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  • Locations: Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Dutch, English Program Type: Exchange, Study Abroad
Provider: Direct Partner Field of Study: Communication Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media Studies
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Advisor: Natalie Palmer
Program Description:
Program Description | Eligibility | Academic Details | Housing
Program Dates | Financial Details | More Information

Program Description

The University
Ranked among the top ten professional universities in the Netherlands, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN University) offers a full array of courses in Communication Studies, taught entirely in English. HAN appeals to students who are interested in gaining a sound understanding of communication, both in theory and practice. The university is located in Arnhem, an hour by train to Amsterdam. 

The Surrounding Area
Located less than two hours from Amsterdam, Arnhem is an ideal spot from which to explore the Netherlands and the surrounding countries. The city is situated twelve and a half miles from the German border, and a high speed train connects the region to most of Europe’s cultural centers. From outdoor markets to lively dance clubs, Arnhem’s charm is balanced with endless options for cultural activities and entertainment.

Location .......................................Arnhem, Netherlands
City Population…………………….......................143,000
ABS Campus Population…………...................….14,000

Student Life
While the university does not have a campus in the traditional American sense, the main academic building features state-of-the-art facilities, including an extensive library, computer and multi-media facilities, on-campus cafeteria, copy shop and three-hundred seat auditorium. Enthusiastic students may choose to join the International Students Association (ISA), which hosts a variety of activities, including ski trips, visits to European organizations and various social events. Public transportation is available within walking distance from campus. Arnhem students find no shortage of things to do in the center of town, approximately 15 minutes from campus via public transportation.


  • Degree-seeking student
  • At least Sophomore standing at time of participation
  • Good judicial standing
  • 2.75+ GPA at time of application
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation

Academic Details

Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington exchange program at HAN University’s Arnhem will receive credit toward their degree requirements for communication studies and possibly in areas of business. HAN does not have AACSB accreditation which is required for course equivalency with Cameron School of Business at UNCW. Areas of study include communication, human resources and quality management, ABS places an emphasis on team project work and a practical approach to learning. 


UNCW students have their own bedrooms in either a dorm-like off campus student residence or in shared apartments or houses located in close proximity to the university.  

Program Dates

Academic Year Dates
Late August to Late June

Spring Semester Dates
Late February to Early July

Financial Details

Program Cost
This program is available as an exchange program, which means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board abroad. There will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance and local transportation. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at

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