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European Studies 3 years, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Your first year at European Studies 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’ll begin preparing for a major milestone: going on exchange. Not only do you get to specify countries of interest, you’ll get to choose your own courses. 

It’s a challenging year, especially with the fast pace of the 3-year programme, but you’ll have help from a mentor and access to tutoring and language support.

You’ll also have a lot of opportunities for extra-curricular learning and you’ll have a good time with field trips, clubs and parties put on by our study association.


Rather than preparing you for one specific job, European Studies 3 years programme offered by The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) 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.

What will you become:

  • Business Development Analyst
  • (Social) Entrepreneur
  • Compliance Officer
  • Consular Officer
  • Corporate Communications Officer
  • Europe Specialist
  • Event Planner
  • International Liaison
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist


ES received an outstanding accreditation 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 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • The Political Dimension of Europe 
  • The Business DImension of Europe 
  • Introduction to Research Skills 
  • Project Management & Focus on Europe Today
  • Oral Presentations 
  • Intercultural Communication 
  • English Practicals 
  • Advanced Research Skills 
  • Modern Foreign Languages 
  • English Writing 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

You have a non-Dutch diploma.

To enrol for the European Studies 3 year programme you will need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch VWO 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

Below, you can find the entrance requirements for this programme.


  • N&T: does not qualify for admission
  • N&G: does not qualify for admission
  • E&M: does not qualify for admission
  • C&M: does not qualify for admission


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


  • Does not qualify for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8140 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8140 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 36 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.


Do you come from outside the EEA (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or Switzerland and want to do your bachelor degree at THUAS? You can apply for the €5,000 Holland Scholarship financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch universities.

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