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Exchange (Bilateral) Netherlands: Arnhem Business School
Arnhem, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/15/2016 ** 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:
Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
Language of Instruction:
Housing Options:
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
Areas of Study:
Accounting, Business, Finance, Management, Management Computer Systems, Marketing
Target Language:
Program Description:

Arnhem Business School

UW-W Exchange Program

Location Arnhem, Netherlands
Academic Focus Business Curriculum
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, Business majors, Junior standing
Terms Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction English
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Studying at Arnhem Business School offers students a unique opportunity to take courses across the curriculum in English while experiencing Dutch culture and an international campus and environment.

Arnhem Business School (ABS) is the internationally renowned  business faculty within HAN University of Applied Sciences and is the largest university  of applied sciences in the Netherlands. They offer several class across the business curriculum . With around 2,600 students from 70 different countries ABS’s main objective is to enhance employability and internationalization.  ABS’s international focus is reflected in the international these of the courses and the great importance attached to students spending par if their time aboard. HAN University of Applied Sciences is accredited by the Dutch Ministry of  Education and therefore complies with all the legal and quality requirements. Unrivaled quality and practical education delivered by skilled professionals aids in an international learning experience delivered by ABS.

No prior knowledge of Dutch is required, as a wide range of courses are taught in English.


Arnhem Business School guarantees furnished accommodation, rented on a per semester basis, for all of its exchange students through the housing association Vivare. Students can choose between  freelancer units (rooms) as student accommodation for two or three persons or students can choose other housing such as an apartment.


Student Life and Surroundings

A buddy (Dutch student) will help you get settled in and acquainted with Dutch culture and student life. ABS also organizes an orientation week at the start of each semester, excursions during the semester and a farewell party before you leave. You will find everything you need at the Arnhem campus: extensive multimedia centers, good IT facilities, and places to relax with your fellow students. There are sports facilities close by and the campus is located in the middle of a large park. The campus has beautiful modern buildings with escalators, "floating" study areas and up-to-date multimedia centers. You will have access to a wireless network, allowing you to work on your laptop or notebook anywhere on the campus.

Arnhem is the capital city of the province of Gelderland and has a rich and eventful history. Arnhem has a variety of attractions to offer; from fashion to history, from museums to pubs and from concert halls to nightclubs. The variety of pubs, restaurants and shops in combination with the historical environment is what makes Arnhem so special. The National Park 'Hoge Veluwe' is situated close to the city's northern border. At the Kröller Müller Museum, you can admire Vincent van Gogh's world-famous paintings. The presence of the renowned ArtEZ academy of art contributes to a rich cultural climate with many art galleries, exhibitions, theaters, music, and annual events. Students take advantage of their weekends by traveling throughout the Netherlands  and other countries in Europe, with reasonably prices airfare and trains.


Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad.  As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).

Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)

Billed by UW-Whitewater  
Tuition* 3,819
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 204
Subtotal $4,298
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Round-Trip Airfare 1,200
Passport and Passport Photos 150
Residence Permit 350
Accommodation** 2,500
Meals 2,000
Books/Supplies 330
Personal/Miscellaneous 1,500
Subtotal $8,030
Total*** $12,328
*2015-16 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.

**Accommodation costs are an estimate; individual options vary

***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $9,157


Passport and Visa Requirements

Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program.  Students must also apply online for a residence permit to study in the Netherlands for periods of more than three months.

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year March 15th Early September to Late June
Fall Semester March 15th Early to Late January
Spring Semester October 1st Late January to Early July


CGE Exchange Coordinator:
Mikaela Auerbach
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5379 (direct)
        262-472-5759 (appointments)

UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisor:
Lois Smith
Associate Dean
Office: Hyland 4300C
Tel: 262-472-3020