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Work placement

Work placement

Tio believes in education with a practical focus. The best examples of this approach are the work placements and your final thesis project. During these, you put all the knowledge you acquired into practice and develop your communication and research skills. For many students, their work placement is therefore one of the best parts of their education. 

Depending on whether you are taking a three- or four-year course, you take part in two work placements during the summer (three-year course) or your second work placement is scheduled during the third academic year (four-year course). Work placement positions automatically become available to Tio students as a result of Tio’s close relationships with major companies in the industry. Students can also suggest their own work placement positions. You complete your course with a final work placement that lasts at least twenty weeks. After completing the final project for their bachelor’s thesis, many students are offered a job at the company where they had their final work placement.

International work placements

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.

Event work placement


At the start of the academic year, your study coach will tell you everything you need to know about your work placement. You can look into hundreds of available positions via Tio’s student web. You are free to choose your own work placement position and Tio will offer guidance when necessary. Every work placement organisation must be able to prove that it is capable of providing the necessary support as well. You will be visited by your study coach. If you go abroad, your guidance will take place via Skype or email.


Every year, Tio hosts the Career Event for all its students. This is the perfect opportunity to look into work placements at the renowned companies that are present and to follow guest lectures and workshops from industry professionals.

Work placement compensation

As a guideline for the compensation you will receive from your work placement organisation, Tio has set a gross sum of € 62 per week. However, there are also organisations that do not offer any work placement compensation.

Plus on your CV

International experience on your CV is a plus. You learn to solve problems on your own, meet new people and improve your linguistic skills. Tio therefore offers you plenty of opportunities to develop yourself on an international level. At several stages during a course, you have the opportunity to go abroad.


All of Tio’s bachelor students spend a mandatory period abroad to gain international experience, e.g. via an international work placement, a final thesis or a period spent studying abroad. You learn to resolve problems on your own and to take initiative. You come into contact with new cultures and improve your linguistic skills. A work placement programme takes at least 13 weeks. However, in other countries work placements often last anywhere between four and ten months. Students are often required to be at least 18 years old to be eligible for a work placement position.


The Erasmus grant is a student grant for bachelor students who want to study or take part in a work placement abroad (yet still within Europe). Whether or not a student can receive a grant depends on the sum allocated to Tio. Depending on the country, the Erasmus grant may differ, ranging from € 150 to € 270 per month for studying and work placements within Europe.

Costs of an international work placement

In Europe, you can live off of around € 575 per month; € 275 for housing and € 300 for household expenses. The return ticket can be as cheap as € 125. Outside Europe, the costs are often higher; € 400 for housing and € 300 for household expenses. The return ticket usually costs at least € 800 and a visa is another € 320. These amounts are estimates. Students who receive student finance are eligible to receive a compensation for the duration of their foreign work placement in return for cancelling their student travel product. Combined with the optional Erasmus Scholarship, this sum may be as high as € 370 per month.

The costs for international work placement are not included in the course fees.


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 contacts with companies and multinationals in the hotel, event, tourism, marketing and business sectors. From the Amstel Hotel and Joop van den Ende to Coca-Cola and from Transavia and TUI to American Express. Here you will find an overview of companies and multinationals Tio works together with.


Every year, you can take part in several intra- and extracurricular study trips, international excursions and language trips, as well as excursions hosted by the Cognatio student society, including a winter sports trip.

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