The International Leisure, Tourism & Events Management master programme is the perfect specialisation if you are interested in developing sustainable leisure concepts. You will earn a dual degree in just over 1 year, all while creating the future of tourism at an international level.

Tourism managers know how to work with scenario planning. In this course, you will learn how, opening the door to a dynamic career. As an (international) policymaker, or as manager of a hotel chain or theme park, for example. Other career options are consulting, planning, and research and development.

You will have the opportunity to work on real-world research projects. Being part of the European Tourism Futures Institute (ETFI), you get to combine academic and applied research. This means you will learn the theoretical skills, but will also collaborate in hands-on projects.

This programme received the 'Triple Good' Rating by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO), making it one of the best in its field. It is run in partnership with the University of Derby. This allows you to earn both a Dutch Master of Arts (MA) and a British Master of Science (MSc) degree in 14 months.

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

To be admitted to one of the bachelor programmes you have to meet certain admission requirements. NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognises the following general international qualifications:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • High School diploma from an accredited institution
  • Four GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level passes (final grade A, B or C) and two ‘AS’ level passes. These six passes combined must all be in different subjects.
  • Associate, bachelor's or master's degree

Furthermore, some of our bachelor programmes may demand additional entry requirements.


If you are aged 21 or older and would like to enrol at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, but do not currently meet the admission requirements, you are invited to register for the entrance examination.

Language Requirements

All non-EEA applicants are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application. Exceptions are made for students, who have had their preparatory education in a country where English is the official working and educational language. The language requirements for EEA students are the same as for Dutch students. If your diploma is listed here, the additional English language test is not required.

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences accepts four kinds of official language tests:

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill).
  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) and 80 (internet based). Original test results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to NHL Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for NHL Stenden is 9215.
  • Cambridge ESOL score FCE-C (169, or higher).
  • TOEIC 670 (Listening and Reading) and 290 (Speaking and Writing).

Please note: If you do not have the appropriate level, it is possible to enrol in our English Preparatory Language Course.

Start date: February or September 2019

Duration: 1 year, full-time

Tuition fee (annual):

September start: EU students = €2,083
Non-EU students = €8,150

Application deadlines:

September start: EU applicants: 15 August
Non-EU applicants: 31 May

February start: EU applicants: 17 January
Non-EU applicants: 1 November

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Last updated June 24, 2019
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8,150 EUR
EU students = €2,083 | Non-EU students = €8,150
Aug 5, 2019
Non-EU applicants: 31 May
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