Unfortunately, The Hague University of Applied Sciences had to decide to cancel The Hague Summer School 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re sorry for the inconvenience this might cause you.
When we have more information, we’ll make sure to publish it here!
Before you apply:
Make sure you meet the entry requirements (see below)
Find out whether you want to join us for two or four weeks
Discover which elective module(s) you want to follow
Write an impressing motivation letter explaining your ambitions and motivation to participate
Fill out the registration form and upload all the needed information.
Make sure you do it before 31 May 2021
Wait for your confirmation including the payment details
Take care of your payment
Start planning your trip to The Hague Summer School!
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
The fees for the Summer School 2021 are not yet determined. We’ll post them here as soon as possible!
For The Hague Summer School 2019, the following fees were used:
- Two-week course: €1750
- Four-week course: €3400
These fees included, tuition, study materials, lunch during weekdays, fieldtrips, a social programme and accommodation.
Travel costs to and from The Hague, as well as local travel costs, and other subsistence costs, are not included.
The housing location for The Hague Summer School 2019 was the Leemanstoren.
If you make use of our accommodation, you check-in on Sunday, one day before the start of the academic programme on Monday and check-out on Saturday, one day after the last Friday.
This state of the art building is 71m high and offers room to a total of 481 students. The Leemanstoren uses district heating and solar panels, therefore it cuts back on costs and emissions.
The 21m2 studios have everything you need: a large living space with your own kitchen, as well as a private bathroom with shower and toilet.
For general use, there are laundromats available within the building, as well as communal space, a bicycle parking lot and three elevators to get you to all of the 22 floors.
When you get to the Netherlands by plane, there are three possible airports to arrive at. Our main aiport is Schiphol Airport. It is really easy to reach THUAS from Schiphol by train as you can get a direct train in 30 minutes to The Hague HS.
Other possible airports are Rotterdam/ The Hague airport and Eindhoven. Rotterdam/ The Hague airport is only a 20 minute trip by car to THUAS but if you want to travel by public transport it will take you about 45 minutes with at least 1 stopover. Eindhoven airport is about 2 hours away by public transport or car.
Did you book a plane to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and do you want to know how to get to The Hague University by public transport, take a look at this video!
Location and contact details
Location The Hague, Main Campus
Johanna Westerdijkplein 75,
2521 EN, The Hague, The Netherlands
T: + 31 70 445 8463
The Hague Summer School is open to anyone who has completed a first year bachelors degree or already has a bachelors degree. You should have a good working knowledge of the English language (level B2 or higher) before you apply. One of the most important entry criteria to summer school is your ambition.
2. How many ECTS do I get after successful completion of The Hague Summer School?
The two-week course is worth 4 ECTS. The four-week course is worth 8 ECTS.
3. Are the ECTS valid for my study programme?
On successful completion of The Hague Summer School modules you will be assigned European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. Detailed programme descriptions and outlines will be provided to you to facilitate the credit transfer. You will have to check with your own study programme whether they will accepts the ECTS.
4. What are the criteria for the motivation letter?
The motivation letter should be at least 400 words / 1 A4 and should answer to the following questions:
Why do you want to attend The Hague Summer School? What is your motivation for your elective(s)?
What is your ambition for the future? How do you want to change your world?
5. Do I receive a proof of participation?
After you have successfully completed The Hague Summer School you will, in addition to the ECTS, receive a certificate from The Hague University of Applied Sciences outlining the course, the period, and the number of credits.
6. Is there any IELTS/TOEFL score requirement?
There is no requirement for IELTS / TOEFL score but If English is not your first language, you should have a good working knowledge of the English language (level B2 or higher) before you apply.
7. Are there any scholarships or grants for The Hague Summer School?
No we don’t have a scholarship. If the university you are currently enrolled at is a partner university, you may be entitled to a reduced fee. Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out whether your university is a partner.
8. My passport has expired and I’m in the process of renewing, can I apply to The Hague Summer School?
Yes you can apply with your current passport details. Once your new passport has been issued, we kindly request you to provide us your new passport details as soon as possible, before travelling to the Netherlands.
9. I have to upload a proof of enrollment of my university for the application. I am already graduated, what do I have to upload?
You can upload your diploma.
10. How can I contact you?
The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Main Campus
Johanna Westerdijkplein 75,
2521 EN, The Hague, The Netherlands
T: +31 70 762 1000
11. Where can I find the terms & conditions for The Hague Summer School?
You can find them here.
12. I need a visa in order to participate in The Hague Summer School. Can you assist me during the process of acquiring one?
It is your responsibility to obtain a visa. However, The Hague Summer School will send you an invitation letter upon request that will serve as a supporting document that outlines your reasons and duration of stay in The Netherlands.