Welcome to the start of your studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences!
On this page you will find lots of important information to help you be best prepared for your studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. New information will be added to this page regularly in the run-up towards September. So please make sure that you come back to this page for an update! At the bottom of this page you will find the starting information for each degree programme. So are you curious when you are first expected? Then take a look at your programme!
Student 101: top tips for studying at THUAS
And now the day has finally come. You are ready to begin your studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Maybe you don't know the Netherlands or The Hague that well and you still haven't met your fellow students. Pretty exciting, right? We certainly understand that and when everything is new, you can probably use some tips and tricks on what to do and how to be prepared for the academic year and the unpredictable Dutch weather. That's why we are offering you tips to help you get off to a good start at the university.
We hope you enjoy your time with us and wish you a warm welcome at The Hague University of Applied Sciences!
You are probably curious about the university, your degree programme, your class, fellow students and teachers. Each academic year at THUAS starts with the introduction. Here you will get to know all those new people and hear what the university has to offer you.
You start your studies with the introduction of your degree programme. Do you want to know what your degree programme has in store for you? Then scroll down to have a look at the starting information for each programme via links further down this page. The starting info will tell you on which day and at what time you are expected where.
In addition to the introduction of your degree programme, you are also welcome to participate in the introduction for all students of The Hague University of Applied Sciences: THUAS Intro. Curious about what there is to do during THUAS Intro? Check out the program.
Warm Welcome Week
Some of you might be planning to arrive in the Netherlands a little earlier than the start of the semester and the introduction organised by the degree programme you will join.
From Wednesday August 16 till Tuesday August 22 between 11:00 and 15:00 you are very welcome to come to the Innovation Playground to meet with some of the other students that have arrived already. There will be drinks and snacks for you to enjoy while you exchange stories. We also have a number of activities planned for you (no need to sign up beforehand, you can do that on the spot) and we are very happy to answer questions you might have about living in The Hague or practical matters of student life in the Netherlands. The Innovation Playground is located in the Atrium of the main building of THUAS in The Hague.
HI The Hague
Can’t wait to start your student life in the beautiful city of The Hague? Then join the Hague’s city introduction programme: HI The Hague! You can sign up for 1 or of course for all events! Offered to you by the student and association life in The Hague.
Would you like to know more about your (new) student city The Hague? Check www.studyinthehague.com/en for everything about studying and living in The Hague.
A taste of student life at The Hague University of Applied Sciences?
Wondering what your student time could be like? Watch this video to get an impression of the city, the beach and activities at and outside of The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
Good to know
If you’re an international student, there might be some (immigration) administrative formalities to complete. Please check our Arrival Services page to see how we help you get those things taken care of.
Getting there and getting around
Have a look at the route descriptions and maps of our THUAS buildings to know exactly how to get there.
IT account network The Hague University of Applied Sciences
As a student at The Hague University of Applied Sciences you will receive a THUAS IT account. Shortly after you submit your registration, you will receive your log-in data by e-mail. In addition to entering your login name and password, we use a second step within THUAS for our digital security to access your account (Multi-Factor Authentication). Your account gives you access to all student computers and IT services at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. This includes: your mailbox, the Student Portal, Brightspace, Osiris Student and the Student app. If you have trouble accessing your account, please check this page.
With your Campus Card you can print and photocopy at THUAS. You can also use your card to pay for catering items or to buy products in the coffee/soda/snack vending machines. If you have registered a Dutch residential address in Studielink, you will receive your card in the mail before 1 September. If you have registered a foreign residential address in Studielink, you can pick up your Campus Card by presenting valid ID at the IT Front Office of your THUAS campus. If you have any questions, you can also contact the IT Front Office.
You will find the IT Front Office on the main campus on the first floor in Ovaal 1.69 and at the Sports Campus on the first floor in D1.292.
Finalizing university enrolment
If you’re not enrolled yet, Osiris Student (login using your @student.hhs.nl account) will tell you exactly which steps you have left to take. Once you’ve done everything, in both Studielink and Osiris Student your application status will switch to enrolled. This will also be confirmed to you via e-mail.
If after checking Osiris Student you’re still in doubt as to what you need to do, please feel free to contact the Enrolment Centre. Or have a look at the general information on application and enrolment.
Still looking for a place to live in The Hague or one of its satellite cities? Please check the information on our housing page.
Rent or buy a cheaper laptop from Surfspot for your study
For your studies, it is important that you have a well-functioning laptop at your disposal with a webcam and microphone. The Hague University of Applied Sciences offers students the opportunity to purchase a laptop cheaper than the retail price through the non-profit organization Surfspot. If you don’t have a lot of money to spent, it is also possible to rent a laptop every month. Look for the models and conditions for buying and renting on Surfspot.
Starting information per programme for August / September 2023
Do you start your studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences around 1 September? From the end of June you will find the link to your programme's start information page below. This page will contain useful, fun and important information about your programme, on topics such as your timetable, book list and when exactly you will start.