Tio University of Applied Sciences the Netherlands

About Tio University of Applied Sciences

Tio’s recognized bachelor courses will prepare you for a career in business, marketing, event management and the hotel and tourism industry.

Tio offers high quality education based on an unique concept: education in a small-scale environment, with personal attention.

Can’t come to one of our open days at the Tio campuses? No problem! We offer you the possibility of attending an online open day from your lazy chair. Just sit back & relax and we will tell you all about Tio and its possibilities for you! You can find the recorded online open days at https://www.tio.nl/en/open-days/.


Tio leads the way

Tio is one of the most prestigious universities of applied sciences in The Netherlands. Satisfied students and quality are the key. For years, Tio’s bachelor programmes have been earning the highest scores in the independent Higher Education Guide and the National Student Survey (NSE). Tio has an excellent reputation and has been renowned for almost 50 years for the quality of its education. All of Tio's bachelor’s degrees have been elected as the best in their respective fields by the Higher Education Guide (Keuzegids Hbo). “In first place, there is the private Tio University of Applied Sciences, which has locations in five cities. Students are very positive about this school,” says the Higher Education Guide.

All bachelor courses at Tio received a NVAO re-accreditation according to the new criteria. The NVAO is an independent accreditation organisation tasked with providing an expert and objective assessment of the quality of higher education.


Small-scale and personal

As a private educational institution, Tio is able to invest more in the quality of education than government-funded educational institutions. Tio’s education is very personal. This past academic year, the average class consisted of just 11 students. Because of the small classes, you will have extensive personal contact with your lecturer and your fellow students.


Accelerated learning

Tio’s personal approach facilitates accelerated learning. The study programme is intense and contains many contact hours. This allows you to obtain a bachelor’s degree in just three years.

A career in the world’s largest industries

Opting for Tio is a choice for a career in the world’s largest industries. Tio graduates are very welcome in many sectors due to their understanding of how to provide a high level of service, their excellent communicational skills and their hands-on mentality. Approximately half of the graduates now hold positions in a sector outside the main focus of the Tio study course.


Locations

Tio University of Applied Sciences is a national organisation spread out over five locations. This gives you the benefits of a small scale and personal approach as well as the solid foundation a national organisation provides. The locations are all easily accessible by public transportation. Regardless of which city you choose, the nearest train station will never be more than a ten minute walk.


All bachelor studies

Tio University has three English bachelor courses: 

Important to know is that the English courses take place at the Tio locations in Amsterdam and Utrecht. The other locations (Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Hengelo) only provide Dutch courses.

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The Netherlands is the perfect place to start your international career. It is now, and always has been, the trading centre of the world.

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    From Spain to a lot of rain: 'Totally worth it!'

    Testimonial from From Spain to a lot of rain: 'Totally worth it!', student at Tio University of Applied Sciences

    Sandra Mariscal Toro is from Spain. During her time in the Netherlands and studying at Tio, Sandra was able to learn a lot of new things: “I improved my English and also learned a lot of new things about tourism. The classes are very practical and the teachers are excellent."The biggest difference between Spain and the Netherlands? Sandra: “The weather definitely. In Spain the weather is much better.” It didn’t stop Sandra and when asked if she would she recommend this to anyone she replied with a resounding: “YES!” 

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    'Personal and practical'

    Testimonial from 'Personal and practical', student at Tio University of Applied Sciences

    The German Layla about Tio: “The bachelor course at Tio is not more difficult, but it has been more challenging and time-consuming so far. I really like the personal atmosphere here. At Tio I get a lot of practical experiences because of all the projects and assignments. Also all the presentations are a good exercise and good for your self-confidence.”

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    'I would definitely recommend Tio to other students'

    Testimonial from 'I would definitely recommend Tio to other students', student at Tio University of Applied Sciences

    Daniel dreams of owning his own hotel one day in either Las Vegas or New York. “I’m really learning a lot from the hospitality lectures and classes at Tio. Especially the subject Rooms Division has given me some great skills and tools which I’m sure I can utilize in the future.” He would definitely recommend Tio to students at his home university and especially to the ones interested in hospitality.

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Courses at Tio University of Applied Sciences

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Scholarships at Tio University of Applied Sciences

Tio offers scholarships to foreign students from the European Union (EU /EEA) and to non-European students for its English bachelor courses. The scholarship is awarded for one academic year.

Tio Super Talent Scholarship

The amount of this scholarship is € 9,250 per full degree student. The scholarship is awarded for one academic year. It is possible to apply for this scholarship every year. You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must have outstanding study results.
  • You must have an IELTS Academic score of 7.0 or higher, TOEFL iBT score of 100 or higher, Cambridge exam of CAE-A or higher or CEFR C1 level or higher. 

Tio Talent Scholarship

The amount of this scholarship is € 4,625 per full degree student. The scholarship is awarded for one academic year. It is possible to apply for this scholarship every year. You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must have above average study results.
  • You must have an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 or higher, TOEFL iBT score of 90 or higher, Cambridge exam of CAE-B or higher or CEFR C1 level or higher.

How to apply for the scholarships

If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you need to provide Tio with the following information:

  • Send your letter of motivation and curriculum vitae in English to internationaloffice@tio.nl.
  • Attach a letter of recommendation in English from your former (secondary) school.
  • Attach a legalised copy of all Higher Education qualifications translated into English.
  • Attach a legalised copy of recent mark/grade lists translated into English.
  • Attach a legalised copy of your English language proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL).

Within two weeks of your scholarship application, you will be informed whether or not the scholarship can be awarded. When awarded, the scholarship is paid out as a discount on your tuition fee. Dutch students with a Dutch nationality cannot apply.

Services Offered for International Students

  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • International student clubs and associations
  • Social Activities
  • Special English language

Study Abroad Information

Tio collaborates with various partner universities across the world. During the minor, bachelor students can study at one of the partner universities without a study delay. An exception is the three-year course, during which your studies will be delayed by one to four months dependent on the university selected. Tio has selected the partner universities with care and only selecterd universities, like Tio, with an added value.

Learning how to singlehandedly resolve problems, meet new people and improve your language skills are the reasons why Tio gives you plenty of space for personal and intellectual growth and international development.

Facts about Tio University of Applied Sciences

  • Year institution founded: 1969
  • Total enrolled: 2000
  • Number of Full-time students: 2000

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