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Stenden University of Applied Sciences (Dutch: Stenden Hogeschool) is a state-funded professional university in the north of the Netherlands. The University is the product of the merger in 2008 of Hogeschool Drenthe and Christelijke Hogeschool Nederland. It has more than 11000 students. 


All Stenden University of Applied Sciences study programmes are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). Thus assuring high quality education, which meets international education standards. In addition, lectors with PhD degrees guarantees the academic quality of the programmes.


Real world learning…
Internationally-focused Stenden University welcomes students from over 60 countries, as well as being the only university in Holland with campuses in Bali, Qatar, Thailand and South Africa.


Double degree for our Master study programmes
The Master programmes are As master degree programmes are accredited by both the Dutch government and the London Metropolitan University, master degree students have the added benefit of receiving a double degree.

Study in another country as part  of your degree

Both national and international students have the option of studying overseas for six- to nine- months of their degree (visa dependent).


Renowned for hotel management

With 25 years’ experience in the field, Stenden is highly-regarded for its tourism and hotel management programmes. A thorough introduction to the practical side of the business is provided through the university’s own learning companies: the  our-star university hotel, university restaurant and university conference centre. Paid internships at companies such as Marriott,  Shangri-La and W Hotels are thus available.

Holland International Study Centre



Situated at the heart of Europe, in Amsterdam, the Holland International Study Centre puts you in the best place to prepare for a respected degree at the University of Groningen, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Hanze University of Applied Sciences,  Wageningen University, VU University Amsterdam, NeyenRhode New Business School, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Stenden University Of Applied Sciences, University of Twente, Van Hall Larenstein, University Of Applied Sciences, while allowing you to gain a broad perspective on European culture.


The Holland International Study Centre can provide you with all the support you need to secure a place at this prestigious seat of learning, from the application process right through to English language and academic preparation for your chosen degree.


Support in making your university application
The dedicated Holland International Study Centre team will support you in applying for a place at the University of Groningen,
which you’ll need to do before you enrol on one of the International Study Centre’s degree preparation programmes. Guidance at every step of the way With small classes and continuous monitoring of your progress, you’ll receive expert guidance at every step of your journey towards an internationallyrenowned undergraduate or postgraduate qualification.

Essential academic and English language skills
Benefit from an introduction to the same teaching styles as those in place on your University of Groningen degree course. By
improving your English skills, you’ll gain the confidence you need to realise your true potential, while academic skills training
provides the tools to help you succeed at a top European university.


International Foundation Year
Choose between Holland ISC’s International Foundation Year programmes in Business and Management or Science and Engineering, each preparing you thoroughly for the first year of an undergraduate degree.

Raise your English language skills to the required level and gain essential academic skills, while you settle into the Dutch education system and European culture. Whether you are aiming for an undergraduate or a postgraduate qualification.


English Pre-Masters Programme
Helping you improve your English language skills in preparation for postgraduate study, the English Pre- Masters at the Holland ISC leads to one of a wide range of masters programmes

Foundation Program

International Foundation Year

Your route to a degree at Stenden University
The International Foundation Year at the Holland International Study Centre provides a route to the following degrees, taught in
English, at the University of Twente.The Holland International Study Centre can provide you with all the support you need to secure a place at this prestigious seat of learning, from the application process right through to English language and academic preparation for your chosen degree.


Progression Degrees include the following:


Business degrees:


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) specializing in International Hotel Management (4 years) : The mission of the programme is to develop students for for management and consultancy positions in international and multicultural businesses hotel and service management. The final year of the course consists of a 10 month internship including the 4 star Stendon Hotel. The programme includes 96% of all students gain a job within 5 months after graduation.


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) specializing in Tourism Management (4 Years): Tourism is bound to become and remain one of the most important economic forces in the world. In countries such as China, tourism is said to be the largest global market by 2020. The programme teaches Strategic Marketing, Strategic Management, Project Management, Heritage Tourism, Business Economics and HRM amongst other things.


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) specializing in Media Entertainment and Management (4 Years): This attractive four-year study programme is comprehensive and varied and has been developed in consultation with future employers in the work field. It is the largest Media & Entertainment Management programme in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Europe offering excellent practice facilities with an inhouse Stenden-owned media production company. As several lecturers are employed in the media industry, it literally guarantees an excellent link between business and education. There is an urgent need for media professionals in the media and entertainment market due to ongoing developments in both online and offline media.


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) specializing in Leisure Management (4 Years):  The study prepares students for a career in a fascinating industry that spans Events, Sports, Tourism/recreation, Media and Arts & Culture. International Leisure Management challenges you to become commercial and creative directors for the leisure industry within the framework of a sustainable philosophy. Sustainable because it should be, it pays and it is simply fascinating. In this way, we create meaningful experiences!



Entry Requirements and Fees

International Foundation Year


Academic Requirements

Bangladesh: Senior School Certificate/Higher Secondary Certificate with good grades


English requirements


International Foundation Year

IELTS 5.0 (overall score)


Start Dates


International Foundation : September 2015




Interntaional Foundation Year : €14,550









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