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Master in Tourism Destination Management

Admission requirements

If you want to apply for this programme, you should have a bachelor’s degree, preferably a Bachelor of Business Administration, for example in the field of tourism management, leisure management, hotel management, economics, commerce, general management or finance. Bachelor’s students with such a BBA degree are directly eligible if they meet the following criteria:

  • knowledge (bachelor’s level) of tourism planning and development
  • knowledge (bachelor’s level) of cross-cultural studies
  • academic skills at bachelor’s level (e.g. methods and researching techniques)

Additional criteria

Applicants who do not have a BBA degree, but who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field of study (e.g. arts, law, cultural studies, social sciences) may also be considered for admission. However, additional criteria will be applied in selecting these students:

  • knowledge (bachelor’s level) of financial management
  • knowledge (bachelor’s level) of marketing
  • knowledge (bachelor’s level) of tourism planning and development
  • knowledge (bachelor’s level) of cross cultural studies
  • academic study and research skills (bachelor’s level) including abstract and critical thinking 

For these students, demonstrable and relevant working experience could support the application. If the above mentioned criteria are not met, a self-study package can be requested.

Test Of English as a Foreign Language

As a non-native speaker of English, you must also show sufficient results of one of these tests:

  • TOEFL test (minimum score 80 internet-based and minimum sub score for Speaking 20)
  • IELTS test (minimum overall band score 6.0 and a minimum sub score for Speaking 6.0)
  • CAE, Cambridge Advanced Certificate or CPE, Certificate of Proficiency in English

With an appropriate diploma you may be exempted from the obligation of taking a language test.

Check the list of diplomas (pdf)

Further admission requirements

Special conditions and exceptions apply for some students from South Asian countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Indian nationals and some other South Asian students who have completed their bachelor’s degree in English may not be required to do a TOEFL test before being eligible for admission. They should produce a statement from the institute they attended proving that they completed their studies in English. This statement can be provided by the principal or by someone at Student Office. It should be printed on official stationary of the institute.

Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, may request a self-study package to eliminate their deficiencies.

Self-study package

To eliminate any deficiencies, NHTV offers a self-study package with a corresponding examination. In concrete terms it encompasses:

  • Tourism Planning and Development ((bachelor’s level) 
  • Cross Cultural Studies (bachelor’s level)
  • Financial Management (bachelor’s level)
  • Research Methods and Techniques (bachelor’s level)