International Communication Management - English

Today, a web of international communication networks links up a variety of economies, political ideologies and cultures. And as a prospective student of International Communication Management (ICM) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS), you, like no other, will appreciate how interconnected forms of communication offer organisations the opportunity to make sure they are completely transparent about the business choices they make. And how history has shown that if they don’t, public opinion can be ruthless, as was the case with Enron, Lehman Brothers and, more recently, Volkswagen.


International Communication Management is a three-year programme. Unlike most THUAS programmes, which last for four years, the international three-year programme differs only in its duration and study intensity. For the three-year programme you will therefore need the equivalent of a higher level Dutch VWO diploma, such as an international Baccalaureate, German Abitur or three British A-levels at grade C, or higher.

Admission requirements

You have a non-Dutch diploma

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. 

Bachelor candidates who were educated in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada (except for Quebec!), Australia, New-Zealand, South Africa or Malta, or students holding a diploma (including English as an exam subject) stated on this diploma list, need not take an English proficiency test. 

All other prospective students are required to hand in a valid and sufficient TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or Cambridge ESOL certificate to the Enrolment Centre. The certificate must not be older than two year at the start of the study year. 

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 THUAS Enrolment Centre and ask for details.

The minimum TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and Cambridge CAE/ CPE scores for are:


  • Paper based > 550
  • Computer based > 213
  • Internet based > 80, With minimum subscores of 20


  • Listening and Reading > 670, You must also complete 'Speaking and Writing' successfully


  • Listening > 6
  • Reading > 6
  • Writing > 6
  • Speaking > 6
  • Overall > 6


  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) > A/B/C
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) > A/B/C

Please note: The Hague University of Applied Sciences does not accept Institutional TOEFL scores, TOEFL ITP scores or any other language test certificates.

Please note: if you take (or have taken) the TOEFL English proficiency test, please allow The Hague University of Applied Sciences to check your online results to verify your TOEFL certificate. The Institution Code of The Hague University of Applied Sciences is 7042.

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.

You have a Dutch diploma

To begin the 3-year bachelor's degree programme in International Communication Management, you should have a vwo-diploma with the appropriate "profiel". You could, however, apply for the 4-year degree programme in Communication taught in Dutch.


  • N&T Does not qualify for admission
  • N&G Does not qualify for admission
  • E&M Does not qualify for admission
  • C&M Does not qualify for admission


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


  • Does not qualify for admission
The most appropriate "profiel" for vwo is E&M.
If you received a vwo-diploma previous to 2010, your diploma will be assessed individually to see if you qualify for admission. If you have any questions, you can contact the Central Student Enrolment Office by completing the contact form.
There is no Admission Test 21+ for this degree programme.
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

5 November 2016

Open Day

An Open Day is a great way to visit our campus, get acquainted with current students, lecturers, and meet our team of study advisors. You can also attend a few presentations by our lecturers, who will help you get into a critical and intercultural mind-set. It’s something we like to call: global citizenship.

8 - 9 December 2016

Trial Study Day

Join an ICM class and meet our current students and lecturers. This will also be your chance to experience how International Communication Management prepares you for an international working environment, thanks to interdisciplinary lectures such as: Introduction to Organisational Communication and Communication and Behaviour.


Student for a day

Shadow a current International Communication Management student and experience what it is like to study at THUAS. You will join discussions with existing workgroups and attend useful lectures. These lectures could help you decide whether your main interest lies in structuring a corporate communication strategy. Or would you be better off supporting organisations towards more transparency in the way they present themselves?

Need help making a decision

We 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

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