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We look forward to welcoming you to Saxion University of Applied Sciences. You have chosen to study Hotel Management. On this page you will find all the important information for a great start at Saxion!

Classes will start on Monday 2 September 2019. Your schedule will be available online at in August. Please check all schedules, so you will have an idea about subjects and times on the first day of your study. You will receive detailed information upon arrival at Saxion University. 

My Saxion

On you will find all the tools you need for your studies at Saxion. You can find the following on MySaxion:

  • Your timetable and changes to your timetable;
  • Information about exams;
  • Your most recent e-mails, grades and Bison and Blackboard announcements;
  • Who’s who: easily search for a lecturer or fellow student;
  • Information about your degree programme and Saxion's facilities;
  • Urgent notices and news

The booklist for your study will be available around July at studystore.

You are about to commence your bachelor studies in Hotel Management (HM) at the Saxion Hospitality Business School (HBS). The HBS would like to invite you for the Saxion introduction week from 26 until 28 August. On Monday and Tuesday you will be introduced to your class, the Hotel Management programme and the HBS. During the HOI 2019 (Wednesday) you will get to know your fellow students of Saxion and the student life of Apeldoorn in an informal way.


Do you have questions about the Saxion introduction week or other questions related to the start of your studies? You can contact the Front Office of the HBS. You can reach them by telephone +31(0)88-019 3410 or by sending an e-mail to

Because of the holidays the HBS Front Office is closed from Monday 22 July until Monday 12 August. For now we wish you an enjoyable summer break and we are looking forward to meeting you on Monday 26 August at Saxion in Apeldoorn! 
Not a First Year student? 

The information on this webpage is aimed at First Year students only, which means that it is not applicable to exchange students and international students starting in the second, third or fourth (final) year. You will receive all the information you need in a digital newsletter. 

On Wednesday the 28th and Thursday the 29th of August the Saxion HOI introduction will take place. This introduction is for every first year student from Saxion and it is not mandatory. The HOI introduction is a great opportunity to get to know the city, the student life and to meet students from other studies. More information about this can be found here

This introduction is highly recommended! If you want to participate, don’t forget to register on Monday the 26th or Tuesday the 27th of August. 

Contact HBS Front Office 

Do you have questions about the Saxion introduction week or the Hotel Management programme in general, then please contact the Front Office of the HBS.  

During the holiday period, Monday 22 July until Monday 12 August, the HBS Front Office will be closed. 

Programme introduction Hotel Management 

The introduction week starts on Monday 26 August at 10.30 AM in the central hall of Saxion in Apeldoorn.

Monday 26 August 2019 

10:30 – 11:00  Reception for the introduction of Hotel Management, in the central hall of Saxion in Apeldoorn 
11:00 – 11:15  Opening programme  
11:15 – 13:15  Acquaintance with your class and study career counsellor (scc’or) 
13:15 – 14:00  Lunch
14:00 – 15:00  Preparation of the field trips (company visits) of Tuesday the 27th of August together with your class and study career counsellor. Furthermore, you receive important information for your first week of classes. 
15.00  Festive drink 
15.30 Possibility to sign up/register for the HOI 2019 

Tuesday 27 August 2019 

10:00 Fieldtrip: arrival at company 1*  
14:00  Fieldtrip arrival at company 2* 

*Which companies you will visit, is going to be announced during the ‘preparation of the field trips’ on Monday 26 August.

Field trips 

On Tuesday 27 August, you will go on ‘field trips’ (company visits) in groups.  

Clothing during the field trips 

During the preparations for the field trips, on Monday 26 August, we will discuss the attitude that the school will require of you. Please take into account the dress code for the field trips which is ‘business casual’.  
Business casual is a style of dress which is a little more casual than traditional business attire (business formal). Although this style of dress is more casual, it does not mean that everything goes. Your study career counsellor will provide you with more information during the preparation for your field trips 

Transportation during the fieldtrips 

For the field trips on Tuesday 27 August, if necessary, you will need to provide for your own train and/or bus ticket. If you do not have a valid annual public transport pass, you can reclaim the expenses (only public transport) from HBS. Your study career counsellor will explain you on Monday 26 August how this works.

Language choice 

Within the HM programme you have, besides the mandatory English, the choice out of 3 modern foreign languages: Dutch, French or Spanish. To make the right choice, you find more information including a choice form via the link  Please make your choice before the 5th of July! 

Dress code during occasions 

In the hospitality sector it is highly valuated to be dressed appropriately for the occasion. Every programme of HBS has its own dress code. You do not have to purchase any clothing yet! You will receive more information about this via our digital newsletter.  

School activities and related costs 

Studying is expensive. We would like to inform you as well as we can about this. You'll find an overview of costs that you may expect here.


The information below is written from the perspective of pupils currently in secondary education in the Netherlands. If you have been educated elsewhere, but are interested in this course, please check the international entry requirements for more information. We recommend that you apply by 1 May to be admitted to the programme of your choice. Applicants for the Hotel Management programme are selected on the basis of an additional entry requirement test. Please see the section ‘Additional entry requirements’.  

The information below applies to the academic year 2019 – 2020. These entry requirements are published subject to changes in government policy and Saxion regulations. 

Applicants for the Hotel Management programme are selected on the basis of an additional entry requirement test. This test consists of the following components: 

  • Online assessment to assess the applicant’s analytical and numerical reasoning skills, work rate and accuracy 
  • Video task 
  • CV and motivation letter 
  • An interview with a lecturer to assess the applicant's affinity with the hospitality business (via skype or on location) 

Once your application for the Hotel Management programme through Studielink has been received, you will receive an invitation to the additional entry requirements test by email within a few weeks. 

In order to be admitted to the Hotel Management programme, you should therefore not only meet the legal entry requirements, but also leave a positive impression during the additional entry requirements test. At the end of the test, you will receive our binding outcome. 

If you have been awarded a non-Dutch diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a vwo, havo or mbo diploma and you are an EU/EEA student, you must demonstrate that your command of the English language meets at least the havo school-leaving examination standard. 

If you are not an EU/EEA student, you must show an IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 certificate to demonstrate a sufficient command of the English language.

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