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The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) has exchange agreements with a large number of ERASMUS + partners and non-Erasmus+ partners all over the world. An exchange at THUAS is a truly international experience. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to The Hague University of Applied Sciences. At our university you will become a part of an international community and get a chance to broaden your horizon. We welcome more than 500 exchange students of around 50 nationalities every academic year.

Our exchange students gain a rich cultural experience by working alongside the large number of Dutch and international full-time students on English-language bachelor degree programmes. Our high-quality programmes encourage students to explore each other’s cultures to become open-minded and independent thinkers – qualities which are essential in the present day labour market. Working in a multicultural and cosmopolitan environment becomes second nature to our students.

Admission requirements

Requirements

Your application starts with a nomination from your home university. Depending on the project you choose, your university nominates you for either the Faculty of IT&Design of for TIS. Nominees coming as part of our bilateral agreements will not be charged tuition fees.  Please contact the international office of your home university for information on the nomination procedure and consult our factsheet.
Please check the text box next to the project title.  

More information on the application procedure and practical information on accommodation, visa and insurance can be found here. 

Before applying
The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) offers a wide range of programmes. Before applying, always check with your home university for which specific exchange programme(s) you can apply and have to be nominated for. Applications for other programmes will not be processed by THUAS.

Application Start and Deadlines

  First semester (fall, September) Second semester (spring, February)
Nomination by partner university at THUAS April 30th October 15th
Start application by student April 3rd October 1st
Deadline of application by student May 31st November 15th

Letter of Acceptance
After receipt of the initial required documentation, you will receive a conditional Letter of Acceptance. The Letter of Acceptance is conditional in the sense that you still have to meet certain criteria (such as immigration matters, payments or entry requirements) before being fully accepted.

English language requirements

At THUAS we expect our exchange students to be proficient in English language. The following test scores indicate the level of English that is required:

  • IELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 6.0 overall band score.
  • TOEFL, Internet based. Minimum score 80

THUAS has agreed with its partner universities that exchange students are exempted from submitting a language test. We have agreed with our partner universities to guarantee that the nominated students will meet these requirements.

Signing of (Erasmus+) documents, courses, schedule and grade lists

Any academic/course/schedule related questions and documents (such as learning agreements, statements of attendance, etc.) as well as transcripts of records are taken care of by the programme/faculty you enroll for as an exchange student. 

The International Office can only redirect you to them, so please contact the programme coordinators directly.

Application link and tips

Applications for the second, or spring, semester (starting in January/February 2019) are closed. 

  • Before you start, you need to prepare a color scan in PDF of your passport (including all stamped/used pages in one file)
  • You have only applied after pressing the Submit button on the last page on the online application system
  • We highly recommend you use a desktop/laptop when applying (not a smart device)

Erasmus+ programme

Erasmus+

Erasmus+

The Hague University of Applied Sciences has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) for the period 2021-2027, allowing us to participate in the Erasmus + programme.  Please see both our Charter as well as our current Erasmus Policy Statement. 

For more information on the Erasmus+ programme and its objectives, please have a look at the Erasmus+ website 

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Exchange Students

Incoming Students

We are looking forward to welcoming you to The Hague University of Applied Sciences. At our university you will become a part of an international community and get a chance to broaden your horizon. 
 
To be accepted for an exchange at THUAS you will need to be nominated by your home university. Nominees coming as part of our bilateral agreements will not be charged tuition fees.  Please contact the international office of your home university for information on the nomination procedure and consult our factsheet

Most of our exchange programmes offer Dutch for beginners or survival Dutch. 

THUAS strongly supports inclusive mobility. At THUAS you can find numerous special facilities and adaptations.

More Information

More information on the application procedure and practical information on accommodation, visa and insurance can be found here. More information on available (language) courses can be found here. More information on special needs can be found here.

Outgoing Students

Every faculty and/or bachelor programme has exchange partners specifically selected that meet the requirements of your programme. Please consult the student portal for more information on the procedures that apply to you.

There you will also find more information on the possibilities to go on exchange to our university wide partnersscholarships, language and cultural preparation and other related matters.

THUAS strongly supports inclusive mobility. If you have a disability and/or special needs and you are eligible for an Erasmus+ grant, THUAS can apply for additional financial support from the Erasmus+ programme on your behalf. For more information click here.

Code of conduct

Code of Conduct International Student

THUAS has signed the Code of Conduct International Student Higher Education. By signing the Code of Conduct, the institutions of higher education oblige themselves to offer international students education of good quality. The institutions guarantee the quality of the information provision and education to these students. 

Exchange Staff

Incoming staff

Each year we welcome staff members from our partner universities to share knowledge and exchange practices. During the stay they deliver guest lectures, follow short trainings or gain new perspectives through job shadowing.

Are you interested in visiting THUAS? Then we recommend the following:
- Have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish during your stay 
- Desired time period
- Start planning at least one semester in advance.

In order for us to compose a suitable visiting or teaching programme, please send an e-mail to international@hhs.nl containing your CV/resume, motivation letter and state:
- your first and last name
- your institution 
- does your institution have an agreement with THUAS?
- your current position
- type of exchange (e.g. teaching, training)
- desired time period

Outgoing Staff

Do you want to go on a staff exchange? At THUAS we support our staff by providing financial support from the Erasmus+ programme for teaching and training mobilities abroad. More information can be found here.

Partnering with us

We are proud to have over 400 exchange partners all around the world. We offer our exchange students and staff a unique experience where they learn about each other's cultures, gain a new perspective and deepen competencies to call themselves global citizens.
Thanks to our fruitful collaborations, we give students and staff the chance to go on exchanges and internships abroad, take part in international research projects and be part of an international classroom during their study programme. 

THUAS offers close links with industry, businesses and large numbers of NGOs that are located in the Hague. We promote student interaction with the business world and organisations that specialise in research and innovation. We are keen to develop new partnerships as partnering with academic institutions around the world enriches our curricula and makes the experience of the students truly international. 

Contact us

Please visit this page to find out more about becoming our partner or email us at international@hhs.nl.

Degree programme content

Introduction

The Hague University offers a wide range of courses taught in English. To find out which courses you can choose from click on the different subject choice forms and academic guides of the programme your university and/or your faculty has an agreement with. If you are not sure which programme your university has an agreement with, please use the partner list. You can use the search function to look for your country/ institution. If your university partners with more than one programme and you are not sure which one to choose courses from, please contact your international office or study abroad coordinator. 

More information on available (language) courses can be found here. 

Course Offers Academic Year 2022 - 2023

For the academic year 2022-2023 please refer to the course guides below. 

Course guides for the coming academic year will be published by April 1st at the latest. In the meantime please consult the published academic guides by date for an indication of what might be offered. 

Faculty of Business, Finance & Marketing

Faculty of Health, Nutrition & Sports

Faculty of IT & Design

Faculty of Management & Organisation

Faculty of Public Management, Law & Safety

Faculty of Social Work & Education

Faculty of Technology, Innovation & Society

Practical information

Financing your study

Payment deadline

Should The Hague University of Applied Sciences not have received your payment on our bank account before the deadlines set below, we cannot apply for your entry visa, residence permit and/or health insurance.

  First semester (fall, September) and full year Second semester (spring, February)
Deadline June 15th November 30th

Bank account details for payment

  • IBAN Bank account number > NL80 RABO 0145 5455 63
  • Swift code of the bank > RABO NL 2U
  • Name of the accountholder > Stichting HBO Haaglanden
  • Name of the bank > Rabobank
  • Address of the bank > Bezuidenhoutseweg 5
  • Postal code and place > 2594 AB The Hague
  • Country > The Netherlands
  • Payment reference* > [your full name and THUAS student number] 

* Make sure you always mention your full name and THUAS student number (ex. John Smith 18121506) as a payment reference, otherwise we are not able to track the payment.

Fees and costs 

  • Legal fees for the application of your immigration (entry visa and/or residence permit) > € 210,- ONLY for non-EU/EEA
  • Student Health Insurance (incl. third party insurance) for spring semester > €339,-

Please add up the applicable fees and costs for your situation and take into account possible transfer fees charged by banks when you make the transfer. Insufficient payments cannot be fully processed.

Payments by credit card, PayPal, and/or other methods are not possible.

Cancellation

Cancellation of your exchange period has to be done in writing and has to be sent to exchange@hhs.nl mentioning your student number and the reason for cancellation.

Should you cancel your application after we have submitted your entry visa and/or residence permit application, the legal fees paid on your behalf cannot be refunded.

Please note: cancellation of accommodation has to be done directly with the party offering housing, and different fees and rules may apply.

Facilities and services

On campus, there are state-of-the-art computer facilities, media labs and science labs to help students study. We also have several restaurants and extensive sports facilities .
Read more about our facilities.

International Student Services

We also have an International Office. We can give you practical advice on visas, residence permits, insurance, financing and housing as well as scholarships when you go and study abroad. Read more about our International Student Services

Special needs

More information on special needs can be found here.