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Academic Calendar

Important Dates:

  • May 1 – Closing date for applications for students who require a residence permit for the Netherlands
  • July 15 – Closing date for applications for students from all other countries
  • The Team Building week starts on August 29, 2016, after that Wageningen University courses starts on September 5, 2016


August Team building week begins at Wageningen University in Wageningen, Netherlands.
September “Food Structure and Behaviour” academic modules begin at Wageningen
October to December Visits to food companies and presentations by company representatives

  • 12 Oct: Visits to Heineken, Zoeterwoude Rijndijk
  • 21 Oct: Presentation by Ingredion
  • 8 Dec: Visits to Mars, Veghel and Cargill, Vilvoorde (B)
  • 10 Dec: Visits to Unilever, Vlaardingen and DSM, Delft
December Christmas/New Year break
January “Consumer Studies and Management” academic modules begin at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland
February Presentations from various food companies at Cork campus

  • 17 and 18 Feb: Presentations from Tetra Pak, Mondelez, Nestlé and Firmenich

Speed dates with company representatives about 2nd year Thesis projects

March “Food Technology” academic modules begin at Agro Paris Tech in Massy, France
April Visits to Nestlé and Mondelez
May “Product Development and Innovation” academic modules begin at Lund University in Lund, Sweden
June Visit to Tetra Pak for company visit and sustainability workshop

Team Project Activities

The Team Project is one of the programme’s most substantial assignments, initiated and developed by students themselves over the course of the entire programme, in addition to other academic requirements.

Progress Meetings with Coaches:

  • Year 1: September (Wageningen), February (Cork), March (Massy), June (Lund)
  • Year 2: September, January and June (Wageningen)

Lecture on Quality Function Deployment: November of Year 1 (Wageningen)

Presentation of Project Proposals to the Board: February of Year 1 (Cork)