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Animal Husbandry

VHL University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor Undergraduate Leeuwarden

Course description

Qualification Bachelor of Science
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary The Animal Husbandry (Bsc) programme will teach you the ins and outs of nutrition, immunology and diagnostics, disease control and animal welfare.
Course description If you always wanted to study for an animal-related degree but you did not know where to look, you have come to the right place: at VHL, we offer a Bachelor study programme in Animal Husbandry (BSc), which allows you to study animals and subsequently find work in the animal sector. Animals, particularly farm animals, play a more important role in our daily lives than we may think.
Study subjects Orientation professional field; Food and procreation; Marketing; Animal health; Animal in society; Animal in business; Land use and feed production; Practical project; Internship; Research; Food and breeding; Animal health or Horse-rider interaction; Innovation; Entrepeneurship; Elaboration of Animal, Business, Sector or Trade; Minor; Graduation assignment.
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 240.00
Duration 48 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, literature study, oral presentation, internship, research, research project, excursion, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, portfolio, poster presentation, individual assignment, practicum, self study, project
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences
Information about the institution Van Hall Larenstein is the most sustainable university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. We train high-quality, ambitious and innovative professionals who contribute to a more sustainable world.


Admission requirements
  1. One of the general admission requirements for all our 4-year Bachelor study programmes is a secondary school diploma, which is equivalent to the Dutch HAVO diploma. Examples of equivalent levels are the International Baccalaureate diploma or A-Levels.
  2. Mathematics must be taken until the end of secondary school. Chemistry must be taken until the end of secondary school.
  3. Several years of relevant working experience may compensate for a lack of formal qualifications.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 80
TOEFL paper based 550
Professional experience required -
Duration 48 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 May 2020 15 Jul 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 May 2021 15 Jul 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 9000€ 9000

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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Telephone number +31(0)58-2846305
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