Bachelor of Hotel Management


Program Description

Study Hotel Management in Maastricht

Would you like to study hotel management in an inspiring, international environment where innovation comes first? You can at Hotel Management School Maastricht. Here, you’ll learn from professionals, live on a student campus and hone your skills in a real hotel. Our programme starts in both September and February and welcomes lots of international students each year. Several times a year we organize (virtual) open days and personal visits to help you orientate what study and life in Maastricht are like. Furthermore, we support our international students with great scholarship and loan opportunities. Applications open from the 1st of October and close on the 1st of May, so be in quick! The sooner you apply, the better your chances of getting accepted. We wish you all the best of luck! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We are pleased to help with any query you may have!a

Varied modules

At Hotel Management School Maastricht, you’ll be trained to become a creative, innovative all-round hotel and hospitality manager and/or entrepreneur who has a hands-on mentality and a global mindset. Our students graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration and hence our programme comprises of courses in economics, finance, accounting, business law and ethics, management, marketing, research and languages. The four-year bachelor programme consists of varied theory and practical modules and two internships. Additionally, you will choose to enrol in two minors (either inside or outside the faculty), a pre-master or an international exchange programme.

Close to the profession

You will certainly not spend all your time attending lectures. Apart from lectures from teachers and experts in the field, you will also be attending skills training courses, workshops and taking part in excursions to see the industry in practice. Teamwork plays a major role. In the workshops, you’ll be working in a group of students on practical problems or projects. Furthermore, Hotel Management School Maastricht has received a special accreditation in small and intensive education, ensuring students will receive the best and most personal education in hospitality management.

Teaching hotel in a castle

And what’s more, you’ll be exposed to the real-life environment of Teaching Hotel Château Bethlehem. This is a training environment unique in the Netherlands, including twenty-six guestrooms, a restaurant, a bar and various meeting rooms. The hotel has received a lot of attention in the international media, not least for its unconventional room designs by Dutch designers.


First-year students enjoy a single room in one of our dormitories on campus. The campus is situated in a park-like setting and houses a tight-knit community in which students will make friends for life. Furthermore, we have hospitality assistants available 24/7 to assist students wherever possible. The campus is only a 10-minute bike ride away from the vibrant city centre of Maastricht. Maastricht is considered the heart of hospitality in the Netherlands and has a very international (student) community.

Open Days

The best way to experience our hotel school and check if it is a good match is to come and visit us – you are always more than welcome to! The international Open days are fully in English and you have several options and days to enjoy. Check out what suits you and feel free to register on our website. We look forward to meeting you there!

Unable to make it to the Netherlands, but still keen to see and hear a bit more? Our Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and website have some great photos, videos and our virtual tour giving you a taster as well. Go explore!


Non-EEA students also have some great opportunities to apply for the Zuyd Scholarships. Never rule yourself out and make sure to apply in time!

Admission requirements

Make sure to apply as soon as the applications open on 1 October and apply before the deadline of 1 May. The sooner you apply the better your chances of starting in the preferred intake (either September or February). All the best of luck!

1. Candidates must have an academic qualification enabling them to follow Higher Professional Education, in accordance with the guidelines specified by an independent body. Please check if your secondary diploma meets our requirements (please note not all diplomas are included in the overview). If your secondary education is not on the list, then feel free to go to Studielink and submit your application and copies of your diplomas there.We will be pleased to verify your eligibility free of charge for you.

2. Candidates must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English. Candidates who:

·are native speakers of English and/or;

·have completed at least two years’ full-time education in the preceding three calendar years with English as the language of instruction and/or;

·have completed their secondary education in the European Union and have had English as an exam subject in their last year of study

are deemed to have fulfilled this requirement. Those candidates to whom this does not apply must submit proof of sufficient scores (Before 1 July 2018)on one of the following tests when applying:

  • TOEFL test (Internet-based score must be at least 80, the paper-based score must be at least 550, computer-based must be at least 213, please refer to their and please note to use the academic version.
  • IELTS test (score at least 6.0 IELTS, please refer to their
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (any passing grade, please refer to their website
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (grade A, B or C, please refer to their website

Only limited dates are available for testing. Please register in time for the test to ensure you have the results back in time.

Please Note: We do not accept certificates that were issued longer than two years ago from the date stated on the certificate.

3. Proof of advanced knowledge of a second modern language (for example native language, exam subject or acknowledged Language Certificate at an A2 level or above).

4.Although not a requirement, we strongly recommend applicants to complete business-related courses such as economics, finance, accounting, management etc. in secondary school as well as complete (work) experience in the hospitality industry.

Important: language curriculum

We offer French, German and Spanish, starting at A2 level. If your second modern language is not one of these three languages, then you have the option to enrol in the Dutch classes, starting at beginner’s level. However, if you wish to follow French, German or Spanish as part of the programme, then you will be required to provide an acknowledged Language Certificate or proof of enrolment in a certified language course (at A2 level) before 1 September.

German language courses are recommended to be certified by the Goethe Institut, French courses by Alliance Française/ Institut Français and Spanish courses by the Instituto Cervantes.

Please Note: We do not accept certificates that were issued longer than two years ago from the date stated on the certificate.

Upon graduation, students will receive a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences.

Please go to our website for more information on scholarships and application deadlines and stay updated on our activities and students by liking our Instagram page or Facebook page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via We are pleased to help with any queries you may have!

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Zuyd is a regional institution of higher education, which aims at the development and transfer of high-quality and practically-oriented knowledge, for the development of professions and our region. Th ... Read More

Zuyd is a regional institution of higher education, which aims at the development and transfer of high-quality and practically-oriented knowledge, for the development of professions and our region. The employees of Zuyd contribute to the personal development of people during their entire professional careers. We believe that every individual has unique talents and we want to assist in the full development of these talents. In our method of working we connect education, research and the environment. Read less