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International Plant Breeding

Bachelor

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Aeres UAS Almere offers an English-language one year programme for students interested in a career as an assistant breeder or a research assistant at a seed company or in seed production.
The world population and demand for food is growing. In combination with loss and deterioration of arable land this leads to increased pressure on crop production. Furthermore, there is increased demand for sustainable production and local growers have to deal with climate change and growing importance of water management. Therefore the agricultural sector needs cultivars with higher yield, with resistance to pests and diseases and tolerance to abiotic factors like salt, temperature and drought.
This minor is set up for those who are interested in a career as an assistant breeder or a research assistant at a seed company or in seed production.
After successfully completing this program, you will be able to execute the different steps in developing new cultivars: 1) determine the breeding aims; 2) introduce genetic variation; 3) assess selection trials and storing the data; and 4) design selection experiments for desired traits, while including disease tests. You will be able to estimate the value of the use of molecular breeding methods in breeding programs as well as be able to work with big datasets of selection data.

Language

English

Title

Bachelor of Science

Duration

1 year

ECTS credits

Accreditation

NVAO

Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 9,434


Admission

Application requirements

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Language requirements

550
TOEFL paper based
6.0
IELTS overall band

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 9,434
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 May '24

Scholarships

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NL Scholarship

The NL Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.

Lifelong Learning Programme: Erasmus

Contact

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Main address
Arboretum West 98
1325 WB Almere
088 - 0206300

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