HAS University of Applied Sciences

International Food and Agribusiness, B.B.A.

About

The English-taught study programme International Food and Agribusiness offered by HAS University of Applied Sciences will teach you how food is produced and processed in different countries and cultures, and how this can be achieved in a sustainable way, with respect for people and the environment. The economical use of resources is a part of that. You will be working on smart solutions that will allow us to produce sufficient and healthy food now and in the future. Besides technical knowledge about plants, animals, food and health, you will learn all about international cooperation and enterprise. We will be looking at business and not-for-profit organisations, as by building bridges between various interests you can do business sustainably in the world of food & agribusiness.

You can choose between three specialisations:
  • Animal Production
  • Crop Production
  • Food
Ready for international practice
During the study programme International Food & Agribusiness you will learn to speak fluent English – in addition to all professional knowledge gained. You will be working on fascinating assignments with students from all over the world, follow seminars and do your internship in the Netherlands and abroad. This way, you will be ready for an international career.
Job Prospects

The Bachelor programme International Food & Agribusiness has been developed in consultation with companies from the agri-food industry. This ensures what you learn is directly applicable and relevant to real business. As a generalist with a wide view of the entire agricultural production chain, you are the link that brings the specialists of different sectors together. Whether you end up working for a big multi-national company or a smaller enterprise, you are the one who builds bridges between the many domains of the agricultural industry and finds the key to making it more sustainable.

You can work for consultancy firms or business-development agencies, development organisations dedicated to promoting fair trade and social corporate responsibility, or any internationally oriented company in the agri-food sector. Your strength will be your ability to function well in an international environment and easily find the connection between various agricultural domains.
Example:
  • Project Manager Sustainable Sourcing
  • Food or Agribusiness Consultant

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Global Food Systems
  • Crop Production
  • Coaching & Skills
  • Circular Economy
  • Domain track (Animal, Crop, Food)
  • Future Food Systems
For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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 – 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: 70

    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 subject mathematics. Practical (work-) experience is beneficial but not obligatory. The level of your diploma will be assessed after HAS has received your complete application form. If you want to know how your secondary school diploma is evaluated in the Netherlands before you apply, check the information in the Nuffic Country Modules.

  • Requirements British students (students from England and Wales)

GCSE in at least 4 subjects (grade A-C) and GCE with at least 2 subjects at advanced subsidiary level (in 6 different subjects).

Specific requirements: Mathematics should be at least GCSE level.

Or

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (sector Land-based and Environment)

Please note that we always need to assess the value of your diploma. Nuffic will check your diploma for authenticity and academic level.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 6675 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

Funding

Funding

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 study loan from the Dutch government.

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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