Tourism Management

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The Tourism Management programme relates directly to issues and developments within the industry. You will work on real life business cases and learn to recognize opportunities, taking into account both people and nature. You will know exactly what travelers want, how you create the best experience for them and how you provide hospitable service.

“Compared to Germany, the program in the Netherlands focuses more on practical experience and gives you the opportunity to go abroad, which was one of the decisive factor why I chose the Netherlands. Furthermore, I wanted to study in English since it’s important to speak English in the international tourism industry.”

Denise, from Germany 🇩🇪

"During the time of your studies Saxion University offers not only theoretical knowledge but also opportunities of traveling to different countries to experience other cultures, apply learned material practically and to gain work experience."

Skaiste, from Lithuania 🇱🇹

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  • Toelatingseisen
    Hi, I have 2 questions:- how good at math do I have to be to be succesful at this course/how much and on which level does the course include math?- what does the SCC (skype interview part) include? any tipsn what should I be prepared for? i'm a bit nervous :/thank you for your answer!
    asked 1 year, 4 months ago
    told 1 year, 4 months ago

    Hi Kristina,

    If you’re planning to enrol in a degree programme in September 2020, you will receive an invitation after 1 March to an online Meet & Greet for your degree programme. Meet & Greet: the perfect time to ask questions and to ascertain whether there is a match between you and the degree programme.

  • Hi, so in less than 2 months I'll be already living in Deventer, I still can't get used to this thought but anyway, my question is when exactly does the introduction week start and when is in your opinion the right time to move in (I'll live at saxion accomodation for 1st yr students) ? Thanks!! :)
    asked 11 months, 1 week ago
    told 11 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Kristina! :) that sounds amazing and I can imagine that you cannot get used to this thought yet! Your study will officially start on the 2nd September, however, if you like, you can sign up for the HOI Introduction days which will take place a week before. You can find more information about it here: If you are staying at the saxion accommodation you can use Saxion's free pick up service from Schipol. So I would suggest making use of this service! :) More information and registration can be found here: Please let me know if you have any other questions! :)

  • Hi, how many hours do you spend in school weekly? In your first year? Thanks :)
    asked 1 year, 1 month ago
    told 1 year, 1 month ago

    Dear Kristina,

    thank you very much for your question! In the first year, we spend considerably much time in school, I would say between 20 and 25 hours per week. It depends very much per quarter, as you have different subject each quarter. The amount of hours that you spend in school decreases over the years. I am in my third year now and only spend 10 to 15 hours in school.

    I hope that answers your question! Should there be anything else you would like to know, feel free to pose more questions here. I am happy to help you out.

    Kind regards

  • How many hours do you spend studying per day or a week? What are some "basic" activities students do daily, how do you like to spend your free time? :)
    asked 1 year, 1 month ago
    told 1 year, 1 month ago

    Hi Kristina!
    The hours which I spend on studying really depends per week. During the exam weeks, I spend more than during normal weeks. I usually spend around 5/6 hours per day studying but that really depends. During my free time, I often do something with my roommates or friends. We either cook together, go to the city centre for a coffee, study together or go to the Ijssel.

  • Hey. First of all, are there mandatory subjects that I have to take in school or grades that I have to get? Also, what would you say are the most necessary qualities I should have and would you have some tips for me, as I’m very shy, but I really want to challenge myself? Thank you in advance!
    asked 1 year, 2 months ago
    told 1 year, 2 months ago

    Hi Austeja,
    Thank you for your questions! :)
    There are no mandatory subjects which you have to take in school or grades which you have to get in order to start studying at Saxion. However, I would advice you to take English as you will study in English and also economics. So that you already know the basics of economics which could help you in certain modules! :)
    Regarding the necessary qualities, I would say be open-minded, curious and interested in the Tourism Industry. That's all you need! I was also shy in the beginning but it changed through Saxion. Saxion will help you to develop further and just try to step out of your comfort zone :)
    I hope I could answer your questions! Please let me know if you have any other questions!

  • Hey! I got a question: when does the introduction week start? I'm from Slovakia so the whole moving process is gonna take few days, so I should be moved in Deventer no later than..?Thanks! :)
    asked 1 year, 2 months ago
    told 1 year, 2 months ago

    Hey Kristina, thanks for your question! If I am not mistaken, the study program officially starts in the first week of September, that would mean on 2. September 2019. The introduction week always starts one week in advance, that would be 26. August 2019, then, so it would be great if you had settled in the Netherlands then. Good luck with moving and if you have any questions, feel free to pose them here.

    Kind regards

  • Hi, I'm applying for Tourism and Human resource management. I have many questions but since the open day is in 2 days, i'll ask just this one: do you have any good tips to make the most of it and get as much information as possible?who should I talk to? many thanks in advance:)
    asked 1 year, 4 months ago
    told 1 year, 4 months ago

    Dear Kristina,

    great that you are coming to our Open Day on Wednesday! We might see each other, as I'll be there as well. Then we can talk more in detail about your questions. If I understand you correctly, you are wondering how to make the most out of the Open Day, right? I can really recommend to talk to the students that will be there and to participate in the small activities and workshops that are offered. If there is time left walk around Saxion and explore the building a little. Maybe you can even go to the city centre later and get to know Deventer a bit better. I wish you a lot of fun and would be happy to see you!

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  • Hello, I just need to know when the spring semester starts. I found some academic calendar which says it starts on 12th February. It that true?
    asked 2 years, 6 months ago
    told 2 years, 6 months ago

    Hi Jana,
    Yes that’s correct. However the structure at Saxion is divided into 4 quarters. Every quarter ends with an exam week and each quarter you follow different modules. 12th Feb is the beginning of quarter 3.

  • Is there some sites where to find a job from?
    Mira Kotorinne
    asked 2 years, 10 months ago
    told 2 years, 10 months ago

    Hey, I cannot recommend any sites, since it never helped to me or anyone I know. The best way would be just walk in the city and go trough places leaving your cv and asking for job. I think mexican restauran El Popo hires foreigners often. You can try job agencies, but do not have too much hope. Also, can you speak German? I know one company who hires german speaking students. What is more, you can always try hotels in Deventer and Apeldoorn(only 10 mi by train)

  • Hey there, was wondering how much money will I need every month to cover costs such as food, entertainment and transport.
    asked 3 years ago
    told 3 years ago

    Hi Lameck,

    I collected some answers for you:

    Well the food expenses may be between 200-300 euros. It really depends on you and how you eat. If you eat in bars or semifabricants it may be 300 for you, if you like to make the food at home, it about 200.

    When I was a student I used to spend around 100 - 120 euros a month on shopping (stuff for kitchen like washing powder, toilet paper, etc included). The canteens are ok but most Dutch people bring their own sandwiches - and you will save a lot if you do. You can get all you need in the market once a week for your lunch, and the supermarkets have good deals as well. I used to get soup from the canteen, it costs from 0.55 to 0.95 euros a cup (Ps: The mostard soup is my favourite one ❤️)

    i spend around 150 euros or 200 but then i really include everything like cinema, parties, sport activities and hanging out with friends. I also bring my own sandwich, does not take too much time to make them but i can save lot of money or if i prefer bakery then shops are really close by around the Saxion. my favorite is the chocolate croissant and one croissant costs 89 cents. Therefore i do not really use the canteens. However we have really fancy ones :D
    We have made a video about a shopping session, here is the link:

  • Hi everyone! Sooo.. I'm new here or I'll be :) I was wondering if someone can help me. I'll be living in Deventer and I'm looking for a room where to stay.
    asked 3 years, 1 month ago
    told 3 years, 1 month ago

    Hey, congratz! One of the best options would be join Facebook group: Deventer Room Market There you can find many rooms with different prices:)

  • Hi, I would like to study Hotel Management, but start on-line before I move to the Netherlands. Is it possible to study all or part of the program on-line?
    asked 3 years, 3 months ago
    told 3 years, 3 months ago

    Dear Albina,

    Thanks for your question! :)

    Unfortunately the first weeks of your study are very important and following it on-line you will miss out on a lot of significant information considering your education, coming exams, project groups etc. For example, already after 8 weeks of school you have your first exams, for most of which you have to physically be at school. To sum it up, the Hotel Management course Saxion offers is not applicable for distance education so it would not be possible to study on-line.
    I hope this helps you and motivates you to come to Saxion on time and enjoy the first weeks and months of your study together with your classmates and new friends.

    May you have any other questions, you can always contact me.



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