Our Bachelor Programme

Our Bachelor Programme

General

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 Programme in Hospitality Management (BA.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 75 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 life-long friendships during your first year on campus accommodation. After four years, you graduate with a Hotelschool The Hague Bachelor of Arts 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 of Arts in Hospitality Management? You may qualify for our International Fast Track Programme. This accelerated version of our Bachelor Programme enables you to build on your experience and management skills. Please click here for more information about our IFT programme.

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

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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 praised by our alumni as one of our greatest educational assets. The degree programme is 100% in 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.

* The course overview presented, gives an impression of the courses that we offer. We continuously adapt our curriculum to the latest developments in the industry. Therefore, please note that this course overview is subject to change.

Open Days & Meet us Abroad

Experience true hospitality at Hotelschool The Hague! Usually, we invite you to join one of our Open Days on campus. However, due to the recent developments regarding COVID-19 we switched to offering Online Open Days.  

If you are living outside of The Netherlands, you have the opportunity to meet us abroad or schedule a meeting with one of our representatives or student ambassadors. Due to the COVID-19 crisis all international events are postponed until further notice. Please keep an eye on our website and follow our social media accounts for updates regarding the possibilities to meet us abroad. 

Application & Selection

Application
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.

As of 1 October 2019 you are more than welcome to apply for our regular Bachelor or International Fast Track programme via our online application system. If you wish to apply for the possible start in August 2020, the application deadline is 1 June 2020.

We strongly advise non-EEA students to start the application process as soon as possible. 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. 

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

Selection
Usually, we invite you for a Selection Day at our campus, after you have applied and meet the entry requirements. As the Covid-19 situation is evolving day by day, we are evolving the way we select our candidates. We have thus cancelled all remaining selection dates for this academic year and have made the switch to online selection interviews. 

The online selection procedure is as follows:
 
1. Online testing
You need to participate in three online tests, to be completed at home:

  • Numerical test 
  • Oxford English test 
  • Knowledge test 

2. Interview 
During an online interview you are given the opportunity to demonstrate your motivation to join our programme and your affinity with the hospitality industry. The duration of the interview is approximately 30 -40 minutes.

3. Case Study & Role-Play
You will receive a business case to prepare before the selection interview. During the interview you have to perform a role-play which connects to the business case you studied before. 

After being invited for a selection interview you will receive preparation materials for the online testing, interview and case study.

Costs

Current tuition fees
Download our 'Cost overview EEA students' or 'Cost overview Non-EEA students' on the right to view the current tuition fees for the Academic Year 2019-2020. As Hotelschool The Hague is a state-funded school, the costs for the Bachelor Programme are significantly lower than other known private hotel schools. 
 
Are you in doubt of whether your country is part of the EEA area? Then click here to find an overview of the current EEA countries. 

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.

Reduction tuition fees for first-year students
This year a bill for the reduction of tuition fees is implemented leading to reduced rates for specific target groups. Please check the document on the right side of this page for more information or visit the website http://rijksoverheid.nl.

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.

Can I choose to study in The Hague or Amsterdam?

Our Bachelor Programme is offered at both our campuses in The Hague and Amsterdam. You can state your preference when applying. However, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to study in the city of your choice. For the location of the International Fast Track Programme, please contact our Admissions Office via admissions@hotelschool.nl.

 

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?

As of 1 October 2019 you are more than welcome to apply for our regular Bachelor or IFT programme via our online application system. If you would like to apply for a possible start in February 2020, please apply before the deadline of 1 November 2019. If you wish to apply for the possible start in August 2020 or for our IFT programme, the application deadline is 1 May 2020. 

Apply

As of 1 October 2019 you are more than welcome to apply for our regular Bachelor or IFT programme via our online application system. If you would like to apply for a possible start in February 2020, please apply before the deadline of 31 December 2019. If you wish to apply for the possible start in August 2020 or for our IFT programme, the application deadline is 1 June 2020.

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. The possibility to attend one of our selection day is based on a first come, first serve basis. 

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. Please note that it is your own responsibility to make sure your file is complete.

Do you have any further questions regarding Studielink? 

Please refer to the Studielink Q&A section.

We look forward to receiving your application!