European Studies - English - 4 years - Full-time

We live in a globalised era that continues to create new challenges for Europe and its professionals. ES at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) will prepare you to meet these challenges head on. With an award-winning international curriculum, global exchange programme and international internships, ES turns students into ‘global citizens’. Ready to take on the world, change it for the better and adapt to a changing future.

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Admission

HAVO
C&M
E&M (met tweede vreemde taal)
N&G (met tweede vreemde taal)
N&T (met tweede vreemde taal)
VWO
C&M
E&M (met tweede vreemde taal)
N&G (met tweede vreemde taal)
N&T (met tweede vreemde taal)
MBO
Niveau 4, middenkader- of specialistenopleiding

Admission requirements

You have a non-Dutch diploma

To enrol for the European Studies 4 year programme you will need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch HAVO diploma and a good command of English.

For the assessment of your secondary school diploma, we generally follow Nuffic’s evaluations of foreign diplomas.

ES accepts all profiles, as long as you meet the language requirements. French, German or Spanish is preferred. The programme is best suited to open-minded students interested in an interdisciplinary programme that combines business and politics. Above all, you’ll need a commitment to learning foreign languages, a gift for multi-tasking and an interest in exploring international opportunities. Even if it means stepping out of your comfort zone.  
This programme is taught entirely in English. You’ll need a good command of the English language, both spoken and written.

Bachelor’s candidates who are educated in the Netherlands, UK, Ireland, USA, 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, don’t need to take an English proficiency test.

All other prospective students are required to hand in a valid and sufficient language test.

Please check our Admission requirements for more information.

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 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 the Prep School programme, which takes six months or one year. On completion of this, you will not only be ready to join a bachelor's, but you’ll also have learned a lot about the Netherlands, The Hague and our university.

If you don't meet the minimum entrance requirements and you will be 21 or older as of the 31st of August 2018, the Admission Test offers you the opportunity to qualify for this bachelor programme. It tests your command of Dutch and English and also includes a programme-specific section.

More information on the Admission Test 21+.

All ES students take modern foreign language courses in French, Spanish or German. As an MBO student, you’re allowed to follow a beginner’s course in one of these languages. You can request an advanced language course, but you’ll have to pass an intake test arranged before the start of the academic year to make sure you are at the right level.

If you want to apply for this programme but you don’t have the required subjects in your HAVO or VWO profile, THUAS may offer you an opportunity to take an exam (Dutch page).

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.

You have a Dutch diploma

Below, you can find the entrance requirements for this programme.

Havo

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

Vwo

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

Mbo

  • Level 4, middle management or specialised secondary education programme

If you don't meet the minimum entrance requirements and you will be 21 or older as of the 31st of August 2018, the Admission Test offers you the opportunity to qualify for this bachelor programme. It tests your command of Dutch and English and also includes a programme-specific section.

More information on the Admission Test 21+.

Student for a day

Get a taste of student life

3 November 2018

Open Day

An open day is a great way to see our campus and meet current students, lecturers and our team of study advisors. You can also attend presentations by our lecturers. They’ll introduce you to our interdisciplinary and intercultural vision of ‘global citizenship’ and explain the different career paths that ES graduates typically follow. You can get overview of our courses and projects and speak with a foreign language teacher. Or find out about work placement opportunities and extra-curricular activities and map out where you’d like to go on an exchange.

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. 
Contact our Study & Career Centre Contact us by phone (+31) (0)70 445 8595 or by email studycareer@hhs.nl

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