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 in July 2019.

The dates for the two week courses  will be:
1st of July through 12th of July
15th of July through 26th of July

The dates for the full month will be:
1st of July through 26th of July


Two-week course     € 1750
Four-week course     € 3400
These fees include tuition, study materials, a social programme and accommodation. 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 2019


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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Contact the course

We are open for applications! Click here to sign up for The Hague Summer School 2019