Admission and Finances

Interested in studying International Social Work at HAN? Want to know if you meet the admission requirements? Find out here. Also learn about the tuition fees, scholarships and the application process.

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Admission requirements

To be accepted into International Social Work at HAN, you need to meet 2 main admission requirements: your prior education and English fluency. It’s also important that International Social Work is the right choice for you. That’s why we ask you to do a course selection check.

Apply in 7 steps

Are you ready to enroll in International Social Work? Here we guide you through the 7 steps of the application process.

Tuition Fees

Your tuition fee depends on your nationality. And whether you’ve studied in the Netherlands before. Nationalities within the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) generally pay a lower tuition fee. The table below shows this as EU/EEA. This includes all EU countries plus Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland. Students from Suriname also pay this lower fee.

Tuition fees for International Social Work 2020-21 2021-22
EU/EEA + Suriname: 1st-time student
1st time at university or university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Fee applies for 1 year only.
€1,071      €1,084     
EU/EEA + Suriname: continuing student
Previously enrolled at university or university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. No bachelor degree yet.
€2,143      €2,168     
Student with degree from Dutch institution
Already earned bachelor degree from Dutch university or university of applied sciences.
€7,399      €7,399     
Non-EU/EEA
Nationality outside the EU/EEA
€7,399      €7,399     


Financial guarantee (non-EU/EEA)

The cost of living in the Netherlands may be very different from in your home country. That’s why you're required to pay a financial guarantee. This amount covers your tuition fee and your cost of living. Paying this ensures you have sufficient funds to live and study in the Netherlands. The financial guarantee is a requirement of the visa process.

HAN Scholarships

Interested in studying International Social Work at HAN? Not sure how to raise the funds to pay the tuition fee? HAN offers 3 types of scholarships to talented international students. They are offered in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Education and Science.

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Cost of living

What Approx. cost per month
Renting a furnished room + utilities €350-€400
Food from the grocery store €180
Insurance costs €100
Books and study materials €340 (per year)
Public transport €50-€100
Telephone costs €30

 

Other expenses depend on your spending patterns. To give you an idea of these costs:

What Approx. price
Movie ticket € 10
Meal in a simple café € 15
Coffee/tea or soft drink on a terrace € 2.50 - € 3.00

Get in touch

Get in touch with our students and staff at an upcoming education fair. Or get in touch by signing up for our newsletter. We'll keep you posted on things like application deadlines and housing availability. And lots of other useful info.

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Contact us

Contact us at the HAN Information Center.
We're happy to help with all your questions!

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 16:30

During school holidays: 9:00 - 14:00

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Telephone number: +31 24 - 353 05 00

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