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).
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.
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):
EU students = €2,168
Non-EU students = €8,350
EU: 15 January/15 August
Non-EU: 31 October/31 May