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Tio University Rotterdam

You can walk to the Tio campus in Rotterdam from the beautiful Central Station in just one minute! The school is located in the professional heart of the city, between multinationals such as Unilever and Nationale Nederlanden.
In Rotterdam, you can attend a bachelor’s and/or master's degree in the fields of business, hotel management, event management, tourism and marketing.

Address & opening hours

Weena 457
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Opening hours: Mon / Fri 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM 
Click here for the holiday openings hours.

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.

Student society Cognatio at Tio University

Study programmes at Tio Rotterdam

The campus’ open and friendly atmosphere creates the perfect environment to study in. The building is expansive and features all the latest facilities. Its trendy design makes you want to do your best. This is a modern building in Rotterdam’s business heart and an inspiring environment where young professionals can begin building their network. 

The programmes mentioned below are offered at Tio Rotterdam:

Bachelor’s degrees

in 3 or 4 years
  • Commerce Economics and Entrepreneurship

    Learn the tricks of the (online) marketing profession. The marketing world is looking for you! After obtaining the Commerce Entrepreneurship & Organisations bachelor's degree, you know how to give online and offline sales a boost, both in SMEs and for a multinational. 

    Read more about this bachelor programme
  • Hotel and Event Management

    Welcome to the world of top hotels, star restaurants, festivals and sports events. The hospitality sector is looking for you! After completing the Hotel and Event Management bachelor’s degree, you will be able to create the perfect experience for your guests, even online. You will turn any stay and event into a success.

    Read more about this bachelor programme
  • International Business Management

    A glorious future: you close a deal with an American organisation and research the possibilities of doing business in Asia. The business world is looking for you! After completing the International Business Management bachelor’s degree, you will excel at establishing international contacts and creating your own opportunities. This bachelor programme brings you one step closer to international success.

    Read more about this bachelor programme
  • International Tourism Management

    Dubai, Botswana, New York, Venice; the whole world is at your feet. The travel industry is looking for you! After completing the International Tourism Management bachelor’s degree, you will sell the world online and offline. You design trips, purchase at sharp rates and establish contacts all over the world. 

    Read more about this bachelor programme

Master’s degrees

in only 1 year
  • Master of Business Administration

    Would you like to expand or deepen your knowledge after obtaining your bachelor's degree? Choose the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Tio’s Master of Business Administration educates you to become an academically schooled all-round professional within large companies or multinationals.

    Read more about this program

Christiaan Thomassen | Founder Cognatio
"I founded Cognatio to unite students from the different courses and to help them to establish a network."
Christiaan Thomassen | Founder Cognatio

International character

Where better to learn the true meaning of the word “international” than in the port of Rotterdam? View the city’s impressive skyline from the Euromast or visit the latest hotspot, the Markthal. Around Tio Rotterdam, you will find plenty of trendy places to eat and drink and the Manhattan on the Meuse also hosts plenty of fantastic events.


Meet the team of Tio Rotterdam

Bart Kuijpers | Campus Manager
"On our small-scale campus you get personal education from our lecturers from the industry."
Bart Kuijpers | Campus Manager
Nanneke Christiaanse |  Assistant Campus Manager
"Rotterdam is booming and very interesting for international companies. For Tio students it is the best place to start their career."
Nanneke Christiaanse | Assistant Campus Manager
Nadja Hilderink | Assistant Campus Manager
"Rotterdam is not only awarded as the best city in Europe, but also has the best Tio campus."
Nadja Hilderink | Assistant Campus Manager
Ellen van der Meer | Assistant Campus Manager
"Are you curious about studying in Rotterdam? Come and visit us at an open day or attend a trial study day!"
Ellen van der Meer | Assistant Campus Manager
Nathalie Bergs | Assistant Campus Manager
"You find our campus in the middle of the trendy and modern city centre of Rotterdam."
Nathalie Bergs | Assistant Campus Manager

Photo album Tio Rotterdam


Discover Rotterdam

Film lovers should come to Rotterdam in late January or early February for the International Film Festival Rotterdam. You can also visit the colourful summer carnival in July. Besides relaxing on one of the many terraces, culture lovers can enjoy the Kunsthal. How about wandering around the first covered marketplace in the Netherlands, the Markthal Rotterdam? Shop ‘til you drop in the centre of Rotterdam! Here, you can score the best deals seven days a week by following one of the shopping routes – or by striking out on your own. Be sure not to miss Diergaarde Blijdorp or the Euromast. If you need a break, walk to the wonderful gardens of Arboretum Trompenburg.

Finding a room in Rotterdam

If you want to find a room in Rotterdam, 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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Directions to Tio Rotterdam

Tio Rotterdam is easily accessible by car and by train. You can find directions below.

 To Tio Rotterdam by car

If you come from the direction of The Hague/Amsterdam
You take the A13 highway staying on the right hand lane at the traffic junction 'Kleinpolderplein'. Follow the viaduct in the direction of 'Rotterdam-Centrum'. You are now on the 'Stadhoudersweg'. At the road fork 'Stadhoudersplein' you stay right and you ride via the 'Schiekade' to the 'Hofplein'. On the 'Hofplein' you turn right onto 'Weena', your arrival destination.

If you come from the direction of Breda/Dordrecht
You follow the A 16 highway. After the 'Van Brienenoordbrug' you keep continue on the A 16. At the end of the A 16, near the 'Terbregseplein', you follow the A 20, in the direction of The Hague. On the A 20 at 'Schieplein' you take exit 14 in the direction of Rotterdam-Centrum. Via the 'Schieweg' and the 'Schiekade' you ride directly to the 'Hofplein'. On the Hofplein you turn right onto 'Weena', your arrival destination.

If you come from the direction of Zeeland
From Zeeland you can take the A 17 and the A 16 or the A 29 in the direction of Rotterdam. Choose the exit Rotterdam-Centrum. Take the third exit on the roundabout in the direction 'Centrum'. At the next roundabout take the first exit. You are currently on the 'Weena'.

Parking facilities

Parking (paid only) is possible near the Weena, Delftseplein and Delftse Poort. Costs are involved from Monday to Sunday, between 9:00 am - 23:00 pm. You can only pay by debit or credit card. Parking is also possible in parking garage Weena (Karel Doormanstraat 10, 3012 GJ Rotterdam). This parking garage is within walking distance from Tio Rotterdam. For more information see rotterdamparkeren.nl

To Tio Rotterdam by public transport

Travelling by public transport you choose as your destination Rotterdam Central Station. If you take the main exit at the city centre side, you will see two towers on the left hand side. Next to these Tio Rotterdam is situated. If you arrive by metro you should take the North-South line (Noord-Zuidlijn) with Rotterdam Central Station as your final destination. If you use the East-West line (Oost-Westlijn) you need to transfer to the North-South line at metrostation 'Churchillplein'. You need to get off at platform 'Beurs' (at station Churchillplein) and take the metro in the direction of Central Station. You are now standing next to an office building with two large tower blocks. In the lower building next to these Tio Rotterdam is situated. Public transport information 0900-9292 and http://9292.nl/en

Address Tio Rotterdam
Weena 457
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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