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.



The Hague University of Applied Sciences wants to contribute through practice oriented research. Besides providing education, this is our second most important core task. Research makes education, society and the professional world stronger and more innovative. By working closely with our partners, we promote knowledge development and sharing.


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 counseller 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

It is important to find the right place to live during your studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). Finding accommodation is your own responsibility, but THUAS can provide you with some helpful information and guidance when making your living arrangements.

You can expect to pay around 350 to 850 Euros on average per month for student accommodation in The Hague. The price range varies depending on the location, service costs and whether you are prepared to share

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.

Student clubs

Many graduates claim that their student days were the best days of their lives. What makes this time ‘best’ is individual. Whether this means partying until the early morning hours, playing lots of sports or learning more about a specific topic by taking part in discussions or finding an interesting part-time job, The Hague, Delft and Zoetermeer offer lots of different opportunities to make your student days as epic as you want.


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

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I enjoy studying in THUAS. First and foremost, the lecturers are good, always helpful, even in the times of the pandemic they’re trying their best to help students. Second, I was impressed by the facilities of the university- very modern and the atmosphere is very nice. Third, this one of the most diverses university in terms of students’ backgrounds. Not to mention the...

Corona dominated my last uni years, but we still made it work!
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I liked the course in itself. There was overall a lot of work to be done, and a lot of pressure. However, the university's communication was not always as good as you would like it to be. Plus two of my study years were dominated by the pandemic.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

the school was welcoming but due to the pandemic things started to go out of hand there wasn't proper communication between students and teachers and the socializing part took a big step in on to us

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