Admission Requirements: first year of a bachelors degree and good English knowledge (level B2 or higher)
Detailed information can be found in the text below.
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Do you want to make a meaningful difference in your world? Join The Hague Summer School in the Netherlands and learn how. It is a cutting edge 2- or 4-week modular course running between 7 July and 1 August and looks at solving global issues through connecting the public and private sectors. It is currently the only summer school in the Netherlands focusing on this subject. So join us and other students from all over the world and explore society’s future in the United Nations City of Peace, Justice and Security.
We know that positive results come from good partnerships. Hewlett Packard, Ben and Jerry's, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Twitter are all the result of partnerships. In the same way, we can make a meaningful impact on society when private and public sectors join forces. That is why there is now a trend towards developing public-private partnership models combining the strengths of both sectors.
At The Hague Summer School we look at the opportunities and challenges for both sectors and how we can connect stakeholders at a local, national and international level.
This summer course, made up of elective modules, looks at connecting the private and public sector through the eyes of engineers, human rights and security professionals and entrepreneurs.
At The Hague Summer School, students, lecturers and guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds come together in a rich international learning environment. You'll learn to understand each other's cultures and appreciate our differences. Dutch examples are also used to help you gain an experience from studying at a summer school in Holland.
You'll work together in small groups on projects and will be encouraged to solve problems and gain an understanding of how complex issues work from a broader perspective. This summer course will help you gain the skills needed to become a successful and independent professional and get you thinking about a future career path.
The Hague Summer School is open to anyone who has completed a first year bachelors degree or already has a bachelors degree. So both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.
If English is not your first language, you should have a good working knowledge of the English language (level B2 or higher) before you apply.
One of the most important entry criteria to summer school is your ambition. Do you want to make a difference to the world's 'big' issues, like poverty, pollution, and environmental and economic crises? Do you want to be a catalyst for change? Or do you want to learn how you can work with the strengths of public and private sectors to make a better world? Answer 'yes' to these questions and summer school could be the next step in your career.
Degree: On successful completion of The Hague Summer School modules you will be assigned European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. The two-week course is worth 4 ECTS and the four-week course is worth 8 credits. Detailed programme descriptions and outlines will be provided to you to facilitate the credit transfer. After you have successfully completed The Hague Summer School you will receive a certificate.
Standard (state) tuition fees: A one-off fee covers all of your main costs for summer school, including tuition, accommodation (with bed linen), lunches and coffee breaks on class days, study materials (except books), in-programme cultural visits and social activities. Students can get the most out of their learning experience with a wider range of modules on the 4-week course.
- The 4-week course costs €2,998
- The 2-week course costs €1,499
Five good reasons to apply for The Hague Summer School
The summer course is held in The Hague, the United Nations City of Peace, Justice and Security, with its 131 international institutions, 80 justice organisations, 300 international businesses and numerous NGOs - the perfect place to see various sectors at work.
You'll gain an all-round 'international classroom' experience with fellow students, lecturers and professionals from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
You will prepare yourself for a future career in a multi-national organisation, enrich your personal growth and develop your talents trough teamwork, debate and sharing knowledge.
There's the chance to visit some influential European institutions during weekly cultural visits, for example the Peace Palace and International Criminal Court.
You'll make new international friends during planned social activities, from pub quizzes to city tours.
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