International Public Management - English - Full-time

Do you want to change the world and make a difference? Are you interested in international public policy; leadership? Then International Public Management (IPM) is the program for you.

The world is changing at a faster pace than ever before. We need game-changers who can think on their feet and unravel the big issues. This could drafting a policy brief, developing an impact campaign,  documentary, grant-writing or pitching a grassroots project or hitting the ground running at a governmental ministry or at an NGO (or even starting one).

We have many key international organizations and NGOs on our doorstep (in The Hague, the City of Peace and Justice), which means you can ‘hit the ground running’ and apply your new hands-on skills in the field. You will be in the heart of a rich international community - both in the city and the diverse classroom.

Is International Public Policy and Leadership your field of interest?

The Hague University of Applied Sciences helps you with your online search. It’s easy enough to do from home, on your phone, tablet or computer. See below for an overview of the tools to help you discover the right degree programme for you. Come and see if we are right for you!

  • Watch the programme film and presentation before our Online Open Day
    Click on the link for the film or the presentation.
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    Our current students are happy to tell you what they think.
  • Ask a lecturer.
    Do you have questions about International Public Management courses, study load, structure or our practical approach? Get in touch with our team and ask them what you need to know via
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Kinza Hussain

On realistic approach

Guido Cucchia

On understanding the world

Ivona Hristova

On a critical attitude

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International Public Management , 2022-2023

Do you have a Dutch high school diploma?

To begin the International Public Management degree programme, you need a HAVO or VWO diploma in the correct subjects (listed below). You can also apply with a MBO diploma (level 4), if you fit the right profile.
Niveau 4, middenkader- of specialistenopleiding

Do you have an international high school diploma?

International Public Management is a four-year university of applied sciences degree. To qualify, you’ll need a high school qualification equivalent to a Dutch HAVO. Before we can decide on your eligibility, we’ll need to assess your certificate/diploma. To do this fairly, we work directly with NUFFIC, an external organisation that assesses international qualifications for all Dutch Institutions of Higher Education.

If you weren’t educated in the Netherlands and English isn’t your first language, you may have to submit a language test to be admitted. You may be eligible for an exemption depending on the type and country of your diploma. Please check our entry requirements for more information.
Don’t worry if your academic background isn’t quite at the right level, or you need some help improving your English. There are some alternative options to bring you up to speed for the International Public Management programme.

Admissions Test 21+
If you’re 21 before 1 September 2022, but don’t have a diploma or a qualification that meets the entry requirements, you can take the 21+ Admissions Test. This digital general capacity test is offered on several dates between January and the start of the academic year. You can only take the test if you’re from an EEA country or have a Dutch residence permit that is valid on the test date.

English Academic Preparation Programme
Need help with your English? If you haven’t quite reached the right level of English for your chosen bachelor’s or master’s degree programme, you can enrol for the English Academic Preparation Programme. After the successful completion of this programme, you’ll be ready to start your degree at THUAS and you’ll have had a good taste of studying and living in The Hague.

The Enrolment Office is the only party that can make decisions on your application. There are no exceptions to our official admission requirements. Please don’t rely on any other sources of information regarding your qualifications or admission requirements.

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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