Fast track

If you already have a vwo diploma, a ‘Hochschulreifezeugnis’ (Abitur) or a comparable pre-university education, International Leisure Management may be able to offer you the opportunity of completing the programme in just three year

Three-year track: how does it work?

Year 1

Since you did not follow the regular first year, crash courses of that year will be offered simultaneously for most of those subjects, next to your second year courses. You will be supported by a study career coach, who can also advice you in preparing for your placement. Keep in mind that this first year will be very full and challenging! This year will be your propaedeutic phase and therefore there is a binding study advice of 60 EC.

Year 2

Most of the second year is occupied by a workplacement. You may perform your workplacement either for a company in the Netherlands or, preferably, abroad. In this year there is also the opportunity to follow a half-year exchange program at one of our partner universities, followed or preceded by a shorter work placement.

Year 3

In the first half of the third year, students work on a large-scale project or different smaller projects commissioned by the leisure industry within their minor. You may, for instance, organise a festival, write policy plans or investigate the marketing activities of a sports club. The second half of the third year is reserved for your individual graduation assignment. At the request of an organisation from the industry, you will conduct research in your specialist area, give advice and make an implementation plan for this.


Should you be interested in the 3-year programma and if you have questions that are related to the content and set-up of the study program, please contact Guido Aerts ( If you have questions about administrative and procedural matters, such as pre-qualifications and admission you should contact our International Office.