Our Bachelor Programme

Our Bachelor Programme

Our 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)? 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 accelerated version of the Hotel Management Bachelor’s programme enables 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.

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Open Days & Meet us Abroad!

Experience true hospitality at Hotelschool The Hague! We would love to welcome you for an Open Day on one of our campuses, online, or meet you abroad!

If you are living outside of The Netherlands, you are more than welcome to meet us aborad at an Education/University Fair or schedule a meeting with one of our representatives or student ambassadors. During 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…

Bachelor Programme

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.

The formal application deadline for our Bachelor Programme was 1 May 2017. Unfortunately, Studielink is currently closed. Formal applications for 2018 will open again on 1 October 2017. The application deadline for August 2018 is 1 May 2018.

We recommend you to carefully read the instructions on how to apply, which will follow in the end of September 2017.

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 2017 could give you the possibility to start our Bachelor programme in February 2018.

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 2017-2018. As Hotelschool The Hague is a state funded school, the costs for the Bachelor programme are significantly lower than other known private hotel schools. 


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

Yes, you can. 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 unique and successful programmes. 

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

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

How can 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. If you meet all the requirements, as soon as we have received and processed your application, 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 enroll as soon as possible.  

The formal application deadline for our Bachelor Programme and International Fast Track Programme was 1 May 2017. 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 International Fast Track Programme to admissions@hotelschool.nl. We will then give you personal advice on how best to proceed with your application.  Formal applications for 2018 will open again in October 2017.



If you would like to apply for a start in February 2018, you can apply from 1 October 2017 until 1 November 2017 (both EEA and NON-EEA students). 

Would you like to start in August 2018? EEA students can apply until 1 May 2018. Non-EEA applicants can apply until 1 March 2018.

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!