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Program Highlights for The Hague, Netherlands

The city

Language spoken:
English, Dutch

Euro (EUR, €)

Marine West Coast

City type:
Metropolis (Population >500,000)

Passport & Visa requirements

The program

Program type:

Host university:
The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Language of instruction:

Terms offered:
Spring, Fall, Yearlong

Program capacity:
15 students

Credit type:
Overseas credit

Deadline to apply

Fall/Yearlong 2024-25:
April 1

Spring 2025:
October 1


  • Minimum GPA: 2.7
  • Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Deadlines vary

  • Live and study in a city of global stature — the political and diplomatic heart of the Netherlands — while still enjoying a small-town feel.
  • Experience the city’s prominence in local, regional, and global affairs, home to the United Nations' International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court.
  • Study at a university of applied sciences with strong links to international institutions and multinational corporations from across Europe.
  • Benefit from a practical approach to learning and teaching, including simulations, projects, guest lecturers, and field visits.
  • Choose from a range of courses in law, politics, business and management, culture, European studies, and administration.
  • Integrate with Dutch and international students in housing, courses, and university activities, including student organizations, sports, and social events.

Why Study in The Hague?

Historic and modern buildings lining the river in The Hague, Netherlands.

The program in The Hague (Den Haag) offers the opportunity to enroll in a variety of disciplines at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS), offered within their European Studies program. Courses are taught in English, and you may choose from courses in Business Management, Culture and Society, Law, Politics, Administration, Languages, and Communication. All students are required to take an Introduction to Dutch Culture and Society course, which includes organized field trips to locations such as Delft, famous worldwide for its blue and white pottery, or the Kröller-Müller Museum, known for its expansive collection of Van Gogh paintings. You may choose to participate in a single fall or spring semester or the full academic year.

As a student in The Hague, you will find that the city is a crossroads of cultures with well over one hundred nationalities represented, making your study abroad experience truly diverse. Known worldwide as the “International City of Peace and Justice,” The Hague plays a prominent role in local, regional, and global affairs – serving as the seat of the Dutch parliament, home to the royal family’s residential palace, and the site of the United Nation’s International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court. The city is also just 40 miles from Amsterdam and within easy reach of nearby sandy beaches and coastlines.

There are several excellent reasons for deciding to study in the Netherlands. Courses at European universities are taught by professors who do almost all the teaching and seminar work with undergraduates while maintaining a high level of research activity. Although English is widely spoken throughout the region, the Netherlands has maintained its own diverse traditions, values, and views of the world. Time in The Hague will challenge you personally, open your eyes to different ways of looking at the current topics in our world, and enable you to experience European culture and history.