HAS University of Applied Sciences

Horticulture and Business Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • English
Horticulture and Business Management is the English variant of the Dutch study programme Horticulture & Arable Farming at the HAS University of Applied Sciences. In this Bachelor's programme you will discover the key to the Dutch success and learn all about our technical innovations and production methods. All this is set in an international environment, with students from all over the world.


Did you know that the Netherlands is the second largest exporter of vegetables, flowers and other agricultural products? It makes sense, therefore, that other countries would like to learn from our expertise in the field of horticulture. 

The English-language Bachelor’s programme Horticulture and Business Management at the HAS University of Applied Sciences will introduce you to the world of plants and the entire chain from producer to consumer. You will follow technical courses on innovative cultivation techniques, but also learn about management and organisation, national and international trade, marketing and sales.

You can choose between three specialisations:

  • Applied Plant Research
  • Global Trade & Business Management
  • Cultivation & Technology
International Future

During the Horticulture & Business Management study programme you will learn to speak fluent English – in addition to all professional knowledge gained. You will work on fascinating assignments with students from all over the world, follow seminars and do your traineeship abroad. This way, you will be ready for an international career.

Hightech Greenhouse

Dutch horticulture and arable farming is taking the lead in innovative products and cultivation methods. At HAS University of Applied Sciences, you will be a part of that. In the hightech greenhouse at school, you will work with the latest techniques in the field of cultivation. And we have a laboratory and biology lab where you can conduct experiments to your heart’s content.

Job Prospects

Horticulture & Business Management is top of the list when it comes to great career perspectives. The horticultural industry eagerly awaits graduates from HAS University of Applied Sciences, and many students receive job offers even before they officially graduate. They meet their future employer during their studies, often during traineeships or during the company assignment in the final year.

Successful completion of the course leads to a Bachelor degree in Horticulture & Arable Farming. Upon graduation you are a well-trained professional who is able to work in an international team and address projects in a systematic and practice-oriented manner.

Future Jobs

  • Production Consultant
  • Breeder
  • Exportmanager
  • Entrepeneur

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Horticulture & Business Management start in the end of August / beginning of September every year.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Plant and Environment
  • Cultivation and Planning
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Cultivation and Technology
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Marketing & Communication
          For more information please visit the programme website.

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:


            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 (Grade B2):


            The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

            Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

          • Minimum required score:


            The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

          • Minimum required score:


            The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

          Academic Requirements

          The admission requirement for this 4-year Bachelor programme is a secondary school diploma, equivalent to the Dutch HAVO diploma, with the final-year subjects mathematics and chemistry. 

          The level of your diploma will be assessed after HAS has received your complete application form. If you want to know how your high school diploma is valued in the Netherlands before you apply, check the information in the Nuffic Country Modules.

          Exemption English language test International students are exempted from having to take a mandatory language test in case the student obtained a diploma of secondary education in a country listed in the diploma list as published on the website of the Code of Conduct.

          Work Experience

          Practical (work-) experience is beneficial but not obligatory. 

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            7075 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 7075 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
          • EU/EEA Applies to you

            2060 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for 's-Hertogenbosch

          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.


          Every non-EU student who enrolls in one of the English-taught Bachelor programmes of HAS University of Applied Sciences is awarded a grant of 1000 Euro.

          This grants has already been deducted from the tuition fee.

          EU and EER students have the possibility to apply for a student loan from the Dutch government.  

          For more information, please check the programme website.

          StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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