Go on exchange with the Netherlands-Asia Honors Summer School

Netherlands-Asia Honors Summer School (NAHSS)

Netherlands-Asia Honors Summer School (NAHSS)

’The NAHSS goes on’, a quote that relates to the exceptional academic, business and cultural experiences of the NAHSS that you will take with you for the rest of your life.

Stijn Wijkhuizen (participant in 2022 and student ambassador for 2023)


One of the more popular summer schools, co-funded by all 13 Dutch universities and multiple multi-nationals, is the Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS). NAHSS provides a unique opportunity for 2nd and 3rd year Dutch students to discover Asia/China, to study at an Asian/Chinese university and to undertake multi-disciplinary project work for an influential multi-national. 

The NAHSS yearly offers 100 excellent bachelor students the opportunity to gain knowledge of China. The participants follow an extensive programme that informs them about the Chinese academic world, business life and culture.


The program of the NAHSS changes every year. Roughly, you are working on your project between March and September. Besides the visit to Asia the program consists of a kick-off weekend, master class, visits to partners. The detailed program for the next NAHSS can be found via this link

Who is eligible?

  • You are a 2nd or 3rd year bachelor student
  • You speak English fluently
  • You are an excellent student and meet one the following requirements:
    • you follow the honors track
    • you have performed distinctive extracurricular activities
    • you have an average grade of minimum 8/10

Application and selection

The application period for 2023 has now passed.

All applicants will receive the outcome in February 2023.

More information?

Students' experiences

Evin Güntekin - participant in 2019

"The whole experience was better than I ever could have imagined! Through the NAHSS, I had the opportunity to study at a Chinese university, do a project for an international company, visit many other companies in China and the Netherlands, and of course discover Beijing and Shanghai."

Experience report Evin

Loes van Dijk - participant in 2018

“Participating at the NAHSS was a period of strong personal, academic and professional development for me, and at the same time an unforgettable experience!

Experience report  Loes

Marijne Mevius - participant in 2018

"Enrolling for a NAHSS internship is enrolling for a summer full of adventure, of making professional contacts and learning about international business and Chinese culture through a very diverse program. It is a unique way to explore China!”

Experience report Marijne