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Arnhem Business School
Arnhem, Netherlands (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Year (SH)
Host University Website: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 03/01/2015
Rolling Admission 08/17/2015 12/11/2015
Year (SH) 2015-2016 03/01/2015
Rolling Admission 08/17/2015 07/11/2016
Summer 2015 03/01/2015
Rolling Admission 06/20/2015 07/10/2015
Spring 2016 10/15/2015 ** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.75
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior Housing Options: Residence Halls
Language Courses Offered: Yes Internships Available: No
Faculty Led: No Exchange Program: Yes
Program Description:


Program Overview   Academics   Logistics   Program Cost

Program Overview

Arnhem Business School (ABS) is part of HAN University (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen), located in Arnhem, Netherlands. The University has a total enrollment of about 23,000 students, 6,000 of which study at ABS; sixty percent of those are from abroad. This exchange program allows students to gain international experience in Europe while maintaining enrollment at Stout and earning credit towards a degree in business.  Arnhem offers an international business program especially designed for European, U. S. and other international students.

The school is situated in an important region for international trade and is one of Europe's prime economic locations. ABS is a medium-sized institution of higher education that provides higher professional education in English as well as in Dutch. The Arnhem Business School campus features an extensive library; state-of-the-art computer and multimedia facilities; on-campus bookstore, a seated auditorium and various lecture rooms. Most people in the Netherlands speak English fluently, which makes the transition to European culture easier. Students take a week of intensive Dutch on arrival and may continue to study Dutch language and culture as one of their subjects. For more information check out their website

Buddy programme
Get in Touch with the Dutch (or those who know the Dutch)
If you would you like to meet local students to share your exchange experience, Arnhem can arrange an enthusiastic student to be your Buddy. Your Buddy will help you feel at home and help you become acquainted with the Dutch culture and way of life. He/she will also answer any questions you may have related to Arnhem Business School or the education system in The Netherlands.



Location: Arnhem is located on the Rhine River about 20 miles from the German border and is one hour from Amsterdam. Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin and other major European cities are also just a few hours away by train. Arnhem borders the Netherlands' largest national park and has many historic buildings, museums, theaters and sports clubs. Bicycling is the popular means of transportation and there are numerous bike paths in and around the city. The Korenmarkt in the center of the city is a popular plaza where students gather at outdoor cafes and discos at night. Arnhem is a students´ town, with an atmosphere of its own. There are student houses, theaters and cinemas which make it a lively place with plenty of opportunities for culture and relaxation. There are pop festivals, street music and pleasant restaurants. Its shopping district and Korenmarkt are famous in the region.



The ABS Exchange Course modules (courses) are taught entirely in English and cover a wide range of subjects in the fields of international business and management, marketing, corporate communication, finance, human resources, quality management, distribution and logistics. The semester is divided into two periods (quarters) each eight weeks long and students are graded on a combination of papers and exams. You can find a list of the courses offered at this link

Summer Program, "Doing Business in Europe": During the summer course at Arnhem Business School you will follow classes on 'Doing Business in Europe' and participate in interactive workshops that focus on skills and personal development. The first week of class starts with introductions to Dutch and European Culture and Economy, and is followed by a business case. The second week consists of different seminars covering topics in European Logisitcs, Consumer Behaviour and Buiness Law. An organized trip to Amsterdam and Arnhem are part of the Program and take place on Fridays. You can find an outline of the program and course listing at this link


Arnhem Business School facilitates furnished accommodation for its international students. Exchange students are usually housed together in the “Montevia” building at Bergstraat 280 in Arnhem. The Bergstraat (also known as “The Montevia Building”) was fully renovated 2014. The Montevia Building is located in the city centre of Arnhem. This complex is unique because of its central location in Arnhem, very close to the high street shopping area, bars and the central station (bus and train), overlooking the river Rhine and with easy access to the HAN campus. 

Neighbourhood: This building has 28 apartments with 92 rooms in total (19 apartments with three bedrooms and 9 apartment with four bedrooms). The building houses mainly international students from all around the world.   Its neighbouring buildings are also apartments.

Location: The central station is within walking distance (500 m). A train leave for the HAN campus every 30 minutes and a bus every 15 minutes. You can also bicycle to the HAN campus, which takes approximately 15 minutes. There is a bike shed on site. 

Kitchen, Bathroom and Toilet Facilities: Each apartment has shared kitchen/living room, bathroom and a toilet. The kitchen has some equipment (such a microwave, a fridge, a vacuum cleaner and a cooking set).

Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in the Netherlands. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.

Visa: Students will need to have a Residence Permit to study in the Netherlands. The current cost of a residence permit is €304. The International Office at Arnhem does a great job walking you through this process after you are accepted into their exchange program. A visa is not needed for the summer program.

Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the Netherlands. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in the Netherlands before or after the program.

Program Cost

To help you to prepare for your semester abroad the Office of International Education has created semester budget sheets for your reference. These budget sheets are only an estimation and actual expenses may vary depending on changes in currency exchange rates, tuition increases, airfare and personal spending habits. We suggest that you set up a personalized budget to follow for the duration of your program. To view the estimated budget sheet please click here.

We strongly encourage you to print this budget sheet, and set-up a meeting with your financial aid counselor early during the application process to discuss how you will be paying for the program. Students who are eligible for financial aid may use such aid to help pay for all of the costs outlined on the budget sheet. Give your financial aid counselor a copy of the budget sheet for your program so your financial award can be adjusted to take into account the increased costs.

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