The Netherlands has two main types of higher education. Research universities focus on independent research-oriented work in an academic or professional setting, while universities of applied sciences focus on the applied arts and sciences, preparing students for specific professions. A third, smaller branch of higher education is provided by institutes for international education, which offer programmes designed especially for international students. The Hague houses all three. Read more about the educational system in The Netherlands on page 9-14 of Life and Study.
These are the educational institutes in The Hague:
Address the United Nations general assembly. Start your own company. Or become an aid worker. The philosophy at The Hague University of Applied Sciences is that it’s possible - for everyone - to be what they want to be.
THUAS will help you develop as a global citizen. Strong in your own convictions and ready to face the world.
Become part of the campus community with around 26,000 students from about 150 different countries joined in an innovative environment. Together you will search for new answers to present and future challenges. To help you make a difference in your future career.
So let’s change. You. Us. The world.
> Business & Management | Public Management, Law & Safety | Health, Nutrition & Sports | IT & Design | Technology, Innovation & Society
When you choose Inholland The Hague, you’re choosing a university of applied sciences where your talents will be seen. Here you’ll enjoy a safe learning environment that prepares you for whatever challenges you may face, no matter where the future takes you. There is a wide range of study programmes that allow you to utilise and develop your talents to their fullest potential and enable you to make a difference in the city and in the region, both nationally and internationally.
We know you by name
At our small-scale location on the Theresiastraat, you’re not just a number. Here you’ll be personally recognised, acknowledged and heard. As soon as you walk through the door, you sense the pleasant, personal atmosphere and immediately feel right at home. The students are as diverse and international as the city of The Hague and the region itself.
> Education | Communication | Creative Business | Welfare | Business and Finance | Law
Hotelschool The Hague was founded in 1929 and has developed into a top-notch international Hospitality Business School, with students from over 60 nationalities. The institute has two campuses, one in The Hague and one in Amsterdam. Hotelschool The Hague offers a four-year Bachelor in Hospitality Management and a Master of Business Administration in Hospitality Management. Since 2014, Hotelschool The Hague has been proclaimed best public hotel school in the Netherlands for five times in a row. In 2017 and 2019, the school had the best Master in Business Administration according to the Keuzegids Masters. Graduates of Hotelschool The Hague occupy leading positions in the hospitality industry all over the world.
> Bachelor Hospitality Management | Master Hospitality Management
ISS is the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. ISS is one of the oldest and largest centres for the comparative study and research of social, political and economic development and change. Every year, the ISS is host to hundreds of students, all young and mid-career professionals, participating in its PhD, Masters and Diploma programmes.
Over 13.000 students from more than 160 countries have participated in the Institute's programmes. The staff is drawn from around thirty countries from all over the world. The multicultural community at the ISS offers an excellent learning environment both inside and outside the classroom, in which students can gain from each other’s’ diverse experience.
> Development Studies | Public Policy
Students of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague are studying at the oldest conservatoire in the Netherlands. They are studying at an institute of music and dance where experiment and innovation go hand in hand with tradition and craftsmanship. And in an inspiring environment where they are taught by leading international musicians and dancers. Working together with world renowned artists, ensembles and orchestras.
> Dance | Music | Fine arts
The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) educates students to become independent and self-aware artists and designers with investigative mindsets and unique visual and conceptual abilities. They are able to produce authentic and in-depth creative work that advances their chosen disciplines and contributes to the wellbeing of society as a whole.
> Bachelors: ArtScience | Fine Arts | Photography | Graphic Design | Interactive/Media/Design | Interior Architecture and Furniture Design | Textile and Fashion
> Masters: Artistic Research | ArtScience | Non Linear Narrative | Type Media | Master Interior Architecture | Photography and Society | Industrial Design
Since the late 1990s Leiden University has had locations in two cities: Leiden and The Hague. Six of the University's seven faculties are now active at Campus The Hague. The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs is located fully and exclusively in The Hague, as are our Leiden University College and International Studies, the biggest programme taught by the Faculty of Humanities. Teaching and research in The Hague closely reflect the profile of the city – city of peace, justice and security – and the many other opportunities offered by the city.
> International law, peace and security | Politics and public administration | Urban issues | Health and patient care
The TU Delft is the largest technical university in the Netherlands with around 23,500 students and 5,200 employees. TU Delft covers almost the entire spectrum of engineering sciences, spread over 40 departments in 8 faculties, and offers a corresponding variety and a high-quality range of training and unique facilities.
The university's mission is to help solve global problems by educating new generations of responsible engineers and pushing the boundaries of the technical sciences.
> Campus The Hague: Master program MSc Engineering and Policy Analysis