1-year Bachelor programme International Pig Management

International Pig Management

Education type
Bachelor programme
Field of interest
Field of interest
1 year
Field of interest
Animal sciences

The study programme

While pig production in Asia has increased exponentially in the past few decades, it has shrunk considerably in Western Europe. Besides this decrease, the European pig population is divided among a small number of large farms. As a result, pig farmers, now more than ever, focus on the entrepreneurial side of the business and on technological development at farm level. At the same time, they have to take animal welfare, public opinion, legislation and the environment into consideration. The International Pig Management programme prepares you for the job of developing profitable business strategies as a pig farming advisor, a pig farm manager, or as a pig farm owner.

Admission requirements

This is how you get admitted

  • Do you have any questions about admission?

    Please contact our International Office by sending an email to international.uas@aeres.nl.

Practical matters

What you need to know...

  • Application
    • Start date for this programme: 1 September
    • Application open as of: 1 October
    • Application deadline for non-EU applicants: 1 April
    • Application deadline for applicants from the EU: 1 May

    You can apply through Studielink. Studielink is an online application tool in the Netherlands that allows your enrolment details to be automatically forwarded to Aeres University of Applied Sciences.

    On this page, you will find more information about your application.

  • Fees and funding
    • Tuition fee for students from the EU 2024-2025: €2.530,-
    • Tuition fee for students from outside the EU 2024-2025: €9.434,-
    • Non-EU applicants can apply forThe NL Scholarship

    When you're going to study abroad, it's good to know what to expect finanicially. Here you can find information about tuition fees and other (study) costs.

  • Other practical matters

    Here you can find more information about:

Get to know

A student's perspective

student from Aeres University of Applied Sciences with pigs at pig farm at aeres farms
International campus Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten
Pigs at pig farm at aeres Farms from Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Programme content

This is what you will learn

Year 1

This 1-year programme is made up of four modules:


Your options after graduation

  • Career opportunities

    The international agricultural sector, and the pig farming sector in general, needs pig farming experts like yourself to innovate and strengthen agricultural businesses around the world. Once you have successfully completed the International Pig Management programme, you will not only be awarded a bachelor’s degree in Animal Husbandry, you will also have many career opportunities to look forward to. Here are some of them:

    • Pig farming business advisor
    • Pig farm manager
    • Pig farming entrepreneur
  • Further studies

    If you prefer, you can put your career on hold and further your studies with us instead. These are our two master’s programmes: