Selection Days at Hotel Management School Leeuwarden

A mandatory selection procedure is part of the admission requirements for Hotel Management School NHL Stenden for students living abroad. This selection procedure includes submitting a CV and vlog and undergoing two personal selection interviews. 

Once you have applied for the Bachelor's degree or Associate degree in Leeuwarden, you will receive an invitation to our selection procedure at your personal email address within 5 days. This selection procedure is mandatory. 

In this email you will find a link to register for an online selection day by upload your CV, and a short personal vlog in English, lasting up to 3 minutes. The instructions for this will be provided in the email. You can register for the selection day up to 2 weeks before the date, and it operates on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive a response within 2 weeks. We assess your motivation, proficiency in the English language, how well you present yourself in the vlog (clear and concise), and how you have prepared for your choice of study. 

Starting in September 2024

If you wish to start in September 2024 please apply via Studielink. Click here for our application procdure. You will receive an invitation to register for one of the selection days in 2024 within 5 working days. For each selection day we have 2 available timeslots in CET (Central European Time):

  • 9.00 - 11.00 hours
  • 13.00 - 15.00 hours

The next selection days are: 

  •  Thursday, November 16, 2023
  •  Thursday, December 14, 2023
  •  Thursday, January 18, 2024
  •  Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Thursday, April 4, 2024
  • Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
  • Monday May 27, 2024 (only for location Emmen)
  • Thursday, June 13, 2024
  • Thursday July 4th, 2024 (only 9.00 - 11.00 hours)


Starting in February 2025

You can also start your studies in February 2025. Please apply from July 2024 via Studielink. From septmeber you will receive the invitation to apply for the selection day. 

Content of Selection Day

What can you expect? 
One week before the selection day, you will receive a link via your personal email to the online appointment during the time slot you have indicated. This is a Microsoft Teams link. This appointment can be accessed via the web or the application. 

You enter the online meeting to have two motivational interviews, one with a lecturer and one with and a current student. The interviews will touch on topics such as your motivation to start at the Hotel Management School NHL Stenden in Leeuwarden, how you have prepared for this choice, and why you believe you are suitable for the hospitality industry. We strongly recommend attending an webinar/online open day before participating in the selection procedure: get to Know the Hotel Management School! Tip: Familiarize yourself with Design-Based Education; you can expect questions about it. More information about DBE is available during our presentations via our website

Selection Results 

We aim to email the results within 15 working days after the selection day. If you are admitted, your admission is valid for two intake moments (September and February). 


If you are from Aruba, Bonaire or CuraƧao or Sint Maarten and have a Dutch passport, contact to start your selection process.