Dutch flowers, vegetables and potatoes can be found all over the world. That makes sense, for in the Netherlands we command a lot of knowledge and experience in the field of horticulture and arable farming. Our new breeds, technical innovations and sustainable production methods are finding their way to many countries. The Bachelor’s programme Horticulture & Arable Farming at HAS University of Applied Sciences is your gateway to this dynamic, international world.
During the Bachelor’s programme Horticulture & Arable Farming you will discover the world of plants, but also the entire supply chain from product to consumer. You will be following both technical and business administration subjects: from biology, cultivation techniques and breeding to business economics, management and marketing. Current issues such as sustainable production, food safety and the latest trends will be dealt with.
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. Please note that all study programmes except Food Design & Innovationrequire an adequate level of knowledge in mathematics, chemistry and/or biology.
All students who are not Dutch native speakers need to submit proof of their language skills before they can be admitted to a Dutch-taught programme.
Finding a job after this course will be no problem at all. The course prepares you for challenging jobs at firms or institutes with activities in horticulture or arable farming. Such as? Cultivation companies, but also breeding and export firms, garden centres, banks, consultancies, technical companies or trade journals.
You learn to deal consciously with all factors that have an influence on the cultivation and the product to be sold. You learn to take the climate and nature into consideration, but also the consumer: trends in taste and quality demands of products.