are internationally acknowledged.
Putting theory into practice is one of the aims of the programme. The programme includes cases and presentations, a work placement and an in-company graduation assignment.
The courses at ABS are taught in small groups and ABS offers student support in all years in the form of study career coaches, company coaches, study and placement abroad coordinators and an academic supervisor & process coach for the GA.
ABS, is the innovative international business school of the Netherlands.
Bachelor programmes (English)
* Finance and Control
* Business Management Studies (HRQM)
* International Business and Management Studies
* Logistics Management (Economics)
Master programme (English)
* Master of International Business
You will find everything you need at HAN's campuses in Arnhem and Nijmegen: extensive multimedia and study centres, good ICT facilities, canteens, and places to relax with your fellow students. Both campuses are also within easy distance of train stations and sports facilities.
Multimedia and Study Centres
In our 5 Multimedia and Study Centres you can consult written and digital sources in a quiet and peaceful setting. Your HAN account gives you access to a variety of ICT facilities, including wireless Internet. If you want to play sport during your study, you are welcome at the various student sport clubs in Arnhem and Nijmegen. HANs facilities will provide you with a rich study environment!
More than just libraries...
The HAN Multimedia and Study Centres are facilities to be proud of. Here you find a great collection of books, journals, graduation papers, DVDs, and much more. You can easily search through the library catalogue and numerous databases in every field of interest.
The HAN has five Multimedia and Study Centres - two in Arnhem and three in Nijmegen. In these centres you can consult both paper and online sources, or take your time and work on an assignment or presentation.
The HAN Multimedia and Study Centres are much more than just libraries. Of course you can search through books, journals, reference books and graduation papers. But you also have access to digital information sources and streaming video. You can edit movies using a virtual cutting machine which you can then place in a webpage or presentation to give your product just that little bit extra.
You can also access extensive information on how to cite your sources properly to avoid plagiarism. And of course, our expert staff members are always happy to help with your search queries. Finally, RSS keeps you up to date on the latest news.
It is often said that being a student is the best time of your life. This is definitely true for international students studying at HAN. With a lively international environment and optimal facilities on campus, you are assured of a student life rich in experiences, whichever course you follow.
Being well prepared is the first step towards an enjoyable student life. If you come to the Netherlands as a foreign student, you have to arrange a number of things before you leave, such as accommodation, a student grant and insurance. HAN is happy to assist you with the arrangements. Please refer to the website for more information.
Living in the Netherlands
Once you have decided to study at HAN University of Applied Sciences, you will probably want to gather as much information as you can about the area and about the Netherlands in general. This way you will have some idea of what it will be like to live here as a student. The Netherlands, also known as Holland, may be small in size, but its economy and culture definitely are not!
A modern economy
In addition to having a modern economy with a high quality services sector, the Dutch are internationally recognised leaders in water management. The eastern part of the country, where HAN University of Applied Sciences is situated, is an attractive place for multinational companies because of its location between the major port of Rotterdam and the German industrial area.
Science and the arts
The Netherlands is also successful in science and the arts. Illustrious painters from the past, such as Rembrandt and Van Gogh, have made Dutch painting famous. Today Rem Koolhaas is known around the world for his architectural designs. Among our Nobel Prize winners are the well-known brothers Jan and Nicolaas Tinbergen, who contributed to the sciences of economics and biology.
Fun facts about the Netherlands
Did you know that...
* "The Netherlands" and "Holland" are used to describe the same country?
* One quarter of the Netherlands is below sea level?
* The International Court of Justice is at the Peace Palace in The Hague?
* The Netherlands has approximately 480 inhabitants per square kilometre?
* With only 0.008% of the world's area, the Netherlands is the world's third largest agricultural exporter?
* The Netherlands was one of the European Union's founding nations?
* The Netherlands has at least 15,000 km of bicycle paths?
* Dutch is also spoken in Belgium, northern France, Suriname, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba?
* The Netherlands still has about 1,000 traditional working windmills?
* The Dutch are the tallest people in Europe?
* Amsterdam is entirely built on piles?
* The Netherlands always has a coalition government, which makes it a country of compromises?
* The Netherlands has nearly 1,000 museums, with 42 in Amsterdam alone?
* Almost every Dutch person has a bicycle and there are twice as many bikes as cars?
* The Netherlands is the world's eighth largest exporter?
* People in Holland eat raw herring with onions on top?
* About 30% of all Dutch babies are born at home?
* You can see 22 paintings by Rembrandt and 206 by Van Gogh in Amsterdam?
* The Netherlands has the highest number of part-time workers in the EU (four in ten people)?
* The Netherlands' highest point is 323 metres high and is therefore called a " mountain"?
* You'll find a bunch of flowers in almost every Dutch living room?
* Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, but The Hague is the seat of government?
* Most Dutch people speak at least one foreign language?
* One in every three Dutch people belongs to a sport club?
* After Scandinavians, the Dutch are the world's biggest coffee drinkers?
* People of 200 nationalities live in Amsterdam?
* The Netherlands has one of the youngest populations in the EU?
* When your plane arrives at Schiphol, it lands 4.5 metres below sea level?
* The Netherlands has the highest cable density in Europe?
* Amsterdam has 1,281 bridges?
* When Dutch school children pass their exams, they hang a Dutch flag and a school bag outside their homes?
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Bachelor at Arnhem Business School!