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European Studies (4 year)

Degree type
Bachelor European Studies
Language of education
English (100%)
48 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Type of institution
University of Applied Sciences
Den Haag

Program description

During European Studies you will be thought a range of subjects including European policy, international marketing, politics and economics and will come into contact with other languages and cultures.

European Studies is a broad, professionally oriented programme with a distinctly international character. Through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and discussions it will acquaint you with Europe and its many facets. You’ll get a taste of this international workplace by collaborating with students from all corners of the globe, as well as an exchange period lasting five months at one of our partner universities.

Is it your dream to work in an international environment, in the business community or the civil service? Do you have a flair for foreign languages, and would you like be a professional with an international outlook in the areas of culture, politics, history and business? If all this sounds like you then the European Studies programme is exactly what you are looking for.

Study Program
The program will introduce you to Europe and the many dimensions, which it comprises. You will learn through lectures, seminars, workshops and discussion groups. You will also get the chance to sample Europe by meeting fellow students from all over the world, completing a six month exchange period at one of our many partner universities and finally working in an international environment during a four month work placement either in the Netherlands or abroad.

Structure of the program
The programme runs for four years (there’s also a three-year programme). Each year is split into two semesters, and each semester is split into two terms. The programme is divided into courses and other activities, like projects, reports and group assignments. For each part of the programme that you complete, you’ll be marked on a scale of 1(the lowest mark) to 10 (the highest mark). If your mark is 6 or higher, you get credits.
Throughout the course, you’ll work on both group projects, and individual assignments. You’ll work on projects that simulate real life situations, like organising a conference or other events. You’ll also be asked to write reports on these projects, and to deliver presentations on them – either in English, or your second language. You can also earn extra credits by taking part in extracurricular activities, such as working for the college paper, the student union, the college council, the PR committee etc. By the time you graduate, you’ll have built up a portfolio of your personal development - group assignments, projects, your time abroad, and your traineeship.

Study support
The European Studies program is for independent spirits – people who can take the initiative, solve problems, and make things happen, all by themselves.
But that doesn’t mean you’re on your own. We know how tough it can be, being far from home or adjusting to a new environment. That’s why we assign all our students their own supervisor, so you always have someone to talk to.
Naturally, your supervisor will help you with any problems or questions you have about the course - as well as your special programme co-ordinator, and programme assistant. But they’re also happy to talk to you about personal issues, too. And if they don’t have the answers themselves, they can put you in touch with one of our counsellors, or find help for you elsewhere.

European Studies Related Programs

Besides European Studies, The Hague University of Applied Sciences offers a range of other Social Sciences such as Public Management. The European Studies program also has a 3 year variant.

See which programs are related to the European Studies Program 

European Studies Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the European Studies program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top Bachelor degree at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the European Studies Program

The Hague University of Applied Sciences is offering a total of 54 scholarships to students who would like to start their bachelor program during the academic year 2013-2014. At  €5,000 each, the scholarships cover almost two-thirds of the total first year university’s tuition fee. For more information, go to the The Hague University Scholarship program.

About The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The Hague University aims to train the professionals of the future. They will be able to  perform more and different tasks with their knowledge in their changing professional domains. With practical knowledge and insight, they are able to contribute to innovation within their professions; translate practical knowledge and insight into creative findings, new designs, new processes and smart innovations.

Our 21,300 students, as well as our staff, come from over 146 different nationalities. That diversity is one of our most powerful resources. The exchange of competing ideas and opinions is what leads to real innovation.

More information about The Hague University of Applied Sciences

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Admission requirements

Previous education

Non-Dutch students will need a qualification equal to the Dutch VWO diploma such as International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur or GCE-A levels. Other diplomas may also be recognised but these will be subject to assessment.

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