• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The food industry is an industry that most consumers take for granted. Healthier, tastier and innovative food products are appearing on our supermarket shelves almost daily. With this huge product range and the consumers’ increasing demand for variety, the need for food technologists is growing rapidly.

Nowadays, consumers increasingly demand healthy, safe and tasty foods. As a food technologist, you analyse consumers and their demands in terms of marketing, product quality and business administration. Market research, knowledge of production processes and product properties, and, perhaps most importantly, understanding what happens in the human body when we consume food, are crucial in developing new foodstuffs.

You study the chemical, microbiological and chemical composition of food, while you also dive into the fascinating world of nutrition, flavour, trends, trade and health. This is a fantastic challenge for creative, technically-minded 'foodies'. As there are currently far less graduates than job openings, food technology graduates have the luxury of choice on the job market, which is a big advantage in this day and age.

Generally, food technologists are innovative, enthusiastic and business-minded people with a passion for food and a comprehensive understanding of the sciences. From chemistry and microbiology to marketing, from engineering to advanced technologies: the interdisciplinary Food Technology at Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences  covers all these topics and more.

Career

The Bachelor study programme in Food Technology (BSc) has a long history and an excellent reputation. VHL’s international network has proven to be invaluable to students seeking placements and projects. The benefits continue when you graduate. There is no shortage of opportunities in the food business. With so many food producers, there are plenty of jobs for people whose knowledge of marketing and technology spans the sector's wide range of specialties.

Our graduates qualify for positions as project managers, account managers, product developers, commercial technologists and customer-service directors. You could also work in processing and technology, become a production or quality manager, or even work at the Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. The choice will be vast, as your studies will have prepared you for expertise in all of these areas.

Accreditation

Van Hall Larenstein has been rated the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences! Our University is the only institution in the Netherlands that has received three AISHE stars for all of its bachelor programmes. AISHE (Auditing Instrument for Sustainability in Higher Education) is an assessment tool for sustainable developments in higher education. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
    • The number of ECTS credits granted to course units is based on the workload required to complete those units. 60 credits represent the workload of one year of study. One semester of studies normally comprises 30 ECTS credits and a term/trimester 20.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food products 
  • Food analysis 
  • Food safety health 
  • Sensory Research 
  • Process technology 
  • Qauality management 
  • Business Managment 
  • Sustainable entrepeneurship 
  • Food ingredients 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

HAVO-equivalent secondary school diploma

  • One of the general admission requirements for all our 4-year Bachelor study programmes is a secondary school diploma, which is equivalent to the Dutch HAVO (or VWO) diploma. Examples of equivalent levels are the International Baccalaureate diploma or A-Levels. Your diploma will be evaluated after VHL has received your complete application.

Applicants with a non-Dutch diploma:

  • It is highly recommended that both Chemistry and Mathematics are covered until the end of secondary school, but this is not a mandatory admission requirement. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9100 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Velp

  • 780 - 1160 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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