Exchange programmes

An exchange at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) is a truly international experience. THUAS welcomes more than 500 exchange students from around 50 nationalities every academic year. Our academic year is divided into two semesters, which start in September and the end of January.

Our exchange students gain a rich cultural experience by working alongside the large number of 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 market. Working in a multicultural and cosmopolitan environment becomes second nature to our students. We train students to be ‘global citizens’.

Exchange partners

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

To find out more about setting up exchange partnerships email us at

Our current exchange partners

View our extensive list of partner institutions around the world. 


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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