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International Studies (BA)

Student life

The Hague is a real student city and has everything you’ll need to turn your time as a student into the time of your life

The Hague student city

With the presence of the king, the Dutch government international courts, embassies and multinational firms, The Hague is a city known all around the world as the city of peace and justice. Are you more of a city person? Or more inclined to seek out nature? Why choose between city and beach, when The Hague offers both? You can smell the sea from the heart of the historic city centre. The Hague has eleven kilometres of sandy beach within cycling distance of the historic city centre. The many student associations and study associations contribute to a vibrant student life. 

HOP is the student introduction week of The Hague student city

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Maria Barroso


Maria Barroso

"The Hague is a vibrant city with some fantastic cafés and it’s a very open place, so you’re always mixing with people from all kinds of different backgrounds. I’ve made some great friends, and I learn new things from them every day. A programme like International Studies attracts people from all kinds of different backgrounds. Most of my friends I also hang out with during and after classes; we eat together, do nice things together and – of course – we go out in the evenings together, too."

Study association

BASIS (Bachelor Association for Students of International Studies) is the study association for you! Each year BASIS organises a wide range of activities that include lectures, seminars, field trips and excursions related to your international studies coursework. Besides these academic activities, BASIS also organises many social events, and publishes a magazine, BAISMAG.  For more information see the BASIS website or like the BASIS Facebook fan page.

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