European Studies - English - 3 years - Full-time

In a fast-paced, globalised era of constant change, employers need adaptable professionals to help run, market, represent and advise their organisations. This 3-year fast-track version of European Studies equips you for management and marketing jobs in both the public and private sector, or for a master’s programme, giving you international career options.

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Admission

European Studies 3 years, 2019-2020

You have a Dutch diploma

HAVO
C&M
E&M
N&G
N&T
VWO
C&M
E&M
N&G
N&T
MBO
Niet toelaatbaar

You have a non-Dutch diploma

To enrol for the ES 3 year programme you will need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch VWO diploma and a good command of English.

Before we can decide on your eligibility, we’ll need to assess your secondary school certificate.
To make sure your certificate is evaluated fairly, we work with NUFFIC, an organisation that specialises in the assessment of international education qualifications.

Havo

  • N&T: does not qualify for admission
  • N&G: does not qualify for admission
  • E&M: does not qualify for admission
  • C&M: does not qualify for admission

Vwo

  • N&T: 2nd modern foreign language
  • N&G: 2nd modern foreign language
  • E&M: 2nd modern foreign language
  • C&M: Immediately qualifies for admission

Mbo

  • Does not qualify for admission

Perhaps your academic background is not quite the right level. Or you need some help improving your English skills. Don’t worry. There might be some alternative options to help you get in, and prepare yourself for a successful start of your studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS).

 Admissions Test 21+
 If you’re 21 years old before 1 September 2020, but don’t have a diploma or a qualification that meets the entry requirements, you can take the 21+ Admissions Test. The 21+ Admissions Test is offered at several dates between January and the start of the academic year, and consists of a digital general capacity test. Please note that you can only participate if you have an EEA-nationality or residence permit for the Netherlands that is valid on the test date.

PREP School (English Academic Preparation School)
 If your diploma grants admission to the follow up programme of your choice, but you have not quite reached the required level of English, we offer an English PREP school. On completion of this programme, you’ll not only be ready to join a degree programme at THUAS, but you’ll also have learnt a lot about the Netherlands, The Hague and about our university.

The Hague Pathway College
The Hague Pathway College will prepare you for success in a 3-year    English-taught Bachelor’s programmes at THUAS, if your diploma does not allow for direct admission. During the International Foundation Year you will enhance your subject related knowledge (like Maths, Economics or Physics, depending on the bachelor’s you’d like to study), improve your English language level and strengthen your academic skills. After learning the essentials, you’re ready to start the 3-year bachelor’s programme of your choice without the need to take additional tests like IELTS.

This programme also offers a 4-year track

 If you have an academic background comparable to the Dutch HAVO level, you might want to consider enrolling for the 4-year track of this degree programme instead. Check out ES 4-year track.

There are no exceptions to the official admission requirements. The Enrolment Office is the only party that can make decisions regarding your qualification for admission based on official regulations. You can’t rely on any other sources of information for your qualification for admission.
All European Studies students follow French, German or Spanish throughout the programme and can start at an advanced level or at beginner level. Students with no previous language learning experience can start at beginner level. Students who already had French, German or Spanish at secondary school are strongly advised to continue with that language, for the following reasons:

· Doing an advanced language means you can graduate with a professional level, giving you an edge on your CV

· Advanced level languages expand your options for studying abroad

· Students doing an advanced language can participate in special projects and field trips.

Students with previous experience in French, German or Spanish can request a different language, but all students must keep in mind that space in beginner level languages is limited and we cannot guarantee that there will be enough room to accommodate all requests.

Student for a day

Get a taste of student life

2 November 2019

Open Day

An open day is a great way to see our campus, to meet students and staff and to see what we have to offer.  Our staff will introduce you to our interdisciplinary approach to career preparation and show you the types management and marketing careers that our graduates typically pursue. You can get overview of our courses and projects, speak with a foreign language teacher, find out about internship opportunities and map out where you’d like to go on exchange. You can also find out about our Study Association HEBOS and other extra-curricular activities.

Need help making a decision

We would like to help you make the right decision

It takes a bit of thought and research to find the right programme. The Hague University of Applied Sciences organizes various activities throughout the year to give you the best possible idea of the various studies offered. You also learn what it’s like to study at THUAS. This way, you can click on the registration button without a doubt in mind. Or you’ll know for certain it’s not right for you. 

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The three-year European Studies programme (ES3) is very intensive. It is taught entirely in English (except during foreign language classes) and requires a great deal of self-study and personal learning outside the classroom. Taking on the challenges of a full-time programme like this is just like having a full-time job. Before you apply, you should consider that carefully.

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