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 stands for intensive, small-scale and high-quality education and has had an excellent reputation as a renowned educational institute for many years.
  • Tio is stimulating excellence by bringing lecturers from the industry as well as providing international opportunities for students.
  • Tio believes that private education should be accessible to everyone, especially to the motivated students who aim to build their career here.



Tio University of Applied Sciences is a private organisation, founded by the business community in the nineteen sixties. Tio has establishments in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Utrecht and Hengelo. Tio offers recognised daytime courses at Hbo (Higher education) and Mbo (Intermediate Vocational) level in the fields of event management, hotel industry and tourism. 


Learning by doing and quality are key aspects of Tio’s education. By listening to students and businesses, Tio manages to regularly implement changes in its education throughout the academic year. Tio’s focus on quality results in satisfied students. 


Tio offers a variety of bachelor programmes and vocational training courses in the fields of hotel management, event management, tourism, business and marketing. Tio’s bachelor’s degrees take either three or four years, while its level-4 vocational training courses (mbo4-opleidingen, only available in Dutch) can be completed in just one or two years.


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.

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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.

Medical services

Tio expects all its students to have third party liability insurance as well as health insurance. EU/EEA students can study at Tio based on insurance taken out in their home country. For students requiring a visa, Tio will provide you with sufficient insurance.

Student Life

Campus life

The five Tio campuses are found in excellent locations in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Hengelo, Rotterdam and Utrecht. No matter which city you choose to study in, you can reach the Tio campus on foot from the train station in no more than ten minutes.

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.


Tio University of Applied Sciences’ bachelor’s degrees have recently been accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). The NVAO is an independent binational accreditation organisation that was established by the Dutch and Flemish governments to expertly and objectively evaluate the quality of higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders. The NVAO’s tasks and methods are recorded in legislation. Its main duties involve the evaluation and safeguarding of the level and quality of the higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders and the improvement of the quality culture that exists in the higher education sector. 

Student Reviews

Not just a number
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university is really focused on the students, there are small classes and all the professors and students know each other. Through this way there is a lot of personal attention and you are not just a number there. Besides that this university has a possitive name in the Netherlands and will get you somewhere because all the professors are experts in their own field....

Practical and useful
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I loved the practicality of this university. Necessary theory + applicable projects, can't beat that. Also learned a lot of digital skills (e.g. Adobe Suite) which I now use in freelance work. I really liked the facilities and teachers as well as working in groups. Definitely recommended.