Whether it’s a smart fridge that replenishes itself online, or a watch that tracks our activity: the user experience of digital technology has become a reality for every professional designer. As a prospective student of User Experience Design (UXD) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) you might already have some initial ideas of how to improve your daily life with the use of technology. But what UXD teaches you is to funnel your creativity by putting the end users of your product at the forefront of the designing process.
On working with real clients
On making choices
On working with real clients
‘We’re now working on a project for the canteen at THUAS to design an app that helps customers in making healthier choices. Through the app you get bonus points when you buy healthy food and you can use these points later to buy healthy smoothies. I really like the fact that we can combine research with working with real clients.’
‘It’s very interesting seeing what moves people, why they do things. And how you then adapt your design in such a way that your product can be used in a way that is fun and easy for people. Through our research, we can ultimately create something that can really help people.’
On making choices
‘I like to concentrate on design and everything related to design: websites, apps and more. You learn techniques here and how to do research in the way in which design is used. This is very interesting. You first need to know what you are doing it for, for whom and why. It means that a design does not have to be 'attractive', but that you do need to know why it was designed that way.’
UXD is a three-year programme, as opposed to the regular four-year programmes at THUAS. The three-year programme only differs in its study intensity. To enrol for the UXD programme you don’t need to be a budding mathematician or a genius in mechanics. However, you will need a secondary school diploma equivalent to that of higher Dutch VWO and a good command of English. 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.
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, do not 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 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.
There is no Admission Test 21+ (Dutch) for this degree programme.
- N&T Does not qualify for admission
- N&G Does not qualify for admission
- E&M Does not qualify for admission
- C&M Does not qualify for admission
- N&T Immediately qualifies for admission
- N&G Immediately qualifies for admission
- E&M Immediately qualifies for admission
- C&M Immediately qualifies for admission
- Does not qualify for admission
4 November 2017
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 will get a sneak peek at the UXD workshops and lecture rooms.
30 November 2017
Trial Study Day
Join a UXD class and meet our current creatives and lecturers. This is also your chance to experience how UXD coaches you and your fellow students to become innovative designers. Experience master classes like Project Design for Emotion and Psychology of Experience.
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