HAN University - MAGD Program
UW-W Exchange Program
||Media Arts & Game Development
||2.5 GPA, Junior standing*
*or 15 credits completed in MAGD major/minor
(Fall semester possible;
inquire with OGE/Jeff Herriott)
|Language of Instruction
Studying at HAN University on the MAGD program offers students a unique opportunity to take courses through 3 different tracks in English while experiencing Dutch culture and an international campus and environment.
Students will study through The Academy for Communication and Information Technology (ICA) that offers a variety of courses in information technology, media and communication. achelors students at ICA focus their studies around media design, including communication and creation, or around information technology, which includes typical IT subjects such as programming skills and database design.
ICA caters to the growing interest in internationalization among its own students and students from abroad by offering several English-taught non-degree courses to exchange students:
No prior knowledge of Dutch is required, as a wide range of courses are taught in English.
HAN University's housing office will facilitate accommodation for 1 academic year or 1 semester for exchange students. Students will study at the HAN Arnhem campus and be assigned accommodation placements that range in price depending on location, shared/private bedroom, and duration. For more information, please visit the HAN Housing website
Student Life and Surroundings
HAN 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)
*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.
|Billed by UW-Whitewater
|Additional Estimated Expenses
|Passport and Passport Photos
**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. US Passport holders do not need an entry visa to enter the Netherlands (up to 90 days). US passport holders must apply for a residence permit to study in the Netherlands for periods of more than three months. HAN International Office will initiate immigration process. See link
for more details.
||early September to early February
||early February to early July
Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
UWW Faculty Ambassador