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International Foundation Fast-Track (Technology & Design)


This fast-track programme prepares you for success in THUAS’s English-taught Bachelors programmes in Engineering and Technology. THUAS’s expert lecturers and industry leaders will teach you how to develop smart engineering and technological solutions to meet today’s challenges across a wide variety of fields and industries.


  • 2 semesters


  • January


  • The Hague

Pathway Structure

Stage 1: International Foundation Fast-Track

The International Foundation Year consists of the following modules:

  • Academic Literacy & Skills
  • Math for Engineering
  • Study Success
  • Physics
  • Chemistry (if applicable)

Stage 2: First Year Degree

After you finish The Hague Pathway College International Foundation Year, you’ll enter one of two degree programmes in Engineering and Technology. You will learn the fundamental skills needed to develop a solid foundation in engineering and technology.

Stages 3 and 4: Second and Third Year Degree

In Stages 3 and 4, will you continue to gain knowledge and practical skills through coursework and elective modules in order to successfully complete your degree. The lectures and workshops will provide you with in-depth knowledge as well as experience working in a global team.

You will also be able to apply your knowledge during a semester-long internship at an international company in the Netherlands or abroad.

THPC also offers optional Dutch classes with a focus on the Dutch language and culture. The classes help students to settle and feel more integrated into Dutch society. The fee is €320 per term/level.

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Teaching and 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.

Progression Criteria

A minimum of 55% in all subjects to progress to the University.


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

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The University 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

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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