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Certificate of Food and Dairy Technology

VHL University of Applied Sciences
1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
On campus
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Program description

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Study Food and Dairy Technology

All over the world people appreciate Dutch food and dairy products such as Gouda and Edam cheese. The high quality demands placed on food products before they are ready for consumption creates the need for professionals who are experts in the development and production of foodstuffs. This Certificate program covers various food technology fields and processes such as dairy and meat, fruit and vegetables, beverages, bakery products, and sweets. The programme focuses on technological aspects of food development and production processes, food quality, health and safety, and logistics. Special attention is given to dairy process technology. One of unique feature of the Department of Food technology is the pilot plant in which students practice the different food technology processes used in Dutch food industry. At this plant, students and staff work on the development of new and the improvement of existing products for food industry together with other students, researchers, professors and specialists from food industry. This program is especially interesting for mid-career professionals who would like to specialise in dairy process technology. Others who are interested in food technology, food safety and food product design in the general sense, can benefit from this programme as well. One of the prerequisites is a solid background in microbiology, chemistry , physics and/ or biotechnology.

Main topics and projects of the Certificate of Food and Dairy Technology:

  • Food product development
  • Application in dairy technology
  • Dairy process technology
  • Fermented products
  • Food preservation processes
  • Plant and process design
  • Quality and information systems & Individual research project

Admission requirements

To qualify for enrolment, you should successfully have completed two years of Bachelor-level study programme in a relevant field. Applicants with a different background may also be eligible for enrolment. Several years of relevant working experience may compensate for a lack of formal qualifications. Moreover, you must have a sufficient knowledge of the English language (e.g. TOEFL exam with a score of 550, IELTS 6.0) and basic computer skills. Some programmes may have additional entry requirements. Applicants with a different background may also be eligible for enrolment. Please visit our website for these extra entry requirements. All qualifications will be assessed and approved for admission by the VHL admissions board.

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Tuition fees

Certificate EEA                    € 9.000 / per year*
Certificate non-EEA             € 9.000 / per year*

* established by the Dutch Government; subject to change

Scholarships & funding

There are several options for acquiring scholarships and grants that cover some or all of the costs of a study programme at Van Hall Larenstein. In general, candidates should bear in mind that official procedures require several months. It is therefore advisable to make a request for a scholarship as early as possible.

For a general list of sponsoring agents specifically targeting Dutch programmes a web-tool has been developed by Nuffic (the grantfinder).

Master and Certificate Programmes

Our Master and Certificate programmes are eligible for an NFP scholarship. For more information, please go to our website or complete a request form.


You wille receive a Certificate of Food and Dairy Technology.

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