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World Class The Hague

Are you interested in topics such as peace, justice and international relations? Do you want to learn more about The Hague, the international city of Peace & Justice? And are you interested in getting to know other students from different universities in The Hague?

If your answer to the questions above is ‘yes!’, we invite you to join the World Class The Hague program.

Student program of The Hague

The World Class The Hague is a one-year program of the Municipality of The Hague. During the program – which runs from October to June – you will be offered a series of inspiring lectures with top speakers from the international world in The Hague. You will learn what The Hague has to offer as a global leader in the field of peace and justice. Each lecture will end with a networking reception during which you’ll get the chance to talk to the speaker and the other students in an informal way.

World Class Extra events

In addition to the lectures, the so-called World Class Xtra events will also be organized. These are more informal social activities which will give you the opportunity to learn and see more about The Hague. For example, guided tours at famous international organizations or city tours, informal debates, access to interesting conferences or other events and networking drinks.

Open to all students in The Hague

Registration for the World Class is open to all students in The Hague. Students from any study program, background and nationality are very welcome to apply. After completing the program you will receive a certificate signed by the Mayor of The Hague and the Deputy-Mayor for International Affairs.


To register for the program, please fill out this form. Participation in the World Class program is free of charge. Registration ends on 24 September 2023! Only 100 students can participate in the program.

Former speakers

The Mayor of The Hague is the ambassador of the World Class program and is always involved.
A few other past speakers are H.E. King Abdullah II of Jordan, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon (former Secretary-General of the United Nations), Madeleine Albright (former Secretary of State of the US), Frederik Willem de Klerk (former President of South Africa), Phillipe Gautier (Registrar of the International Court of Justice), Ingrid van Engelshoven (former Dutch Minister for Education), Tom Middendorp (former Commander of the Royal Dutch Army), Steve Wilson (former Head of Europol’s EC3) and Constanze Stelzenmüller (Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution).


If you have more questions about World Class The Hague, please feel free to contact Martin Born or Tona Belderbos via