Bachelor in International Human Resource Management

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Bachelor in International Human Resource Management

Learn to balance human and business interests in this International HRM degree that can take you around the globe.

Human resource is a dynamic and rapidly changing field and professional human resource management skills call for a thorough knowledge and understanding of both business concepts and human behaviour in organisations.

  • Focus on the human side of HRM by working on issues such as happiness at work, inclusion & diversity, healthy ageing and corporate social responsibility
  • Practically oriented study focusing on current global HRM issues
  • Carry out assignments for international organisations
  • Spend at least six months studying and working abroad
  • Learn from professional and committed lecturers and collaborate with experts in the field

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).

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

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Tuition fees for 2023-2024

  • Statutory tuition fees (EU-student): € 2,314
  • Institutional tuition fees (non-EU student): €8,895


Program outcome

The International Human Resource Management degree brings together the human and the business side of companies and organisations in the international field. It will help you develop your analytical and creative skills as well as foster your open mindset regarding globalisation, innovation, inclusion, equity and diversity. The skills you develop will prepare you for work in an international business environment in an economy with an eye for people, profit and planet.

As an international study, the language of instruction is English and your fellow students come from all over the world. You’ll also get to spend time studying and working abroad so you can broaden your horizons, develop your professional skills and gain invaluable experience.

Continuing studies

If you want to continue studying after your graduation so as to delve deeper into your field, then you can go on to do a master’s, either at a university of applied sciences or at a research university.

Career paths

The experience you gain in the field while taking this degree means you can start work in a wide variety of areas as a young human resource professional. Your international experience, along with your creative, analytical and open mind will put you in good stead for a flourishing career.

You could for instance work as:

  • Onboarding Specialist 
  • Chief Happiness Officer 
  • HR Data Analyst 
  • Compensation & Benefits Specialist 
  • Diversity & Inclusion Manager
  • Employee Journey Advisor 
  • Head of Employee Experience 
  • Agile Coach 
  • Training & Development Manager
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Talent Strategy Manager
  • Change Agent 
  • Online Learning Designer 
  • Manager of People and Culture

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NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Rengerslaan 8
8917 DD Leeuwarden
The Netherlands

Phone no: +31 612318110

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