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Tio Business School Hengelo

Hengelo was and still is a city of industry. In the past, the textile industry flourished here, as it did in the rest of the region of Twente. Tio Hengelo is located just ten minutes on foot away from the train station.
In Hengelo, you can attend a bachelor’s and/or associate degree in the fields of business, hotel management, event management, tourism and marketing.

  • Student society Cognatio

    The national student society Cognatio is the student society of Tio. CognatioWith more than 500 members across six Tio campuses, Cognatio is a great society that offers you the opportunity to make new friends for life and expand a good network. Together with Cognatio, you can make the most of your student days.

    Cognatio is a student society that does not believe in initiations. Its motto is therefore “No obligations, always a good time”. Throughout the year, Cognatio hosts a variety of activities, including drinks, parties and excursions. Cognatio’s Big Six consist of the introduction in the Ardennes, a beach party, the annual gala, the winter sports trip, the Destination Unknown pub crawl, and the end of the year party.

    You can find out more about Cognatio during one of Tio’s open days.

Study programmes at Tio Hengelo

Tio’s campus near the boarder of Germany is housed in an atmospheric monumental building that nevertheless offers all modern facilities. What makes this campus unique? That would be the enormous schoolyard with a basketball field and a table tennis table, where students love to hang out during their break.

The campus in Hengelo offers the bachelor programme International Business Management in English. The other bachelor programmes and vocational programmes are offered in Dutch.

International Business Management
Dutch programmes at Tio Hengelo
"Together with L.S.V. Cognatio you get even more out your study. This makes your time at Tio unforgettable."
Jessica Malinowski | Former Chairman Cognatio

Studying in Hengelo

Hengelo is a medium-sized city, which means all sports and recreational facilities are just a bike ride away. Student city Enschede, home to e.g. the University of Twente, is also easily accessible by bike. Of course, Hengelo itself offers plenty of places to go out and meet other students. There is no reason to ever feel bored.

Grand-café De Twee Wezen, for example, is a popular place to grab a drink and meet up with friends. At Het Pleintje, opposite city hall, you can enjoy a drink and dance until your feet hurt in Rootie Tootie. Student association Cognatio regularly hosts events in Danscafe Twins.

Hengelo is in tenth place on the list of Dutch cities with the best cultural and sports facilities. The adventurous and athletic are well catered for in this town. Studying in Hengelo is great – just ask one of the Tio students you can meet during one of the open days.

Meet the team of Tio Hengelo

"The combination of personal attention and a team of qualified lecturers guarantees that you will love your time studying at our university.”
Geert van der Meer | Campus Manager
“As the smallest campus, Tio Hengelo highly values quality.”
Anneke Eggink | Assistant Campus Manager
"Questions about study progress or internship, my door is always open. Feel free to come in!"
Milou Frenken | Study coach
"If you have any questions, feel free to stop by."
Monique Meulman | Receptionist/Concierge
"I make sure that the campus looks flawless, with great pleasure!"
Machiel van der Wijk | Concierge

Photo album Tio Hengelo


Hengelo back in the days

Hengelo was and still is a city of industry. In the past, the textile industry flourished here, as it did in the rest of the region of Twente. Later, Stork took the initiative of developing the metal sector. Stork’s buildings are found throughout Hengelo; even the atmospheric Tio building on the Julianalaan was originally constructed by Stork as a domestic science school.

Finding a room in Hengelo

If you want to find a room in Hengelo, take a look at the following tips.

Use your network

Make use of your networks on social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, to announce your search for a room. Talk to family, friends and acquaintances. Send all your WhatsApp and Snapchat contacts a message. You can also go the traditional route and place an ad in door-to-door publications or regional newspapers (although these options are not free). Lastly, you can visit your Tio campus, where you will find information about finding a room posted on the magnetic boards.

Checklist for students living on their own

Besides finding a room, there are some other important things to take care of when you want to live on your own. Think of, for example, taking out household insurance and arranging an internet connection. Prizewize has drawn up a checklist for students living on their own (Dutch students only). This can act as a guideline, so you do not overlook anything important. 

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    This is Tio Hengelo
  • Student society Cognatio at Tio University
    Student society Cognatio at Tio University
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    Campus tour Tio University Hengelo