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Bachelor in International Food and Agribusiness HAS University of Applied Sciences



Course info


The English-taught study programme International Food & Agribusiness will teach you how food is produced and processed in different countries and cultures, and how this can be achieved in a sustainable way, with respect for people and the environment. The economical use of resources is a part of that. You will be working on smart solutions which will allow us to produce sufficient and healthy food now and in the future. Besides technical knowledge about plants, animals, food and health, you will learn everything about international cooperation and enterprise. We will be looking at business and not-profit organizations, as by building bridges between various interests you can do business sustainably in the world of food & agribusiness.

In year two you can choose between the three domains:

Animal Production

Crop Production

Food Processing & Nutrition

During the study programme International Food and Agribusiness you will not only acquire professional knowledge, but also learn to speak fluent English. You will be working on fascinating assignments with students from all over the world, follow seminars and do your traineeship in the Netherlands and abroad. This will get you prepared for an international career.

Job Prospects

The Bachelor programme International Food & Agribusiness has been developed in consultation with companies from the agri-food industry. This ensures what you learn is directly applicable and relevant to real business. As a generalist with a wide view of the entire agricultural production chain, you are the link that brings the specialists of different sectors together. Whether you end up working for a big multi-national company or a smaller enterprise, you are the one who builds bridges between the many domains of the agricultural industry and finds the key to making it more sustainable.

You can work for consultancy firms or business-development agencies, development organizations dedicated to promoting fair trade and social corporate responsibility, or any internationally oriented company in the agri-food sector. Your strength will be your ability to function well in an international environment and easily find the connection between various agricultural domains.

Successful completion of this course leads to a Bachelor degree in International Food & Agribusiness (Bachelor of Business Administration, BBA). Upon graduation you are a well-trained professional who is able to work in an international team and address projects in a systematic and practice-oriented manner.

Project manager sustainable sourcing

As project manager of a multinational company you check whether ingredients that end up in your company’s products have been sustainably produced. For this, you analyze where and from whom your current suppliers purchase their products. You design programmes for product quality improvement and you negotiate with official certifiers to obtain a Fair Trade label for your company.

Food or agribusiness consultant

As food or agribusiness consultant you advise small and medium-sized food companies and farmers’ cooperatives, for example in Senegal and Mali, and work with them on technical improvements in farming processes. Or you advise Dutch and French farm equipment companies on how to enter new markets in South-East Asia. Or you help to set up an innovative and sustainable business in Burkina Faso which uses beer waste from a local brewery to feed the pigs at the nearby farm.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor in International Food and Agribusiness.

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

€7,550.00 (6,48,724) per year


31 Aug


HAS University of Applied Sciences

Onderwijsboulevard 221,



5223 DE, Netherlands

Entry requirement for international students

The admission requirement for this 4-year Bachelor programme is a secondary school diploma, equivalent to the Dutch HAVO diploma, with the final-year subject mathematics. Practical (work-) experience is beneficial but not obligatory. The level of your diploma will be assessed after HAS received your complete application form.

If your previous education was not completely taught in English, you also need to be able to prove that you are proficient in the English language. HAS University of Applied Sciences accepts the following language tests:

IELTS (Preferred)

Academic programme: 6.0 (overall band score)


Internet-based test: 70

Computer-based test: 213

Paper-based test: 550

Cambridge ESOL Certificate: B2

Exemption English language test

International students are exempted from having to take a mandatory language test in case the student obtained a diploma of secondary education in a country listed in the diploma list drawn up on behalf of the associations of institutions of higher education, as published on the website of the Code of Conduct.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.