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The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) is located in and around The Hague, the political and cultural heart of the Netherlands. THUAS is a modern university of applied sciences with a strong focus on practice oriented research and innovative, career-focused education.

It’s home to 26,000 students representing 140 different nationalities.

Fast Facts


  • The Hague, The Netherlands

Number of students

  • 26,000


  • 3,000+
  • 140 nationalities


  • Faculty of Business, Finance and Marketing
  • Faculty Public Management, Law and Safety
  • Faculty of Health, Nutrition & Sport
  • Faculty of IT & Design
  • Faculty of Management & Organisation
  • Faculty of Social Work & Education
  • Faculty of Technology, Innovation & Society

Key strengths in teaching and research

A university of applied sciences

There are two types of universities in Dutch higher education: traditional research universities and universities of applied sciences.

As a university of applied sciences, THUAS focuses on training and career preparation and it’s working closely with professionals to make sure that programmes are cutting edge and relevant to industry.

Businesses and institutions help design our curricula, which means they are hands-on, solution orientated and reflect market conditions.

Most lecturers are working professionals, giving students a first hand insight into their field. During interactive sessions, they will ask questions, set assignments and encourage debate to hone analytical skills that are critical in business.

Key teaching and research covers mainly seven fields:

  • Business, Finance & Marketing
  • Health, Nutrition & Sports
  • IT & Design; Management & Organisation
  • Public Management, Law & Safety
  • Social Work & Education
  • Technology, Innovation & Society
nationalities on campus
131 international institutes and 80 justice organisations are located in The Hague

International City of Peace

Oldest university in the UK

QS World University Rankings, 2018


The Hague is located in a west of the Netherlands and bursting with culture, creativity and history.

The city is the seat of the Dutch government and royal family and known as the International City of Peace, Justice and Security. It’s home to 130+ international institutions, 80 justice organisations, 115 Embassies and many international companies so it should come as no surprise that English is the preferred language of communication.

The Hague is a very green city with 11km of coastline and an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the Netherlands with cities such as Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam only 30-45 minutes away by train.

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Programmes in the Spotlight

Aberdeen School of Medicine, Medical Sciences, and Nutrition

Located within one of the largest health complexes in Europe; the school provides a world-class environment for students, tutors and researchers from different disciplines to work together and create excellent opportunities for higher knowledge that will underpin both maintaining good health and treating the disease.

  • MSc Clinical Pharmacology
    This master’s degree program aims to develop your research skills, knowledge of clinical medicines and their use in the real world.
  • MSc Human Nutrition
    This MSc will enhance your knowledge of clinical, metabolic and molecular nutrition while learning about problems affecting public health. The study of this detailed master’s program will lead you to specialize in Clinical Nutrition, Molecular Nutrition or Public Health Nutrition.
  • MSc Global Health
    This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to address complex and multidimensional global health problems. Allowing you to make professional contributions to positive health and social change.
  • Master of Public Health
    This flexible program can be tailored for students to meet their own needs through a wide range of professional accreditation standards in public health and / or pursue an academic career.
  • MMus Sonic Arts
    If you like sound and its creation, the MMus Sonic arts programme takes this concept into a fully developed discipline. The master develops its knowledge of sound arts and sound technology to build a strong portfolio towards your ideal career. Offering not only a complete overview of sound but also hands-on, practical and skills-based core courses that can help students design and realise original sound projects throughout the programme and build a strong portfolio as a sound artist. Graduates in Sonic Arts will be able to find employment in creative industries, such as film and multimedia sectors, computer games and programming, broadcasting, theatre, education and other areas of the music, sound and entertainment business.
  • Decommissioning MSc
    First degree in the UK and in the world in decommissioning oil rigs, platforms, and offshore structures. This multi-discipline degree is designed to cover all the key aspects of the decommissioning process, including the engineering challenges, legal and environmental considerations and policies, economic, business and project management related challenges. It is aimed at recent graduates from a range of degree backgrounds but also very much aimed at those already working across the oil and gas industry.

Scholarships and Funding

The Hague University of Applied Sciences has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the Dutch Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

NL Scholarship
Orange Tulip Scholarship
University Scholarships

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