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Academic Intake: September 2020

Is the September 2020 intake running?

Based on the current situation, we are confident that the September 2020 intake will take place. At the moment we issue offers for students that are interested in studying with us. We are determined to offer our study programme to our students, and in the unlikely case of a longer-lasting impact of COVID-19 we will offer the first part of the programme via online delivery.


I want to apply for September, is it possible?

The application process for September 2020 continues as morally. It is possible to apply for the September 2020 intake at THPC until 15 July. Please use the following link to apply online.


I already have an offer, how can I keep informed on next steps?

All current offer holders, or their education counsellor, have received information about how to proceed. In case you have not received further information concerning your application, or have any questions about it, please send an email to Also, we will continue to update this website.


I want to accept my offer, but I am worried that the intake will be cancelled?

We expect to start our International Foundation Year in September 2020, as foreseen. In the unlikely event of a longer-lasting effect of the virus in daily life, we will offer online teaching and supporting technologies as an alternative teaching method. Students will then be able to arrive once the situation improves. So good news, you will be able to start your studies! In case you would not feel comfortable with the solutions we offer, we are open to considering refund requests.


What will be the deadline for payment to secure my place? Can I accept the offer now and pay later?

For now the application and visa process deadlines remain as they are. We will inform our future students in case there are changes.

Application Deadline: 15 July 2020

Visa & Payment Deadline: 1 August 2020

You can proceed to the payment and acceptance stage at any moment you prefer. For further information regarding the next steps to take, please have a look at your latest offer letter. In the case of the remaining questions, please contact us.

*Due to stricter visa regulations, high-risk countries (Bangladesh, Cameroon, Nepal and Pakistan) have early deadlines.


Will I be learning online or on campus?

We aim at starting our regular programme in September 2020, based on a face-to-face teaching model. In the case of a longer-lasting and currently unforeseen effect of the virus in daily life, we will offer online teaching and supporting technologies as an alternative teaching method. Students will then be able to arrive once the situation improves.


My school/university is closed and I am worried that I will not be able to meet the academic conditions on my offer. What should I do?

In many countries, individual schools or universities have closed, offer a limited teaching programme, or changed examination structures. If you are affected, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of any opportunity of any online provision available from your institution or exam board to ensure you are as well prepared as possible when your school or university reopens. Please reach out to us for more personal advice. We are closely monitoring this situation together with our partner university in The Netherlands, and update offer holders as we know more. In the admissions process, we will follow wider Covid-19 adjustments to the admissions process and diploma evaluation, which may apply for Dutch higher education as a whole.


My local IELTS testing centre is closed and I am worried I will not be able to meet the English conditions on my offer. Do I have any other options?

Please contact us personally about your current situation. This is the best way to help you for now. More general information may become available at a later stage.

Also the TOEFL iBT® online home test is now available.

The Hague Pathway College approves online version of TOEFL IBT tests 

Students applying for The Hague Pathway College are requested need to demonstrate proof of their English language ability.  It is one of our entry requirements and also required to obtain a Dutch visa. During the Covid-19 pandemic some students may face difficulties in taking a regular IELTS or TOEFL test.

We have some good news though!

ETS has expanded availability of at home testing for the TOEFL iBT® test. The testing system is now available in most countries world-wide. The Hague University of Applied Sciences and The Hague Pathway College approve this version of TOEFL IBT tests for which you can register online.

We encourage students who would like to apply for THPC to take this online TOEFL iBT® test. You will be able to meet your English language requirement in time and have sufficient time to send us your results (15 July 2020). Currently there is sufficient testing capacity for students to register immediately and test a few days later. Register as soon as possible, you have a great chance to secure your spot.

In case you have any further questions, please contact us personally or +31 (0)627210711. We are happy to help.

The TOEFL iBT® test is offered with the exception of Mainland China and Iran. In Mainland China, ETS is working closely with the National Education Examinations Authority to accommodate test takers impacted by test cancellations, including adding test dates once regular testing resumes. Chinese students may also check the updated page on the mandatory Nuffic certificate. ETS is trying to offer at home testing in Iran as soon as possible.