Exchange programmes

The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) has exchange agreements with a large number of ERASMUS + partners and non-Erasmus+ partners all over the world. An exchange at THUAS is a truly international experience. We welcome more than 500 exchange students from around 50 nationalities every academic year.

Our exchange students gain a rich cultural experience by working alongside the large number of Dutch and international full-time students on English-language bachelor degree programmes. Our high-quality programmes encourage students to explore each other’s cultures to become open-minded and independent thinkers – qualities which are essential in the present day labour market. Working in a multicultural and cosmopolitan environment becomes second nature to our students.


The Hague University of Applied Sciences has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) for the period 2021-2027, allowing us to participate in the Erasmus + programme.  Please see both our Charter as well as our current  (2014-2020) Erasmus Policy Statement.

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For more information on the Erasmus+ programme and its objectives, please have a look at the Erasmus+ website

Exchange partners

Our current exchange partners

THUAS works together with over 400  exchange partners across the world. For the up-to-date overview of all our partners please consult the  exchange partner list

All information on deadlines, accommodation, insurance, grading tables etc. can be found in our Fact-sheet and on our practical information page. For more information on what courses can be studied with us, please look under ‘what can I study ?’

Language & Culture Preparation

Most of our exchange programmes offers Dutch for beginners or survival Dutch.

THUAS offers exchange students the possibility to participate in Dutch Insights. A semester-long programme to introduce you to The Netherlands and The Hague, for which you can obtain an extra-curricular credit. For more information on Dutch Insights and other cultural events please check the calendar on The Lighthouse

Online linguistic support

OLS is a unique, easily accessible online language learning tool designed for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps participants.
You can work at your own pace and adapt your learning experience to fit your needs and interests. For more information on OLS, please consult their website or contact the international office.

Exchange Students

Code of Conduct International Student
THUAS has signed the Code of Conduct International Student Higher Education. By signing the Code of Conduct, the institutions of higher education oblige themselves to offer international students education of good quality. The institutions guarantee the quality of the information provision and education to these students.

Incoming students

We are looking forward to welcoming you to The Hague University of Applied Sciences.  You will need be nominated by your home university to be accepted for an exchange with us. Please contact the international office of your home university for information on the nomination procedure.

More information on the application procedure and practical information on accommodation, visa and insurance can be found on our here.

Outgoing students

Every faculty and/or bachelor programme has exchange partners specifically selected that meet the requirements of your programme. Please consult the student portal for more information on the procedures that apply within your own programme.

You will also find more information on the possibilities to go on exchange to our university wide partners, scholarship possibilities, language and cultural preparation and other related processes.

Partnering with us

We run student exchange programmes in collaboration with around 400 partners. By 2020 it is our ambition that all graduates from THUAS will have acquired international competencies and call themselves global citizens. To help achieve this goal, we give students (and academic staff) the chance to go on exchanges and internships abroad, take part in international research projects and be part of an international classroom during their study programme. 

We value the relationships with our current partners.  Our partners benefit from the fact that THUAS has close links with industry and we promote student interaction with the business world and organisations that specialise in research and innovation. We are keen to develop new partnerships as partnering with academic institutions around the world enriches our ‘internationalisation’ goals and make the experience of the students truly international. 

Contact us

Please visit this page to find out more about setting up partnerships or email us at

About campus life

The Hague University of Applied Sciences is a mini United Nations with a blend of 150 nationalities on campus. You'll get access to our state-of-the-art facilities, from a high-tech library to free Wi-Fi and on-site cafés. You'll soon make new friends and feel part of our diverse international community.

About The Hague, Delft and Zoetermeer

When you arrive in The Hague for your exchange programme, you will find yourself in the heart of Europe in a cosmopolitan city, alive with world-leading government, legal and peace institutions, cultural gems and multinational businesses. There are parks, beaches and woodlands to explore and plenty of nightlife.
Delft is a vibrant and historic city is also a technical and scientific hub with its clusters of research centres and environmental technology companies. The perfect place to your nurture your technical, creative and analytical skills.
With its parks, lake and surrounding forest Zoetermeer is a green city. More IT professionals live in Zoetermeer than anywhere else in The Netherlands earning it its nickname, the city of ICT. Global IT companies like Siemens and Getronics are also based here.

About Holland

Because we are a Dutch university of applied sciences, you'll experience a hands-on, open, minded and interactive learning environment. We employ a problem-solving approach, just like the real professional world, with exercises that nurture personal leadership skills, like games, debate and group work.

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