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English Academic Preparation Programme


The English Academic Preparation Programme is taught by The Hague Pathway College and will help you gain the English and study skills you need to enrol in English-taught Bachelors or Masters degrees at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

During this course, you will work in an international and interactive learning environment, developing academic skills such as researching, academic reading and essay writing, as well as presenting skills and working in teams on projects.


  • Two semesters


  • January


  • The Hague

Pathway Structure

Stage 1: English Academic Preparation Programme

The English Academic Preparation Programme consists of the following modules:

  • English and academic skills
  • Project skills
  • English IELTS preparation

Normally, this is equivalent to a total workload of 40 hours per week.

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Teaching & Assessment

Teaching is delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars, and project-based group work (oral and written presentation). Assessment is via individual coursework (oral and written presentation) and examinations. You will be encouraged throughout to undertake independent study to supplement what is being taught/learnt and to broaden your personal knowledge.

While final examinations are held in official IELTS test centres, students receive practice/mock examinations during the course in order to prepare thoroughly.


Understand what you will need to pay for your studies, from your foundation year through to your degree.

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The Hague University of Applied Sciences offers some financial support for students, as well as helping you find scholarships and bursaries available from your home country.

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Important Dates

See all the important dates for your pathway, including application deadlines, enrolment, and term start dates.

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Post-study Opportunities

Kick-start your career in The Hague. The Netherlands and The Hague are great places to kick-start your career once you’ve completed your degree.

The Orientation Year (Zoekjaar) Permit allows recent graduates from non-EU countries to stay in or come back to the Netherlands for a period of up to 12 months.

During this one-year period, you can work in any type of job whilst searching for a permanent role or starting a business.

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