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Are chemistry and biology your favourite subjects? And are you dreaming of an interesting and varied job for the future? One where you'll contribute to a better environment and liveable planet? In Environmental Innovation you use chemistry and biology to later advise companies on zero waste production, sparing raw materials and contribution to prosperity and a healthy environment.


About the programme

When you study Environmental Innovation with us, you'll learn to come up with creative and innovative solutions to push back use of raw materials, energy, and water. You'll learn this during lectures, but also during projects where you'll work with the business community. This requires more than technical knowledge. When you study Environmental Innovation, we'll teach you management skills, how to set up environmental management systems and how to operate within the limits of (environmental) law and licensing regulations.

International perspective

Environmental issues require an international perspective. That's why you'll do traineeships both in and outside the Netherlands. The practically-oriented study programme Environmental Innovation shows you how to use different perspectives for shaping sustainability.

Be prepared

Admission Requirements

International students can apply for the Dutch-taught programmes if they have completed at least 6 years of secondary school and their diploma is an equivalent of the Dutch HAVO diploma. Once we have received your application, the level of your high school diploma will be evaluated by the International Office and the study advisor of the programme of your choice.

Language requirements:

  • NT2-certificate Dutch


  • Proof that you have followed education in Dutch until 3 HAVO / 3 VWO
Ready for the future

Job prospects

Graduates of Environmental Innovation are in high demand, especially in the Netherlands, but also in most of the rest of the world. Environmental management and protection are becoming ever-more important issues not only for governments but also for the private sector.

As an expert in these fields you have many (international) job prospects. In fact, many of the 4th year students of the Bachelor programme Environmental Innovation are recruited by their future employers even before they have officially received their diploma!

Possible professions

  • Project leader at an environmental consultancy
  • Soil adviser at a construction company
  • Team leader environmental strategy
  • Project engineer environmental management
  • Urban policy adviser or licenser with a municipality
  • Specialist in air and noise pollution
  • Waste water process engineer
  • Water and soil adviser with a conservancy
  • Sustainable development adviser for an engineering company
For all your questions


Pauline Spitters

Pauline Spitters

Student Adviser Environmental Innovation 088 - 890 36 30
International Office

International Office

HAS University of Applied Sciences