Stenden University of Applied Sciences


Over 10.000 students are studying and more than 800 employees are currently working at Stenden university. The university has campus sites in the Netherlands; Leeuwarden, Emmen, Groningen, Meppel and Assen; a campus in Doha (Qatar), Bangkok (Thailand), Port Alfred (South Africa), and Bali (Indonesia). The university offers 7 associate degrees (only in Dutch), 19 bachelor programmes and 4 master programmes in the fields of (Service) Management, Education, Care, Economics and Technique.

All of the study programmes at Stenden University of Applied Sciences are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO).

This way, you are ensured to receive high quality education, which meets the international education standards.

In addition, lectors with PhD degrees guarentees the academic quality of the programmes.

Double degree for our Master study programmes

After succesfully completing a Masters Programme you will receive a Double Degree, namely a British Masters of Arts Degree and a Dutch Masters Degree.
The Master programmes are accredited by both the Dutch government and the London Metropolitan University.

Code of conduct

Stenden University wishes to attract good international students and to establish a streamlined and co-ordinated guideline for the relation between international students and Stenden University using this Code of Conduct.

With this framework, Stenden University provides clear, accessible and unambiguous information about the quality of the study programme, its position within the Dutch system of higher education, the services and provisions offered to international students, the expenses of studying and living, as well as the admission requirements for international students.

Dutch higher education

We're working together with the Dutch organisation for international cooperation in higher education (Nuffic).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master in International Leisure and Tourism Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Netherlands Leeuwarden

The Master of International Leisure & Tourism Studies is grounded on an integrated leisure concept and is approached from the perspective of economic service management [+]

Language: EnglishStart in: SeptemberThe Master of International Leisure & Tourism Studies is grounded on an integrated leisure concept and is approached from the perspective of economic service management.CurriculumTheoretical perspectives on leisure & tourism
The first domain-specific module is a foundation module with a focus on conceptual reasoning. It provides an introduction to some core concepts of leisure & tourism.
It explores conceptual contributions from disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, sociology, geography and economics. This module also includes visits to a few sites/businesses.Quality of leisure & tourismThis module explores how leisure & tourism contribute to the quality of life of the stakeholders from different value perspectives.Students investigate specific leisure sectors or market segments to determine how leisure & tourism affect the personal, social, economic, environmental and developmental aspects of human life. The investigations are augmented with visits to a few organizations. Policy and planning for leisure & tourismThis module focuses on strategic analysis. Students are introduced to various dimensions of the strategic policy and planning process in leisure and tourism. Students investigate a policy issue in leisure and tourism from different perspectives. The issue is free to choose and offers an opportunity to specialise into a preferred direction.Market value creationThe transition from industrial to service society has brought about fundamental changes in the way organisations create market value. 
This module reflects on the broader social and economic aspects of the emerge of the service society and the experience economy. It focuses on different ways of improving service performance and creating market value while avoiding the pitfalls of an exclusive focus on financial indicators.Sustainable value creationThis module addresses issues concerning the service society, quality of life and the role of business in society from the perspective of sustainability. It emphasises the connection between of the personal, organisational and societal levels of sustainability. 
The module also covers aspects of the debate on business ethics, sustainable development, social responsibility and stakeholder involvement. The aim is to provide insight in the role of sustainability in service organisations, both private and public.ResearchThis module focuses on issues relating to the research process necessary to write a Master's thesis. Attention is also given to research philosophy and epistemology, qualitative and quantitative techniques of data collection, analysis, academic reading and writing skills, and the interface between research and strategic decision-making. The module aims to equip participants with more understanding of the research process and the outcomes of the service research studies. A variety of research methods will be critically examined and applied.Personal value creationThis module explores possible paths for leadership development. This is done encouraging the development of the participant's personal qualities and professional (management) competencies, focusing on the achievement of a higher degree of interpersonal skills (interdependency), self-confidence, initiative and entrepreneurship, and an appropriate attitude to work (independency).ElectivesThe electives modules provide the opportunity to broaden and deepen the student's knowledge of specific subjects. Electives will be offered depending on the number of prospective participants. The electives include:    •    Project Management;    •    Change Management;    •    Event Management;    •    Critical Impacts of Tourism;    •    Event Management;    •    International Management Project;    •    Scenario Planning (in cooperation with European Tourism Institute).... [-]

Master in International Service Management

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2016 Netherlands Leeuwarden

A hallmark of the programme is the international character of services, in which cultural differences concerning providing service and quality of life play an important [+]


Language: English

Starts in: September A few good reasons to choose for a Stenden Master study in International Service Management:


1 year programme; With specialisations in Hospitality Service Management, Retail Service Management and Higher Education Service Management; Double accreditation from Stenden as well as London Metropolitan University; The quality of the programme is guaranteed by our group of professors; Stenden bachelor students receive a 10% discount.

A hallmark of the programme is the international character of services, in which cultural differences concerning providing service and quality of life play an important role.The Master programme of International Service Management is designed to help organisations meet business challenges. It takes an integrated approach to service management, including marketing and communication, human resource management, quality management and the financial and technological aspects of service management.The programme takes a broad perspective on service delivery, including aspects of sustainability, intercultural communication and leadership skills.Job opportunitiesThe service industry offers a variety of sectors: from hospitality, retail  and financial services to (para)medical institutions and public organisations. Master's programme of International Service Management prepares future graduates for a broad range of career opportunities. Our graduates perform successfully as:... [-]


PBL Stenden University

Stenden University and our Leeuwarden Campus

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Stenden Leeuwarden
Rengerslaan 8

Leeuwarden, 8917 DD NL
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Stenden Groningen (Dutch programs)
Phebensstraat 1

Groningen, 9711 BL NL
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Stenden Emmen
Van Schaikweg 94

Emmen, 7811 KL NL
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Stenden Meppel (PABO-course, in English)
Van der Duyn van Maasdamstraat 1

Meppel, 7942 AT NL
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Stenden Assen (Dutch programs)
Zeemanstraat 1

Assen, 9406 BZ NL
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Stenden South Africa
1 Grand St

Port Alfred, 6170 ZA
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Stenden university Qatar
Al-Jeleait Street
Bin Omran

Doha, P.O. Box 36037 QA
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Stenden Rangsit University Thailand
12th fl., Rattanakunakorn bldg.
Phaholyothin Road, Lak-Hok

Pathumthani, 12000 TH
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Stenden University Bali
Jalan Kubu Gunung, Banjar Tegal Jaya
Dalung, Kuta Utara, Badung

Bali, 80361 ID