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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PFT 4 years, 2021-2022

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. 
The app Prapp can help you to check whether this is the programme of your choice (the app is in Dutch, PFT is Chemische Technologie).
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You have a non-Dutch diploma

To enrol for the PFT 4 year programme you will need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch VWO diploma and a good command of English.
Also, you need to have passed your exam in mathematics and chemistry.

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 qualifications.

If you were not educated in the Netherlands you usually have to submit a language test to be admitted. Depending on the type and country of your diploma you may however qualify for exemption. Please check our entry requirements page for more information.

Perhaps your academic background is not quite the right level. Or you need some help improving your English skills. Don’t worry. There might be some alternative options to help you get in, and prepare yourself for a successful start of your studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS).

English Academic Preparation Programme
Need help with your English? If you haven’t quite reached the right level of English for your chosen Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme, you can enrol for English Academic Preparation Programme. After the successful completion of this programme, you’ll be ready to start your degree at THUAS and you will already have a good taste of studying and living in the Hague.

Admissions Test 21+
If you’re 21 years old before 1 September 2019, but don’t have a diploma or a qualification that meets the entry requirements, you can take the 21+ Admissions Test. The 21+ Admissions Test is offered at several dates between January and the start of the academic year, and consists of a digital general capacity test. Please note that you can only participate if you have an EEA-nationality or residence permit for the Netherlands that is valid on the test date.

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.

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:

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.

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11 May 2021

Open Day

We would have loved to welcome you to our Open Day at our campuses in The Hague, Delft, Zoetermeer and at our Zuiderpark Sports Campus. Sadly, this is no longer possible due to the national measures taken in connection with the coronavirus. That is why we will be organising an online Open Day to provide you with as much information as possible so you will be able to make a well-considered study choice. If you can’t come to The Hague University of Applied Sciences, then THUAS will come to you!

Watch the webinar.

Online day with a student

Shadow a current PFT student and experience what it's like to study at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Join a online 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'd be more interested in experimenting with crystals that improve the taste of sweets or pursuing the possibility of producing biofuels from recycled waste.


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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 studies 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. 

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