STEP 4: Selection, Offer and Acceptance

Let us look at it in more detail:
Study Abroad places are allocated through an automatic selection program. We take the following into account:

  • Whether you meet the application requirements (check Step 3.1).
  • Whether you filled in the application form correctly (7 different partners, 4 or more inside Europe, correct personal information and educational background).
  • The weighted average grade of your Propaedeutic Phase. 

The selection program selects students in a descendant order: from highest to lowest weighted average. The student with the highest weighted average is selected for his/her first preference, then the student with the next highest average, and so on.

Remember that the number of places are limited? If all places at a certain partner university are allocated (to students with a higher weighted average), the student will be considered for his/her next preference. If there are too many applicants, students for whom Study Abroad is compulsory have precedence over students for whom it is not.

Filled in your form correctly? Your selection depends on the weighted average of your foundation year. Will you receive an offer for one of the preferences you indicated? This depends on the weighted average of the other students applying, on their preferences and on the number of places that are available at the partner universities of your preference.

Oops! Did you fill in your form incorrectly? You are then considered after students that correctly filled in their form. Regardless of your weighted average.

All places at your preferred partner universities have been allocated to students with a higher weighted average? You may receive an offer for another university that fits your study program. If possible, based upon your preference (see Step 3.1).

No. It’s possible there are not enough available places. If the number of applicants exceeds the total number of places, we may not be able to offer all applicants a Study Abroad place. Because of the worldwide Corona situation, the number of available Study Abroad places will be less than usual. 

If there are too many applicants, students for whom Study Abroad is compulsory have precedence over students for whom it is not.

Did you complete your Propaedeutic Phase? With good grades (weighted average)? You might increase your chances to be selected for one of your preferences. However, please note that there may be many applicants for your preferred partner universities. The number of places is limited. Meaning, you might also receive an offer for a university other than your 7 preferences. Or no offer at all. After you’re placed at a partner university that’s where you go. No switching places with other students.

At the end of January (semester 1) or halfway June (semester 2) you receive an email that tells whether you are offered a Study Abroad place or not. 

If you receive an offer, this is valid only:

  • if you fulfil the thresholds of your study programme for Study Abroad (check this in your Degree Statute / Prospectus) and;
  • on condition that you meet the requirements of the partner university and/or country. 

Because of the worldwide Corona situation, the requirements from HAN, the partner university or the country may change, even last minute. 

Congrats! Now your next step is to accept (or refuse) the Study Abroad place you’ve been offered.

a. I accept!

You need to formally accept your place via the Online Portal (bottom of the page ‘Offers of Stay’); Deadlines:

  • 11 February 2022 (Midday) - for semester 1 (Study Abroad in September 2022) 
  • 24 June 2022 (Midday) - for semester 2 (Study Abroad in February 2023)

b. What if I don’t accept the Study Abroad place?

You can refuse the place via the Online Portal by no later than the deadline.

Decided not to go abroad? You can apply for another minor within or outside HAN. Your Journey ends here.
 

• If you receive an offer, this is the only offer you will receive.
• If you refuse the offer, you will not receive another offer.
• It is not possible to switch places with other students.

Remaining places 2nd semester application
If there are any vacant places after the 2nd semester application in April/May, these will be made available only for students:
• who have applied in April/May, and
• who complied with the requirements, and
• have received an offer that was not one of their 7 preferences and refused this offer, or
• did not receive an offer.
If there are any vacant places, these students will receive an email on how they can register for these places. Please note: there may be no places left at all. If any, they will be limited and for the February semester only.

Did you apply for Study Abroad in May 2020 and accept a place for February 2021? And have you postponed to September 2021?
Because of COVID-19 you cannot apply for another Study Abroad place in the 1st semester of 2021/22 (September 2021). If your Study Abroad has been postponed to the same partner university for September 2021, you cannot postpone any further (to February 2022 or after that). If you cannot go on Study Abroad in September 2021 because of COVID-19, your options are:

  • Follow the lectures at the partner university online, if the partner allows, or
  • Do another minor in the Netherlands.

-> Check with your SSCC regarding your study planning.


Did you apply for Study Abroad in December 2020 and accept a Study Abroad place for September 2021?
If you (have to) cancel your options are to:

  • Follow the lectures at the partner university online, if the partner allows, or
  • Do another minor in the Netherlands.
  • Apply in December to go on Study Abroad in September 2022.

-> Check with your SSCC regarding your study planning.


Did you apply for Study Abroad in April/May 2021 and accept a Study Abroad place for February 2022?
We do not know yet what will happen with the COVID-19 situation the coming semester. If you (have to) cancel Study Abroad and you do want to go on Study Abroad in the 1st semester of 2022/23 (September 2022), you have re-apply in December 2021 (check Step 3 of the Journey).

-> Check with your SSCC regarding your study planning.

More information on other options for your minor can be found on Insite. Please also discuss this with your SSCC (SSLB-er).

· PInternational internships (internationale stages). Contact Business Connections: ISB students: check #OO on placement and GA for your study program, all other Business students: go to internship platform Jobteaser.

· Go abroad, but not for a whole semester? You may consider Summer Schools, a holiday job abroad or for example language courses abroad.

 

To Do

  1. Receive an email with an offer.
  2. Accept this offer on time.

Did you decline this offer? Your Journey ends here.

 

Yes? You are ready for Step 5!