Program overview
3 or 4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
8,100 EUR
September 2023

8,100 EUR
September 2024

8,100 EUR
September 2025

About this program

Tourism Management

Do you like discovering new destinations and cultures? Do the leisure branch, healthy lifestyle, travel and hospitality appeal to you? Do you like improving the liveability of the various destinations even more? Do you ensure a fantastic guest experience, for example, for museum visits with your experience concept? Or will you be marketing an event? With the English-language tourism management programme at HZ you will develop into a pioneer in the travel world. And all that from a fantastic travel destination: the Zeeland tourist region.

The travel world is always evolving. No wonder, then, that this industry is always looking for creative professionals. Enthusiasts who put together new travel products and unforgettable travel experiences for others. In your profession, you will be the connecting link between different organizations, the company and the guest and within your own organization to ensure that people have the ultimate experience.

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Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Tourism Management programme you need:

  • A qualification equivalent to a Dutch secondary education diploma, which gives you access to higher education.
  • A good command of written and spoken English. Your level of English should be equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0.

Language Requirements

All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English. The level required for admission should be an equivalent of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0. For the scores of other accepted language tests than IELTS, the table below applies.

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

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Program content

Year 1

You discover the foundations of tourism and the leisure industry. You participate in projects for both Dutch and international companies and organizations. You focus on topics such as:

  • Marketing
  • Hostmanship (customer focus)
  • Human resources
  • Operational management
  • Business modeling
  • Value creation

At the end of the 1st year you do your first internship. You work in an organization within the professional field. Think of a holiday park, a hotel or event organization at home or abroad.

Year 2

In year 2 you focus on topics such as:

  • Cultural communication
  • Organization cultures
  • Digital intelligence
  • Company analysis
  • Technological trends, e-tourism
  • Destination development
  • Investment analysis and experience design.

At the end of the 2nd year you do another internship. You help an organization progress by making tactical improvements to their services. This way you can respond even more to the wishes and needs of guests. You also learn to look critically at offers, operational processes and concepting.

Choosing a direction that suits you

Interested in a specific direction in Tourism Management? Then you have the opportunity to immerse yourself further in that area through your internships, minor and projects. This is not mandatory, you can also decide to follow the regular route. Think of:

  • Developing Hotels, Resorts and Parks
  • Guiding Gastronomy, Advancing restaurants
  • Stimulating visits by branding destinations, tours and events
  • Promoting Wellbeing & Healthy Lifestyle

Year 3

The 3rd year you practice your research skills in preparation for your graduation assignment. Together with your project group, you carry out a project in the field of tourism and leisure for the duration of 10 weeks, going through the entire graduation process. This year you will focus on topics such as:

  • Strategic management
  • Commercial skills
  • Responsible tourism
  • Ethics

Year 4

The 4th year is all about graduating. You can personalize your graduation year with the Tourism Management programme. Do you want to continue studying and do a master? Then you can spend a larger part of the year on your thesis and a smaller part on your management internship. If you think it is important to gain as much practical experience as possible, you choose a larger practical part and a smaller thesis part.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • The tuition fees for EU-students: €1.084
  • Institutional tuition fees for non-EU students: €6.829

For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.


Congratulations, you have graduated! From now on you may use the title ‘Bachelor of Arts’ after your name.

Continuing studies

Do you want to continue studying after the Tourism Management programme? For example, choose the Master Strategic Business Management and Marketing, Imagineering or Destination Management. You may have to follow a pre-master before being allowed to enroll in the master.

Career paths

With your tourist study programme you can go in many directions. Whether you choose a job as a destination marketer or prefer to work as a sales consultant. Possible jobs are:

  • Hospitality professional
  • Sales consultant
  • Marketing employee/manager
  • HR employee/manager
  • Customer service manager
  • Operations managers


About this institute

HZ University of Applied Sciences

Based in the South-West of Netherlands, on the Dutch coast, HZ University of Applied Sciences is home to 5000 students out of which 500 are international. HZ prides itself with being rated in the top 3 medium-sized universities of applied...

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Contact info

HZ University of Applied Sciences

Edisonweg 4
4382 NW Vlissingen
the Netherlands


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