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International Agribusiness


Are you currently studying for a bachelor degree in horticulture, animal husbandry, agribusiness or food business, or do you have a proven affinity with any of these fields? Are you interested in learning more about international agribusiness, and European food supply chains in particular? The International Agribusiness exchange programme will give you new insights into how agribusiness works in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.
Start date
Study duration
10 weeks

About the programme

International Agribusiness will be given jointly by the University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück, Germany, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland, and HAS green academy, Venlo, the Netherlands.

You will join an international group of students with whom you will spend 3 weeks in each country. This will give you an unforgettable experience, during which you will study and socialise together, sharing knowledge of each other’s country, and making new friends at the same time. 

Learning goals

What you will learn during this programme:

  • Knowledge about entrepreneurship in foreign countries and the influence of the political and economic environment
  • More feeling and understanding of the importance and position of the EU in accommodating a more level playing field and a common marketplace.
  • More understanding of Holland, German and Polish agriculture, business and culture.
  • Experience in cultural differences and intercultural communication.
  • Write, communicate and cooperate in English.

Practical information

Practical information on the programme:

  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Date: February - May
  • Eligibility: third year Bachelor degree programme
  • ECTS credits: 15 ECTS credits
  • Language of instruction: English

Admission requirements

For students in the Netherlands: To participate in this minor, you must have successfully completed the propaedeutic phase of your study programme and have earned at least 40 ECTS during your second year.

In addition, you should have a knowledge of and affinity with agriculture or food production.

How to apply for an exchange programme, minor or specialization

If your university is an exchange partner of HAS green academy you can apply for an exchange period at the International Office of your own university.

If you are from an institution without an agreement with HAS green academy, please get in touch with Loes Rosenberg at studentexchange@has.nl.

5 steps to apply

1. Apply for an exchange period

Please apply for an exchange period at the International Office at your home institution
(note: only when your home institution is an exchange partner of HAS green academy)

Partner institutions
2. Be nominated

The International Office of your home institution will nominate you as an exchange student at HAS green academy.


How to be nominated

Students can be nominated by sending an email to studentexchange@has.nl.

Please include:

  • the name,
  • date of birth,
  • gender,
  • e-mail,
  • period and
  • the programme the student wishes to apply for.
3. Info about applicaiton

After we have received your nomination, we will send you the information regarding your application at HAS (important deadlines, application form, required documents etc.).

4. Complete the application

Once we have received your (complete) application before the application deadline we will start to process it.

5. Status application and admission

After the application deadline you will be informed about the status of your application and admission at HAS green academy.

Nomination & application deadlines

Semester 1

  • Starting date studies
    28 August 2022
  • Nomination deadline
    April 2022

  • Application deadline
    May 2022

Semester 2

  • Starting date studies
    February 2023
  • Nomination deadline
    October 2022
  • Application deadline
    November 2022

Please note that it’s not needed to wait for these deadlines to apply. If you already know you would like to apply at HAS green academy, it’s possible to do this at an earlier stage.

Want to know more about exchange?

More info about exchange to the Netherlands, studying at HAS green academy and living in the Netherlands, can be found on our special Study at HAS page.

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