Tio University of Applied Sciences

Tio University of Applied Sciences

Welcome at Tio, a university of applied sciences where you will feel right at home. Tio offers a great atmosphere, the option of accelerated studying and the unique Tio concept. Students love Tio’s small-scale and personal education.

Top reasons to study here

  • Tio’s education is very personal. This past academic year, the average class consisted of just 11 students.
  • Tio has an extensive international network. All students gain international experience like international internships, graduating internationally
  • Tio stimulates its students to excel by means of e.g. an honours programme, management positions during projects and participation in external competitions.



All of Tio’s bachelor’s degrees and vocational training programmes have been elected as the best in their respective fields by the Higher Education Guide and the Vocational Training Guide (Keuzegids Hbo en Mbo). “In first place, there is the private Tio University of Applied Sciences, which has locations in five cities. Students are very positive about this school,” says the Higher Education Guide. 


Your Tio degree opens a multitude of career paths for you. Do you want to know what these are? Take a look at what you can do after completing your Tio bachelor’s degree.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

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Housing services

Campus accommodation is not common in the Netherlands. Most students rent a room in a student house. If you need help finding a place to live, Tio will assist you. Students requiring a student visa will automatically be offered housing via Tio.

Since there is a high demand for student accommodation, we recommend starting your search as soon as possible and, where possible, letting Tio help you. Average accommodation prices for student housing in the Netherlands vary between €450 and €800 a month.

Library services

Other examples of implemented improvement measures are the quality analysis with regard to examinations, decreasing the maximum number of participants in a group, starting with international exchanges, setting up a library at every location, implementing the Blackboard, implementing a major-minor structure and adjusting the assessment system for lecturers, final thesis coaches and study coaches.

Student Life

Campus life

Tio has five campuses spread across the Netherlands and a head office in Utrecht. Students can benefit from both the small-scale nature and personal approach of each of the campuses and from the effectiveness and the network of a national organisation.

Tio University for Applied Sciences has campuses in:

  • Amsterdam
  • Utrecht
  • Eindhoven 
  • Hengelo
  • Rotterdam 
  • Groningen
All Tio campuses are easily accessible via public transport.

Sports facilities

It is possible to play tennis, football, swim, do aerobics, fitness or participate in some other sports and/or activities in Amsterdam and Utrecht. For more information ask your fellow students or your main contact persons at he the Tio campus what the best sport location are for you.


The NVAO assesses the internal quality control of universities and colleges in The Netherlands and the quality of their educational programs. Obtaining renewal of the accreditation for the HEM and ITM bachelor courses insures the quality of the study courses.

Student Reviews

Excellent education at Tio!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I can only be positive about my time at Tio, during which I got so many opportunities to develop myself and to work on expanding my professional network. Learning by doing turned out to be truly of great value, and I feel ready to step into the tourism industry.

Tio helps!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Tio is a school that helps you develop to become the professional you want to be. And they’re doing a damn good job!

Best university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Small school, a lot of personal attention. Great teachers!

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