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The award

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
EUR 17900 per year

How you will study

Course starts
September, January

International course fees
EUR 17900 per year

All study options

About Hotel and Event Management at Tio University of Applied Sciences

Welcome to the world of top hotels, star restaurants, festivals and sports events. The hospitality sector is looking for you! After completing the Hotel and Event Management bachelor’s degree, you will be able to create the perfect experience for your guests, even online. You will turn any stay and event into a success.

You can work as e.g. a hotel manager, event manager, food & beverage manager, marketing or communication manager or you can start your own business.

Is this bachelor programme right for you?

Tio’s Hotel and Event Management bachelor programme offers you the best of two worlds: a traditional hotel management degree combined with aspects of event management. Do you recognise yourself in the following description? Are you:


Is hospitality in your blood and are you always looking to offer your guests the best possible experience? This bachelor’s degree is perfect for you. During the programme, you learn all about hospitable entrepreneurship and you will work in hotels and restaurants and during events.

Interested in the hotel industry?

Have you always been drawn to the hotel industry? Never a dull moment! You can work as a front-office manager and be the face of the hotel. Or perhaps revenue management is more your thing. You determine the best room prices based on expectations and historical data.

An organisational talent?

Are you in control and excellent at motivating others? Become a talent in organising events. From festivals and sports events to conventions and trade shows. You might also work in the hotel industry and host events as part of the banqueting department. Hosting events is something you learn in practice: during the event week, you take part in the event game and work as part of a team to develop a new event concept for a business.


Do you have a sharp eye for detail, are you always up to date and eager to learn? Would you like to go behind the scenes of events? The researcher in you will get everything they want. During the study programme, you attend events and get a chance to go behind the scenes. This gives you the perfect opportunity to take in every bit of information about the organisation of the event.


Do you see opportunities wherever you go? Would you like to start up your own business? Together with your fellow students, you run your own hotel and are responsible for the organisation of events. You can also choose the Entrepreneurship minor, during which you and your team members set up a company together.

Interested in other cultures?

The world is your playing field when working in the hospitality industry. Even during your studies, you will come into contact with different cultures during the study trip, your international internship or while studying abroad for six months or a year.

Curious about food concepts?

Would you like to develop a new food concept? In the cooking studio, you will master various preparation techniques. The F&B management and menu development & design courses teach you everything about food concepts, composing menus and menu engineering and design.

A team player?

Running a hotel and organising events are team efforts. You need a team around you to make the impossible possible. By working together well, you can continue to surpass your guests’ and visitors’ expectations!

Do you recognise yourself in these descriptions? Take a look at the curriculum for more information about this study course or attend an open day to experience the atmosphere and meet students and lecturers.

Hotel management or event management?

Is the Hotel and Event Management study course a hotel management programme or an event management programme? It is both! Hotel management and event management are a golden combination, which is why Tio has combined both aspects into its Hotel and Event Management bachelor’s degree: the traditional hotel management degree combined with aspects of event management.

Why do students choose Hotel and Event Management?

  • Tio offers the option of accelerated studying: complete a bachelor’s degree in just three years.
  • The hotel and catering industry has a need for well-trained managers.
  • Event management and the hotel industry are closely related. That is why Tio offers the golden combination of a hotel management degree with event management.
  • You study at the Netherlands’ best hotel management degree programme (five years running, as elected by the Higher Education Guide).
  • The events and hotel sector is in the top ten of sectors with the highest share of online spending in the Netherlands. E-commerce is therefore an important aspect of the Hotel and Event Management programme.
  • You will have many career opportunities available to you after completing this bachelor's degree.
  • At Tio, you are not a number; there is a strong focus on personal development and supervision.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course feesEUR 17900 per yearInternational course feesEUR 17900 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Hotel & Event Management is a private bachelor’s degree from Tio University of Applied Sciences. Because this is a private bachelor programme, the tuition fee is higher than that of government-funded education. With more budget, Tio can invest more into better lecturers, smaller classes, appealing projects and more lectures. The focus Tio puts on the quality of its education leads to satisfied students.

For non-EU/EEA students, requiring a visa, Tio has put together a package fee. Detailed information on the package fee can be found here.

Entry requirements

  • Havo, vwo (any profile), mbo4-diploma.
  • Comparable diploma, e.g.: German Fachhochschulreife or Abitur (algemeine Hochschulreife), British GCE A-levels, French Baccalaureat, American High School (incl. a college preparatory programme) or secondary hotel school education.
  • TOEFL: ≥ 550 points paper based, ≥213 points computer based and ≥ 80 points internet based (Tio code 4764). IELTS academic: ≥ 6.0 and Cambridge exam: ≥ FCE-A.
  • For students who have not previously studied Management & Organisation, the optional subject Introduction to finance & accounting is mandatory.
  • Students whose prior education did not include a second foreign language may choose German 1 or Spanish 1.

What students think about Tio University of Applied Sciences

    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.

    Read more about Daniel

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