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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Admission

To enrol for the LAW programme, you’ll need a secondary school diploma equivalent to a Dutch HAVO or VWO and a good command of English.

Admission requirements

You have a non-Dutch diploma

To enrol for the LAW programme you will need a secondary school diploma equivalent to that of a Dutch HAVO or VWO and a good command of English. 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.

This programme is taught entirely in English. You’ll need a good command of the English language, both spoken and written.

Bachelors 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 an European or International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Please contact the Enrolment Centre for more information.

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.
If you don't meet the minimum entrance requirements, and you are 21 years or older, the Admission Test 21+ offers you the opportunity to still be admitted to this bachelor programme. More information on the Admission Test 21+.

You have a Dutch diploma

To begin the 4-year bachelor's degree programme in Law English Stream (IEL), you should have a havo- or vwo-diploma with the appropriate profile. You could also qualify for admission with a mbo (level 4) diploma.

HAVO

  • N&T Immediately qualifies for admission
  • N&G Immediately qualifies for admission
  • E&M Immediately qualifies for admission
  • C&M Immediately qualifies for admission

VWO

  • N&T Immediately qualifies for admission
  • N&G Immediately qualifies for admission
  • E&M Immediately qualifies for admission
  • C&M Immediately qualifies for admission

MBO

  • Level 4, middle management or specialised secondary education programme
Note: If you’ve obtained a HAVO/VWO/MBO 4-diploma in Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius or St. Maarten, this will count as a Dutch diploma.
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.
You can be admitted to this degree programme regardless of your "profiel"; no additional subjects are required. This means that you will not need to take a deficiency examination (Dutch)
If you received a havo-diploma previous to 2009 or a vwo-diploma previous to 2010, your diploma will be assessed individually to see if you qualify for admission. If you have any questions about this, you can contact the Central Student Enrolment Office by completing the contact form.
If you don't have the diploma that qualifies your for admission and you will be 21 or older when the new academic year begins, you can take the Admission Test 21+ (Dutch) If you pass this test, you can still begin the degree programme of your choice. The admission test for degree programmes offered at The Hague University of Applied Sciences tests your command of Dutch and English and also includes a programme-specific section.
There can be no exceptions made to the official admission requirements. The Central Student Enrolment Office is the only agency that can arrive at decisions regarding your qualification for admission as based on the official regulations. You cannot rely on any other sources of information with regard to your qualification for admission.

Student for a day

Get a taste of student life

3 February 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 a presentation by LAW lecturers, who’ll definitely fuel your ambition to become an international legal professional.

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 study’s 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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