The Bachelor Programme

The Bachelor Programme

The Bachelor Programme


Your Passport to the World

Are you professional, ambitious and do you want to work in an international business environment? Then join us at Hotelschool The Hague for our Bachelor Business Administration in Hotel Management (BBA.HM), ranked top 5 worldwide! Hotelschool The Hague has been, ‘At the heart of Hospitality’ since 1929, and you join a warm, welcoming and international community in either The Hague or Amsterdam, with students from over 50 nationalities.

You explore the world of hospitality, participating in two international internships. During the Bachelor Programme you develop your social skills, business skills and practical skills. You will form lifelong friendships during your first year on campus accommodation. After four years, you graduate with a Hotelschool The Hague Bachelor’s Degree and excellent career opportunities: It’s your Passport to the World!

International Fast Track: Do you already have a previous qualification in hospitality-related studies (for example Tourismusschule- , Ausbildung- or a Dutch MBO diploma?), and are you ready to take your career to the next level? Are you ambitious and do you want to achieve a Bachelor degree in Hotel Management? You may qualify for our International Fast Track programme! This programme is an accelerated version of the Hotel Management Bachelor’s programme enabling you to build on your experience and management skills in roughly two years. Please click here for more information: 2-year IFT programme.

Student Life: more information about the studying and living in The Netherlands.

Keuzegids HBO 2017, published by Centre for Higher Education Information (C.H.O.I.)

Great reasons to study at Hotelschool The Hague:

Programme Structure

Developed from the demands of the Industry, the school’s curriculum is designed to challenge you. You aren’t just taught management theories, you apply them directly in practice whilst working on your personal development. You combine individual learning with group work. With your team you work on case studies, working for real life companies. Our Training and Management Skills are cited by our alumni as one of our greatest educational assets. The degree programme is 100% English, and you choose a second language from a wide range of modern languages. 

Read more about the different courses in the Bachelor Course Overview.

The 4-year Bachelor programme is divided into three phases. During Phase I (one year) you learn the basics, during Phase II (one and a half years) you start developing your management and leadership skills and in , Phase III (one and a half years), you apply your knowledge and experience strategically;, searching for new innovative combinations.

Read our Brochure:

Open Days

Learn all about our 4-year Bachelor Degree Programme by visiting an open day, either in The Hague or Amsterdam (or both). 

Bachelor Open Days 
The next Open Day for the Bachelor Programme will be in the next academic year. For this year, a few Online Open Days will be organised still. The dates are to be confirmed and will be announced as soon as possible.

You are also more than welcome to join one of our Online Open Days:

Online Open Days
If you are unable to join one of our Open Days on campus in Amsterdam or The Hague, you have the possibility to attend an Online Open Day. We organise several, at different times, to serve all prospective students, even those in different time zones.  This online event includes a live presentation about our Bachelor Programme given by our current student(s), followed by a virtual tour. During the entire session which has a total duration of around 1,5 hours, you can ask questions via the chat. All you need is Wifi, a laptop or pc and headphones. For more information or to register, please click here: Online Open Days

International Open Days
Are you an International student and would you like to attend one of our International Open Days? Please register here: International Open Days

View the Dates for all Open Days.

Bachelor Programme

Meet us abroad

Throughout the year Hotelschool The Hague is represented in many different countries around the world: Germany, Spain, Singapore, Portugal, France, Romania, China, Aruba and many more…

If you live outside The Netherlands and are interested in meeting Hotelschool The Hague, please come and meet us during an Education/University Fair or schedule a meeting with one of our representatives or student ambassadors.

They will be delighted to meet you and answer all your questions.

If you would like to schedule a meeting or if you have any questions, please send an email to:

Click on the world map below to find out if Hotelschool The Hague will be visiting your country!

Events around the world
02-05-2017Belgium: European University Fair, Brussels

Meet us at the European University Fair in the Brussels!

Date: 02 May 2017

Location: Brussels

Time: 16:30-19:00

Our representatives would be delighted to meet you and answer all your questions!

For more information or if you wish to make an appointment with one of our representatives please send an e-mail to:

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Application & Selection

Should you wish to be part of Hotelschool The Hague's vibrant student community, then you are more than welcome to apply for our programme starting either in February or August each year.

If you want to apply for our Bachelor Programme or International Fast Track Programme for a start in February or August 2017, you are welcome to apply as of 1 October 2016.

We recommend you to carefully read the instructions on how to apply.

Click here for the Dutch admission requirements.
Click here for the International admission requirements.

You will be invited to a selection day after you have applied and meet the entry requirements. During this selection day you are given the opportunity to demonstrate your motivation and affinity with the world of hospitality. If you do not have the possibility to come to one of our selection days in the Netherlands, it is also possible to visit one of our selection days abroad. The selection days are listed when you apply. Our selection days in November or December 2016 could give you the possibility to start our Bachelor programme in February 2017.

Please, click here for the Overview of Selection Days.

Bachelor Programme

Visa: Read more about the visa policy for The Netherlands.

Study choice activities
According to Dutch law 'Kwaliteit in verscheidenheid', if you register before 1 May you have the right to participate in study choice activities. This rule doesn't apply for universities with selection, and Hotelschool The Hague is therefore excluded from this rule.


Current tuition fees
Click on 'Overview Costs EEA students' or 'Overview Costs non-EEA students' on the right to view the current tuition fees for the academic year 2016-2017. As Hotelschool The Hague is a state funded school, the costs for the Bachelor programme are significantly lower than other known private hotel schools. 

Overview Costs EEA-students
Overview Costs non-EEA students

Bachelor Programme

Hotelschool The Hague is part of a programme called ‘Ruim baan voor talent’ (Make way for talent), started by the Ministry of Education, Culture & Science. A number of Universities of Applied Sciences, including Hotelschool The Hague, are allowed to charge higher tuition fees on the grounds of demonstrable added value for students. Hotelschool The Hague demonstrates its added value through the following points: 
- demonstrable international character;
- demonstrable strong(er) personal growth; 
- demonstrable ability to deal with complex problems; 
- demonstrable favourable position in the labour market.

More Information

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Can I apply for Hotelschool The Hague while I’m abroad?

If you do not have the possibility to come to one of our selection days in the Netherlands, you are more than welcome to come to one of our selection days abroad. The selection days are listed when you apply.

Is Hotelschool The Hague a private school?

Hotelschool The Hague is not a private school as we are funded by the government. Our small-scale university is one of the reasons we are able to offer such a unique and successful programme. 

How many courses do I have to follow during the Bachelor Programme?

The Bachelor programme is split up in three phases. Phase 1 is all about hospitality performance; you learn to do the existing well’. Phase 2 emphasises the tactical application of this knowledge; you improve on the existing. In the final phase you apply your learning and experience strategically; searching for new combinations. In each phase, you follow different courses. Please read the course overview here.

How do I apply for the Bachelor Programme and when?

You can apply online by following the steps: Apply for Bachelor Hotel Management at Hotelschool The Hague. As soon as we have received and processed your application, and if you meet all the requirements, you will be invited to one of the selection days. It is possible that the selection days are fully booked near the final application day. Therefore keep in mind to enrol as soon as possible.  



If you would like to apply for a start in February 2017, you can apply from 1 October 2016 until 1 November 2016 (both EEA and NON-EEA students). 

Would you like to start in August 2017? EEA students can apply until 1 May 2017. Non-EEA applicants can apply until 1 March 2017.

Application Procedure Hotelschool the Hague

In order to apply for Hotelschool the Hague you first need to submit your Studielink application. After registering in Studielink you will receive an automatic response from Hotelschool the Hague within 5 working days including a direct link to our application form. We recommend you to carefully read the instructions on how to apply.

Do you have any further questions regarding Studielink? 

Please refer to the Studielink Q&A section.

We look forward to receiving your application!