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English Language Preparatory School

The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Length: 6-12 months
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Language course
Location: The Hague
Language: English

Program Description

English language schoolThe English Language Preparatory School is designed to prepare students for studying in English medium Bachelors or Masters programmes of The Hague University or at other institutions of Higher Education in the Netherlands.

Helping students to acquire the study skills and the high level of proficiency in English required for studying at Dutch universities, the English Language Preparatory School gives students an opportunity to learn the academic skills and level of English required to stydy in an international classroom.

It offers training in critical thinking, building an argument, presenting a case, working in teams, project work, use of ICT tools and many other skills that are needed in order to study at a university. The classes are taken place during 16 hours per week and in order to be able to give students full support they are small in size. The English Language Preparatory School is avaliable in a full term option (12 months) and a half term version (6 months).

Admission requirements

The application requirements for the English Language Prepatory School are:

  • A minimum of following scores for TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) tests:
  • Requirements
  • TOEFL Computer-based
  • TOEFL Internet-based
  • IELTS Overall score
  • 6 months Preparatory Course
  • 197
  • 71
  • 5.5
  • 12 months Preparatory Course
  • 173
  • 61



What will you learn?

The Hague’s PREP course is not an exam preparation course. An exam such as Academic IELTS measures skills such as analysing, reasoning, criticising, evaluating, assessing and expressing opinion in English. It is self-evident that this requires a level of language far more advanced than every day conversational English. The key word in PREP is skills. Proficiency in English is such a skill. Skills are best learnt in a realistic setting. After all, nobody can learn how to swim by reading an instructions manual. Therefore PREP provides practice in advanced level English in situations that invite the use of the academic skills mentioned above.

Tuition & fees

Your daily expenses may include food, housing, public transport, books, clothes, and cinema tickets. Experience has shown that students living and studying in the Netherlands for (at least) one year spend between € 800,- and € 1.100,- per month.

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The Hague, Netherlands

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Contact information for The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Johanna Westerdijkplein 75
2521 EN The Hague
The Netherlands

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