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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
September 2022

February 2023

September 2023

February 2024
Bachelor in International Hospitality Management at NHL Stenden

About this program

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. Hotel Management School NHL Stenden 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, South Africa, Thailand or Italy. 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.

Additional requirements

You are required to write a motivation letter (300/400 words) based on the following guidelines:

  • What are the characteristics needed to be a good manager in your chosen field?
  • Why are you interested in a career in management (in your chosen field)?
  • Why should NHL Stenden accept you as a student in your chosen management programme?
  • Please elaborate on how you have researched your choice of study and how you have prepared for studying in the Netherlands.
  • Please include your résumé/Curriculum Vitae.

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Tuition fees for 2022-2023

EU students pay € 2.209 

NON-EU students pay:

  • Bachelor € 8.495


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I came to NHL Stenden because I was ready for a new and adventurous chapter in my life. This Univeristy gives me the big opportunities to achieve my goals due to international and practical enviroment.The curriculum DBE(Design Based Education) is a special concept whre you can be creative and are free to express your opinions and ideas in a uniq...
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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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Rengerslaan 8
8917 DD Leeuwarden
The Netherlands

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