European Studies - English - 4 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. Our interdisciplinary European Studies programme 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 4 years, 2019-2020

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 entry 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’re 21 before the 1 September 2019 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 will be offered at several dates in Spring 2019 and consists of a 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.
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, please check the page: "Entry requirements" for further information
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 are 21 or older, the 21 + 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.

Student for a day

Get a taste of student life

9 February 2019

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.

Student for a day

Shadow a current European Studies student and experience what it is like to study at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. You will join discussions with existing workgroups and attend useful lectures. Lectures, for example, that could help you decide whether your main interest lies in international policy-making, or would you be more interested in writing a business plan to help a company like Coca Cola better its market position in Latin America.

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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