TIO - Utrecht

University typePrivate

TIO in the lead

TIO University of Applied Science is renowned for its intensive, small-scale and high-quality education. TIO’s recognised undergraduate courses prepare you for a successful career in business, marketing, hospitality, tourism and event management. All of Tio’s training programmes have been ranked best in their respective fields by the Higher Education Guide and the Vocational Training Guide (Keuzegids Hbo Mbo).

In addition to a world-class education, TIO offers its students outstanding counselling services. For years, TIO has been recognised for having the best support for students with disabilities. In all student support categories, TIO scores above the Dutch average. We also achieve the highest total score. We offer a special honours programme for ambitious students.

Why students choose TIO


Tio’s education is very personal. This past academic year, the average class consisted of just 11 students. Because of the small classes, you will have extensive personal contact with your lecturers and your fellow students.


TIO students enjoy an intellectually stimulating learning environment. An honours programme, project management positions and participation in external competitions, these are just a few opportunities that we offer our students. The small lecture groups at TIO are the ideal environment to demonstrate your personal skills and learn from other fellow students.


As a private university of applied sciences, Tio can respond quickly to demands from the industry and to students’ wishes. Anything suggested today can be implemented tomorrow. Tio strives to instil its entrepreneurial spirit in every one of its students.

Motivated students

Studying at Tio is a conscious choice. More than 70% of the bachelor students pay for (part of) their bachelor programme themselves, which makes them even more motivated to succeed. This leads to excellent results and enthusiastic lecturers.

Accelerated studying

At Tio, you can earn your bachelor’s degree in just three years. This is the result of the intensive nature of Tio’s programmes: you have a lot of lectures and take part in an internship during the summer.

International opportunities

Tio has an extensive international network. All students gain international experience like international internships, graduating internationally or studying abroad at one of Tio’s partner universities.

Affordable for everyone

Tio is affordable for anyone with DUO’s student finance.  Based on an average starting wage, you only have to pay back €21 per month after you graduate. More than 75% of Tio’s students pay for (part of) their education themselves, which makes them even more motivated to succeed.

Lectures from the industry

Tio’s lecturers are professionals with extensive experience in their field. They transfer their practical experience directly onto the students. Nearly all of them have a master’s degree.

National organisation

The quality and actuality of  Tio’s education are safeguarded because lecturers from various campuses develop the courses together. Students are guaranteed to have an interesting internship because of Tio's national network and excellent contacts with the industry.

Utrecht campus

Utrecht is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to study in a true student city. There is always something to do at Tio Utrecht, thanks to its international character and the many activities which take place at the campus. Here, you can choose between the Dutch and English variants of the bachelor’s degrees. This campus is centrally located, that’s why it’s obvious that students from all over the Netherlands and far beyond find their way to Tio Utrecht.

The city’s population has the highest average education level out of the Netherlands’ four biggest cities. The historic city centre is not only home to the famous tourist attractions, but also to a wide range of cafes and restaurants. Tio’s favourite bar is De Oude Dikke Dries. Located just five minutes on foot away from the Tio campus, this is a bar that offers a traditional atmosphere and a guaranteed good time! No matter how many bars there are in Utrecht, each and everyone always appears to be full – especially on weekends.

Visit a festival or a concert in TivoliVredenburg, the nation’s most versatile music stage. It is no surprise that the foreign press is so excited about Utrecht.

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