Frequently asked questions
What are the admission requirements for the Master of Business Administration (MBA)?
To study for the MBA, you need:
- A Bachelor’s degree
- 2 years of relevant work experience
- A good command of English.
The MBA program is an international programme and is completely taught in English. For more information, please click here.
What are the admission requirements for the Master in International Communication Management (MICM)?
To study for the MICM, you need:
- A Bachelor’s degree – the MICM attracts students from across the globe with a broad range of professional interests and experience. Many of our students already work in areas such as corporate communication and public relations. Others come from related fields such as marketing, brand management, journalism, television, radio, and social media. We also welcome professionals from other areas who want a career change.
- 2 years of relevant work experience
- A good command of English. The MICM programme is an international programme and is completely taught in English. For more information, please click here.
What are the admission requirements for the Master in Financial Management and Control (MFMC)?
To study for the MFMC, you need:
- A Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major related to finance and/or economics
- 2 years of relevant work experience
- A good command of English. The MFMC program is an international programme and is completely taught in English. For more information, please click here.
What are the options if my English test score is not sufficient?
Please contact the Academic Preparation Course (PREP school) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. They will help you acquire the English proficiency and study skills you will need for an international education at Dutch universities. You can choose between PREP schools that last for one year (starts in September) or six months (starts in February).
Does a work placement also count as work experience?
Yes, it does, but only if the work placement requires higher education or equivalent ability.
What scholarships are available?
Click here for information about the different scholarships.
How can I apply for the Holland Scholarship?
Please note that the Holland Scholarship is only available for students on Bachelor’s programmes (not for Master’s students). Master’s students can apply for the World Citizen Talent Scholarship. You can find more information about scholarships here.
Is the MBA/MICM/MFMC programme NFP qualified?
Our Master’s programmes are NFP qualified.
What are the minimum requirements?
To study for a full-time Master’s taught in English, you need the following:
- Bachelor’s degree (preferably related to finance/control/economics for the Master’s in Financial Management and Contol)
- Final transcript
- English level test score (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)
- 2 years of relevant professional work experience (3 years’ experience for the part-time Master of Business Administration)
- Mandatory intake interview
- Motivation Statement
- Recommendation letter
- Curriculum Vitae
How can I apply?
You can apply via the Dutch national registration system, Studielink. Please follow our step-by-step plan or use this instruction manual.
How does the application process work?
- You apply to your chosen program via Studielink.nl. You need to upload the required documents using the online application tool (Osiris).
- We will check that your file is complete. We will then evaluate whether you meet the minimum entry requirements.
- If you meet the entry requirements, your file will be sent to the programme manager. The programme manager will assess whether your profile is a good match for the programme and whether you would benefit from the programme. We will then invite you to an intake interview and we will inform you about whether you have been accepted or not. If you are accepted, you will receive a letter of conditional acceptance by email.
- You then need to select your preferred payment option in Osiris and provide us with any immigration documents required (you can find details of these in your Osiris). For more information about financing your studies and your stay in the Netherlands, please see this document.
Please follow our step-by-step plan or use this instruction manual. There is a different procedure for OKP students. Please see the section below that explains the procedure for OKP students.
Which documents do I need to prepare before I start the application process?
We need you to send us the following documents:
- Copy of diploma and transcripts
- Translation of your diploma and transcript (unless they are in English, Dutch, French or German)
- Copy of the title page of your passport
- Motivation letter
- Reference letter
- Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge) – This is not necessary if you have previously studied in English. Please check the English requirements document here.
- Copy of your residence permit (front & back) Only if you are already have a residence permit
What is the procedure for OKP (Orange Knowledge Programme) students?
- If you would like to apply for an OKP scholarship in combination with one of our programmes, you must first be conditionally accepted to your chosen master programme. Our 2021 programmes will be available in Studielink from November 2020 onwards.
- The following provisional OKP application deadline applies: 24 March 2021. You must be conditionally accepted to one of our master programmes in order to apply.
- For more information about the OKP terms and conditions, please visit this website.
- Nuffic will announce who has been granted an OKP scholarship around May 2021. The Hague University of Applied Sciences Pro will inform all OKP candidates whether they have been granted the scholarship or not.
- If you have been granted an OKP scholarship, we will schedule an introductory Skype meeting for you with the programme manager.
- If you have not been granted an OKP scholarship, you must choose a payment option and transfer the applicable fees to continue with your application. If you are unable to do this, please let us know and we will cancel your application
When will I receive the email informing me about the start of the programme?
You can expect to receive this email around 2 weeks before the programme starts. In this email we will send you the timetable, reading list, examination board and the programme guidelines. You will also receive information about any documents you need to prepare for the first lesson.
What is the tuition fee for the Master of Business Administration (MBA)?
What is the tuition fee for the Master in International Communication Management (MICM)?
What is the tuition fee for the Master in Financial Management and Control (MFMC)?
Why are Master's programmes so expensive?
Our Master’s programmes are not funded by the Dutch government. As such, you pay an institutional fee, which is the same for both EU and non-EU citizens.
What funding options are available?
For the moment, parts of the training costs are (tax) deductible for Dutch private individuals. Call the Tax Information Line for more information on 0800-0543. In many cases, our students’ employers pay for part of or the entire programme. If you choose a Master’s programme, you may be able to use the Lifelong Learning Credit. Or a scholarship may be applicable. Please click here for more information about scholarships.
Can I pay my tuition fee in instalments?
Yes, you can. You can pay your tuition fee in up to 3 instalments each year. If you are applying for a part-time Master’s you can pay your tuition fee in 6 instalments spread over 2 years.
If your tuition fees are less than € 3,000, the option to pay in instalments is not available.
When will I receive my invoice?
- You need to make an advance payment (a percentage of the tuition fee, IND, healthcare insurance), before 15 June 2020.
- You will receive your invoice 3 weeks after the start of the programme (September).
Payment in instalments
- You will receive your invoice 3 weeks after the start of the programme. This invoice shows 3 different instalment dates with different invoice numbers. You can pay each instalment before the mentioned date (around October, February and April). You will not receive another invoice.
How does a Master's programme at a university of applied sciences differ from a Master's programme at a university?
A Master’s programme at a university of applied sciences is vocationally based. You will apply what you have learned in your job right from day one. You will be given a research assignment from the organisation where you work. This will be based on your current role or the role you aim to perform (applied research). At a university of applied sciences, you follow a Master’s programme with a limited number of fellow students. This means that class sizes are small. It enables us to give a lot of attention to your development.
If you follow a Master’s programme at a university, you will be asked to carry out academic research. This is more distant from actual practice. At a university, you will often be taught in large lecture halls and you will have more online tutorials.
Which master's programmes do you offer?
We offer the following professional master’s programmes at THUAS Pro:
- Master of Business Administration, MBA (full-time or part-time)
- Master in International Communication Management, MICM (full-time or part-time)
- Master of Financial Management and Control, MFMC (full-time or part-time)
You need to have a minimum of 2 years’ work experience for these professional Master’s programmes. Please click the links above for more information.
I would like to attend a lecture before I apply. Is this possible?
You can only attend a lecture if you are already in The Netherlands. If so, we would love to welcome you here at THUAS PRO for a trial lecture. If you are unable to come to The Netherlands we can arrange for one of our current students to contact you. This will help you to learn more about our programme. If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 070-445 89 00.
When does the next cohort start?
New cohorts start each year at the end of August.
Can I work during my studies?
As a non EU/EEA students you can work part-time for a maximum of 16 hours per week during your studies and full-time in June, July and August.
Can I stay in the Netherlands after I have graduated?
You can apply for an Orientation Year Visa (Zoekjaar) after you have graduated from one of our Master’s programmes. This will allow you to stay in the Netherlands for another year to find a job or internship.
Is it easy to find a job after I graduate?
This depends entirely on the your background, work experience, professional attitude, adaptation skills and perseverance. Good candidates who are willing to work hard and adapt to Dutch culture (taking a Dutch language course helps too) are generally able to find a job. During your year of study we provide specific opportunities for you to expand your network (company visits, expert meetings, social events, etc). It is up to students to make use of these opportunities. Alongside your degree, your network is an important factor in getting a job after your studies.
How many students stay in the Netherlands after they finish the programme?
This figure changes each year, so it is difficult to assess. Deciding to stay in the Netherlands is a very personal decision. Some of our students certainly stay in the Netherlands as it is a wonderful country to live and work in. Others return to their home countries to invest their knowledge in their communities.
Is this programme a valid Master's degree? Can I get a master's Certificate?
Absolutely. Our programmes are master’s degrees, as their name suggests. Once you have successfully completed all the modules at the end of your studies, including your thesis, you will be granted an internationally recognised Master's degree.
Does the University have a Career Programme or Coaching?
We offer several professional skills classes during the programme. These are career-related workshops that help you to reflect on and define your career goals. We do not offer personal coaching. Our students have a hands-on mentality and they find jobs through active networking within our rich network of alumni and corporate partners. We are here to point students in the right direction.
Is my programme accredited?
Our programmes are accredited by NVAO, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.