The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Let’s change. You. Us. The world. That’s our message at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). The University wants to empower students to change and improve the world they live in, but this can only happen if we work together – if we evolve and change.

Top reasons to study here

  • THUAS is a secure, hands-on environment where students can develop and innovate as global citizens.
  • The Hague is the perfect location to become a global citizen. It is the International City of Peace and Justice - the political and cultural heart of the Nether
  • These are the values that drive The Hague University of Applied Sciences: Curious, Connecting, Caring.



Our global, innovative attitude is reflected throughout our curricula and in our seven central themes: Cyber Security, Global and Inclusive Learning, Digital Operations & Finance, Mission Zero, Health Innovation, Global Governance en Governance of Urban Transitions. We also work closely with over 300 exchange partners from more than 50 countries, from Brazil and China to Australia, USA and several European countries.


THUAS has two core functions: providing education and conducting practice oriented research. The research contributes to improving and innovating our education, professional practice and society as a whole. The professors, lecturer-researchers and students conduct research in collaboration with national and international partners. We are building seven Centres of Expertise, each with their own theme.


The Study & Career Centre at The Hague University of Applied Sciences is the perfect place to get answers to all your questions about choosing a study. If you would like to discuss your questions or uncertainties on an individual basis, the study choice advisor would be happy to help point you in the right direction with objective advice. He or she can explore your interests and ambitions together with you.

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Student services

Prospective and current students can find answers to any of their questions at our Study & Career Centre (SCC). Prospective students can find out more about our degree programmes on Open Days and at the various information fairs. 

They can experience what a degree programme ‘feels like’ by shadowing or taking part in an Orientation Programme. And of course the SCC is available to provide consultations or workshops to help them make their choice. The SCC is also the first port of call for current students with questions. By providing information materials, tests, assessments and advice, the SCC assists students in making their study or career choices.

Housing services

We understand that you would like to live in such a radiant city, needless to say, there is a shortage of student accommodation in and around The Hague.

Therefore, THUAS cooperates with accommodation providers who offer student rooms to our first year incoming international students. With this service, THUAS can assist approximately 50% of the incoming students. For students starting in September 2020, T HUAS has a quota of around 650 rooms. The rooms that are offered are both self-contained as shared-facilities and are fully furnished.

Library services

The library offers an up-to-date collection of books, a large and broad collection of database, journals, theses, from nearly all study programs, educational videos / DVDs, e-books and much more. 

Library items can be loaned and returned using the special self-service machine. Students use their student card to operate it, staff members can apply for a library card. 

ICT services

When working on an assignment, preparing for an exam or meeting with other students, you can use a variety of specially designed work and study areas on all of our campuses. You can also log into ‘our’ wireless network with your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Of course, we also have ‘fixed’ computer workstations.

Medical services

Adequate Health Insurance for international students in the Netherlands should cover repatriation on medical grounds, urgent medical care and emergency hospital treatment for a minimum amount of € 30.000,- We also strongly recommend that students take out a third-party liability insurance. Such a liability insurance should have a coverage of approximately € 1 million.

Student Life

Campus life

The main campus of The Hague University of Applied Sciences is located on Johanna Westerdijkplein in a modern building located centrally close to the Hollands Spoor railway station. The building is home to more than 70 (full-time, part-time and dual) Bachelor’s programmes, 10 Master’s programmes and 20 post-graduate programmes, training courses and masterclasses.

Sports facilities

The main campus of The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) has a Sports Centre where you can work out in the brand new gym, enjoy group fitness classes (yoga, boxing, zumba, bodypump) and play various indoor sports (indoor football, basketball, volleyball, badminton). A sports & fitness pass gives you unlimited access to all these sports activities.


The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) accredits study programmes offered by Dutch higher education institutions. All international bachelors and masters programmes offered by The Hague University of Applied Sciences are recognised by NVAO.

Student Reviews

Personal experience
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The information is too vague and you do not understand what are you going to become after graduation.

The Hague University in a nutshell
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like the university diversity and how easy it is to know your way around, also, lecturers and faculties always try to help students as much as they can. The library is relatively small, however, it offers a variety of books and access to many research papers and articles, which is great for students from all study programs. The university has a gym that offers many...

My experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Cool lecturers, the building is modern and they organize nice events from time to time.

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