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.
When you apply for an exchange at THUAS, you will create an online account that will allow you to track your application through its various stages. You can save your progress at any point and come back to it at another time.
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)
|Start nomination by partner university at THUAS
|Deadline nomination by partner university at THUAS
|Start application by student
|Deadline of application by student
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
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.
At THUAS we expect our exchange students to be proficient in the English language. The below 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
As of 1 April 2023, The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) is connected to the EWP network (Erasmus Without Paper). Students from Erasmus+ partners that are nominated for exchange at THUAS can send their Learning Agreement via the EWP network if their home university is connected as well.
Please note that, for our exchange coordinators to be able to process a learning agreement, THUAS has the following requirements:
- Students have been nominated by their home university and have been accepted for an exchange at THUAS
- Students have started their application procedure for their exchange at THUAS
The above listed steps must first be taken before we are able to receive and process your Learning Agreement.
Application link and tips
The online application system for exchange is closed and opens on the 1st of April 2024. Nomination for the first semester and full year starts from the 1st of February 2024 until the 30th of April 2024. Students need to be successfully nominated by their home institution, before receiving an invitation from THUAS to apply.
The THUAS exchange experience
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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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.
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 partners, scholarships, 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.
What can I study?
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.
For the academic year 2023-2024 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
Academic Guide Business, Finance & Marketing 2023 - 2024
Faculty of Health, Nutrition & Sports
Academic Guide Health, Nutrition & Sports 2023 - 2024
Faculty of IT & Design
Academic Guide IT & Design 2023 - 2024
Faculty of Management & Organisation
Academic Guide European Studies 2023 - 2024
Academic Guide Management and Organisation (including Communication, Facility Management, Business Management Studies and Human Resources Management) 2023 - 2024
Faculty of Public Management, Law & Safety
Academic Guide Law 2023 - 2024
Academic Guide Safety and Security Management 2023 - 2024
Faculty of Social Work & Education
Academic Guide Social Work 2023 - 2024
Academic Guide Pedagogical Studies 2022 - 2023
Faculty of Technology, Innovation & Society
Financing your study
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)
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
For the application of your immigration (entry visa and/or residence permit) the legal fee is € 228 ONLY for non-EU/EEA.
Student Health Insurance (incl. third party insurance)
Semester 1 (15 August 2024 until 10 February 2025) = € 318
Semester 2 (15 January 2025 until 31 July 2025) = € 356
Full Year (15 August 2024 until 31 July 2025) = € 628
Full Year (15 January 2025 until 31 February 2026) = € 699
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 of your exchange period has to be done in writing and has to be sent to email@example.com 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.
More information on special needs can be found here.
General questions regarding partnerships at The Hague University can be directed at the International Affairs. Questions on your application can be directed at the International Office. Any academic/course/schedule related questions and documents (such as learning agreements and Erasmus Without Paper, 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 coordinator directly.