The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Why Study at the Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS)?

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. We constantly need to apply new perspectives and solutions to resolve present and future challenges. We'll find the answers more quickly if we're prepared to share and apply each other's insights, skills and methods.

Higher Education in the Netherlands

The Dutch education system is one of the most innovative and forward thinking in the world. It's based on student-led learning, analytical debate and hands-on experience. Dutch higher education has an international reputation for its high quality, which is maintained through a stringent national quality assurance system.

Hands-on, Open Minded Education

Because we are a Dutch university of applied sciences, you'll experience a hands-on, open, minded and interactive learning environment. We employ a problem-solving approach, just like the real professional world, with exercises that nurture personal leadership skills, like games, debate and group work.

A True International Community

The Hague University of Applied Sciences is a mini-United Nations with 26,000 students from nearly 150 different countries on campus. Our global, innovative attitude is reflected throughout our curricula and in our four central themes: The Next Economy, Quality of Life: People and Technology, Good Governance for a Safe World and Connected Learning. 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.

Launch Your Global Career

Although a small country in size, The Netherlands has a big international presence. Some of the world's biggest multinationals, including Philips, Heineken, KLM, Shell, ING Bank and Unilever, are Dutch. As the International City of Peace, Justice and Security, The Hague is bursting with international legal institutions. The city boasts around 131 international institutes and 80 justice organisations and together with New York, Geneva and Vienna it is one of the United Nations cities.