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  • Locations: Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
  • This program is not currently accepting applications; however, it may run again in future years. Please use this program search tool or contact the Center for Global Education to learn more about the global experiences programs that are currently available or that may be available in the future.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/01/2022
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
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 Semester, Year
Language of Instruction English
Parnter Website Click Here



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 aspects of the courses and the great importance attached to students spending part of 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.  For more information on ABS's courses, click here.

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. For more information on accommodation at ABS, click here.


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* 3,800
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 175
Subtotal $4,250
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Round-Trip Airfare 1,800
Passport and Passport Photos 150
Residence Permit 380
Accommodation** 3,050
Meals 2,400
Books/Supplies 240
Personal/Miscellaneous 2,000
Subtotal $10,020
Total*** $14,270
*2019-20 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 $7,400.


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 April 1 Early September to Early July
Fall Semester April 1 Early September to Late January
Spring Semester October 15 Early February to Early July


Office of Global Experiences
McCutchan 204

This program is not currently accepting applications; however, it may run again in future years. Please use this program search tool or contact the Center for Global Education to learn more about the global experiences programs that are currently available or that may be available in the future.