Bachelor in Leisure and Events Management


Program Description

In this industry, no day is ever the same. You will be responsible for all kinds of tasks, from coordinating events to booking concerts for a large pop music venue, all while communicating at all levels of the organisation. After graduating, you have earned a ticket to management, policy-making or consultancy in the world of sports, media, recreation, and arts and culture.

In addition to great career opportunities, you may also specialise by pursuing a master's degree in International Leisure, Tourism & Events Management. To ensure high-quality education, we have three professorships of applied sciences that are connected to this course, providing the latest research and data to our students.

The perfect Leisure student has inspiring ideas about the future of sustainable leisure, while at the same time grasping the strategic level as well. You also enjoy working in multidisciplinary teams, which is the nature of the game and which is also reflected in the programme.

The course has a strong focus on sustainability and future developments in the industry. Being at the forefront of the industry, we have been awarded a quality label and Distinction for Sustainable Development by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

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

Duration: 4 years, full-time

Tuition fee (annual):

September start: EU students = €2,143
Non-EU students = €8,350

Application deadlines:

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

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

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

NHL Stenden is an international multi-campus university of applied sciences. Its Dutch campuses can be found in Leeuwarden, Emmen, and Meppel. International campuses are located in Bali, Qatar, South ... Read More

NHL Stenden is an international multi-campus university of applied sciences. Its Dutch campuses can be found in Leeuwarden, Emmen, and Meppel. International campuses are located in Bali, Qatar, South Africa, Thailand. Students from over 80 different countries study at NHL Stenden in the Netherlands, which has a total of around 25,000 students. Read less
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