User Experience Design - English - 3 years - Full-time

You are interested in the full-time programme User Experience Design (UXD), a variant of the CMD-programme. It’s great to welcome you as one of our new UXD students in the next college season. It is important to make a well-considered choice. We’re eager to give you a colourful picture of the programme.

As a ‘smart society’ kid you grew up with a lot of online tools, some of them connected with sensors. Even your wearables produce an endless stream of big data. But what makes them valuable? Answering this question the User Experience Designer always focus on the man and the woman, the boy and the girl that will use the new interactive concept. How far will they allow this concept in their lives? What will be the importance or the fun of it?
The Hague University of Applied Sciences offers two directions in design programmes. The first one is Interaction Design (Dutch), the second User Experience Design (English). Both directions appeal to the creative power of the students. The interaction designer uses this power for creating smart applications that can be used immediately. The user experience designer invents smart concepts. In both programmes you are  always looking for the best possible quality of interaction between humans and a system. Both directions lead to the same final qualification.


Felix Kaufman

Working with real clients

Grace Wabbijn

Create something that really helps people

Osman Öztürk

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UXD, 2020-2021

Most of our bachelor programmes are four-year courses. Not this one. This challenging three-year programme is at a higher level than regular programmes. After three years of study you reach the same goals.

You have a Dutch diploma

To start this programme you should have a vwo diploma with an appropriate profile. This profile can be: Cultuur & Maatschappij, Economie & Maatschappij, Natuur & Gezondheid of Natuur & Techniek.

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You have a non-Dutch diploma

You want to start the UXD-programme, but you don’t have a Dutch diploma. Then you need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch vwo diploma plus a good command of English.

Before we can decide on your eligibility, we’ll 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’s 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.

If you completed your prior education in another country than those listed above you might still qualify for exemption, for example if:

  • you have an American or International High School Diploma, or
  • you have a European or International Baccalaureate Diploma

Please contact the Enrolment Centre and ask for details.

Perhaps your academic background is not quite the right level. Or you need some help improving your English skills. Don’t worry. There might be some alternative options to help you get in, and prepare yourself for a successful start of your studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS).

  • PREP School (English Academic Preparation School)
    If your diploma grants admission to the follow up programme of your choice, but you have not quite reached the required level of English, we offer an English PREP school. On completion of this programme, you’ll not only be ready to join a degree programme at THUAS, but you’ll also have learnt a lot about the Netherlands, The Hague and about our university.
  • The Hague Pathway College 
    The Hague Pathway College will prepare you for success in a 3-year English-taught Bachelor’s programmes at THUAS, if your diploma does not allow for direct admission. During the International Foundation Year you will enhance your subject related knowledge (like Maths, Economics or Physics, depending on the bachelor’s you’d like to study), improve your English language level and strengthen your academic skills. After learning the essentials, you’re ready to start the 3-year bachelor’s programme of your choice without the need to take additional tests like IELTS. 
  • Admissions Test 21+
    If you’re 21 years old before 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 is offered at several dates between January and the start of the academic year, and consists of a digital 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.
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

7 November 2020

Open Day

Still in doubt? Take a few steps back and see to what extent this course suits your area of interest. Visit the Open Day and talk to teachers and students of the programme. Or visit an online lecture to get a proper idea of the lectures in general.
Of course you also can use the Study & Career Centre of our university of applied sciences. The people in this centre organize all kinds of activities that make it easier for you to make the choice that fits you the best.
Do you want to view a programme presentation in advance? Watch this webinar.

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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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