Netherlands, The Hague

The local impact of global migration

when 17 July 2017 - 28 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 899

This module investigates the causes and consequences of migration. It looks deeper into the effects migration has on the Netherlands and especially on the Hague, the location of our Summer School, but also home to a very diverse population. Lessons will be drawn from the methods with which national and local governments as well as institutions facilitate (or hinder) new migrants.


At the start of the module global migration will be discussed. The focus will be on different groups of migrants, historically, legally and socially. We then turn to current events and current migration flows. We will look at how groups have been incorporated or integrated into society and we will examine their influence on city life. Different excursions in and around The Hague will be used to illustrate the theories and concepts explained in lectures.

Course leader

Karijn Nijhoff

Target group

The program is open to anyone who has completed their high school diploma (or equivalent) and has completed at least their first year bachelor degree level education. Applicants whose native tongue is not English, should have a good knowledge of the English language (Level B2 or higher). The Hague Summer School reserves the right to determine if applicants English language level is appropriate.

Course aim

1. To introduce participants to the field of global migration. What does it mean for our local society?
2. To support participants in discovering/ expanding their (personal) views on migration and consequences for their environment
3. To inspire participants to find connections between their passion (heart) and the effects of migration

Credits info

4 ECTS
The Hague Summer School are assigned ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The amount of credits for each course depends on whether you choose the two or four week program. The two week program is worth 4 ECTS. It consists of a general module worth 1 ECTS and an elective module worth 3 ECTS. The four week program is worth 8 ECTS. It contains two general modules worth 2 ECTS and two elective modules worth 6 ECTS. Detailed program descriptions and outlines will be provided to the students to facilitate the credit transfer.

Fee info

EUR 899: The two week program of The Hague Summer School has a tuition fee of 899 Euro. However the 2 week course costs € 1.499,- for the full package, this includes the tuition fee, individual housing in the Student Hotel next to the University, and in-program as well as social activities & lunch. You will visit several organizations and companies in the region of The Hague. It is mandatory to use the full package. Discounts apply to students from partner Universities.
EUR 1798: Four week program of The Hague Summer has a tuition feel of 1798 Euro. However the 4 week course costs € 2.998,- for the full package, this includes tuition fee , individual housing in the Student Hotel next to the University, and in-programme as well as social activities & lunch. You will visit several organizations and companies in the region of The Hague. It is mandatory to use the full package. Discounts apply to students from partner universities.

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