Bachelor International Social Work

Social work International studenten rond wereldbol horizontaal
Apply now
The program starts once a year
More information...
Brochure, helpdesk
    Our helpdesk is happy to help
  • Request a brochure
    Take your time to read all the info at home
Meet us
Open Days, Activities etc.
  • 30Oct
    Education Fair Poland
    10:00 - 17:00
  • 20Nov
    Online Open Day
    09:00 - 17:00

The program starts 1 September 2022

We live in a world full of challenges. From natural disasters to poverty. From climate change to human rights violations. As an internationally oriented social worker you contribute to a healthy and inclusive society. Study International Social Work at HAN and make a world of difference!

NVAO Accredited programme

Why study International Social Work at HAN?

Unique in the Netherlands

This program is unique. It's the only international social work bachelor in the entire country.


Hands-on experience

Gain actual experience in the field from the very first year. Put theory into practice. Make an immediate impact.

Social Work Internationale Klas

Get creative

Learn how to use creative means in social work. Art. Sports. Music. Gamification. Social technology. To connect with and empower those around you.

overleg tussen studenten in de klas

International community development

Put your knowledge into practice. Learn how to work with international communities. To lead people to a better quality of life in the future.


#Ask a studentWhy did you choose this degree?

20 November 2021Online Open Day

Can you see yourself as an international student in the Netherlands? Studying International Social Work at HAN University of Applied Sciences? Find out during the Online Open Day on 20 November. Join a talk show or info session, get a live tour, or drop in to one of our chatrooms. All from the comfort of your own home!

170593 Campagnebeeld international student Anser blauwe achtergrond

What do you learn?Program

An International Social Work bachelor degree at HAN teaches you how to connect with groups of people. Inspire them towards a better future. You learn to liaise with local and international contacts. Set up projects. Empower individuals and communities. So they can become more self-sufficient. You start your internships in the 1st year, so you put theory into practice from the very start. With this degree, you’ll be specialized in Community Development and Inclusive Society. Get going!


What can you do with an International Social Work degree?Careers

With an International Social Work bachelor degree from HAN, you can collaborate with local professionals and target groups. Set up a community health program in Calcutta. Initiate a music school for children and teens in a South African township. Collaborate on a program that enables women in Nepal to start their own business through microcredit. Run a skill set booster program at a refugee camp. You’re only limited by your imagination.


Students as partnersDutch way of learning

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at HAN you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions and give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative and to discover things for yourself.

studenten op straat met kaartjes in hand

Why study in Holland?

Holland has a large population of international students so you won’t feel alone. In fact, 1 in 10 students is an international student. Why do so many international students come here? Because Holland has excellent, affordable higher education. It also has a thriving economy (18th in the world) so there are plenty of job opportunities. What’s more, the Dutch are open-minded and almost everyone speaks English.

Arnhem Klarendal met molen

Discover the city of Nijmegen

Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands. With its beautiful atmosphere and lively vibe, the city has plenty to offer. Whether you’re into shopping or history, museums or pubs, concerts or nightclubs. And with its lovely green surroundings, you can also enjoy nature at its best. 

Nijmegen binnenstad plein bij de Waagh

The location

  • Er is geen omschrijving beschikbaar
  • HAN Nijmegen campus

    Kapittelweg 33
    6525 EN Nijmegen
  • Er is geen omschrijving beschikbaar

Contact us

Got a question? Just ask HAN!

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 17:00

Next pageProgram

Discover the ins and outs of International Social Work. Find out about the courses, internship, study abroad and the graduation assignment.