Are you curious about other cultures? Are you motivated, creative and pragmatic? Then this English-taught study programme will be perfect for you!
The English-taught study programme International Food and Agribusiness at the 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 which 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 everything about international cooperation and enterprise. We will be looking at business and not-profit organisations, as by building bridges between various interests you can do business sustainably in the world of food & agribusiness.
In year two you can choose between the three domains:
Ready for international practice
During the study programme International Food and Agribusiness you will not only acquire professional knowledge, but also learn to speak fluent English. You will be working on fascinating assignments with students from all over the world, follow seminars and do your traineeship in the Netherlands and abroad. This will get you prepared for an international career.
At HAS University of Applied Sciences you will be following an outstanding study programme with outstanding facilities, like our greenhouse, climate-controlled rooms, laboratories and our Study Suite.
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.Future Jobs
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
International Food & Agribusiness start in the end of August / beginning of September every year.
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.Book IELTS
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).
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.
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.
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.
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