International & European Law - English - Full-time

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.


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On Moot Court

Ásíyih Barker

On interaction

Lukas Vician

On inspiration

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International & European Law , 2019-2020

You have a Dutch diploma

Niveau 4, middenkader- of specialistenopleiding

You have a non-Dutch diploma

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.

It is important that you enjoy communicating in English since law is a very language-oriented discipline. This means that you should have a sufficient feeling for language and be committed to having a good command of English. You should also have an affinity for social issues and economics. A legal professional has to be concerned with social relationships and the role he or she plays in social dynamics.
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).

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.

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.

Student for a day

Get a taste of student life

1 February 2020

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 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.

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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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