International Public Management - English - Full-time

Are you interested in making a real change to human rights, peace and security, international trade and global warming? The four-year International Public Management (IPM) degree programme will get you ready to take on the world in the government, non-profit and business sectors.

On graduation you could find work locally or internationally as a programme or project manager, consultant, analyst, civil servant or policy maker - or even take a master’s. On IPM, we’ll polish up your critical thinking skills and help you find hands-on solutions to make the world a better place.


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We have students from many cultures and you learn from them.

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On going abroad

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International Public Management , 2019-2020

You have a Dutch diploma

To begin the IPM bachelors degree programme, you should have a HAVO or VWO diploma (in the appropriate subjects listed below). You can also qualify for admission with a MBO (level 4) diploma, if you fit the profile.
Niveau 4, middenkader- of specialistenopleiding

You have a non-Dutch diploma

IPM is a four-year degree programme. To qualify, you’ll need a secondary school diploma/certificate equivalent to a Dutch HAVO. Before we can decide on your eligibility, we’ll need to assess your secondary school certificate/diploma. 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 entry requirements for more information.

Om toegelaten te worden tot de 4-jarige opleiding International Public Management heb je een diploma nodig dat vergelijkbaar is met een Nederlands havo-diploma en moet je de Engelse taal goed beheersen. Om je buitenlandse of internationale middelbareschooldiploma te toetsen maken we gebruik van de richtlijnen die Nuffic hanteert.
If you have not quite reached the level you need to enrol for a degree but your results are promising, we offer an the 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 want to take a degree programme, but don’t have the required subjects as part of your HAVO or VWO qualification, please check the page Entry requirements for further information

If you’re 21 before the 1 September 2019 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 will be offered at several dates in Spring 2019 and consists of a 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.
If you received a VWO diploma before 2010, your diploma will be assessed individually to see if you qualify for admission. If you have any questions, you can contact the Enrolment Office by completing the contact form

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.

Student for a day

Get a taste of student life

2 November 2019

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 few presentations by our lecturers.

Student for a day

Shadow a current IPM student and experience what it’s like to study at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. You will join discussions with existing workgroups and attend useful lectures. Lectures, for example, that could help you decide whether your main interest lies in international policy-making, or would you be better off fighting for the implementation of human rights in developing countries?

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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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