The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) is a university and professional institute that offers Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s degrees and currently teaches 23,400 students. The Degrees fall into six main fields including technology, innovation and society, public administration, law and security, management and organization and fields related to Medical. The university currently has international students around 146 nationalities represented on campus. With the high number of students, the university employes the workforce of over 1,932 educators and supporting services.Show more
Overall I‘m satisfied with my study programme and university. It is a university of applied sciences which means that it is very practical, you apply your knowledge learned in the courses, which in my opinion is the best way to learn new skills.
The building is quite modern and has a welcoming vibe. It is also big and pretty.
It is very international, you have people from all over the world which is super nice if you like such an international environment.
The administration, organisation and management could be A LOT better, but apparently that‘s quite common in The Netherlands as I have heard from other friends. Nevertheless, that‘s the biggest minus point for my university, as there have been quite some problems because of that.
My professors are also mostly quite nice and understanding and very helpful. They do listen to you and you can talk to them on the same level, there is no power distance between teacher and student.
Another problem with my school is the accommodation which is a catastrophe. The country has a huge shortage of flats, and applying through the university doesn‘t help you either as they have told me I would have to be on the waiting list for 2/3 years.
The program is kinda unorganized and messy, the system is down often as well. Sometimes we end up having a lot of deadlines on the same day and they are pretty big deadlines as well which makes it difficult for us to do a great job on all of them most of the time.View more
I believe tha there are a lot of good things about the study. But in an overall view there are some bad aspects. For example some of the teachers arent clear in there teachings and should b able to provide more.View more
One thing that I like about the university is the campus and the people there. The staff is always ready to help and the majority of other students are nice and friendly. I chose this program because it is broad enough not to bore me easily and because it seemed like a good background for both the private and public sectors. On the other hand, the fact that the program is multidisciplinary strengthens the impression that the career choice will be challenging. Trying to compensate for that, the university gives directions towards this kind of research. I am convinced that the language lessons still need improvement though. There are also numerous student organizations that one can join. The university has a good location and enough facilities and also helps with finding accommodation for 50% of first-year students. Usually, it is really difficult to find a place to rent in the Netherlands.View more
I am currently enrolled in International Business and I couldn’t have asked for a better program, really. Not only do I have the best lecturers and colleagues, but I am exposed to a large number of career opportunities during my studies. I have an internship coming up, which I still have to arrange, but generally, the learning process is hands-on and truly teaches you to think outside of the box! The campus is great, the international community is strong and there is always something to do between classes!View more
As a current European Studies full-time student in the 4-year stream, I am not impressed with the quality of education, nor with the level of academic or practical skills that are being put into practice. The procedures taking place in THUAS (De Haagse Hogeschool) are always bureaucratic and messy, but I assume any big organisation faces this problem if not managed correctly. What I can testify for being the best is that very few lecturers stand out and make a huge difference as of their truly outstanding attitude and passion for teaching. Some students are lucky enough to get personal coaching through assignments, given they show interest and ask questions.
The main campus is new and futuristic, making students feel at ease and many student-bodied policies are taking place continuously in order for the fellow applied scientists to feel at home and safe while in the building. There are a few cozy cafes indoors, as well as a quiet library and a few scattered study spots no one really knows about. There is always something going on, too. If you are an active person, there are plenty of student organisations for things like partying to study groups and sports. It is a cool place to learn how to adult, make friends and get your life together while figuring out what to do career-wise, but definitely not a spot for a know-it-alls. The grading criteria is different and rewards the transition to success much more than a long term effort for an instant one-time brilliant result. That is the main difference between Universities of Applied Sciences and Research ones.
I am currently doing a semester abroad here in The Hague, and so far my experience has been amazing. The teachers have been great, really nice and supportive, especially the coordinators from the European Studies module. Not only is the university amazing, but The Hague is also an amazing city, with restaurants and bars, museums, and even a beach. My personal favourite is the sports activities, which are going on all week long and are a must-visit.View more
I learned a lot but nothing that I could really apply in the working world, which is why I gave those areas a 3. Most of the professors were excellent. What I loved the most was the internationality of the campus, the student life, and I got really lucky with the accommodation as well.View more
My overall experience as a student at THUAS was amazing. Although the programme International Business was quite general in the first year, fortunately, in the second year, we could choose the major and go into more depth of the study. What is great about majors is that there are numerous ones so the student is not limited by its choices. If I look back at the list of the courses, I believe some of them could be taught together and did not need to have a separate course for it. But in general, all the courses and teaching materials were up to date so everything we learnt was relevant for the future.
Secondly, lecturers are very interesting, funny professionals who are always ready to support the student no matter what. Their friendly approach encourages students to not be afraid of asking questions or communicating with someone in a more senior position, for example, lecturer and student.
Thirdly, the university itself provides various opportunities for the students to connect more with the school, its members or to the city itself. It has a gym, big library, restaurant and cafeteria, etc. The school is rich in facilities so the student is not missing anything.
Regarding the hobbies, personally, I was a member of 2 student associations where I met and had a chance to work with amazing students from other studies. For example, as a student ambassador, I was able to represent our university at several study fairs abroad like in Vietnam, the Czech republic or Luxembourg. I was also very lucky with the people I worked with because both my own class and the associations were very international. However, I heard about some classes where there were a few international students and the rest were Dutch.
Lastly, maybe the biggest downside of the whole experience is finding accommodation. Even though the school has partners through whom the students can rent the rooms, the number of available rooms is too low compared to the prospective students. And due to this reason, many of them end up struggling to find a room and have to live far from the school.
To sum up my whole experience, I had so much fun being there, had a chance to work with great fellow students, learnt from the experts in their fields and get to know more about the Dutch culture. The university is growing and developing each day and if anyone is not sure whether study here or not, I can only tell you that you will not regret your decision.View more
The university is equipped with sufficient resources for students to perform their best. The environment around The Hague is also quite friendly and you can make friends easily here.
The program is a bit unorganized, especially with the projects and minors. Therefore I would say that if more guidelines are provided, it would be much more helpful for the students.
The professors are super friendly and dedicated to answering all the questions that you have!