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Bachelor in Tourism Management (3/4 yrs)

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
3 or 4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
September, February
Tourism Management at NHL Stenden

Program description

If you are creative and communicative and you love foreign cultures and (sustainable) international travel, this Tourism Management course at NHL Stenden may be exactly what you need. 

Here, at Netherlands' number one Tourism programme Keuzegids Hogeronderwijs 2018), you will gain plenty of international experience. The course also has a strong focus on sustainable tourism. You will learn about the impact of tourism on the culture, environment, and economic needs. You will operate at the tourist frontier, specialising in travel products and services across the globe. This way, you work on the future of tourism, while at the same time earning a worldwide-recognised bachelor's degree. 

Your career opportunities are many and varied, and with new jobs opportunities surfacing every day, you can either end up working for a tour operator like TUI, or a cruise line, city branding company, airline, or government organisation. At management, administrative or consultancy level. Or you could start your own business with the skills you learn here. 

Leading up to this bright future, you will gain plenty of international experience, with a final internship of 7-10 months abroad. This last year alone will significantly increase your chances of finding an international job down the line. You may even choose to continue studying for your master’s! 

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

To be admitted to one of the bachelor programmes you have to meet certain admission requirements. NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognises the following general international qualifications:  

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma.
  • High School diploma or graduation statement (see below) from an accredited institution.
  • Four GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level passes (final grade A, B or C) and two ‘AS’ level passes. These six passes combined must all be in different subjects.
  • Associate, bachelor's or master's degree.

Furthermore, some of our bachelor programmes demand additional entry requirements.

If you are a Vietnamese student, you may use a graduation statement from your educational institution as a temporary solution in case you are set to receive your diploma after the application deadline. A valid diploma must always be provided before the start of the study programme.  

Language Requirements

All non-EEA applicants are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application. Exceptions are made for students, who have had their preparatory education in a country where English is the official working and educational language. The language requirements for EEA students are the same as for Dutch students. If your diploma is listed here, the additional English language test is not required.

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences accepts four kinds of official language tests: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, and TOEIC.

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill).
  • TOEFL 550 (paper based), 213 (computer-based) and 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 9215.
  • Cambridge ESOL score FCE-C (169, or higher).
  • TOEIC 670 (Listening and Reading) and 290 (Speaking and Writing).

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management at NHL Stenden in the Netherlands are:

  • September start:
    • EU students = €2,143 
    • Non-EU students = €8,350


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NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

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NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Rengerslaan 8
8917 DD Leeuwarden
The Netherlands

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