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European Studies - 4 Years, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Your first year at European Studies - 4 Years programme offered by The Hague University of Applied Sciences is about getting to know Europe and yourself a little better. You’ll study politics, business and culture as well as Europe’s government agencies, international organisations, non-profits and private businesses – your potential employers.

You’ll also learn the fundamentals of management and marketing within those organisations. Along the way, you’ll sharpen your professional skills and work on research and critical thinking. You’ll get comfortable with public speaking, study intercultural communication and work on your foreign languages and English.  

After this introduction, you’ll have the chance to make some choices to customise your curriculum starting in Year 2. You can choose to put more focus on business or on public policy, and you can choose to start learning a new language or to follow some elective courses on a variety of political, cultural or business-related topics.

It’s a challenge, but you’ll have help from a mentor who will help you strengthen your study skills and track your progress. You’ll also have access to tutoring and language support.

Career

Rather than preparing you for one specific job, European Studies’ interdisciplinary approach gives you an advantage by getting you ready for dozens of jobs, while equipping you to adapt to future changes. Our customisable curriculum, which lets you choose a preference for public or private sector topics, languages, electives, minors and exchange courses, also expands your options. 

You can pursue a career in public service or politics, or at a non-governmental organisation, where you’ll likely be busy with management tasks, international relations, policy advice, fundraising and communications. You can also pursue a career in business, where you might work in management, marketing, governance, export or communications, or you could even decide to go into business for yourself as a social entrepreneur. Whatever you choose, you should be ready to run, market, advise or represent an international organisation, political institution or business, anywhere in the world.

Accreditation

European Studies received an outstanding accreditation from the NVAO and earned a special certificate for internationalisation, recognising the programme’s efforts to create a truly international curriculum tuned in to the needs of a global labour market.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Cultural Dimension of Europe
  • Introduction to Research Skills
  • Project Management
  • Oral Presentations
  • Intercultural Communication
  • English Practicals
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Career Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

You have a non-Dutch diploma

  • To enrol for the European Studies 4 year programme you will need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch HAVO diploma and a good command of English. 
  • For the assessment of your secondary school diploma, we generally follow Nuffic’s evaluations of foreign diplomas.

You have a Dutch diploma

Havo

  • N&T: with 2nd modern foreign language
  • N&G: with 2nd modern foreign language
  • E&M: with 2nd modern foreign language
  • C&M: Immediately qualifies for admission 

Vwo

  • N&T: with 2nd modern foreign language
  • N&G: with 2nd modern foreign language
  • E&M: with 2nd modern foreign language
  • C&M: Immediately qualifies for admission

Mbo

  • Level 4, middle management or specialised secondary education programme

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8140 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8140 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Den Haag

  • 780 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

There are different ways to finance your studies depending upon whether you come from the EU/EEA and Switzerland or outside the region.

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