Admission and application

Entry Requirements

You must hold an MSc degree in (Bio-)Chemical Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental or Food technology, or comparable, with excellent results. From our PDEng-trainees, we expect an interdisciplinary attitude, an eye for application of technology in industry and team skills.

A very strong engineering background for the Designer in Bioprocess PDEng programme is requested: mathematics, mass transfer, heat transfer and experience with at least one of the following: mass balance, Matlab, ASPEN, Superpro Designer.

Application Procedure

1) Submission of Documents 

Please see available vacancies and apply through our on-line application site (Taleo):

  • A Letter of Application, in which you explain your motivation to apply to the Designer in Bioprocess Engineering Program (not more than 1 side of A4)
  • Your Curriculum Vitae (not more than 2 sides of A4)
  • Copies of diplomas
  • For both BSc & MSc qualifications, copies of the complete lists of examination subjects (plus a translation in English if necessary) and grades and class rank
  • Two letters of reference from supervisors of recent research projects or (scientific) work
  • A copy of your passport

2) Deadline for application

Please note our application deadline of 3 months before start date for EU nationals and 5 months for non EU nationals. A presentation and an interview will be part of the selection procedure. The application deadline for submitting your documents:

September intake:
1st of April for Non-Europeans
1st of June for Europeans
February intake:
1st of September for Non-Europeans
1st of November for Europeans

3) Interview

Evaluation of the candidate is carried out by the PDEng committee members.

Only interesting candidates will be invited for a presentation and an interview.

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