• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Groningen, Netherlands
Are you passionate about sports and do you want to make a change? Are you open-minded and do you have strong social skills? Then the Sport Studies bachelor's programme offered by Hanze University of Applied Sciences is just the programme for you! The inspiration and power of sports gives you great opportunities to make a real difference.
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The School of Sports Studies at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, offers a three year bachelor’s programme, made up of 180 ECTS. This international programme helps you become an innovative sports professional. As a change agent you can make a difference at both individual and community level. The power of sports lies within the three core values of sports and physical activity:- sport is an important part of a healthy lifestyle;- sport creates economical value;- sport can strengthen the social cohesion to changecommunities.

The programme is characterised by its professional focus. Each year you will gain real-life work experience. Most modules centre around a practical assignment in a professional organisation. Courses are designed to prepare you for this challenge.

Career opportunities

Sport Studies graduates have a large range of career options. Many of our graduates will be employed in jobs that centre around:

- Sports marketeer

- Event manager

- Sports entrepreneur

- Training/coaching

- Physical activity, lifestyle or healthy ageing coach

- Sports policy officer

- Community sports officer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sport development
  • Organisational change
  • Community development through sports
  • Sports policy and entrepreneurship
  • Managing lifestyle in organisations and society
  • Management and organisation
  • Organisational policy and consultancy

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

  • Prospective students with a high school diploma equal to the Dutch VWO diploma can be admitted. Please note that all international diploma's will be send to the Nuffic for accreditation according to the Dutch VWO level. When your diploma doesn't match the criteria, you will not  be accepted in this study. An assessment is part of the selection procedure. Students who already finished their propaedeutic phase are admissable after acceptance by the admission committee.
Please visit our website to learn more about the admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7899 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7899 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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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.


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