• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Are you a born leader, eager to learn how companies function and what you can do to keep things running smoothly? Does business appeal to you? Do you see yourself being a vital addition to a company, regardless of the sector or country in which it operates? Your journey starts with the Business Administration programme at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences.
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Key facts

  • Learn to understand and improve businesses as a manager or advisor.
  • Expand your horizon with our Grand Tour, and spend part of your study at our campus in Bali or one of our other campuses abroad.
  • Gain real-world experience: we have strong ties to the field.
  • Your personal study coach offers you guidance whenever you need it.
  • Learn to understand and improve organisations as a manager, leader or consultant. 

Career opportunities

As business administrators, graduates are required to ensure that the part of the organisation they are responsible for performs well. Whether they work in ICT, purchasing, finance, facilities management or administration, these managers have to know what is needed and how the department can contribute successfully to the overall company objectives. A typical graduate of this Business Administration programme at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences is able to identify problems quickly and enjoys solving them effectively. 

Business Administration is an ideal all-round management programme focused on a company’s internal organisation. Graduates are eligible for careers such as: 

  • Branch manager 
  • Project manager 
  • Business consultant 
  • Manager of internal organisation > Manager of a business unit 
  • Account manager for a company or non-profit organisation 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure


  • Beyond Better Business
  • Change and Innovation Marketing
  • Communication
  • Sport Management
  • Event Management
  • Heritage Tourism
  • E-business
  • International Marketing Orientation
  • Financial Retail 
  • International HRM
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills

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

To be admitted to one of the bachelor programmes you have to meet certain admission requirements. NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognises the following general international qualifications: 

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • High School diploma from an accredited institution
  • Four GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level passes (final grade A, B or C) and two ‘AS’ level passes. These six passes combined must all be in different subjects.
  • Associate, Bachelor or Master Degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8349 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8349 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.
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Living costs for Leeuwarden

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


If you are thinking about applying to NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, you may be eligible for a scholarship. We are a proud partner in the Holland Scholarship and Orange Tulip Scholarship programmes. These scholarships award selected international undergraduate students from outside the EU/EEA with a one-time financial contribution. 

In addition, NHL Stenden starts with a new Excellency Scholarship for bachelor students. This is a performance-based scholarship. This means that you cannot apply for it before starting your studies. It will be granted to our best-performing NON-EU/EEA bachelor students during their first and second year of being a student at NHL Stenden. 

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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