The Hague University of Applied Sciences

University Overview

The Hague University of Applied Sciences, or De Haagse Hogeschool in Dutch, was founded in 1987. The university offers a total of 42 higher education degrees and teaches around 23,400 students. THUAS hosts over 500 exchange students from around 50 countries every year. Most of its studies are concentrated in and around The Hague, the third largest city in the Netherlands with a population of around 2 million, in the Randstad metropolitan region in the southern Netherlands.

The Hague is situated on the North Sea coast in the province of South Holland. It is home to parliament, the prime minister and the royal family. Most of the country’s foreign embassies are located in The Hague, as well as over 150 international organizations. The city is one of the major cities that hosts the United Nations. The Hague is known as the home of international law and arbitration given that organizations such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court are located in The Hague.

Semester Calendar

*spring semester only*
January/February – June/July

Education Abroad Credits

Typically students take the equivalent of 12 to 15 credit hours abroad. Check with our office for more information about your specific options.

Coursework taught in English for Business majors/minors and European Studies & International Communication Management (ESCM) classes are available to exchange students. Check the partner school’s website for additional offerings.

See sample coursework below and education abroad credits exchange students earned while abroad.

Host Institution Course Title(s)UCA Course Code(s)UCA Course Title(s)
Intercultural CommunicationCOMM 3307Intercultural Communication
Digital Communication + Media in Contemporary SocietyFILM 4392Topics in Digital Production
Marketing 3HONC 3310Junior Honors Seminar
Ethical CommunicationMCOM 3301Media Law and Ethics
Business Ethics and SustainabilityMGMT 3305Social Issues in Management
International Management/World IssuesMGMT 3315International Business Communications
Business Communication 3
Europe StudiesMGMT 3349Small Business Management
Financial Management 3
Export Marketing 3MKTG 4320Selected Topics in Marketing
Export Plan 3
Intercultural ProjectMKTG 4390Special Problems in Marketing
Inclusive Entrepreneurship
Branding and Integrated Marketing CommunicationsPRLS 4316Special Topics in Public Relations
Survival DutchLING 1310Language, Culture, and Society
Survival DutchHONC 3310Junior Honors Seminar
Dutch for Exchange Students Survival DutchWLAN 1300Elementary Language I
Foundations of MarketingMKTG 3350Principles of Marketing
Sex in the MediaPHIL 3343Philosophy of Sex and Love
Survival Dutch + Intro to Dutch Culture and SocietyWLAN 2315Cultural Studies
EconomicsECON 2320Principles of Microeconomics
Statistics and ResearchQMTH 2330Business Statistics
International Business LawECON 2310Global Environment of Business

Program Cost

UCA students pay regular tuition, and all scholarships and financial aid apply. For more information, view the Financial Aid Guide. Students should check with Financial Aid and the Office of Education Abroad for more information regarding the cost of a semester exchange.

Application Process

See our Semester Exchange Application page for a step-by-step overview of the application process. Please be sure to turn in all documents before the published deadlines.

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