The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Real-life learning 

The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) is Holland’s most culturally diverse university, home to students from more than 150 different nationalities.

At THUAS you will develop a global outlook and receive a high-quality education. You’ll learn to apply your knowledge to real world scenarios, making links between classroom learning and real-life.

Work placement opportunities 

During your degree, you'll connect with businesses and have access to work placements. Paid internships are offered in Holland and abroad – past students have worked with employers like Unilever, Shell and the International Criminal Court. Connections you make at the University can be useful if you want to work in Holland after you graduate.

Your pathway to THUAS

You can progress to THUAS after successfully completing your programme at the International Study Centre:

Living in The Hague

At The Hague University of Applied Sciences you will live and study in the International City of Peace and Justice. A UN host, The Hague is home to the International Court of Justice, 131 international institutes and 80 justice organisations. The city is also the seat of the Dutch government, the Supreme Court and the Council of State.

Also known as the Royal Capital of Holland, The Hague is Holland’s third largest city. This culturally rich city has world-class art galleries, restaurants and museums. Located on the west coast of Holland, The Hague is just 15 minutes' tram ride from the country's largest beach area, Scheveningen. 

  • Peace Palace – a beautiful building home to the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The visitor centre has an exhibition on war and peace.
  • Mauritshuis Museum – a 17th-century palace with exhibits including the famous Girl with the Pearl Earring painted by Vermeer.
  • The Hague beach in Scheveningen – enjoy an 11-kilometre sandy beach, cafés, sports such as surfing and beach volleyball, and competitions at The Hague Sports Stadium.
  • Palace Noordeinde – the King’s working palace is surrounded by galleries and boutiques to explore.
  • Shopping – find department stores, fashion boutiques as well as plenty of cafés and restaurants.

Travel in The Hague is simple with public transport. Buses and trams serve the city centre and you can reach the beach in less than 15 minutes. There are also two train stations. You can travel by train to Amsterdam in 50 minutes and be in Paris in three hours. 


Location map

Student life

The Hague University of Applied Sciences has a city centre campus with state-of-the-art buildings.

Facilities include:

  • Study areas
  • Sports centre
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shop
  • The Lighthouse meeting point.

Student life in The Hague is exciting, with culture and entertainment organised through the city’s ACKU student organisation.

All students at the University live off campus in private or shared housing. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy greater independence and make the most of living in The Hague and student life in Holland.

Kanyanat from Thailand

Kanyanat from Thailand

Being a student at THUAS is a wonderful experience. THUAS has an international atmosphere since there are lots of international students from all around the world. I really enjoy studying here!

Kanyanat from Thailand
Studying BSc Process and Food Technology at The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Why choose The Hague University?

Live in the International City of Peace and Justice

An exciting international community

National and international internship opportunities