The Hague University

Essay guidelines

If you are eligible you have to write an essay which consist of 950 to 1100 words. In the essay, describe your cultural background and explain why and how you can contribute to the multinational, multicultural beehive that is The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

What do we expect? The essay needs to contain the following:

  • Make sure it is a personal essay and not a motivation letter or cv

  • It is based on a personal experience in which you have gained significant insight, or which resulted in personal growth or development
  • It is written in the first person. (ā€œIā€ point-of-view)
  • In your essay try to give us a glimpse into your own perspective
  • Be specific with your descriptions
  • Be authentic and honest
  • The simplest structure of an essay has three parts: an introduction, a body of information, and a conclusion
  • The essay must be written in English