Hotel, event, tourism & business
Welcome to Tio University of Applied Sciences. Tio offers you personal, accelerated and excellent education and has been a distinguished name for many years as a recognized educational institution. Tio's bachelor programmes have been among the best in the Netherlands for years and are ranked #1 in various rankings. Which programme suits you best?
Discover Tio and its excellent study courses
Meet the unique Tio concept, Tio’s students, lecturers and excellent study courses
Welcome at Tio, a university of applied sciences where you will feel right at home. Tio offers a great atmosphere, the option of accelerated studying and the unique Tio concept. Students love Tio’s small-scale and personal education.
Tio University of Applied Sciences offers bachelor’s degrees in the fields of:
- Hotel management
- Event management
Tio in the lead
Tio stands for intensive, small-scale and high-quality education and has had an excellent reputation as a renowned educational institute for many years.
The best study programmes in the Netherlands
All of Tio’s bachelor’s degrees and vocational training courses have been elected as the best in their respective fields by the Higher Education Guide and the Vocational Training Guide (Keuzegids Hbo en Mbo). “In the first place, there is the private Tio University of Applied Sciences, which has locations in five cities. Students are very positive about this school,” says the Higher Education Guide.
Tio offers the following bachelor's degrees:
- The Best Hospitality School
- The Best Business degree
- The Best Tourism degree
Number 1 in counselling
The fact that Tio offers its students excellent counselling is clear from the fact that, for years, Tio has held the #1 position on the ranking list in terms of facilitating studying with a disability. In all categories, Tio scores above the Dutch average and it also achieves the highest total score. Besides that, Tio offers students who want to excel more than enough challenge with a special honors programme.
Why students choose Tio
Would you like to know why students chose Tio? Read more about what Tio stands for and why students love Tio University of Applied Sciences and the various study courses it offers.
- Small-scale and personal
- Lots of guidance
- Stimulating excellence
- Accelerated studying
- Motivated students
- International opportunities
- Private education for everyone
- Tio leads the way
- Lecturers from the industry
- National organization
Can't come to one of our open days at the Tio campuses? No problem! We offer you the possibility of attending an online open day from your lazy chair. Just sit back & relax and we will tell you all about io and its possibilities for you!
You can find the recorded online open days here.
Why choose a private study course at Tio?
Are you curious about what extras set a Tio study course apart from other degree programmes? Below, you can read why students choose Tio’s small-scale, personal and high-quality education and how you can benefit from our unique approach as well.
Tio University of Applied Sciences offers you the option of accelerated studying in a pleasant and safe environment. You are surrounded by motivated students and lecturers with extensive practical experience in their respective field.
Tio University of Applied Sciences offers both bachelor courses and vocational training courses. That means you get to study in small groups – circa eleven students per lecture, on average – and receive plenty of personal attention and guidance. As opposed to subsidised education, Tio offers students the opportunity to complete their studies in less time. Here is an overview of the various benefits of a private education, compared to one subsidised by the government:
Small-scale and personal education
Lecturers teach small groups and know their students by name. This makes personal guidance possible.
Lecturers stimulate you to bring out the best in yourself. You receive optimal supervision and guidance to master both theory and practice.
Tio offers accelerated studying: bachelor’s degrees in just three or four years and vocational training courses in one or two years. So you have your degree faster, which allows you to start off your career sooner or you can continue studying for a master’s degree.
Lecturers from the industry
Lecturers use their experience in the industry to create links between the theoretical knowledge you acquire and its practical applications.
Every Tio study course has been awarded top marks by the Higher Education Guide. Tio offers e.g. the best hotel school degree, the best stewardess, tourism and business degrees and the best Commercial Economics study course! Tio wants to instil the same drive towards excellence in its students. On top of that, Tio has an honours programme for talented students who want to excel.
Choosing between higher professional education or research university?
Have you not yet decided between a bachelor’s degree at a university of applied sciences or one at a research university? Below, we will explain the various differences between a bachelor’s degree and a university degree. The choice is yours.
|Bachelor's degree||University degree|
|Learning for a profession||Learning to conduct research|
|Clear career prospects||Unclear career prospects|
|Lots of contact hours||Fewer contact hours and more independent study|
|Mainly practical and with a practical focus||Mainly theoretical|
|Putting knowledge into practice||Discovering and sharing new knowledge|
|Skills and attitude to position/profession||Skills for research and science|
|Many different subjects||Fewer subjects, more in-depth approach|
|Course content spread out||Course content often concentrated, high pace|
|Personal guidance||Less personal, find everything out for yourself|
|Learn as part of a group||Focus on independent learning|
|Lectures in (small) classes||Lectures in large lecture halls|
|Multiple internships and a final thesis||Optional internship/final thesis|
|Students are trained for a position/profession||Students are trained in a field of expertise|
The choice of a study course is an important one for your future. How can you make this decision? There are tools to find out whether you are, for example, looking at a bachelor’s degree of high quality. Studiekeuze123 is a website that lets you compare study courses and see how current students rate their respective study courses. The Higher Education Guide publishes an overview of the best study courses in the Netherlands every year. Both tools can help you make the right decision for your future.
Study choice check
If you want to be sure that you are making the right choice, the Tio study choice check is perfect for you. To find out whether a study course is right for you, you can sign up for a non-binding study choice check from Tio. This study choice check may consist of e.g. attending an open day or a trial study day, tagging along with a Tio student for a day, conducting a personal meeting or a financial consultation. Once you have been accepted at Tio, you may be called in for a non-binding meeting with your future study coach to discuss your study choice.
If your prior education does not tie insufficiently with the study course you wish to enrol in, an intake interview and an assessment will be scheduled. Based on the outcome of this interview and the assessment, you may be accepted into the study course after all.
Even after 1 May
Tio’s study choice check is available even after 1 May. During the holiday periods and in the summer months, Tio is open every working day. You are hereby invited to stop by and experience Tio for yourself.