International Public Management - English - Full-time

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 be grant-writing or pitching a grassroots project or hitting the ground running at an NGO or government office. If you want to ‘get stuck in’ and get the practical tools to make a difference - along with centre-stage experience in The Hague - International Public Management (IPM) is for you.

Is International Public Management right for you?

Choosing the right degree isn’t easy at the moment, with universities teaching online and campus open days on hold. But we know how proactive you are and we’re glad that you’ve found your way to the THUAS website. Here you’ll find online resources to help you make your decision and we’ll do our best to answer your questions about our hands-on International Public Management programme. Plus, we have a number of virtual tools to help you:

  • Missed the online open day?
    Watch our webinar to find out more about International Public Management.
  • Ask a student.
    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.
  • Follow us on social media.
    On IPM we’re always ‘hot off the press’. Stay up to date on Facebook Instagram or LinkedIn.


Kinza Hussain

On realistic approach

Guido Cucchia

On understanding the world

Ivona Hristova

On a critical attitude

Drag sideways


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.

Student for a day

Open Day

This study year we will offer new Open Days. We love to welcome you to our campuses in The Hague, Delft, Zoetermeer and Zuiderpark Sports Campus, but due to of the measures taken in connection with the coronavirus it is not clear if that is possible. Keep an eye on our website for the latest developments around our Open Days.

Do you want to view a programme presentation in advance? Watch this webinar.

Trial Study Day

Study year 2021-2022 the programmes will offer Trial Study Days.

Day with a student

Study year 2021-2022 the programmes will offer Student for a day.


  1. 16 December 2021
    Trial Study Day
  2. 13 November 2021
    Visit our Open Day
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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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