Admission requirements

If you want to apply for this master, you should have a bachelor’s degree (BA, BSc., BBA, B Com), for example in the fields of tourism, hotel management, international business, management, economics, law, e-commerce, urban development, geography, social sciences 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

Other degrees may also be considered in case of excellent academic achievements. However, additional criteria will be applied in selecting these students:

  • clear affinity with international tourism
  • strong analytical skills
  • a multidisciplinary orientation

Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview. Writing an essay is part of the selection procedure.

This flowchart of the admission and selection process for international applicants (pdf) shows how NHTV handles your application.

Test of English as a foreign language

As an international applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:

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

Exemptions from taking the English test

You do not need to submit English language test results to be allowed to attend an English-language programme if:

  • you are a Dutch havo or vwo graduate
  • the language of instruction of the secondary school or university you attended or are attending is English in a native English-speaking country (i.e. one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (Quebec excluded), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America)
  • you have obtained a diploma that is included in the list of diplomas compiled by Nuffic and one of your exam subjects was English. Check the list of diplomas (pdf)

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)