Arnhem is a city of 140,000 people in the southeastern corner of The Netherlands. The city is notable to many Americans because of its strategic importance during World War II. HAN University has 17,000 students total, with 3,500 international students.
The Arnhem Business School (ABS), which our exchange students attend, is a part of HAN University and has 4,000 students. Of the 500 students studying International Business, 60% are International Students. It ranks among the top professional schools in The Netherlands.
Potential exchange students can see basic facts and contacts at Fact Sheet ABS Exchange 2016.pdf. Application documents, accommodation, and immigration information are available here. At this link, you will find the Application Form, Student Handbook, Module Preference Forms (on which you indicate which classes you wish to take), and the academic calendar.
Students on the HAN University exchange have the choice of living in a residence hall or renting an off campus apartment. Furnished accommodation is provided by the housing agency Vivare. Students may register for a room via their website www.vivare.nl. Please note that accommodation can only be rented per semester and the full semester price must be paid up front – an initial deposit of 750 euros, followed by the balance on arrival. It is very important that you register for your accommodation before the deadline as there is limited student accommodation in Arnhem and HAN is unable to guarantee you a room after the deadline. Click here for one MSU student's housing suggestions. Click here for more information regarding accommodation at HAN.
Students may require an entry visa and/or residence permit for their stay in The Netherlands. This is applied for by Arnhem Business School bfore the students' arrival. HAN University will contact students closer to the time with the necessary documents. Check for visa requirements here and read about specific visa and health insurance requirements based on your nationality here.