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How do you get cows to produce more milk while maintaining their quality of life? How do you develop a beautiful red tomato that also protects against cancer?

With Applied Biology, you will be looking for the answers to such practical questions. In this 4 year Bachelor’s programme in Dutch, you will be studying plants, animals, food and ecology, while directly putting your results into practice. So, your research will contribute to healthier food, a better environment and a good life for animals.


About the programme

If you are passionate about biology, you will feel right at home in the Bachelor’s programme Applied Biology. You will learn everything about animals, plants, environment and people, and about the influence of food. You don’t just study theory, but will also learn directly in practice. You will need to head outside for your assignments and projects and collect data at the greenhouse, the animal enclosures or in the field for your research. Each week you’ll be solving one problem taken from practice, together with your fellow students. You will develop yourself as well as contribute to a healthy, sustainable living environment for people, animals and plants.  

Be prepared

Admission requirements

The admission requirement for this 4-year Bachelor programme is a secondary school diploma, with mathematics and chemistry as two of the final-year subjects. Practical (work-) experience is beneficial but not obligatory.

Language requirements

- NT2-certificate Dutch
- Proof that you have followed education in Dutch until 3 HAVO / 3 VWO

You can register for Applied Biology via from 1 October 2019. If you want to register for a Dutch-taught study programme, you will find details of what you need to do if you on the Dutch version of the HAS University of Applied Sciences website.

For questions about Applied Biology, please contact the study advisor Mrs. Ryanne Wijnhoven, phone +31 88 - 890 3078 or e-mail 

Ready for the future!

Job prospects

As Applied Biology graduate you can directly apply for a job. These jobs can be found at research institutes, the government, research & development departments of a broad range of companies:

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Junior Researcher Plant
  • Fishery Researcher South Pacific
  • Product Developer Cucumber and Tomato
  • Phytopathology
  • Seed Product Developer
  • Study Director Clinical Studies 
  • Assistant Hybridizer
  • Specialist Animal Feed/Nutritionist
  • Animal Welfare Researcher

 About 50% of our students choose to continue their education and proceed to a Master´s program e.g. Animal Sciences, Hydrology, Plant Sciences or Forest and Nature Conservation.

For all your questions


Daniëlle Graat

Daniëlle Graat

Student Adviser +31 88 890 38 59
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