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  • Locations: Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: 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:

HAN University - MAGD Program

UW-W Exchange Program

Location Arnhem, Netherlands
Academic Focus Media Arts & Game Development
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, Junior standing*
*or 15 credits completed in MAGD major/minor
Terms Spring

(Fall semester possible;
inquire with OGE/Jeff Herriott)
Language of Instruction English
Partner Website Click Here
HAN logo

netherlands map


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)

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.  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.

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Fall Semester March 15 early September to early February
Spring Semester October 1 early February to early July


Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
Phone: 262-472-5759

UWW Faculty Ambassador:
Jeff Herriott
McGraw 104A
Tel:  262-472-1424

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.