• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Tourism is an industry of major importance across the globe. However, tourism is more than just a powerful economic force. Tourist activities affect the environment of travel destinations and influence cultures all over the world. Tourism is very sensitive to global transformations such as climate change, economic developments, and geopolitical risks. 

You will learn how to study tourism from different scientific perspectives. After graduation, you can apply your knowledge to the sustainable development of tourism, or continue your education with a master programme.

Tourism is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon. As such, it is important that students develop a broad understanding of the tourism domain. The BSc Tourism curriculum is designed to meet this goal.

In the course of the programme, students move progressively towards increased educational independence. Educational guidance is at its height during the first year and gradually decreases over the next two years. The first two years of the programme take place at NHTV in Breda. The third year takes place in Wageningen University and Research. However, most courses (in all three years) are co-taught by instructors from both NHTV and Wageningen University.

Future career and masters

The BSc Tourism prepares students for a broad range of MSc programs or direct career opportunities. The BSc Tourism is a relatively young program that started since September 2010. 

Our first graduates entered diverse MSc programs and careers in five thematic directions. These directions are within the themes of: Leisure and Tourism; Environmental Sciences; Society and Culture; Economics and Management or International Development. 

  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Society and Culture
  • Economics and Management
  • International Development
  • Direct Work Experience

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: If you wish to qualify for OKP the deadline is 15 January 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Year 1: Introduction to the Tourism phenomenon (NHTV)

You will become acquainted with the disciplines of sociology, economics, geography and environmental sciences and their respective contributions to the study of tourism.

Year 2: Deepening your knowledge (NHTV) 

In the second year, you will be introduced to development- and cross-cultural studies, organization and consumer behaviour, philosophy of science and ethics, and tourism system analysis. You will also learn about the management of tourist destinations and expand on your research skills. Year two finishes with a four-week international field practical in Southeast Asia (or another region).

Year 3: Broadening your view (Wageningen University)

You will learn about the latest innovations in management, policy, technology and sustainability in relation to tourism. You can also complete your minor at another university or even in another country.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Do you want to know if your diploma is sufficient for being admitted to the bachelor's programme Tourism? You need to have the right pre-university diploma to be admitted to the programme and have take specific subjects.

To be admitted to one of the bachelor's programmes at Wageningen University, you need to:

  • Be in possession of a secondary school leaving certificate (a Dutch ‘vwo-diploma’ or an equivalent to a Dutch pre-university diploma) which gives admission to a university, and;
  • Have studied certain subjects (at a required level) relevant to the programme you are applying for, and;
  • Be fluent in the English language.
  • For Dutch taught programmes you also have to meet the Dutch language requirement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15700 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Wageningen

  • 700 - 800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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