In an era of accelerated globalisation and rapid technological evolution, 21st century professionals face new challenges that prove an old saying: “it is not necessarily the strongest who survive, but those most adaptable to change”. European Studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) is an international, interdisciplinary programme, which gives young European professionals the tools they need to start an international management career. ES graduates will have the flexibility to keep up with the changing 21st century work environment. So, in a nutshell, ES ensures its students international employability through adaptability.
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. For the three-year programme (ES3): you need a Dutch VWO diploma or a foreign equivalent. Before we can decide on your eligibility, we will 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.
Bachelor candidates who were educated in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada (Quebec only when the education language is English), Australia, New-Zealand, South Africa or Malta, or students holding a diploma (including English as an exam subject) stated on this diploma list, doesn’t need to take an English proficiency test.
All other prospective students are required to hand in a valid and sufficient TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or Cambridge (CAE or CPE) certificate to the Enrolment Centre. The TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS certificate must not be older than two years at the start of the study year.
See the document of the Language requirements for more information.
Please note: The Hague University of Applied Sciences does not accept Institutional TOEFL scores, TOEFL ITP scores or any other language test certificates.
Please note: if you take (or have taken) the TOEFL English proficiency test, please allow The Hague University of Applied Sciences to check your online results to verify your TOEFL certificate. The Institution Code of The Hague University of Applied Sciences is 7042.
If you completed your prior education in another country than those listed above you might still qualify for exemption, if:
- you have an American or International High School Diploma, or
- you have a European or International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Please contact the THUAS Enrolment Centre and ask for details.
If you have not quite reached the level you need to enrol for a degree but your results are promising, we offer an English Prep School programme, which takes six months or one year. On completion of this, you will not only be ready to join a Bachelor class, but you’ll also have learned a lot about the Netherlands, The Hague and our university.
- 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
- N&T: 2nd modern foreign language
- N&G: 2nd modern foreign language
- E&M: 2nd modern language
- C&M: Immediately qualifies for admission
- Does not qualify for admission
4 November 2017
An Open Day is a great way to visit our campus; get acquainted with current students, lecturers, and meet our team of study advisors. You can also attend presentations by our lecturers. They will introduce you to our interdisciplinary and intercultural vision of what we like to call Global Citizenship. You can pick up an overview of our courses and projects, speak with a foreign language teacher, find out about Work Placement opportunities and extra-curricular activities, and map out options for your foreign exchange.
30 November 2017
Trial Study Day
Sign up for a Trial Study to get a full preview of European Studies. This is your chance to catch a first glimpse of how ES readies you for an international work environment. You can follow interdisciplinary lectures on the public and private sector – and how they work together to solve problems. You will get a skills workshop on research and communication skills, including training in rhetoric and negotiation. Finally you will also get a taste of the international classroom you can expect at ES, where all classes have a mix of nationalities, different backgrounds and different perspectives.
Do you start your studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in September? Here you will find useful and important information.