Tio University of Applied Sciences

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About the University 🏫

If you're looking for an international education in the heart of one of Europe's most exciting cities, then Tio University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam is the place for you! With a wide range of programs within business, hospitality, tourism and entrepreneurship, Tio has something for every type of business and hospitality student. And with Amsterdam as your backyard, you'll never find yourself bored or without something new to explore.

Although Tio Amsterdam is considered one of the largest of all Tio locations, with 600 students, it retains its neighbourhood charm. A sociable, modern location with a sprinkle of Amsterdam hip and an international and progressive personality. Tio University in the city of Utrecht is also a favourite location as the city itself breathes the vibrant international student hub that it offers, which is not more than approx. 30 minutes away from Amsterdam. The campus in Eindhoven city is in the heart of the world’s technical and design developments and Rotterdam is a multinational business city with the largest port in Europe. Take your pick!

Tio is one of the most prestigious universities of applied sciences in The Netherlands. Satisfied students and the quality of education are key elements. Tio is very proud of the fact that it received the highest scores in the National student survey (NSE) and the Elsevier Enquiry Best study courses. Tio has also been pronounced as the best university of applied sciences (small size) in the Netherlands for 11 years in a row.

The education at Tio is small-scale, personal and interactive, and lecturers know you by name. When weighted in the academic year of 2020-2021, the average number of students across the whole of Tio was 11 per classroom. This enables active participation in the lectures, for example by taking part in role-playing games and discussions. Projects are an important part of the bachelor courses. You may be able to visit events and companies, run a hotel with fellow students, organize a trip or manage an investment portfolio. Also internships is a very important component of your bachelor programme. Last but not least, Tio offers accelerated studying, about 70% of the students finish their bachelor programme in just 3 years!

About the city 🌇

The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, is known as one of the most historic and popular destinations in Europe. The perfect city to study, experience and socialize in, as pretty much everyone speaks English.

In Europe's most laidback and libertarian city, you can unfold as you've always wanted. You will be offered beautiful canals, bridges that cross the beautiful canals and bikes which are a regular part of the cityscape along with trams. There is the opportunity to experience new cultural sights constantly during your stay, charismatic architecture, historic buildings and shopping opportunities comparable to New York.

You can easily take a break from big city vibes by visiting Amsterdam's cosy parks such as Vondelpark for relaxation or Westerpark, which offers open-air theatre performances. When you're really going for authentic shopping, Amsterdam is the place for various markets.

You must also visit the famous Albert Cuyp Market, which is always well attended by tourists from all over the world. Are you more into authentic markets? Then visit the award-winning Dappermark, previously voted The Netherlands' best market.

The night life in Amsterdam always offers ample opportunity to go out and socialize, as every night feels like weekend evenings. There's nightlife for everyone, and you can't help but discover something new every time you explore the city. Where we think you find the most is at Rembrandtlein and Leidseplein, but we suggest definitely heading to De Pijp and De Jordaan if you want to experience the nightlife as the locals do.

Housing 🏡

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.

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. Should you decide to try to find your own place to live, here are some helpful links:    

Keep in mind that most student housing is not furnished unless otherwise specified and you will only be renting a room, and may have to share the other facilities with other students.

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What the students say

"It is great that my lecturers are people with experience in the field. You can really tell that they know their stuff. Their enthusiasm and their own experiences are great motivators" - Carmen V.

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