International Fast Track

International Fast Track

International Fast Track

General

Do you already have a previous qualification in hospitality-related studies, 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 2.5  years. 

This 2.5 year programme starts with a four week Summer Preparation Course, which enables you to follow the regular Bachelor programme in its second phase. After completing Phase II and Phase III you will graduate with the internationally recognised ‘Bachelor Degree Business Administration in Hotel Management’ (BBA.HM).

Do you want to know more about student life at our campuses in The Hague and Amsterdam? Read more about the student life at Hotelschool The Hague.

 

Hotelschool The Hague is Best Hotel School in The Netherlands

Keuzegids HBO 2018, published by Centre for Higher Education Information (C.H.O.I.)
Great reasons to follow this programme:

  • Accelerated Bachelor programme
  • Ranked Top 5 worldwide
  • Best value of all International Hotel Schools
  • International programme
  • Focus on personal development, leadership and management
  • Small scale, personal guidance
  • International internship
  • Excellent career opportunities
  • Strong heritage, established in 1929

Our Quality

Hotelschool The Hague is consistently ranked as one of the top Hotel Schools in the world. 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. 

The International Fast Track programme is taught in English and combines theoretical and practical learning with team work and individual challenges. We facilitate you to achieve the best with a combination of our academic and industry experienced international faculty, the most recent research fi ndings from our Research Centre, and our international partnerships with leading business and hospitality companies. We place a special emphasis on soft skills, such as behavioural competencies and interpersonal skills, designed to assist you in fulfilling your full potential.

With thousands of alumni working all over the world, you will find Hotelschool The Hague alumni in leading positions at international organisations in a wide range of industries. What is more, as a government subsidised school, Hotelschool The Hague offers the best value of all the top international Hotel Schools.

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Your Hospitality Career

The 2.5 year International Fast Track programme (IFT) results in the internationally recognised ‘Bachelor Degree Business Administration in Hotel Management’ (BBA.HM).

A Hotelschool The Hague Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management opens doors to the World of Hospitality. You find jobs at the level you have studied for: management level in leading international hotel chains. However, not everyone chooses to work in hotels; hospitality as you will learn here, goes much further. You can for example set up your own company, work for major multinationals, banks, in healthcare or event companies.

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.

 

Open Days & Meet us abroad!

Have you already obtained a diploma in Hotel- or Tourism, and are you ready to take your career to the next level? If so, come and visit Hotelschool The Hague during an International Fast Track Open Day.

If you are living outside of The Netherlands, you are more than welcome to meet us abroad 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…

Programme Structure

The International Fast Track programme starts every year in July with an intensive four week Preparation Summer course, preceded with reading assignments. You live in our Skotel, the school’s training hotel and student residence, and form a close international community. During these four weeks, you apply what you have learnt in the past and add new knowledge in all the essential hospitality management fields, building a solid theoretical foundation. By passing the Preparation Summer course, you are ready to successfully continue with the IFT programme. 

Once you have graduated from the Preparation Summer course, you embark on an intensive 2.5 year programme. Developed from the demands of industry, the Hotelschool The Hague approach is unique. The university’s curriculum is designed to challenge you, mixing the classic hospitality disciplines in the form of real life case studies and projects. Lecturers act as coaches, not as teachers. Group sizes are small, so there is a high level of interaction and personal feedback. The programme includes a wide range of work methods including lectures, workshops, group work, and individual study. In the last phase of the programme you focus on innovation, strategy and creativity. As a manager in the hospitality industry you need to find solutions to anticipated challenges. 

Practical and management experience
You need real practical experience to succeed; you have to learn how the hospitality industry really works. That’s why you complete a management and leadership course to further develop your management skills in the day-to-day hospitality operation of our own facilities such as rooms division, banqueting or Le Début kitchen.

Launching Your Career
In your final phase course, called ‘Launching Your Career’(LYCAR) you start to plan your future. Do you want to become a manager at a hotel, start your own business or follow a master’s programme? You figure out the career path you want to follow by combining research and a management placement of approximately 20 weeks at a renowned international company. 

Do you want to find out more about your life as a student at Hotelschool The Hague? Click here for more information about the campuses, the facilities and the school.

Admission Requirements

Dutch applicants
Did you finish MBO Horeca Ondernemer/Manager, or do you have another hospitality related diploma? You are more than welcome to apply for the International Fast Track programme if you have a final grade of 7 or higher for English, Entrepreneurial skills, Leadership skills and Numerical ability.

Foreign applicants
If you are a foreign applicant, you need to have a secondary school diploma, allowing you to go to university (or German Fachhochschule) in your own country, plus a diploma of a course in hospitality of at least two years full-time. 

After being selected for the International Fast Track programme, you start with the Summer Preparation Course. After passing this course you continue with the Bachelor Degree programme.

If you do not meet the requirements you can always apply for the regular four-year 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 in July each year. 

Studielink is open for new applications as of 1 October 2017. The formal application deadline for our International Fast Track Programme is 1 May 2018. 

We strongly advise non-EEA students to start the application process as soon as possible, e.g. attend an Open Day and a Selection Day as early as possible in the Academic Year. This is in order to increase the chance of obtaining the visa in time, as preparations are needed from your side. Please, check the How To Apply document to read more about the visa application procedure. Hotelschool The Hague will assist in any way we can, however we are not responsible for the outcome of the visa procedure and we depend on an active approach from your side.

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, which will follow in the end of September.

MBO Aanbevelingsbrief (Dutch Students)
Click here for the MBO Aanbevelingsbrief.

Selection
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. 

Please click here for an overview of our Selection Days.

Visa
Read more about the visa policy for The Netherlands.

For exact dates, please click here for an Overview of Selection Days in the Netherlands and Abroad.

Costs

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 HBO schools, 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.

Current tution fees
Click on 'Overview Costs EEA students' or 'Overview Costs non-EEA students' on the right, or below to view the current tuition fees for the academic year 2017-2018

How can I apply for the International Fast Track Programme and when?

You can apply online by following the steps: Apply for the International fast Track programme 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.

Studielink is open for new applications as of 1 October 2017. The formal application deadline for our International Fast Track Programme is 1 May 2018. 

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.

Do IFT students also stay at the Skotel, the Training & Study Hotel during the first year?

The International Fast Track programme starts with a 4-week Summer Preparation course that starts every July. During these 4 weeks, you live in the Skotel, the Training & Study Hotel of the school.  After the Summer Preparation course, you continue with phase 2 and 3 of the regular Bachelor Programme. During this period, you arrange housing for yourself.

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 International Fast Track Programme?

The International Fast Track Programme starts with a four week Summer Preparation course beginning every July. After the Summer Preparation course, you continue with Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the regular Bachelor Programme. To read more about our curriculum, please visit the Programme structure page.

Apply

If you would like to apply for a start in July 2018, you can apply from 1 October 2017 until 1 May 2018.

We strongly advise non-EEA students to start this process as soon as possible, e.g. attend an Open Day and a Selection Day as early as possible in the Academic Year. This is in order to increase the chance of obtaining the visa in time, as preparations are needed from your side. Please, check the How To Apply document to read more about the visa application procedure. Hotelschool The Hague will assist in any way we can, however we are not responsible for the outcome of the visa procedure and we depend on an active approach from your side.

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.

MBO Aanbevelingsbrief (Dutch Students): Click here for the MBO Aanbevelingsbrief.

Do you have any further questions regarding Studielink? Please refer to the Studielink Q&A section.

We look forward to receiving your application!