STEP 1: orientation

Are you a student of 

Marketing and Sales (Commerciële Economie)
Communication (Communicatie)
Food & Business 
Entrepreneurship & Retail Management (Ondernemerschap & Retail Management

Communication Studies
International Business

Business Management Studies (Bedrijfskunde)
Facility Management 
Human Resources Management
Logistics Management

Finance & Control
Finance, Tax & Advice

Law (HBO-Rechten)

then this is the right Journey for you! From now on, the study programs above will be refered to as HAN Business.

Are you a student of one of the other study programs? Please check Insite International Office.

Your study program includes one elective semester, also known as a minor. This is usually in the 3rd or 4th year. Study Abroad is the possibility to do your minor at one of the partner universities in the field of Business. When you appply for Study Abroad, you give your preferences for the country and the university you'd like to go to. Then there's a selection procedure and you find out where you'll be studying. Your subjects? You choose subjects that interest you and fit your study program.

Your Study Abroad semester consists of 30 ECTS credits.

For some study programs studying abroad is compulsory, for others it is optional. Some programs have specific procedures, semesters or requirements that you may have to follow: check your study guide, your study program details (Degree Statute), #OO (OnderwijsOnline) or ask your SSCC (Senior Study Career Coach / SSLB'er)! 

1. Attend the webinar Introduction to Study Abroad: Get all the info you need to know how to start your orientation. The Webinar will take place on Wednesday 9 November: you will find the link here in due time.

2. Scholarships and Procedure Sessions:
Team Outgoing of the International Office helps you to get started and answers questions on finance, scholarships, application at the partner university, visa and more.

3. Country Specific Sessions:
The Study Abroad Advisor (SAA) tell you all about the partner universities in their specific regions. They share their knowledge about the courses and housing possibilities. Costs of living and what kind of support the partner university provides. And much more! Attend these sessions to know how to select your seven preferences for partner universities.

Questions about the procedure or what scholarship you can apply for? Attend our Scholarships and Procedure sessions and read Step 2 of the Journey. They may be held on Campus or via Teams; depending on the COVID-19 rules. More information will follow here.

If they take place in TEAMS, use the following Code to join: txv2f4s

Date Time
tbd        09:30-10:30 
tbd 16:15-17:15
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tbd 16:15-17:15
tbd 09:30-10:30
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More information on a particular country or partner university? Attend the Country Specific Sessions, Read Step 2 and check the Partner Overview.

Did not find what you were looking for? Questions? Contact the Study Abroad Advisor (SAA) (See email addresses and Step 1.9 below).

From halfway March - May
TEAMS Code: 5dlkjbk

Region  Date  Time
Asia 14 Nov 17:00-18:30
Asia 21 Nov 08:30-10:00
Asia 22 Nov 08:30-10:00
USA & Canada 23 Nov 16:15-17:45 
USA & Canada 5 Dec 09:00-10:30
Australia, New Z, South Africa 24 Nov 09:00-10:30
Australia, New Z, South Africa 30 Nov 16:15-17:45
Latin America  6 Dec 16:15-17:45
Latin America  8 Dec 16:15-17:45
Spain 29 Nov 16:15-17:45
Spain 7 Dec 14:00-15:30
Portugal, Italy, Greece 28 Nov 16:15-17:45
Portugal, Italy, Greece 30 Nov 09:00-10:30
Belgium, France, Budapest 28 Nov 09:00-10:30
Belgium, France, Budapest 7 Dec 16:15-17:45
Germany, Central & E. Europe 16 Nov 09:00-10:30
Germany, Central & E. Europe 16 Nov 16:15-17:45
Germany, Central & E. Europe 6 Dec 09:00-10:30
Germany, Central & E. Europe 6 Dec 14:00-15:30
Norway, Sweden, Finland 15 Nov 16:15-17:45
Norway, Sweden, Finland 7 Dec 09:00-10:30 
UK, Ireland 22 Nov 16:15-17:45
UK, Ireland 1 Dec 09:00-10:30


Region Countries Study Abroad Advisor (SAA) Email address SAA
ASIA China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam Mr Matthieu van den Bosch
CENTRAL & E. EUR Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary (Pecs), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland Ms Heleen van Campen
S-EUROPE Belgium, France (including ESSCA d’Angers in Budapest, Hungary), Greece, Italy, Portugal Ms Marion van Noesel
NORTH AM, AUS, NZ, SA Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, USA Ms Ingrid Le Coultre
LATIN AMERICA  & SPAIN Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Spain Ms Tonnie van Haastrecht
N & W EUROPE Ireland, United Kingdom, Finland, Norway, Sweden Ms Ilonka Tiemens


For all Business study programs the same requirements apply. You you must have passed your first year (Propaedeutic Phase) on the date of application.

Besides this, your weighted average is very important in the selection. So, if you’re a first-year student, make sure your average is as high as possible.

Your study program might have other requirements that you need to fulfil before you can do a minor (See Step 1.2). 

Start your preparations early: you have to apply almost a year before your actually go abroad:

Apply in December to go abroad in the September semester of the the next academic year. 
Apply in April to go abroad in the February semester of the the next academic year. 

See details in Step 3.1

Curious as to which partner universities compliment your study program? Which ones suit you personally?  Take a look at the Partner Overview. In your application you give seven preferences for partner universities. Find detailed information in Step 2.


Sure, studying abroad costs money. But the amount depends largely on the country and region you choose. And of course, your own expenses. Check out the average living expenses by going over the Partner Overview. Also read the Study Abroad Reports of students who have gone before you; go to a partner in the the Partner Overview and click on More Information - a Tab 'Study Abroad Reports' will appear. The reports give you a good idea as to how much money students spent during their Study Abroad. Still unsure? Discuss your budget with your family and/or Study Abroad Advisor.

In some cases you can apply for a scholarship. Read up on the details on grants in Step 2.6.

Note: unexpected costs might still be lurking in the background. The partner university or a governmental institution of the country in question may add or change requirements at any time during the process of application and/or selection and/or acceptance. For example, a partner university might require you to take a language test.

SAA = Study Abroad Advisor
There are six SAAs within HAN Business who are specialized in specific regions of the various partner universities.
The SAA:
- can advise which country and partner university might suit you;
- can answer in-depth partner-related questions;
- will tell you about the requirements set by the partner universities (e.g. language requirements); and/or
- can help you to find information about subjects.

The SAA informs you about different aspects of Study Abroad during the Country Specific Sessions - See Step 1.4b.

SSCC = Senior Study Career Coach (SSLB’er)
This person can help you decide about your preferences for the partner universities in your application. Would you like to do a broadening or widening minor? What kind of subjects would you like to follow? What does your study program allow?

Be prepared: later in the process your SSCC or (for some study programs) your Assessor wil need detailed information on the subjects (See Step 5.3). Who is your SSCC or your Assessor? Check your study guide, your study program details (Degree Statute) or #OO!  

To Do

  1. Attend the online Introduction to Study Abroad. And the information sessions.
  2. Check if I’m allowed to go on Study Abroad.
  3. Check in which semester I can go abroad.
  4. Meet all the requirements to apply for Study Abroad.
  5. Note the deadlines in my calendar.
  6. Search for possible partner universities.
  7. Calculate the costs - and even take into account additional costs!


Yes? You are ready for Step 2!