Process & Food Technology - English - 3 years - Full-time

In 2014, the horse meat scandal kick-started and era of stricter factory inspections and a more food-safety conscious consumer. Today, manufacturers of consumables and foodstuffs around the world recognise that transparency about the way their products are processed is essential to stay in business. As an upcoming student of the Process and Food Technology (PFT) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS), you’ll embrace this increase in consumer awareness. It will encourage you to innovate existing manufacturing processes, or design entirely new ones, to provide sustainable and resourceful food and chemical industries.

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Admission

For the three-year fast track PFT programme you’ll need the equivalent of a higher level Dutch VWO diploma. You’ll also need a good command of the English language. It goes without saying that you’ll have an affinity with mathematics, chemistry and physics.

Admission requirements

You have a non-Dutch diploma

Before we can decide on your eligibility, we’ll need to assess your secondary school certificate. To make sure your certificate is evaluated fairly, we work with NUFFIC, an organisation that specialises in the assessment of international education qualification

This programme is taught entirely in English. You’ll need a good command of the English language, both spoken and written.

Bachelors candidates who are educated in the Netherlands, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada (Quebec only when the education language is English), Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or Malta, or students holding a diploma (including English as an exam subject) stated on this diploma list, don’t need to take an English proficiency test.

All other prospective students are required to hand in a valid and sufficient language test.

Please check our Admission requirements for more information.

If you completed your prior education in another country than those listed above, you might still qualify for exemption, if:

  • you have an American or International High School Diploma, or
  • you have an European or International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Please contact the Enrolment Centre and ask for details.

If you have not quite reached the level you need to enrol for a degree but your results are promising, we offer the Prep School programme, which takes six months or one year. On completion of this, you will not only be ready to join a bachelor's, but you’ll also have learned a lot about the Netherlands, The Hague and our university.

You have a Dutch diploma

To begin the three-year PFT bachelor’s degree programme, you should have a VWO diploma with the appropriate profile.

MBOs and HAVOs do not qualify for admission, please take a look at our four-year PFT bachelor instead. 

Vwo

  • N&T Immediately qualifies for admission
  • N&G Immediately qualifies for admission
  • E&M Does not qualify for admission
  • C&M Does not qualify for admission

The most appropriate profile for PFT is N&T.

The most appropriate profile for PFT is N&T.

If you received a VWO diploma before 2010, your diploma will be assessed on an individual basis to see if you qualify for admission. If you have any questions about admissions, please contact the Enrolment Office by completing the contact form.

There is no Admission Test 21+ (Dutch) for the three-year programme. Please take a look at our four-year IB programme instead.
There are no exceptions to the official admission requirements. The Enrolment Office is the only party that can make decisions regarding your qualification for admission based on official regulations. You can’t rely on any other sources of information for your qualification for admission.

Student for a day

Get a taste of student life

3 February 2018

Open Day

An open day is a great way to see our campus and meet current students, lecturers and our team of study advisors. You’ll be able to try products crafted by PFT students, such as cheese, beer and see a water purification plant. Also you’ also get the opportunity to attend a food chemistry class.

30 November - 1 December 2017

Trial Study Day

During the trial study day, you’ll attend lectures and receive a process design assignment from one of our expert lecturers. You also get a sneak peak of what it’s like working in a lab workshop making mayonnaise.

Student for a day

Shadow a current PFT student and experience what it’s like to study at THUAS. Join a PFT class and meet our current students and lecturers. This will also be your chance to experience how PFT prepares you and your fellow students to become society’s most promising engineers. Get a sneak preview of courses like Industrial Micro Biology, Molecules and Materials, Inorganic Chemistry or Reaction Kinetics. These could help you decide whether you would be more interested in experimenting with crystals that improve the taste of sweets or pursuing the possibility of producing biofuels from recycled waste.

Need help making a decision

We would like to help you make the right decision

It takes a bit of thought and research to find the right programme. The Hague University of Applied Sciences organizes various activities throughout the year to give you the best possible idea of the various study’s offered. You also learn what it’s like to study at THUAS. This way, you can click on the registration button without a doubt in mind. Or you’ll know for certain it’s not right for you. 
Contact our Study & Career Centre Contact us by phone (+31) (0)70 445 8595 or by email studycareer@hhs.nl

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