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  Tourism, Society and Environment MSc

Wageningen University & Research    Environmental Sciences

Full time September MSc 2 years
Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Business & Management (5)

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Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of tourism with the captivating MSc in Tourism, Society and Environment. Delve into the intricate web of societal and environmental challenges posed by this ever-expanding industry. This two-year programme offers a unique blend of academic rigour and practical experience, setting it apart as the only MSc tourism programme with a dedicated environmental focus. With a comprehensive curriculum comprising compulsory and optional courses, an internship, and a thesis, you have the flexibility to tailor your studies to your interests. Choose from four thematic trajectories, each addressing specific research domains such as Tourism & Development and Tourism & Global Change. Upon completion, you'll be equipped to pursue a career as an academic professional or scientist, specialising in sustainable tourism or visitor management. Join us on this enlightening journey and make a lasting impact on the future of tourism. Visit the link for admission requirements and embark on your transformative academic adventure.

About the course

Tourism is an ever-growing and global phenomenon. As one of the world’s largest economic sectors, its societal and environmental challenges cannot be ignored. During the two-year MSc programme Tourism, Society and Environment you critically examine the growing significance and complexity of tourism. As such you will be able to identify the problems behind tourism, but also to contribute to effective and sustainable solutions in tourism.

Why this programme?

  • A study programme with a long tradition of highly rated education and research in tourism studies.
  • The only MSc tourism programme with an environmental focus.
  • Offers practical experience through internships and consultancy assignments.

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The NL Scholarship (formerly known as Holland Scholarship) is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. This scholarship is meant for international students from one of the selected countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who wish to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the Netherlands.

If you are selected as a beneficiary of the NL Scholarship you will receive a one-time payment of € 5.000 in the first year of your studies. The selection committee has the option to grant a double scholarship of € 10.000 or a triple scholarship of € 15.000.

Important notes:

The NL Scholarship will not be deducted from your tuition fee invoice.
The NL Scholarship is not a full scholarship.
The costs of living, visa and insurance are not covered by this scholarship.

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You are an excellent student with a GPA of 80% or higher

2. You are citizen of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America or Vietnam.

3. You have (un-)conditional admission to one of our on campus MSc programmes.

4. You did not participate in a degree programme in the Netherlands before.

* Please note that this scholarship will not be offered to students with a double nationality (EU/EEA and Non-EEA nationality).

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The Excellence Programme is initiated by Wageningen University & Research to attract excellent students for a Master’s programme, and who might have the potential to do a PhD after their MSc graduation in Wageningen or elsewhere.

Components of the scholarship:
A tuition fee waiver for the duration of the programme (24 months)
A budget for one seminar in Europe (travel, stay, registration fee)


You are citizen of a country outside the European Economic Area (and Switzerland)
You have applied for one of the MSc programmes at Wageningen University & Research before the given deadline.
You are unconditionally admitted to this MSc programme
You have a high GPA of 80% or higher. A First Class honours BSc graduation or equivalent is required.

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