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Bachelor in International Hospitality Management (3/4 yrs)

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Program overview
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
February 2022

September 2022

February 2023

September 2023
Bachelor in International Hospitality Management at NHL Stenden

Program description

Bachelor in International Hospitality Management (3/4 yrs)

Get ready for one of the most international fields in a course that reflects the real world. Emphatic people with a service-minded attitude are sure to thrive in this exciting and dynamic environment. NHLStenden'sHotel Management School is one of Europe's largest and it lets you meet people from all over the world.

Explore a world of opportunities while gaining practical work experience at the 4-star Stenden Hotel in Leeuwarden, up to management level. Choose your own path by specialising in areas such as Event Management, Cruise Management, Gastronomy, Food and Beverage Management, or Advanced Wine Studies. 

If you are internationally orientated, you will enjoy our multi-campus concept, called the 'Grand Tour'. You can spend part of your studies at any one of our campuses in Bali, the Netherlands, Qatar, South Africa, or Thailand. In addition, you can choose to study at one of more than 150 partner universities of applied sciences across the world. 

The knowledge and skills that you acquire through the years, culminate in a ten-month paid internship in the final year, which will offer excellent employment chances after graduating. You can even do your internship at one of our 600 industry connections in 40 countries around the world. 

A bachelor’s degree from International Hospitality Management puts you on the fast track to a career in the global hospitality industry. Your career opportunities will range from managing a restaurant or hotel, coordinating an international events bureau, or managing a financial team. You will enjoy a high level of responsibility, in a job that will bring new challenges every day. 

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Admission requirements


To be admitted to one of our 4-year bachelor programmes, you will need to meet the admission requirements as outlined in Dutch Higher Education law. For 4-year bachelor programme at NHL Stenden, you need a diploma that is at least equivalent to an NLQF 4/EQF 4 level (Dutch/European Qualifications Framework)* and comparable to the required Dutch diploma.


All non-EU/EEA applicants are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application to show that their English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in their studies.

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences accepts four kinds of official language tests in accordance with the Code of Conduct International Student in Dutch Higher Education:

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with an advised minimum of 5.0 for each skill)
  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based). Original test results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to NHL Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for NHL Stenden is C652.
  • Cambridge ESOL score FCE-C (169, or higher).
  • TOEIC 670 (Listening and Reading) and 290 (Speaking and Writing).

3 Year Track

To be admitted to one of our 3-year bachelor programmes (also known as fast tracks), you will need to meet the admission requirements as outlined in Dutch Higher Education law. Your diploma must be the equivalent of a Dutch pre-university high school diploma (VWO).

Short Track

Have you successfully completed general secondary education? Have you completed a subject-related apprenticeship, or already gained work experience? Then NHL Stenden may be able to help you shorten the duration of your studies.

Each application to the Short Track Programme is assessed individually and can vary widely, depending on educational background and the study programme in question.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2022-2023

EU students pay € 2.209 

NON-EU students pay:

  • Bachelor € 8.350
  • Master € 11.800


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Life is about breaking through boundaries. At our international university of applied sciences, you will be encouraged every day to discover and develop your talents. It is a journey which surpasses the borders of your education. This means you will...

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Average rating 4.8

Based on 4 reviews.

Estelle D.
I came to NHL Stenden for the international aspect and the unique educational concept. I do not regret my choice at all ! I like that the university is rather small but still provides access to all facilities that you would need. The teachers are also very supportive and encourage student's creativity. What I enjoy most is the combinatio...
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The university focuses on your development from a personal and a professional point of view. It also prepares you for the real world thanks to practice that you have in the Stenden Hotel, where you cover the role of a supervisor or a manager during the second and third year.
I am in my second year of international hospitality management and I would absolutely recommend the program to everybody who is interested in this field. The education system is quite unique and practical oriented. They pay a close attention to the development of not only hard skills but also soft skills which i think is crucial in this industry...
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NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Rengerslaan 8
8917 DD Leeuwarden
The Netherlands

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