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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 1.95k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 1.95k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 May 2016

    1 May


    The Bachelor of Science Tourism is an English-taught academic programme offered jointly by Wageningen University and NHTV Breda. In 3 years’ time, you will become an expert at researching tourism.

    Tourism from a broader perspective

    • How can tourism support the economic development of poor rural communities?
    • How does the global economic recession affect tourism flows?
    • What is the impact of climate change on remote island destinations?

    After your graduation you can apply your knowledge to the sustainable development of tourism or continue your education by following an academic master.

    Your career?

    After your graduation you can decide to continue with a master study or you can find a job in:

    • strategic tourism policy making
    • tourism marketing and management
    • research positions at a research or consultancy firm

    Work is carried out from a broader conceptual perspective than that of a future practice-oriented marketeer, project leader or entrepreneur.

    Why study Bachelor of Science Tourism at NHTV

    • NHTV has more than 45 years of experience in tourism and leisure
    • intercultural learning through education by Dutch and foreign professionals
    • international classroom, approx. 35% foreign students
    • combining world-class research and education in tourism and life sciences
    • access to a wide range of academic masters in the Netherlands and abroad
    • certified by the UN World Tourism Organization


    NHTV has been granted the UN World Tourism Organization’s TedQual certificate. This guarantees top quality education in tourism and leisure. In addition, the Academy for Tourism has been awarded Special Distinctive Feature by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation for the module ‘Intercultural Learning, Deeper Dimensions of Internationalisation’.

    In the research by Nationale Studentenenquête 2013 (Student Survey) students value the programme Bachelor of Science Tourism at NHTV very positively.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline 1 May Tuition fee
    • EUR 1951 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 1951 Year (International)
    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Partnership Joint Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The 3-year Academic Bachelor's Programme

    The BSc Tourism is a three-year study programme delivered by staff from both NHTV and Wageningen University. Year 1 and 2 take place in Breda. In the first year it is important that you obtain a wide angle view of the domain, as tourism is such a diverse phenomenon. In the second year you will deepen and broaden your knowledge. This year includes an international field project in South-east Asia. The third year takes place in Wageningen and consists of your bachelor's thesis and a minor of your own choice.

    During your studies you will move towards increased (educational) independence. This means educational guidance is at its height during the first year and gradually decreases over the next two years.

    The Academy for Tourism also offers an English-taught professional bachelor's programme, International Tourism Management, and three Dutch-taught programmes, one of which leads to an Associate Degree certificate. In addition, the Academy for Tourism offers three masters in the field of tourism.

    Course planning

    Year 1: introduction to the phenomenon of tourism (NHTV Breda)

    You get acquainted with the disciplines of sociology, economics and environmental science and their contribution to tourism. In the basic disciplinary courses you get an overview of concepts, theories and authors. The main teaching methods used are lectures and tutorials.

    Year 2: deepening your knowledge (NHTV Breda)

    You will be introduced to tourism development, policy, governance and law, organisational behaviour and business management, intercultural sensitivity and tourism systems analysis. You also expand your academic skills and study philosophy of science. This year includes a four-week international research project.

    Year 3: broadening your view (Wageningen University)

    In the first semester you choose a minor – this may be towards your master's study or following your personal area of interest. You can - for instance - choose a minor in international development studies, management studies or environmental sciences. You can also choose to do your minor at another university in the Netherlands, or abroad. In the final semester you get an insight into the principles of entrepeneurship and the latest innovations in management, policy, technology and sustainability. You finish your major with a bachelor thesis.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 80

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    Additional language requirements:

    • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: C1
    • IELTS overall band: 6
    • IELTS speaking: 6
    • TOEFL paper based: 550
    • TOEFL computer based: 213
    • TOEFL internet based: 80

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences.


    Scholarships / Grants:

    NHTV Bachelor Scholarship supports non-EU/EEA students who will pay the full tuition fee for bachelor programmes at NHTV. This scholarship consists of a €3000 reduction of the tuition fee in the first year studying at NHTV (paying the non-EU/EEA tuition fee).
    For additional information: Website

    NHTV Breda:
    Per year there is a limited number of scholarships available for non-EU/EEA-students to contribute in the costs of the tuition fee.
    For additional information: Website

    The Orange Tulip Scholarship is a special programme for excellent Mexican students. Various higher education institutions and companies support outstanding Mexican students financially to be able to study in Holland.
    For additional information: Website

    For additional information: Website


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