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). We want to empower our 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 we 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 us: Curious, Connecting, Caring



From its formation on 1 September 1987, THUAS has grown from 15 institutions into the most diverse and internationally oriented university of applied sciences in the Netherlands with 26,000 students and over 140 nationalities. Every year, we send 3,000 unique global citizens out into the world. 


The primary objective of The Hague University of Applied Sciences is to provide high-quality education. The Centre of Expertise fosters this by:

  • Carrying out large-scale research with students at SMEs, with cyber security as part of the research course in the curriculum.
  • Contributing questions from our partners, whereby our students are educated in fields where demand actually exists.
  • Creating cohesion between the curricula of related degree programmes: especially those within the domain of IT and PLS but also those outside of this.
  • Developing new degree programmes.
  • Offering initial and further training to professionals involved with cyber security.


The research activities at The Hague University of Applied Sciences are related to ‘The Next Economy’, ‘Quality of Life’, ‘Good Governance for a Safe World’ and ‘Connected Learning’.

Research is important for THUAS. Curiosity is part of our DNA and this is why we are always looking for relevant questions and new answers in our field. We do that in close collaboration with professionals from qualified practices and stakeholders from the wider society. This way we are creating new insights that are useful for our environment.


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. A staff of twelve, including four study choice counsellors, would be happy to help you on your way.

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

At the main campus of The Hague University of Applied Sciences you can take part in physical activity. In the sports hall, where you can play football, basketball, volleyball and table tennis and in the fitness room. With the fitness pass you have access to both the fitness and the sports hall activities. 

The fitness pass is valid from September until July and the costs thereof are 99 euro’s. The fitness pass grands you unlimited access to the fitness, where our instructors are prepared to help you achieve your goals. The fitness pass will also give you access to the activities in the sports hall.

Student clubs

From a student union to a leisure association and from an orchestra to the rowing club, a wide range of student organisations can be joined in The Hague, Delft and Zoetermeer. Your degree programme also has a study association that you can join.

If you would like to start a student organisation or association, or, would like to join the board of an organisation, Team Campus of THUAS can offer support and advice. 


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.

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The University has a good administration but lacks coordination in arranging classes.

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