Application procedure for the academic year 2018-2019
On this page you will find general information on how to apply for a Thuas study programme starting in the academic year 2018-2019. All prospective students have to apply for enrolment via Studielink. Your enrolment request must have been submitted through Studielink before 1 May 2018. Read more information on important deadlines.
Before you make an enrolment request, please take a look at the general application requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the minimum entrance requirements.
On receipt of your enrolment request, the Enrolment Centre will assess if you are eligible for admission at The Hague University of Applied Sciences based your previous education . Please note that only the Enrolment Centre can make statements regarding your eligibility, based on the official rules. No rights can be derived from statements from others about your eligibility.
If you do not meet the minimum requirements, and are 21 years or older, you can still apply to one of our bachelor programmes. Click here for information about our 21+ Admission Test.
Note: you can only apply for the 21+ Admission Test if you don't need The Hague University of Applied Sciences to apply for a residence permit (for the Netherlands) for you.
Students with a Dutch address
If you have a Dutch address, and you are enrolled in a Dutch municipality, you'll have to log in to Studielink using DigiD. A DigiD is a personal password that you can use to log in to websites of the Dutch government.
Note: if you’ve already used your DigiD to log into Studielink before, please proceed to step 2 directly.
If you do not have a DigiD, please request one first at www.digid.nl and make sure your DigiD is activated before you follow the steps below. You need your Dutch Citizen Service Number ('Burger Service Nummer' / BSN) to request a DigiD. If you forgot your BSN, you can request it at the city hall.
- If you already have a Studielink account, you’ll have to convert this (once) in order to log in with your DigiD from now on. Click here to view or download our manual “Convert existing Studielink account to DigiD”.
- If you don’t have a Studielink account yet, click here to view or download our manual “Create a Studielink account using DigiD”.
If you don't have a Dutch address, you'll have to log in to Studielink with a Studielink account.
Note: if you already have a Studielink account, please proceed to step 2 directly.
Click here to view or download our manual “Create a Studielink account (for prospective students with a non-Dutch address)”.
- If you have a Dutch diploma, you'll find our enrolment procedure on this page (in Dutch).
- If you have obtained a havo, vwo of mbo 4 diploma in Bonaire, Saba or St. Eustatius , this will be treated as a Dutch diploma. You’ll find our enrolment procedure on this page (in Dutch).
- If you have a non-Dutch diploma, please click here to view or download our manual “How to add your previous education in Studielink (non-Dutch diplomas)”.
Students applying for a bachelor programme from countries where a Thuas representative is located, are advised (but not obliged) to apply through one of our agents. For Chinese students applying for the English language preparatory programme it is mandatory to apply through an agent.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences pays a fee to agents for their services. The agents can also charge a fee to students for services they offer. The costs depend on the services offered by the agent and differ from country to country. If you wish to apply through an agent, please contact the agent of your choice for accurate information about the costs.
During the enrolment process through Studielink you will be asked if you are registering through an agent. If so, the steps below will be taken care of by your agent.
Attention: Agents must use the email address of prospective students to apply for enrolment! Agents should not use their own email address!
The deadline for completing the Study Choice Check is 31 May 2018 .
Please note: for non-EU/EEA students for which The Hague University of Applied Sciences has to arrange a Dutch residence permit, the tuition fees are already included in the package fee.
In order to process your application and assess your eligibility, we need you to upload the following documents:
- A clear copy of your valid ID card (only for European nationality) or passport
- Non-EU residents have to upload a residence permit, valid on 1 September 2018
- A clear copy of your official diploma(s) / certificate(s) including the official transcript or grade list*
- A valid English language test (if applicable, please see our information on language regquirements).
If you have not obtained your diploma yet you will have to upload an official statement in Dutch, English, German or French, signed and stamped by your school, that includes the following information: the name of the diploma/certificate(s) that you will obtain (also in the original language), the expected date of graduation (before 1 September 2018) and a list of your subjects with predicted grades (2017-2018).
Please note that you always have to press the submit button afterwards!
* NB. For some diploma an official translation is required. You can contact CSI in case you have questions about this.
After you have submitted all required supporting documents, the Enrolment Centre will assess your eligibility for admission. You will be informed about our admission decision as soon as possible. In Osiris Application you can keep track on the status of your enrolment request.
Once the admission decision has been taken, you will be notified via email.
You will receive a student card and proof of enrolment at the start of the academic year.