Process & Food Technology - English - 3 years

In 2014, the horsemeat scandal marked the beginning of stricter factory inspections and a more food-conscious consumer. Today, manufacturers of consumables and foodstuffs around the world recognise that, to stay in business, transparency about the way their products are processed has become a necessity. As an upcoming student of Process & Food Technology (PFT) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) you too will appreciate this increase in consumers’ social awareness. In the end, it will encourage you to innovate existing manufacturing processes, thus underscoring a sustainable and resourceful food and chemical industry.


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Process & Food Technology has a four-year and a three-year programme, the latter differing only in its duration and study intensity. For the three-year programme you will need the equivalent of a higher level Dutch VWO diploma, such as an international Baccalaureate, German Abitur or three British A-levels at grade C, or higher. You will also need a good command of English. And it goes without saying that you also will need to be good at maths, chemistry and physics to keep up with the programme. 

Admission requirements

You have a non-Dutch diploma

Before we can decide on your eligibility, we will 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 qualifications.

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

Bachelor candidates who were educated in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada (except for Quebec!), Australia, New-Zealand, South Africa or Malta, or students holding a diploma (including English as an exam subject) stated on this diploma list, need not take an English proficiency test.

All other prospective students are required to hand in a valid and sufficient TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or Cambridge ESOL certificate to the Enrolment Centre. The certificate must not be older than two year at the start of the study year.

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 THUAS Enrolment Centre and ask for details.

The minimum TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and Cambridge CAE/ CPE scores for are:


  • Paper based > 550
  • Computer based > 213
  • Internet based > 80, With minimum subscores of 20


  • Listening and Reading > 670, You must also complete 'Speaking and Writing' successfully


  • Listening > 6
  • Reading > 6
  • Writing > 6
  • Speaking > 6
  • Overall > 6


  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) > A/B/C
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) > A/B/C

Please note: The Hague University of Applied Sciences does not accept Institutional TOEFL scores, TOEFL ITP scores or any other language test certificates.

Please note: if you take (or have taken) the TOEFL English proficiency test, please allow The Hague University of Applied Sciences to check your online results to verify your TOEFL certificate. The Institution Code of The Hague University of Applied Sciences is 7042.

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

You have a Dutch diploma

To begin the 3-year bachelor's degree programme in Process Food Technology, you should have a vwo-diploma with the appropriate "profiel".


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


  • 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


  • Does not qualify for admission
The most appropriate "profiel" for vwo is N&T.
If you received a vwo-diploma previous to 2010, your diploma will be assessed individually to see if you qualify for admission. If you have any questions, you can contact the Central Student Enrolment Office by completing the contact form.
There is no Admission Test 21+ (Dutch) for this degree programme.
There can be no exceptions made to the official admission requirements. The Central Student Enrolment Office is the only agency that can arrive at decisions regarding your qualification for admission as based on the official regulations. You cannot rely on any other sources of information with regard to your qualification for admission.

Student for a day

Get a taste of student life

5 November 2016

Open Day

An Open Day is a great way to visit our campus; get acquainted with current students, lecturers, and meet our team of study advisors. While you attend you can view and try products crafted by PFT students, such as: cheese, beer and even a water purification plant. Also you will get a taste of PFT during a food chemistry class.

8 - 9 December 2016

Trial Study Day

During the trial study you and another prospective PFT student will attend lectures and receive a process design assignment. Also you will get a sneak preview of our lab during a workshop on how to make 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 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

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