On a serious note, we face many global challenges. Climate change, migration, poverty, obesity. Trust in business and political leaders is at an all-time low. The world needs communications experts who can support business growth while keeping a socially responsible and sustainable perspective. Channelling communication to create a better world.
You have a Dutch diploma
To start the three-year ICM bachelor's degree programme, you should have a VWO diploma with the appropriate profile. However, you could apply for the four-year degree programme in Communication taught in Dutch.
Below, you can find the entrance requirements for this programme when you have a Dutch diploma.
ICM is a three-year bachelor of arts programme. Unlike most THUAS programmes, which last for four years, the international three-year programme is more intensive. You’ll therefore need the equivalent of a higher level Dutch VWO diploma.
To enrol for the ICM 3 year programme you will need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch VWO 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.
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.
The Hague Pathway College
The Hague Pathway College will prepare you for success in a 3-year English-taught Bachelor’s programmes at THUAS, if your diploma does not allow for direct admission. During the International Foundation Year you will enhance your subject related knowledge (like Maths, Economics or Physics, depending on the bachelor’s you’d like to study), improve your English language level and strengthen your academic skills. After learning the essentials, you’re ready to start the 3-year bachelor’s programme of your choice without the need to take additional tests like IELTS.
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.
1 February 2020
An open day is a great way to get inspired, check out our campus and meet our students, lecturers and study advisors. You can also pop into a few presentations by our lecturers to get you into the creative mind-set.
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?