The Hague Summer School

Are you interested in looking at global issues from an interdisciplinary perspective? Would you like to work together in international teams to develop your cross-cultural competences? The Hague Summer School in the Netherlands is a cutting-edge two or four week modular course on the Future of Business and Social Challenges (first edition) or Peace & Justice (second edition).  

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. 

Participants speaking

Ali Rashid (Iraq)

Valentina Maljak (Croatia)

Rafael Moreira (Brazil)

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Why choose The Hague Summer School

  • You will gain an all-round ‘international classroom’ experience with fellow students, lecturers and professionals from different cultural backgrounds. 
  • You will prepare yourself for a future international career, enrich your personal growth and develop your talents through teamwork, debate and sharing knowledge. 
  • Because of the location! The Hague is the United Nations City of Peace, Justice and Security, packed with 131 international institutions, 80 justice organizations, 300 international businesses and numerous NGOs. 
  • The Hague Summer School includes many field trips to these important international organizations. 
  • You will make new friends for life from all over the world during your time in The Netherlands.


  • 2 weeks - first edition -: 4 to 15 July 2022
  • 2 weeks - second edition: 18 to 29 July 2022*
  • 4 week summer school: 4 to 29 July 2022*
*NOTE: there are scholarships available for these editions, click here for more information & eligibility.

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 31 May 2022

Set-up Summer School

The Hague Summer School offers students the possibility of following a two-week or four-week summer school. The full four-week edition is the best option if you would like to get the most out of your time in The Netherlands. You can earn four European Credit Transfer Systems (ECTS) points per two weeks by passing various assessments and tests.

The theme of the first edition of the Summer School (4-15th of July), is the Future of Business and Social Challenges. All students will follow a general module together in the morning, and select an elective module of their choice for the afternoon. For students this first edition of the summer school is all about gaining intercultural competences, while working in multi-disciplinary teams and exploring a course of their choice.

The second edition of the summer school (18-29th of July) focuses on the theme ‘Peace and Justice’. The title reflects the status of the City of The Hague as the Legal Capital of the World. In that context the focus of the summer school is on the protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law principle. In these two weeks all students follow the same set program which is organized in close collaboration with the Rotary organization in the Netherlands. The aim of the Rotary with this summer school programme is to discuss with young people the vital interest of peace and security in the world and, in close connection therewith, the need for reconciliation and cooperation.


The Hague Summer School takes place in The Hague, known as the International City of Peace, Justice and Security. More information on the city can be found here and here.

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