The Bachelor Programme

The Bachelor Programme

The Bachelor Programme


Great reasons to study at Hotelschool The Hague:

  • Ranked Top 5 worldwide
  • Best value of all International Hotel Schools
  • International programme
  • Develop your social skills, business skills and practical skills
  • Two international placements at leading organisations
  • First year on campus accommodation
  • Excellent career opportunities
  • Small scale
  • Start in February or August



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).
A business study set in the context of hospitality, you learn all there is to know about hospitality from a strategic, tactical and operational perspective. This knowledge and experience is valuable for those of you seeking careers in hospitality, but also for those with interests in other industries where hospitality makes a difference such as Retail, Financial Services and Event Management. 
Hotelschool The Hague has been ‘At the heart of hospitality’ since 1929 and you join a warm, welcoming and international community with students from over 50 nationalities. In the first year you live together at our Skotel, forming life-long friendships. Read more about the student life at Hotelschool The Hague.
You explore the world of hospitality, participating in two international internships at leading companies around the world. In your final year you work together with your coaches to kick-start your career in hospitality. After four years, you graduate with a Hotelschool The Hague Bachelor’s Degree: It’s your passport to an international career in hotel and hospitality management.
International Fast Track
If you already have a previous qualification in hospitality-related studies, then you may qualify for our International Fast Track ProgrammeThis accelerated programme enables you to complete the Bachelor Hospitality Management programme in approximately 2 years.
Hotelschool The Hague Bachelor Programme

Our Quality

Hotelschool The Hague is consistently ranked as one of the top Hotel Schools in the world. Our educational programme has been awarded 11 out of 16 ‘excellents’ in the most recent audit of Dutch and Flemish universities by the Dutch/Flemish Accreditation Committee. The school is specialised, independent and dedicated. The selection procedure guarantees a community of talented, ambitious and motivated students that can help you get the best out of yourself.

What is more, as a government subsidised school, Hotelschool The Hague offers the best value of all the top international Hotel Schools. In addition to our strong accreditation, our students and alumni win many international awards in recognition of their achievements and talents.

Independent research shows that Hotelschool The Hague’s students rate their study with 4,20 on a scale of 0-5

Nationwide, independent research done by De Nationale Studenten Enquete (The National Student’s Survey), has shown that student’s satisfaction at Hotelschool The Hague is high. The National Student’s Survey is held on a national level. Opinions are asked on the faculty, the content of the study, study-facilities, study guidance and numerous other aspects.  In 2014 Hotelschool The Hague students rated their study with 4,51 (on a scale from 0-5) when it came to recommending their study to friends, family or colleagues. The atmosphere and the feeling towards the study in general also demonstrate high rates. View the NSE Factsheet for more information.

Your Hospitality Career




Our graduates can be found all over the world, working as Hospitality Leaders, Hospitality Entrepreneurs, Consultants and Management Specialists in a variety of industries. Your degree is respected by a broad and varied group of employers. They know that Hotelschool The Hague graduates combine business skills with practical experience and optimal social skills with a flair and passion for hospitality. 

Hotelschool The Hague provides an all-round and excellent education. While putting the emphasis on worldwide industry trends, it also focuses on character-building of its students; a crucial necessity in today’s ever-changing business environment. 

Monique Dekker (1995), General Manager Park Hyatt Vienna.

Hotelschool The Hague Bachelor Programme

Programme Structure

The Programme
Developed from the demands of the Industry, the school’s curriculum is designed to challenge you, mixing the classic hospitality disciplines in the form of real life cases and projects. You will work in small multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, learning from each other’s skills and cultures. As a university, our courses are based on thorough research and analysis, you are always expected to give a structured report of your findings. You’ll learn to present your results professionally and effectively. Our Training and Management Skills are cited by our alumni as being unique and one of our greatest educational assets. Language competency is also an essential hospitality skill: not only is the degree programme 100% English, you choose a second language from a wide range of modern languages.
Read more about the different courses:
Hotelschool The Hague Bachelor Programme
Applied Theory
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 multi-disciplinary case studies which place you directly in the role of manager or consultant.
The programme is divided into three phases. Phase I (one year) is all about hospitality performance; you learn to do the existing well. Phase II (one and a half years) emphasises the tactical application of this knowledge; you improve on the existing. In the final phase, Phase III (one and a half years), you apply your learning and experience strategically; you add value to the existing, searching for new innovative combinations and entrepreneurial solutions.
Read more about the Didactic Concept and all the Courses of our Bachelor Programme.

Practical and management experience

Open days & Fairs

Last year we organised 26 open days and we have welcomed many great new students and their parents.

The new open days will start in September 2014. From 1 September 2014 on, you can sign up for these open days on our website.

If you would like to get to know Hotelschool The Hague better before applying, come and visit one of our open days. These are held regularly at both campuses on Wednesday afternoons. You’ll learn more about what we can do for you and enjoy a guided tour of the school and our facilities. 

If you do not have the possibility to visit one of the open days in the Netherlands it is also possible to meet us abroad. We have a stand at several education fairs abroad throughout the year. Our representatives and students of Hotelschool The Hague will be travelling to different countries and are delighted to meet you at one of these fairs to inform you on our study programme and to answer all your questions. 

Hotelschool The Hague also organises selection days abroad. 
Click on the map and see where and when we can meet each other. If you have questions about meeting us abroad please send an email to:

Do you have any questions about our open days in The Netherlands, please contact Ms Geerinck:

Events around the world
16-09-2014 Open Day The Hague Campus 16 September 2014

Find out more about our school

If you are not yet certain whether Hotelschool The Hague (in Amsterdam and The Hague) is the right choice for you, we invite you to visit one of our many open days. 

Please register for this open day online:

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As Hotelschool The Hague is a state funded school, the costs for the Bachelor programme are significantly lower than other known private hotel schools. 

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.

Application & Selection

Study choice activities
A new Dutch law 'Kwaliteit in verscheidenheid' is coming into force stating that new students have to register for their studies before 1 May. If you register before 1 May you have the right to participate in study choice activities which will help you to decide which programme is best for you. This rule doesn't apply for universities with selection. Hotelschool The Hague uses selection days to select new students and is therefore excluded from this rule.


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.

The formal application deadline for our Bachelor Programme and International Fast Track Programme was 1 May 2014. Formal applications for 2015 will open again in October 2014.

Click here for the Dutch applicants requirements
Click here for the International applicants requirements 

You are not alone in wanting to study at Hotelschool The Hague. The small-scale of our international hotel management school is one of the reasons we are able to offer such a unique and successful programme. That is why you will be invited to a selection day after you have applied via this site 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.

Read more about the visa policy for The Netherlands.

Contact us

Do you have questions about requirements, the content of the programme, open days, application & selection, etc.? You can contact our Service Desk with all your questions, either by email or by calling us.

T: +31 88 0281800

Are you a student counsellor (in Dutch: decaan) and you want to know more about Hotelschool The Hague, do not hesitate to contact Ms Geerinck:
We organise special open days for student counsellors. 

Hotelschool The Hague        
The Hague Campus                   
Brusselselaan 2                        
2587 AH The Hague                  
The Netherlands                        

Hotelschool The Hague
Amsterdam Campus
Jan Evertsenstraat 171
1057 BW Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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   course_overview_bachelor_programme.pdf

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 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.  


How to apply:

The formal application deadline for our Bachelor Programme and International Fast Track Programme was 1 May 2014.

We would still like to review your application so please send your motivation, CV and clearly state if you wish to apply for our Bachelor or Fast Track Programme to We will then give you personal advice on how best to proceed with your application.  Formal applications for 2015 will open again in October 2014.