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Process and Food Technology - 4 Years, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Process and Food Technology - 4 Years at The Hague University of Applied Sciences consists of two main pillars: food technology and chemical engineering. Themes in the first two years are water purification, sustainable food production, (in)organic chemistry, polymer science and technology (plastics and 3D printing). 

PFT’s specialised theoretical framework, mixed with a variety of hands-on group projects with industry partners, will help form you into a state-of-the-art food or chemical specialist engineer. PFT includes an internship and graduation internship period. Our alumni are highly valued by companies such as Dutch Royal Shell, Heineken, P&G, and Unilever for their advanced technical skills, multicultural communication skills and strong practical project working abilities.


You could be a process technologist working on a new type of recyclable plastic for Sigma Aldrich Amsterdam or GE plastics in Bergen op Zoom. You could also apply for numerous jobs in the FMCG industry. But as a young professional, you do much more. You’ll discover the culture at your company and what the profession does on a daily basis. 

You’ll attend meetings and company parties. You’ll also learn all there is to know about your market - the latest developments, the competition and what they do. Due to the international nature of the PFT programme, you’ll find our alumni working all over the world in a variety of industries.

The multidisciplinary nature of PFT means that you’ll be attractive to employers from all kinds of industries and many of the skills you obtain are transferrable to different professions. 

Like the study programme, your career prospects are very broad and job roles include: 

What will you become

  • Operations technician
  • Food technologist
  • Product designer
  • Quality controller
  • Security advisor
  • Chief fire-fighter
  • Drug safety medical advisor
  • Process safety engineer
  • Production specialist
  • Research technician


The programme is accredited by NVAO.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Year one of PFT will teach you the fundamentals of engineering, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and microbiology.

Year 2

  • You’ll start year two by taking a major in Risk Management, where you’ll design a safe and sustainable processing plant. 

Year 3

  • In year three, you’ll start with an optional minor. Perhaps you want to gain even more advanced technical skills, or you’d like to learn something in another engineering discipline such as industrial, mechanical or electrical engineering.

Year 4

  • The first half of year four consists of two more blocks of specialisations. Options include more food or chemical related courses (and a specialisation project), or a management block.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

You have a non-Dutch diploma

If you want to be admitted onto the four-year PFT programme, you’ll need a diploma equivalent to a secondary HAVO school diploma. Besides this you require a good command of the English language. It goes without saying that to be successful on PFT, you’ll need to be good at mathematics, physics, chemistry and microbiology/biology. 

Dutch Diploma

To qualify for the four-year PFT programme, you’ll need a secondary HAVO school diploma and a good command of English.


  • N&T Immediately qualifies for admission
  • N&G Immediately qualifies for admission
  • E&M Does not qualify for admission
  • C&M Does not qualify for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8140 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8140 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Den Haag

  • 780 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Do you come from outside the EEA (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or Switzerland and want to do your bachelor degree at THUAS? You can apply for the €5,000 Holland Scholarship financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch universities.

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