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Work placement

Work placement

The Tio bachelor student performs two work placements and writes and presents a final thesis. Doing so allows you to bring everything you have been taught into practice and this will help you to improve your communication and research skills. Upon receiving their BBA, many graduates receive job offers from the company where they have completed their final thesis.


Depending on whether you partake in the three-year or four-year course, you either do two work placements during the summer months (three-year course) or carry out your second placement during the third academic year (four-year course). Due to Tio’s well-established connections with renowned companies within the industry, there is an abundance of work placement choices available to Tio students.

International work placements

Tio students have done work placements in countries like:


Antilles, Argentina, Australia, Austria, 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, New-Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia.


Event management work placement

Support and guidance

At the beginning of the academic year, the study coach will tell you everything you need to know about the work placement. Through Tio’s student web, you can familiarise yourself with hundreds of work placement addresses. Tio offers guidance on finding your work placement, but the choice is yours. Each company hiring a student for a work placement therefore has to prove that it is capable of providing the required support and guidance. You will be visited by the study coach during the work placement. If the work placement is located abroad, guidance may be given by telephone, Skype and emails instead.


Tio organises an annual Business & Career Event for the students. The most renowned companies are present, giving you the chance to familiarise yourself with a possible work placement and giving you a preview of what you can expect of the industry.

Work placement compensation

As a guideline for the compensation which you will receive during your work placement from the work placement company, Tio advises an amount of € 62 gross per week. However, there are also companies which do not offer such compensation.

Work placement and final thesis fund

In addition to the compensation paid to the student, the work placement provider also pays a fee to Tio for mediation, support and guidance. This fee amounts to € 23 per week. In some cases the work placement provider may not pay the fee to Tio. In that case, the fee is charged to the student instead. The company fee will also be charged to students doing their final thesis independently and without a company assignment. Work placements or final theses abroad are exempt from paying the company fee to Tio.


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.

Good contacts

Tio maintains close contacts with almost all major companies and multinationals in the hospitality, event, tourism and international business industries. From the Amstel Hotel and Joop van den Ende to Coca-Cola and Transavia.

com and GoGo Tours to Unilever. Here you will find an overview of companies and multinationals Tio works together with.