International Hospitality Management


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Welcome Hospitality Management students!


We are excited to welcome you to your StudyStartWeek 2019 and to your first chapter at the Stenden Hotel Management School. Be prepared for a wonderful week filled with exciting activities! We have created this week especially for you, to meet your colleagues, to get to know the campus as well as the city Leeuwarden, and to be perfectly prepared to start your study career. The StudyStartWeek for all new students starting September 2019 takes place from Monday 26th of August until Friday 30st of August 2019.


Please note that this Programme is subject to change.

Monday 26th of August

Time Activity Location
08.30 – 10.30 Registration Central Hall
10.30 – 11.15 Opening
11.15 – 13.05 Lunch & Introduction games Campus
11.30 – 12.30 Presentation Friends & Family, including tour through school A0.63 NL & C1.51
13.30 – 17.00 Grand Opening Leip! City Centre

Tuesday 27th of August

Time Activity Location
08.30 – 09.15 PBL Introduction Lecture C.1.48
09.15 – 10.15 Computer workshop or Coach meeting C2.34 / T2.47
10.15 – 11.15 Coach meeting or computer workshop T2.47 / C2.34
11.15 – 12:00 Welcome to the Netherlands T2.38
12.00 – 13.00 Break and school tour / PBL 1 Canteen and Campus / /T2.35
13.00 – 14.00 PBL 1 / Break and school tour T2.35 / Canteen and Campus
14.00 – 15.00 Excel Workshop Computer room
18.00 – 21.00 Glamorous Green – Welcome Dinner Canteen

Wednesday 28th of August

Time Activity Location
10.00 – 12.00 Optional extra Coach meeting tba
12.00 – 13.00 PicNicTure round 1 Campus
13.00 – 14.00 PicNicTure round 2 Campus
14.00 – 15.00 PicNicTure round 3 Campus
15.00 – 15.15 Closure PicNicTure incl. award ceremony Canteen
15.00 – 18.00 Uniform pick up* / take care of own business tba
21.00 – 24.00 Themed Party Club Red

Thursday 29th of August

Time Activity Location
08.00 – 17.00 Uniform fitting* tba
11.00 – 13.00 PBL Session 2 tba
13.00 – 14.00 Break / Take care of your own business Campus
14.00 – 14.30 Workshops round 1 tba
14.40 – 15.10 Workshops round 2 tba
15.20 – 15.50 Workshops round 3 tba
16.00 – 18.00 Closing and dinner Canteen
20.00 – 02.30 Into the Wild festival** Neushoorn

Friday 30th of August

Time Activity Location
09.00 – 17.00 Uniform pick up* tba

*Inquiries regarding uniforms are handled by

**Into the Wild festival is on own account

Price and Payment

The costs for the StudyStartWeek are €95,00 per person. This amount must be paid with Maestro, PIN or Credit Card at the registration desk on the 26th of August. In case you have registered via, you will have paid the fee online. If you will arrive later,  please send an e-mail to in order to adjust your registration and the payment.

Good to bring

  • Bag to put in all received Information/PBL kit/etc.
  • ID/passport
  • Bank Account Details
  • Comfortable shoes for all days
  • Check the weather forecast to be prepared; also be prepared that it can rain
  • Drinks and snacks for in-between
  • Good mood and motivation for the most amazing week of the year!!

Booklist and ordering

The booklist(s) 2019-2020 for the BBA and AD fulltime programmes in Leeuwarden can be found on the website of our official supplier ‘’. The students get 5% discount on Dutch publications and 10% discount on International publications. There are no post/delivery costs that students need to pay. The website is available in English as well as Dutch language.

Special note about the Market Leader textbook: We advise that BBA and AD programme Year 1 students should keep their receipt in case they pass the placement test during StudyStartWeek and subsequently receive an exemption from the Business English Grammar & Vocabulary Exam to be offered later-on in Year 1 program in the modules ‘Guest Experience’ and ‘Resources’.

  • For Leeuwarden campus students the (online search) route is as follows: -> NHL Stenden -> Leeuwarden -> 2019-2020 -> Hotel Management School -> Select your programme.


Contact us on Or give us a call under +31 58 244 1618.

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We publish all important via our Facebook website Stenden Hotel Management School. Please follow us and keep an eye on our event Study Start Week September 2019, in order to receive live updates about the programme and activities.

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Starting date of your study

Your first module will start on Monday, the 2nd of September 2019.