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September 2019  (English)
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)

Program description

Bachelor in Life Sciences - HAN University of Applied Sciences

The first year of the Life Science degree at HAN incorporates classroom study, a brief placement and 4 seperate student projects, to provide an extensive overview of the academic contents of the Life Sciences programme.

After successfully completing their foundation year, students begin the main phase of the Life Sciences programme, which lasts for an additional 3 years.

Students are taught lab techniques and research methodologies through a series of practical laboratory projects, supported by lectures and experts in the field.

The structure of the Life Sciences main study phase is as follows:

Year 2

  • Geminiation
  • Genetic variation an modification
  • Immunology
  • Expression systems

Year 3 & 4

  • Biochemistry
  • Minors (specialisation) options:
          1. Bioinformatics
          2. Plant Biotechnology
          3. Bio Process Technology
  • Placement during the last two terms
  • Final Thesis during the last two terms

A final assignment required studemts to plan and execute their own research project, often with an academic research team or a company R&D lab.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study Life Science must meet the following requirements:

A certificate at higher secondary level involving science subjects such as: 

  • HAVO, old profiles NT with English, or NG with English
  • HAVO, new profiles NT, with English, or NG with English
  • VWO*, old profiles NT with English, NG with English,
  • VWO*, new profiles NT with English, NG with English  
  • International Baccalaureate 
  • Abitur* 
  • Fachhochschulereife 
  • Sekolah Menegah Atas (SMA) – (Indonesia)
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GSE-A level)

A sufficient level of fluency in English: an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or a TOEFL score of at least 550 and a positive judgement after an interview with a English teacher to test if the English communication skill is sufficient.

Tuition fees

EU/EEA student € 2,060
Non-EU student € 8,485


Students successfully completing the Life Sciences course at HAN University of Applied Sciences obtain the Bachelor in Science.

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Pramila Rijal came from Nepal to study life sciences at HAN University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Pramila chose HAN because she was looking for a biology-related education program. Pramila has had great success within HAN's life sciences program, and will soon continue her PhD in Oxford.

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HAN University of Applied Sciences

Welcome to HAN University of Applied Sciences!

HAN University of Applied Sciences is located between two modern campuses in the twin cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem, in the eastern part of The Netherlands. It is one of the fastest growing universities of applied sciences in the country:...

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HAN University of Applied Sciences, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen

Kapittelweg 33
6503 Nijmegen
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