Exchange programme International Pig Management

International Pig Management

5 months
Education type
Exchange programme
Field of interest
Field of interest
Animal sciences
Field of interest

The study programme

In stark contrast to Asia, Europe has seen a decline in pig production in the past few decades. Additionally, the European pig population is divided among a small number of large farms. Because of this, pig farmers focus more and more on the business side of things and on technological development. In the meantime, they have to take into account animal welfare, sustainability, legislation and the environment. Our exchange programme in International Pig Management provides you with an international learning experience and the opportunity to add value to your undergraduate programme. It is part of a bachelor’s degree programme with the same name and teaches you all there is to know about managing and developing pig farms, either as an owner, a manager or an advisor.

Admission requirements

This is how you get admitted

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Practical matters

What you need to know...

  • Application
    • Programme duration: 1 September –31 January
    • Application is open as of 1 October
    • Application deadline: 1 May

    The International Office will inform you via email about the application procedure as soon as your home university or university of applied sciences has informed us that you have been nominated for an exchange programme.

  • Fees and funding

    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.

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A student’s perspective

Pigs at pig farm at aeres Farms from Aeres University of Applied Sciences
student from Aeres University of Applied Sciences with pigs at pig farm at aeres farms
Student with little pig
Programme content

This is what you will learn

This programme is made up of 2 modules of 13 ECTS each. Both modules involve practical training in the form of research that you carry out for a pig farmer. This concludes with you presenting a report with your findings and a proposal for improvements in an advisory meeting with the farmer.