36 months
16400 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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Hey food innovator, you want to work on new, innovative products for the largest business sector in the world? Great! Then the Food Technology programme at the Wageningen University and Research is for you.

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The study of Food Technology supplies you with the knowledge to develop new food products and improve existing products to achieve these goals. In the Food Technology programme at the Wageningen University and Research you will learn all about ingredients and about aspects such as packaging, logistics and food safety.

What makes the Bachelor Food Technology unique?

  • Practical: Dive into the world of chemistry, physics and biology to develop foods.
  • Quality management: You will develop new methods to assure the market of good products.
  • Large and diverse sector: There are many companies in the Netherlands and across the globe offering attractive positions.

Future career and master’s programmes

Most graduates from the bachelor’s programme continue studying to complete a master’s, which qualifies them for career opportunities anywhere in the world. They may use their expertise in development projects in Africa, South America or Asia, or contribute to solutions of land and water management issues in the Netherlands and other European countries. Our alumni tell us about the jobs they have chosen.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Nutritional Aspects of Foods
  • Physical Chemistry for Food Scientists
  • Food Production Chains
  • Mathematical Concepts & Food Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Wageningen University and Research and/or in Netherlands, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted to the bachelor's programme Food Technology, you should have studied mathematics, chemistry and biology or physics.
  • Be in possession of a secondary school leaving certificate (a Dutch ‘vwo-diploma’) or an equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma, and;
  • Have studied certain subjects (at the required level) relevant to the programme you are applying for, and;
  • Meet the English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16400 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Wageningen

700 - 800 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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