As a free mover you will gain a rich cultural experience by working alongside the large number of 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 market.
Working in a multicultural and cosmopolitan environment becomes second nature to our students. We train students to be ‘global citizens’.
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 that are listed. Please note that some programmes can only accept a small number of free movers.
How to apply
When you apply as a free mover 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.
You will also get more information regarding important topics such as immigration, accommodation and insurance.
When you wish to apply at THUAS as a free mover, you first have to register in our online platform Osiris. There you are requested to upload your passport, Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter, proof of English proficiency (IELTS 6.0 or higher), Transcript of Records, and degree if applicable. THUAS will assess your documents and inform you on the outcome in due time.
Application Start and Deadlines
To initiate your application, please email your interest for our free mover programme to International Office and we will provide you with further instructions.
Semester 1(Fall/September) and 2 (Spring/February)
|Action||By whom||Deadline Fall||Deadline Spring|
|Apply as a free mover||Student||15 April||30 September|
|Eligibility Assessment||Programme coordinator||30 April||15 October|
|Apply for general registration||Student||30 May||15 November|
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 and enrolled.
Signing of documents, courses, schedule and grade lists
Any academic/course/schedule related questions and documents as well as transcripts of records are taken care of by the programme/faculty you register for.
Application link and tips
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).
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, as a freemover, you will need to make all the necessary arrangements with your home university. Keep in mind that you will have to pay tuition fees to THUAS.
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 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.
Spending part of your studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) is a truly international experience. THUAS welcomes more than 500 exchange students from around 50 nationalities every academic year. Our academic year is divided into two semesters, which start in September and the end of January.
What can I study?
For the academic year 2022-2023 please refer to the course guides.
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 International Public Management 2021 - 2022
- 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
- Academic Guide Social Work and Education – Educating Children in an Urban Environment 2022 - 2023
Faculty of Technology, Innovation & Society
Financing your study
Fees and costs
To study as a free mover (regardless of your nationality), the costs are € 5565 per semester, and € 11130 for full year for the 2023-2024 academic year.
For the application of your immigration (entry visa and/or residence permit) is € 210,- ONLY for non-EU/EEA.
Student Health Insurance (incl. third party insurance)
Semester 1 (15 August 2023 until 10 February 2024) = € 318
Semester 2 (15 January 2024 until 31 July 2024) = € 356
Full Year (15 August 2023 until 31 July 2024) = € 628
Full Year (15 January 2024 until 28 February 2025) = € 732
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.
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 account holder > St. 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 (example: John Smith 17121506) as a payment reference, otherwise we are not able to track the payment. Payments by credit card, PayPal, and/or other methods are not possible.
Cancellation of your free movers period has to be done in writing and has to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 when you come and study at The Hague University of Applied Sciences from abroad. Read more about our International Student Services.