Tio bachelor students complete at least two work placements and produce a final thesis. This enables you to put your acquired knowledge into practice and to develop your communication and research skills. Upon completion of their final thesis, a large number of students are offered a job at the organisation where they completed their thesis.
Dependent on whether you are enrolled in the three or four-year course, you will undertake two work placements in the summer months (three-year course) or do your second work placement during your third academic year (four-year course). Work placements are made available automatically by virtue of the longstanding relationship that Tio established with well-known names in the industry. Students can also propose a work placement company of their own choice.
Over the years Tio students have performed work placements in countries like:
Antilles, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Nepal, New-Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Surinam, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Czech Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United
States, Vietnam, Zambia.
At the start of the academic year, the study coach will tell you about the work placement. You can familiarise yourself with hundreds of work placement organisations via Tio’s student website. You select your own work placement with support from Tio. Every company must demonstrate that it is capable of providing the necessary coaching. Your study coach will visit you during your work placement. Where this is not possible overseas, you will be supported by telephone, via skype or by email.
Tio organises an annual business and career event for all students. Various renowned companies attend, giving you an opportunity to orientate yourself for possible work placements and to get to know the industry.
Tio, as a guideline, recommends a gross weekly work placement compensation of € 62 paid by the company that offers you the work placement. However, some companies may decide not to pay any work placement compensation.
In addition to payment to students, the work placement organisation also pays compensation (€ 23 per week) to Tio for mediation and support. In some cases, the work placement organisation does not pay this fee, in which case the fee is charged to the student instead. The fee is also charged to students who complete their final thesis independently (of a company). For work placements and theses completed abroad, the fee is waived for the company (and thus the student).
Almost 70% of the Tio bachelor students completed one or more work placements abroad. A high level of independence and initiative is required. You experience other cultures and become even more aware of the need for good language skills. The minimum duration of a work placement is 13 weeks, but work placements abroad often last from 4 to a maximum of 10 months. Generally, a minimum age of 18 years applies to international work placements.
The Erasmus grant is a study grant for bachelor students wishing to study or complete a work placement abroad (within Europe). Whether a student is awarded a grant depends on the grant value allocated to Tio, which varies from one year to the next. The Erasmus grant varies from country to country, from € 270-390 per month for work placements and € 150 - 270 for studying within Europe.
It is possible to live on about € 575 per month in Europe, € 275 for accommodation and € 300 for domestic expenses. The cost of a return ticket is ± € 100. The cost of living is higher outside of Europe, € 400 for accommodation and € 300 for domestic expenses. The cost of a return ticket is ± € 1,500 and a visa is € 300. These are estimates. Students who receive student finance qualify for compensation for curtailment of the study travel product during the overseas work placement. Combined with the actual Erasmus grant, the compensation can amount to as much as ± € 490 per month.
If a non-EU/EEA student completes a part of the study programme outside the Netherlands (e.g. work placement, minor international exchange, international study trips), additional visa and/or work permits required are the students own responsibility including the costs for this type of visa.
Tio maintains intensive contact with businesses and multinationals in the hotel, event, tourism, marketing and business sectors. From the Marriot Hotels and Joop van den Ende to Coca-Cola, and from KLM and TUI to American Express. Here you will find an overview of companies and multinationals Tio works together with.
Every year, there are a number of intra and extracurricular excursions on offer, including various study trips, international excursions including London, various language study trips and excursions arranged by the Cognatio student society.