International Sport Management

Ever wondered how the IOC prepared for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games? Or how you could implement sporting programmes in rural Kenya to improve school kids’ personal development? Well, the new three-year programme International Sport Management (ISPM) starting September 2017 at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) will equip you with the necessities you will need as an international sports manager.


International Sport Management is a three-year programme. To qualify, you will need a secondary school diploma equivalent to that of a higher Dutch VWO. Bear in mind, that we will interview you on your affinity with sports to make sure all ISPM students are equally motivated. This may sound quite daunting, but don’t worry, you won’t need to be a high-performing athlete to apply for ISPM. A passion for sports 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 (except for Quebec!), Australia, New-Zealand, South Africa or Malta, or students holding a diploma (including English as an exam subject) stated on this diploma list, need not take an English proficiency test.

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

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.

The minimum TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and Cambridge CAE/ CPE scores for are:


Paper based > 550 Computer based > 213 Internet based > 80, With minimum subscores of 20


Listening and Reading > 670, You must also complete 'Speaking and Writing' successfully IELTS Listening > 6 Reading > 6 Writing > 6 Speaking > 6 Overall > 6


Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) > A/B/C Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) > A/B/C

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 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.

Need help making a decision

We 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. 
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