International Sport Management

Sport Management is the Organizational Side of Sport. The ISPM program is the kick-start for your professional success in the global sport community. You will develop as an established leader, participate within international sport networks and actively engage in effective intercultural initiatives. What kind of traits does the ISPM need? A passion for sport, being a team-player, having a global outlook and an interest in business. Having aptitude and curiosity for finance, marketing, research, communications, sociology , ethics, technology, law, and politics is beneficial. The new three-year programme International Sport Management (ISPM) starts in September 2017.


International Sport Management is a three-year programme. To qualify for this accelerated programme, you will need a secondary school diploma equivalent to that of a Dutch vwo or International Baccalaureate level diploma. Bear in mind, we will interview you on your understanding of sport to make sure all ISPM students are similarly motivated. Don’t worry, you won’t need to be a an  athlete to apply for ISPM, a passion for sport, a good head for business and an international outlook will do.

Admission requirements

ISPM, 2017-2018

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 (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, doesn’t need to take an English proficiency test.

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

See the document of the Language requirements 2016 for more information.

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 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.

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.

Student for a day

Get a taste of student life

7 April 2017

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, which you will most definitely need in the globalising world of sports.

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 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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