|Study location||Netherlands, Leeuwarden|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Awards||MA/MSc (Dual Degree)|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Economics, Business Studies, Social Sciences, Leisure, Tourism, Hospitality or related field;
Students with non-economic or non-related Bachelors are evaluated on a case-by-case basis;
Please note! You are not allowed to apply to more than 1 course from Stenden University of Applied Sciences.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Documents can be either in English, German, French and Dutch. For this course it is also required by the university that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents by post. You will receive guidelines after the application has been accepted. For additional information please contact your local Dream Foundation office.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Two recommendation letters by your previous employer and/or school.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Your personal essay of 300-400 words
The relationships between leisure fields are becoming increasingly interdependent and tourism has grown into the most important expenditure sector of leisure. It has grown into the most important spending of leisure time.Besides, many tourist attractions are in fact leisure facilities or services serving primarily the host community citizens.
A main characteristic of both leisure and tourism today is the internationalisation, the so-called globalization process. Leisure and tourism activities stimulate the cross-cultural interaction of people from countries all over the world. The important consequence of this dynamics is the complexity of psychological, social, economic, environmental and political issues underlying the international development of leisure and tourism. In this, the use of leisure and tourism as a driver for sustainable societal development is emphasised with quality of life as the most important frame of reference.
This implies that the programme uses a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Also the programme tries to satisfy the need for professionals who are able to mediate between the macro-level of nation state, the meso-level of regional districts/ provinces and the micro-level of local communities.