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

Whether it’s a smart fridge that stocks itself up online, or a watch that tracks activity, the user experience of digital technology is 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 daily lives with technology. UXD takes this one step further and teaches you is to hone your creativity by putting the end user of your product at the forefront of the design process.


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UXD, 2019-2020

UXD is a three-year programme, rather than one of THUAS’s regular four-year programmes. The three-year programme is a higher level than the regular programme. You’ll reach the same goals after three years of study instead of four.

You have a Dutch diploma

To begin the 3-year bachelor's degree programme in User Experience Design, you should have a vwo-diploma with the appropriate profile.

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You have a non-Dutch diploma

To enrol for the UED 3 year programme you will need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch VWO diploma and 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.

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).

Admissions Test 21+
If you’re 21 years old before 1 September 2020, 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.

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.

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 Student 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

7 November 2020

Open Day

Attend UXD classes like Project Design for Emotion and Psychology of Experience 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. Do you want to view a programme presentation in advance? Watch this webinar.

Student for a day


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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