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Does the Leading Hospitality Innovation master’s programme tick all your boxes? Make sure you are quick to secure a spot. Only a limited number of students will be admitted. What are you still waiting for?

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Check the basics

Since the number of spots is limited, there are some admission requirements for this programme. Check them below before enrolling. Pre-master’s or GMAT tests are not required. 

Do you have?

  • A bachelor's degree of at least 3 years of study in economics, business administration, hospitality, tourism and hotel management, and the like (minimum of 180 EC). 
  • An equivalent international degree from a higher education institution in economics, business administration, hospitality, tourism and hotel management, and the like (minimum of 180 EC).
  • A different educational background and considering a career switch? Don’t hesitate to apply. We are happy to review your experience on a case-by-case basis.
  • A different educational background and unsure if you are eligible? We are happy to review your experience on a case-by-case basis so don't hesitate to contact us and apply. 
  • Evidence of English language proficiency for non-native English speakers: 
    • An undergraduate degree from an English-speaking country  
    • An undergraduate degree fully taught in English   
    • IELTS (6.5 minimal total score) 
    • TOEFL iBT (90 minimal total score)  

How to enrol: registering in Studielink

Your journey to a master’s degree in Leading Hospitality Innovation starts in The Netherlands. Therefore, you need to register in Studielink. This is the application system for all students wishing to apply to Dutch universities of applied sciences and research universities. How to use Studielink is well explained on their website. Do you run into any problems while registering in Studielink? Send an e-mail to our student recruiter Danique Spierts: danique.spierts@zuyd.nl - she is happy to help you with the process. 

You live in the Netherlands

Keep your DigiD at hand and register at Studielink.

You live outside the Netherlands

Choose the option to create a Studielink-account without DigiD.

If your prior education is non-Dutch you will receive login data for OSIRIS, the student information system of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, in order to complete your application.

There are two deadlines for application:

1 June 2024 - If you require a visa and/or residence permit

The start of your programme will be at the Hotel Management School Maastricht (HMSM) in the Netherlands. HMSM is an academy of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. Therefore all applications start at Zuyd. We provide you with travel and visa tips to make sure that you can enjoy the LHI programme without worrying.

1 July 2024 - If you don’t require a visa and/or residence permit

After the final decision of your enrolment you can immediately start to find your accomodation. Accommodation is key to ensuring your well-being during the Leading Hospitality Innovation study programme.

Securing accommodation in Maastricht, Dublin and Barcelona takes time so don’t wait to arrange it because the student housing market gets busier every year.


Read our tips on housing

What happens after enrolment?

The selection process begins

1. Check on previous education

The Enrolment officer of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences reviews your credentials namely, copies of your diplomas and evaluate previous education. 

2. CV and motivation letter

Once your credentials are sufficient, you will receive an email from the Leading Hospitality Innovation team requesting your CV and motivation letter.

3. Interview

We review all the documentation and decide whether you get a chance to convince us during a 30-minute intake interview.

4. Final decision

Based on the score card we will make a final decision.


Diploma and academic transcript of records 40% 
Admission interview and motivation letter 25%
English level 25%
Affinity to previous studies, internships or other form of involvement in a hospitality environment 10%
Total 100%

5. Letter of offer

If you are successful with your application, you will receive a letter of offer. Are you still in the process of completing one of the entry criteria like a visa or primary degree? Then you will first receive a conditional offer. A full offer will be made once all criteria are met. 

6. If not selected...

We hope this last step does not apply to you. But in case you don’t get selected, you are kindly asked to cancel your enrollment via Studielink.


Last but not least

As of 1 May 2024 you will receive the tuition fee details and payment instructions. Non-EU candidates will receive an email of the Immigration office of Zuyd University about starting the visa application.

Is there something you would like to ask us? 

Don’t hesitate to get in touch. We love to talk endlessly about our master’s programme…

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