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Process & Food Technology

The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Length: 4 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available: Yes
Location: The Hague
Language: English

Program Description

Process and Food Technology

Countless things that we take for granted every day, such as medicines, cosmetics, paint – and, of course, food and drink – are produced by using chemical processes. The Process and Food Technology (PFT) programme will form you into one of the professionals that some of the world’s biggest multinational companies rely on to design, develop and monitor these processes.

Admission requirements

Since our international Bachelor programmes are taught entirely in English, you will need a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. Bachelor candidates who were educated in Holland, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada, Australia, New-Zealand, South Africa or Malta need not take an English proficiency test. All other prospective students are required to hand in a valid and sufficient TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), TOEIC, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or Cambridge ESOL (CAE/CPE) certificate to the Enrolment Centre.

The minimum TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and CAE/CPE requirements are provided on our website  

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 Holland, The Hague and our university.

Degree & diploma

Bachelor of Applied Science

Career prospects

As a Process and Food Technology graduate, you have endless career opportunities - in industry, or government or even education. The market is in real need of Process and Food Technology graduates.

Process and food technologists are the people who create plastics and new types of paint on a daily basis. They develop new flavours of ice cream, fizzy drinks and snacks.

You might be asked to produce a new product on a large scale under strict hygienic conditions, or solve manufacturing problems. You may find yourself working for an engineering company, designing industrial processes or equipment. Or you might end up working with the government and consultants, as a health and safety or environmental specialist.

The University has connections with all kinds of businesses here in The Netherlands, and all over the world. Shell, Unilever, Numico, Heineken, Albemarle and Sara Lee/Douwe Egberts are just a few of the names you'll see during classes and recruiting on campus.


The programme involves a mix of classroom tuition, lectures, group activities, projects and lab work. You’ll look at seven different ‘themes’:

  • Food products and processing
  • Inorganic products
  • Water treatment
  • Organic products
  • Responsible industrial operation
  • (Food) polymer technology
  • (Food/chemical) process technology

What will you learn?

Your lessons will give you the knowledge and skills you need to complete the projects in each term. You’ll study general subjects, like math, physics and chemistry – as well as learning how to use actual equipment, like reactors, heat exchangers and distillation towers. And you’ll also be trained in presentation, reporting and communication.

Tuition & fees

The Dutch government has fixed the standard tuition fee for the last academic year on € 1,835. This goes for most of full-time, part-time, and dual EU/EEA students. The tuition fee for non-EU students was € 7,785. Please complete the order information form for details on what tuition fee will apply in your situation. For the upcoming academic year the tuition fees haven't been set yet.

The Hague University of Applied Sciences offers a total of 54 scholarships to students who would like to start their bachelor programme during the academic year 2014-2015. At €5,000 each, the scholarships cover almost two-thirds of the total first year university’s tuition fee and will only be awarded once. For more information please fill out a request information form. 


Watch this video to learn about the international business program, and how international students find life in the Netherlands. 


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Location & accommodation


The Hague, Netherlands

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Contact information for The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Johanna Westerdijkplein 75
2521 EN The Hague
The Netherlands

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