The Hague Summer School

Do you want to make a difference to the world’s big issues? Are you interested in looking at global issues from an interdisciplinary perspective? The Hague Summer School in the Netherlands is a cutting-edge two or four week modular course, which looks at solving global issues by connecting the public and private sectors. We look at these ‘wicked’ problems through the eyes of engineers, social scientists, entrepreneurs  and human rights and security professionals.

The Hague University of Applied Sciences encourages everyone to invest in change. We want to train students in becoming world citizens to improve the world we live in. There is no better place to learn and practice world citizenship than in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice and the political, cultural heart of the Netherlands.

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Bantayehu Demilie (Ethiopia)

Louis Ogunjobi (United States of America)

Rafaela Alves (Brazil)

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This year The Hague Summer School takes place from 2-27 July 2018. If you choose to stay for a two week course you can either start on 2 July or on 16 July.


Two-week course     € 1750
Four-week course     € 3500
These fees include tuition, study materials, a social programme and accommodation at the Student Hotel. You might be eligible for a discount if you are studying at one of our partner universities. Take a look on our page Practical information for a total overview of our different fees.

Your travel costs to and from The Hague, as well as local travel costs and other subsistence costs are not included.

You can earn four or eight European Credit Transfer Systems (ECTS) points at The Hague Summer School by passing different elements and tests.

Entry requirements

In order to  be admitted to The Hague Summer School, you have to meet the following requirements:
  • First year of a bachelor programme completed
  • Good knowledge of English (B2 or higher)
  • An application letter explaining your ambitions and motivation to participate in The Hague Summer School and the choice of your electives.
  • A complete online application to be submitted before 1 June 2018


The Hague Summer School takes place in The Hague, known as the International City of Peace, Justice and Security. This year we also offer two other locations where you can follow The Hague Summer School. During the first two weeks (2-13 July) you can choose to follow the module Sustainable Cities. The first week you will stay in The Hague and the second week you will head off to Barcelona and be a true world citizen. The other option is to follow the first two weeks in Rabat, Morocco. The module Sustainable Entrepreneurship is entirely given at NIMAR (the Netherlands Institute Morocco).

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