• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
How do we ensure that there is sufficient and healthy food for everyone on this planet, now and in the future? The solution to this challenging question lies in international enterprise with respect for people and the environment. That is exactly what the Bachelor programme in International Food and Agribusiness at HAS University of Applied Sciences is about.

About

Are you curious about other cultures? Are you motivated, creative and pragmatic? Then this English-taught study programme in International Food and Agribusiness at HAS University of Applied Sciences will be perfect for you!

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.

Successful completion of this course leads to a Bachelor degree in International Food & Agribusiness (Bachelor of Business Administration, BBA). 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

The study takes 4 years to complete. For a detailed overview of the curriculum per year, please visit the university's website. Other elements of this study include multiple (international) internships, an international study trip, and a minor. In the second year, students will choose their preferred domain track (Animal, Crop, or Food).

Courses include:

  • Global Food Systems
  • Crop Production Systems
  • Agri Food Business
  • Biobased Economy
  • Introduction Food
  • Food Governance

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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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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 valued in the Netherlands before you apply, check the information in the Nuffic Foreign education systems.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7550 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7550 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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
The Dutch government is halving tuition fees for first-year students in higher education. Those who meet the conditions will pay €1,041,50 instead of €2,083.

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.

Funding

  • Every EU student who enrolls in one of the English-taught Bachelor pays the same tuition fee as a Dutch student. 
  • 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 1.000 euro. This grant has already been deducted from the tuition fee.

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