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.

The Hague Summer School is proud to collaborate with many valuable external and internal partners and we would like to express our gratitude to: the SEN Foundation, ECHO, Dock 20, The Hague Security Delta, Paper on the Rocks, Masterpeace, Accentic and all THUAS lecturers and researchers who are dedicated to making this year’s summer school a roaring success.

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Ali Rashid (Iraq)

Valentina Maljak (Croatia)

Rafael Moreira (Brazil)

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Like many international programmes, The Hague Summer School (THSS) was greatlty affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, THSS2020 was unfortunately cancelled. Although we cannot predict the future, we aim to be back in full swing in the summer of 2021 with a program filled with great learning experience and, of course, fun!

Academic program dates*
Block I July 5th – July 16th 
Block II July 19th – July 30th 
*until further notice dates are subject to change.

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 2021


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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