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About The Hague

If you study in The Hague, you can make the difference. This is where you can achieve your ambition and commit to a bright future and a better world. The Hague proudly carries the title "international city of peace and justice". With the presence of king, government, international courts, embassies and international companies, The Hague has a great international reputation. If you choose The Hague, you choose top education in a city where you will find a unique combination of serious and fun. The Hague offers a wide range of attractive studies with an international character at 7 different universities. You broaden your view of the world and will build a large international network. 


Once you arrive to The Hague you need to register with the municipality. After the appointment you will receive your BSN. The Hague registers international students during centralised registration days. Contact the international office at your university to find out where and how you can get registered. If you miss the registration days you can make an appointment by calling 14 070. If you have questions about your move to The Hague, you can reach out to your international office or The Hague International Centre.

Why do we work together?

A lot of international students come to The Hague to study at one of the seven Universities the city hosts. The municipality of The Hague and International Student Services are trying to help the integration process of these international students. Clear information is critical to reach this. As we explained in Formalities, signing up in your municipality and getting a Citizen Services Number (BSN in Dutch) is of great importance. BSN is used on all legal documents here in the Netherlands. Having a BSN allows you to do other important things, like opening a Dutch bank account. Above we explain how you can get your BSN in The Hague; please follow the instructions carefully.