Dutch Education of the Horticulture and Product Physiology group (HPP)

Information on the regular Dutch program

After your high school (VWO) you start with the BSc plantenwetenschappen (3 years program). You can choose the specialization ‘Tuinbouw (Horticulture)’ in the third year. Thereafter you can start with the MSc program Plant Sciences, specialization Greenhouse Horticulture (2 years).
Greenhouse Horticulture is part of the MSc program Plantenwetenschappen / Plant Sciences. Students from a Dutch ‘HBO’ can start immediately with the MSc program. A look at Student-research Proposals can give you a good impression of theses-opportunities at HPP. For more information look at the Plantenwetenschappen site.

HPP-WU trains students for a variety of functions within the horticultural sector. The study programme aims at the development of theoretical and personal skills. Important elements are the development of an independent, critical and analytic attitude, social skills and the ability to overview complex problems. Knowledge of and insight in the horticultural sector, as well as a broad know-how of important auxiliary sciences, is also a main goal of the programme. Adequate expression in word and writing, and the handling of modern information systems, receives extra attention.

Part of your study may consist of a stay abroad (e.g. practical period), click here for more information on going abroad, for WU-students.  

For future researchers the second phase education (as research trainee, AI0 - "Assistent In Opleiding") of four years, culminating in a dissertation, is highly recommended. It leads to a doctoral degree (dr.) in the agricultural and environmental sciences. See also the WU PhD-programmes pages.

For more information about Dutch Education at HPP-WU please contact to dr. Rob Schouten.

General information for VWO-students is available (in Dutch) at the 'Studeren in Wageningen'-pages.