Did former European Commissioner for Competition, Neelie Kroes, back down when she made her case against software giant Microsoft? Or did the International Criminal Tribunal of the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) let Radovan Karadzic get away with alleged atrocities in Srebrenica, even after a trial that took over eight years? It’s this positive mind-set and inexhaustible devotion to the law that sets our International and European Law students at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) apart. This programme is specifically designed to be your springboard to a career as a successful legal professional in an increasingly international field.
On Moot Court
On Moot Court
‘Our last project was really nice. Together with my peers, I joined the ICC Moot Court. It means we receive a judgement and get to appeal it. The preparation took us 6 months. In the end, we got to go to a real court in front of our lecturers who acted as judges. We learned how to address different audiences. That’s one of the best skills we’ve learned.’
‘When I came here, I really wanted to integrate with Dutch people and I was told that this wasn’t even a choice: it was part of the programme. In my class there are both Dutch and international students. The Dutch are very welcoming to internationals. You don’t have fraternities here like in other university cities such as Leiden, but because of the way the classroom is designed, you have to interact with each other.’
‘My biggest inspiration here has been my lecturer in tax law. I’ve spent some time as her research assistant as well. She’s really strict and never gives a grade you do not deserve. I enjoyed it a lot: it helped me to become better and strive for the best of my abilities. It was because of her continuous guidance, constructive feedback and critical comments that I realized how little I know and it inspired me to acquire more knowledge every day.’
You have a Dutch diploma
|Niveau 4, middenkader- of specialistenopleiding|
To enrol for the LAW 4 year programme you will need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch HAVO 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.
21+ admissions test
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.
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 an European or International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Please contact the Enrolment Centre for more information.
1 February 2020
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 a presentation by LAW lecturers, who’ll definitely fuel your ambition to become an international legal professional.
17 February - 4 March 2020
Trial Study Day
Join a LAW class and meet our current student ambassadors and lecturers. This will be your chance to experience how LAW encourages you to stay critical and how we’ll prepare you to analyse court cases from an international perspective. Get a sneak preview of courses like Human Rights Law, Rights of the Accused, Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption Compliance and Criminal Law.
Student for a day
Do you have the aspiration to deal with law in an international setting enabling you to work anywhere worldwide? Do you like reading and writing? Contributing to decisions of i.e. courts and tribunals such as International Criminal Court and the European Court of Humanitarian Rights? Then sign up to experience what it’s like to be a Law student for a day. Get inspired by introductory law lectures and interactive workshops. Meet your future lectures and learn first-hand how our students experience study-life in The Hague. Student for a day is on one of these these dates: 7 February, 8 February, 7 March or 8 March 2019.