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.

Do you want to know more about UXD? Watch our programme video.


Felix Kaufman

Working with real clients

Grace Wabbijn

Create something that really helps people

Osman Öztürk

Why was it designed that way?

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UXD, 2022-2023

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.

If you were not educated in the Netherlands you usually have to submit a language test to be admitted. Depending on the type and country of your diploma you may however qualify for exemption. Please check our entry requirements page for more information.

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 2022, 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.

English Academic Preparation Programme
Need help with your English? If you haven’t quite reached the right level of English for your chosen Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme, you can enrol for English Academic Preparation Programme. After the successful completion of this programme, you’ll be ready to start your degree at THUAS and you will already have a good taste of studying and living in the Hague.

The Hague Pathway College
If you’d like to apply for a 3-year bachelor programme but don’t meet the academic entry requirements, you might be interested in joining The Hague Pathway College. This foundation programme has two intakes, one in September and one in January. It offers you the chance to bring your academic level up to the required level and work on your English at an academic level at the same time.Please check for more information.

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

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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