|Study location||Netherlands, Leeuwarden|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||€2,078.00 per year|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
Please note! You are not allowed to apply to more than 1 course from Stenden University of Applied Sciences.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Documents can be either in English, German, French and Dutch. For this course it is also required by the university that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents by post. You will receive guidelines after the application has been accepted. For additional information please contact your local Dream Foundation office.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill)
Secondary school diploma results accepted from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
300-400 words essay
The International Hospitality Management Programme is where you’ll learn all about hospitality, the culinary arts, catering, events, human resources, marketing, sales, and finance. The three year programme is accessible for students with a suitable high school diploma (entry level for academic universities).
In the first weeks of your study you take part in a programme that introduces you to the service industry with extra workshops, activities and self study. By means of subjects such as Marketing, Human Resource Management and Finance students will gain significant insight into the organisational structures of the hospitality industry. Next to theory classes you will get to know all departments of our 4* Stenden Hotel (a commercially run hotel owned and operated by the school), during practice. You will also be promoted to operational manager or supervisor during your first year. Theory classes will focus on tactical management insights, such as business procedures and quality assurance. Next to lectures, workshops and PBL, a relatively high amount of self study will be expected. You will also elaborate further on your languages skills and take part in language classes: French, Spanish, Russian or Mandarin.
The second year focuses on strategic management including important topics such as financial management, increase of turnover, market research as well as writing a business plan. As a preparation for your dissertation you will, together with a fellow student, research the internal or external strategy of a company. In the Stenden Hotel you get promoted to manager and receive the responsibility for an entire department. To deepen and broaden your knowledge you can choose to do a specialisation minor in the Netherlands or at one of Stenden’s International Campus Sites in Thailand, South Africa, Indonesia or Qatar. You can also choose to do two minors, however then your study will have to be extended by 10 weeks.
In the third and last year of the programme you will do a paid management internship for 10 months. Next to the internship you will work on your dissertation. Stenden has access to a network of 600 internship companies in more than 30 countries including four and five star hotels, cruise lines, event agencies, banks and insurance companies and others. The majority of students find a job within four months after their graduation and are often even recruited by their internship company.
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