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About Tio

One thing is certain: by choosing Tio, you’re choosing top-tier education at the best small educator in the Netherlands!

We are Tio. The business school where you come first. The place where you are given the space you need to become the best version of yourself. To go farther, both in your career and in your life. So that you can take on the whole world. At Tio, we do more than just provide education: we develop your potential.

How do we do this? Through personal, excellent and entrepreneurial education. You are given the freedom to explore where your talents and ambitions can take you. At Tio, we not only know you by name, we also know your dreams and goals. Our lecturers and study coaches – each and every one of whom is a practising professional – support you on your personal learning journey. That way, you get the best possible chance to make the most of your individual abilities.

Tio leads the market in higher education, Associate’s Degree and MBA degree programmes in the business, tourism and hotel and event management sectors. As a private educational institution, Tio is in a position to invest more deeply in the quality of its education. For years, the degree programmes at Tio have taken top honours in various rankings. Every Tio campus is small, as are the classes. At Tio, students receive genuine personal attention.

By choosing Tio, you choose growth. After graduating from a Tio degree programme, you’ll be ready to explore the wide world. With a wealth of experience, full of fresh ideas and equipped with the skills and self-confidence you will need to take on the jobs of the future. One thing is certain: when you choose Tio, you are choosing a top-tier education at one of the best small educational institutions in the Netherlands. We are Tio. Developing potential.

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Tio's core values

Our students and their development are the central focus in everything we do. That is why our unique educational philosophy is built on three core values that strengthen that focus. Choosing Tio means choosing:


Personal attention and guidance
Thanks to Tio's small-scale setup, there is a lot of room for personal attention and guidance, but always based on freedom and (own) responsibility. Moreover, you get your own study coach who assists you during your personal learning journey.
Small campuses and small classes
Tio has six small-scale campuses in the Netherlands. On average, there are 10 students in a class, creating a close bond between both students and lecturers. Thanks to the small classes, there is more attention for you as an individual.
You are appreciated, you really matter
Thanks to the small scale, you as a student will never be snowed under or lost in the crowd at Tio. You are seen; we know not only your name, but also your dreams. At Tio, the student is our main priority.
The best possible student experience
In addition to working hard, as a student you should also be able to enjoy yourself to the fullest. There is plenty of room for fun! For example, through the activities and parties of Tio's student association: Cognatio.


High-quality education
Quality education is guaranteed at Tio. All programmes are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. In addition, almost all our lecturers have a master's degree. Tio also offers a lesson guarantee: lessons that are canceled will always be rescheduled.
Market leader in private higher education
For years, Tio has come out on top in various surveys, such as the National Student Survey, Higher Education Guide and JOB monitor. The Higher Education Guide has named Tio 'Best small university of applied sciences in the Netherlands'! And Tio won several gold medals in the Elsevier study 'Best studies'.
Motivated students
Studying at Tio is a well-considered choice. Thanks to the intensive education programme you learn by doing and learn a direct approach. And thanks to the small-scale character of the school and the good atmosphere, a helping hand from a fellow student is easily found.
Fast-track options and accelerated programmes
Tio offers programmes at associate degree, bachelor’s and master’s level. This means that within Tio you can easily move on to the next level of education. There are also fast-track programmes available that allow you to obtain your diploma in an accelerated way.


Focus on the professional field
Tio's unique education is based on bringing together theory and practice. We believe in learning by doing. Because by learning and doing, you learn in the real world. This is how we prepare you for your future in the field.
Lecturers from different industries
Tio’s lecturers are professionals with extensive experience in the industry. They love sharing the knowledge they acquired through their professional experience. Most of them, in addition to teaching, also still work in the industry. This way you gain up-to-date practical knowledge and you can use their extensive network for your internship or your first job.
International opportunities
Tio offers many international opportunities. With our extensive international network, it is easier to find internships and partner schools for your study abroad experience. You study at Tio together with foreign students.
Special experiences
If you study at Tio, special experiences are guaranteed! Most likely you will find a great internship abroad, join a study trip, take part in a master class or put your knowledge and experience into practice during a project week. And you network during Tio's Career Event.

Nationally organised and yet local

Tio has six campuses in the Netherlands and its head office in Utrecht.

Each of Tio’s six campuses is found at a central location. Whichever city you choose, you can walk from the train station to that city’s Tio campus in no more than ten minutes.


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