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International Facility Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Groningen, Netherlands
Does working in a hotel, hospital, the event, catering or security business appeal to you? Or, alternatively, working as a purchasing, project, services or workplace manager? Is creating a sustainable and healthy (work) environment your goal? Then International Facility Management offered by Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, is the right programme for you.
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International Facility Management (IFM) is a unique programme that literally broadens your horizons. This is because of the wide range of topics studied, global perspective and international experience. All this makes for an immense personal development. The combination of all aspects results in excellent career opportunities at management level. The IFM programme is accredited by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the world’s largest and most widely recognized association for FM professionals.

People skills are important in your future career as well as during your education at our school. Personal development including learning how to function in a team is guided by a coach. The coach also facilitates students in choosing their own international path.

The IFM curriculum consists of four years, each of which is composed of two semesters. Every semester takes twenty weeks and deals with one specific theme. Theory is assessed by exams, projects, presentations and assignments which are related to the theme of the semester. They are either carried out individually or in project groups consisting of students from different countries.

Job Prospects

After graduation you can find a job at a management level. Examples include: head of facility services, hospitality manager, new development project manager, real estate professional, catering manager, events project manager, head of security & ICT and purchasing manager. FM professionals are needed in almost every business and location of employment. Everything revolves around FM professionals who maintain contact with management and translate policy into execution.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • What is Facility Management?
  • Control Processes
  • The Workplace and Sustainable Buildings
  • Services
  • Development of New Services
  • People and Building
  • Purchasing and Supply Management

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Diploma: Upper Secondary School diploma, such as:

    France: Baccalaureat Germany: Hochschulreife Abitur or Fachhochschulreife UK: 2 GCE A/S-levels and 4 GCSES (GCE A, B or C-levels) Denmark: Gymnasium/HF/HHX Sweden, Norway: Upper Secondary SchoolEquivalent level of education for other countries

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    7900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7900 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

EU/EEA students entering a Dutch higher education bachelor's programme for the first time are eligible to pay half the tuition fee during the first year: €1.071

Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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