B.Sc. On Campus

Equine, Sports and Business (Animal Husbandry)

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

48 months
9270 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Are you a passionate horse-lover? Do you want to make a difference in the international equine sector as an equine feed consultant, breeding expert or event manager? Whether regarding top-tier sports or hobby horse-riding, it is vital that we focus on what’s most important: the respectful treatment of horses. Can you envision yourself taking the lead on this in the future? 


The Equine, Sports and Business study programme is a track of the Bachelor Animal Husbandry. You will spend half of your time studying the horse itself, and the other half on the business side of the equine world. You will learn about nutrition, breeding, genetics and animal welfare. In addition, you will follow courses such as marketing, finance, event management and business. In the meantime, you will automatically become part of the programme's extensive international network.

The equine sector is dynamic and developing rapidly. The Netherlands is leading the way in this respect. The sector would like to show what is most important: respectful treatment of horses. Everyone who works with horses is responsible for the welfare of the animal, whether it involves professional sport or is just a hobby. Will you take the lead?


The horse industry is booming. This means that you, as a young professional in Equine, Sports and Business, are in luck. During your studies, you will start building a network of valuable contacts, and acquire essential work experience. You will have many opportunities to work in a variety of positions, and to participate in the global debates on the sector. A lot of our graduates found work at the organisation where they did their internship.

Your career opportunities are versatile and varied. Graduates of Equine Sports & Business can be found all over the world. You can work as a consultant, project manager, account manager, event organiser, marketer, equine welfare specialist or breeding expert. Graduates land at both national and international employers. For example at feed producers, sector organisations, stables and breeding farms or horse traders. Then there are also insurers, transport and event agencies.


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. 

Programme Structure

During your studies, you spend half of your time on everything to do with the horse itself. You learn about the nutrition, genetics, health and well-being of horses. The other half of your study time is devoted to the business side of the equestrian world. Courses such as marketing, finance, event management and business are part of this. Over the course of your studies, you can specialise fully in the track of your choice: you choose your own internships and a graduation placement that suit your interest.

Courses include:

  • Animal nutrition and breeding 
  • Marketing 
  • Animal health 
  • Research and health 
  • Animals in society 
  • Animals in business 
  • Entrepreneurship
Two international internships are incorporated into each of our programmes to obtain well-valued international work experience even before you graduate. You will also have the opportunity to study a semester abroad as we are part of the Erasmus exchange programme.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We strongly advise Bachelor students to apply before the 1st May with regard to the study choice check. 


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.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

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 diploma. Examples of equivalent levels are the International Baccalaureate diploma or A-Levels.
  • It is highly recommended that Chemistry is covered until the end of secondary school, but this is not a mandatory admission requirement. This means that if your diploma does not have a final examination in Chemistry, you can catch up on the missing knowledge with specific modules that are included in the programme.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9270 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9270 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 48 months.

The Dutch government is halving tuition fees (only € 1,105) for first-year Bachelor students in higher education if it's their first Bachelor in Holland.

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.


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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