Student Life

4+1 perks of joining the February intake of our Bachelor in Hospitality Management

While planning to start your Bachelor's degree, there are many things you need to tick off your list; from obtaining language tests to keeping up with deadlines and gearing up your application. But before beginning with all these, the first thing you should be aware of is the admission intakes of your chosen university.

February intake 2023

Applications open until 1 November

August intake 2023

Applications open until 1 May

Did you know that Hotelschool The Hague offers a February intake for our Bachelor in Hospitality Management next to the August intake? This is unlike many universities in The Netherlands that offer only the August intake. Opting for the right intake can be an important parameter in your selection process and it comes with some great benefits. While the August intake might seem ideal to get started with your education after summer, there are some perks of joining the February intake as well. Curious about them? Keep reading to find out more.

1. Do not waste one full year

Do you need more time while you finish your application? Then the February intake is the best option for you. Applying for your Bachelor's degree during high school can be sometimes overwhelming. There are so many factors to consider whilst making a decision. The February intake gives you more months to get ready and finish your application process until 1 November, without feeling that you "have wasted" an entire year until the new academic year.

2. Gain work experience

What's best than devoting these months to gaining work experience until you start your studies? By gaining some experience through a part-time job, an internship, or even a voluntary vacancy you can get some insights into what the hospitality industry looks like. The knowledge and skills you are going to obtain through the work experience will make you more confident in order to embark on your next step!

“After high school graduation, it was nice for me to be able to have some time for myself to understand exactly what I like and what I want to do in the future. These six months after summer really give you this opportunity to get to know yourself, and what you actually like”

Jasmine Guguen

3. Travel around the world

If you have always dreamt of travelling the world, experiencing new cultures, and broadening your horizons, this is the perfect timing. Starting your studies in February will allow you to discover new places, spend time with friends and family, and recharge. Whether you just graduated from high school or you were busy with work, take some time off for yourself to recharge your batteries before your next step!

4. Develop your skillset

This is the perfect time to brush up on your skills and establish good habits in order to make sure that you have everything in order before you go. Whether it's an online workshop on time management or a language course, these activities will keep you busy during this in-between period and also help you develop some hard skills that you will further apply as a student. Sometimes, high-school skills are much different than the ones you will apply to the university. Starting some courses on study techniques such as effective note-taking, team-working, and academic writing will help you conquer different aspects of this transition.

5. Discover new passions & interests

We often hear during interviews and the selection process "What's your passion?", "What are you passionate about?". While sometimes it feels like you should already be certain of your passions, the reality is that most of the students are still figuring them out; and that's totally fine! Passions and interests come through self-exploration and discovery and take time! Take this time to explore different paths whether that's joining that club you’ve been itching to be in, trying out that sport that you’ve never played, or starting a pottery workshop. If there’s already something you love doing, keep doing it otherwise find hobbies that satisfy your curiosity and make you happy!

“It was a great opportunity for me to travel extensively during summer and gain working experience. I also had the time to move and experience a different country: Austria.”

Joana Frisch