Process & Food Technology - English - 4 years - Full-time

The Paris Agreement was signed in 2015 to reduce human induced climate change by the year 2100. Major fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and chemical companies have taken the consumer demand for more sustainable products to heart and are becoming more efficient and eco-friendly. Are you interested in working in these fast growing industries? Do you have a talent for mathematics, physics and chemistry and an interest in meeting global demands for consumer goods in environmentally friendly ways? Process and Food Technology (PFT) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) could be for you!

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Admission

PFT 4 year, 2018-2019

Process & Food Technology has a four-year and a three-year programme, the latter differing only in its duration and study intensity. To qualify for this four-year programme you will need a secondary school diploma equivalent to that of a Dutch HAVO and 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

If you want to be admitted onto the four-year PFT programme, you’ll need a diploma equivalent to a secondary HAVO school diploma. Besides this you require a good command of the English language. It goes without saying that to be successful on PFT, you’ll need to be good at mathematics, physics, chemistry and microbiology/biology. 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.


Bachelor’s 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 TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or Cambridge (CAE or CPE)  certificate to the Enrolment Centre. The TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS certificate must not be older than two years at the start of the study year.

See our Language requirements for more information.

Please note: THUAS does not accept Institutional TOEFL scores, TOEFL ITP scores or any other language test certificates.
If you take (or have taken) the TOEFL English proficiency test, please let THUAS check your online results to verify your TOEFL certificate. Our Institution Code is 7042.

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 an 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.
If you don't meet the minimum entrance requirements, and you are 21 years or older, the Admission Test 21+ offers you the opportunity to qualify for this bachelor programme. This tests your command of Dutch and English and includes a programme specific section.

More information on the Admission Test 21+.

You have a Dutch diploma

To qualify for the four-year PFT programme, you’ll need a secondary HAVO school diploma and a good command of English. The following profiles and diplomas qualify for the PFT programme:

Havo

  • 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

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

Mbo

  • Level 4, middle management or a specialised secondary education programme
The most appropriate profile for the PFT programme is N&T.
If you want to take a degree programme but you don’t have the required subjects in your HAVO or VWO profile, THUAS may offer you an opportunity to take an exam (Dutch).

If you received a HAVO diploma before 2009, or VWO diploma before 2010, your diploma will be assessed individually to see if you qualify for admission. If you have any questions, you can contact the Enrolment Office by completing the contact form.
If you don't meet the minimum entrance requirements and you are 21 years or older, the Admission Test 21+ (Dutch) offers you the opportunity to qualify for this bachelor programme. This tests your command of Dutch and English and includes a programme specific section.
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

4 November 2017

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 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.

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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