STEP 1: orientation

Are you a student of 

  • the International School of Business,
  • the Academie Business en Communicatie,
  • the Academie Financieel Economisch Management,
  • the Academie Organisatie en Ontwikkeling,
  • the Academie Rechten,

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

Are you not sure to which School your study program belongs? Please check within your study program.

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

Want to discover new cultures, different ways of doing things and fresh ways of thinking? Go study abroad! It’s the perfect way to combine a meaningful minor and explore a new part of the world. Not to mention what a huge contribution international study makes to your resume. So, are you a flexible student? Prepared to discover things on your own? Blaze your own trail? Use this tool and prepare yourself for the journey of your lifetime.

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. 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 or ask your SSCC! 

Your application process includes a number of small and big actions. You start with the following two:

  1. Attend the webinar Introduction to Study Abroad: Get all the info you need to know how to start your orientation Webinar on Wednesday 10 November from 17:00h. The Link to the Webinar will appear here.
    After that, at 17:45h, attend the Break Out rooms through TEAMS, join with Code arkyzap. Talk to the Study Abroad Coordinators (SAC; see Step 1.9) and students who have already been abroad.
  2. Follow the Information Sessions:
  • ​​Scholarships and Procedure Sessions:
    Team Outgoing of the International Office helps you to get started and answer questions on finance, scholarships, application at the partner university, visa and more during this interactive session.
  • Country Specific Sessions:
    The SAC 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
17 Nov.        16:15-17:45 
24 Nov. 16:15-17:45
1 Dec. 16:15-17:45
8 Dec. 16:15-17:45

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? Contact the Study Abroad Coordinator (SAC) (See Step 1.9 below).

From halfway November - 17 December
TEAMS Code: 5dlkjbk

Region Countries
ASIA China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam
NORTH AM UK IRL USA, Canada, UK, Ireland
LATIN AMERICA A.O. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Peru and Portugal
BELGIUM FR Belgium and France (including ESSCA d’Angers in Budapest, Hungary)
AUS NZ SA Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
CENTRAL & E. EUR Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary (Pecs), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland
SCANDINAVIA Finland, Norway, Sweden


Region  Date  Time Lecturer
ASIA 23 Nov. 16:15-17:45 Mr Matthieu van den Bosch
ASIA 30 Nov. 16:15-17:45 Mr Matthieu van den Bosch
GERMANY  17 Nov. 18:30-20:00 Ms Karola Gierke-Goergens
GERMANY  24 Nov. 18:30-20:00 Ms Karola Gierke-Goergens
NORTH AM UK IRL 22 Nov. 09:00-10:30 Ms Heleen van Campen
NORTH AM UK IRL 09 Dec. 16:00-17:30 Ms Heleen van Campen
SPAIN  07 Dec. 16:15-17:45 Ms Tonnie van Haastrecht
SPAIN  14 Dec. 16:15-17:45 Ms Tonnie van Haastrecht
LATIN AMERICA A.O.  25 Nov. 16:15-17:45 Ms Erna Helsen
LATIN AMERICA A.O.  02 Dec. 09:00-10:30 Ms Erna Helsen
BELGIUM FRANCE Budapest 15 Nov. 09:00-10:30 Ms Marion van Noesel
BELGIUM FRANCE Budapest 23 Nov. 16:15-17:45 Ms Marion van Noesel
AUS NZ SA 24 Nov. 09:00-10:30 Ms Ingrid Le Coultre
AUS NZ SA 02 Dec. 16:15-17:45 Ms Ingrid Le Coultre
CENTR. & E. & SE EUROPE 18 Nov. 16:15-17:45 Ms Ingrid Le Coultre
CENTR. & E. & SE EUROPE 01 Dec. 09:00-10:30 Ms Ingrid Le Coultre
SCANDINAVIA 16 Nov. 16:15-17:45 Ms Ilonka Tiemens
SCANDINAVIA 25 Nov. 09:00-10:30  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. They give you a good idea as to how much money they spent during their Study Abroad (click on a country to get the reports). Still unsure? Discuss your budget with your family and/or Study Abroad Coordinator.

In some cases you can apply for a scholarship. Read up on the details on grants in Step 2.4.

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.

SAC = Study Abroad Coordinator
There are eight SACs within HAN Business who are specialized in specific regions of the various partner universities.
The SAC:
- can help you decide which country and partner university is right for 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 SAC inform 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.
Be prepared: later in the process your SSCC or your Assessor wil need detailed information on the subjects (See Step 5.3). 

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!