1,5-year Bachelor programme Plant Production

Plant Production

Education type
Bachelor programme
Field of interest
Plant sciences
1,5 years
Field of interest

The study programme

Have you ever thought of turning your love of plants into a career? Horticulture plays a vital role in feeding the world population. At the same time, the international food industry deals with all kinds of challenges, such as soil deterioration, plant diseases, insect pests, drought and floods. This is why it depends on upcoming professionals like yourself to develop innovative plant production systems. The Plant Production programme prepares you for your part in creating a sustainable and profitable horticultural sector by means of technological innovation and the application of entrepreneurial skills. This 1.5-year programme is based on our International Horticulture & Management programme and was specially developed for students from our partner university in Angers, France.

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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

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A student's perspective

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Programme content

This is what you will learn

In the first semester, there are three modules:

  • International Plant Production Systems
  • International Strategic Innovations in Horticulture
  • Applied Research

The second semester takes you to our partner university in Angers, France, where you will take several courses and do an internship at an agricultural company. The third semester consists of an internship at a company, a graduation thesis and the module Personal Development.

Personal Development

At Aeres UAS, we highly value personal growth. In the Personal Development module, you will reflect on your development and prepare yourself for professional life.


Your options after graduation

  • Career opportunities

    On successful completion of the programme, you will be rewarded with a double degree. A bachelor’s degree in Horticulture and Arable Farming and a ‘Licence Professionelle Agronomie’. This opens the door to some promising career opportunities. Here are some of your options:

    • Agricultural entrepreneur
    • Adviser on plant production and horticulture
    • International sales representative
    • Agricultural researcher, innovator and developer
    • Marketer of agricultural products
  • Further studies

    Maybe you do not feel like starting your career just yet. In that case, you are welcome to further your studies with one of our master’s programmes: