Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Start dates
September 2024

September 2025

September 2026

About this program

Study a Bachelor's in Sport Studies in the Netherlands

Are you passionate about sports and do you want to make a change? Are you open-minded and do you have strong social skills? Then the Sport Studies bachelor's programme offered by Hanze University of Applied Sciences is just the programme for you! The inspiration and power of sports gives you great opportunities to make a real difference.

Do you want to focus on sports as a means for a social, better world or sports as a
means for a more vital society? Are you going for the unlimited business possibilities of sports or are you the connector that brings all disciplines together? Get the best out of yourself based on your passion!

The international Sport Studies programme is characterised by its professional focus and helps you to become an innovative sports professional. As a change agent you are able to make a difference at both individual and community level. The power of sports lays within the three core values of sports and physical activity: sport is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, sport creates economic value, and sport can strengthen the social cohesion to change communities.

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Admission requirements

A secondary school diploma or international secondary school qualification at a level equivalent to the Dutch VWO secondary school diploma is necessary for admission. German applicants need to have the following diploma: Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife. All other diplomas will be evaluated by the Nuffic or Naric. All students must demonstrate sufficient command of the English language (minimum IELTS score of 6.0 with no sub-score under 5.5, or comparable score on another test like Cambridge or TOEFL) before commencing the Sport Studies programme.

To start this study programme you have to meet additional requirements. Please note that these are obligatory. After applying you have to do an online assessment, which
is organised in order to assess whether the ambitions, skills and expectations of the student match the content of the programme. This assessment consists of a video recording showing you in a sports-related group setting and will also include a personal presentation as well as a spoken reference. Furthermore you have to do a case study, make a presentation and write a motivational letter. Students admitted to the Sport Studies programme will need to undergo a medical sports test to assess their physical fitness. Visit and for more information on the application process.

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€2,314 per year for EU/EEA students 

€8,276 per year for non-EU/EEA students

(academic year 2023-2024)

Additional costs:

1st year: Outdoor Experience: max. € 250 (excl. necessary equipment); Books: approx. € 450
2nd year: Wintersport Experience: max. € 650 (Price depends on choices made such as lessons and rent of equipment); Books: approx. € 450
3rd year: Various activities: approx. € 200


Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts

Career paths

Career opportunities

Sport Studies graduates have a large range of career options. Many of our graduates will be employed in jobs that centre around:

- Sports marketeer

- Event manager

- Sports entrepreneur

- Training/coaching

- Physical activity, lifestyle or healthy ageing coach

- Sports policy officer

- Community sports officer

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

Phone no: 0031 (0) 50 595 56 00
Mobile 0031613468182

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