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Innovations for Sustainability, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

There is no news like environmental news, constantly on the television and in the newspapers; the planet is becoming one of the most talked about topics. From new energy sources to the implementation and enhancement of sustainable practices worldwide - it’s all trending. It’s about time to restore the balance between the Earth and human prosperity.

The Innovations for Sustainability programme from Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences covers technology, management and policy while putting the focus on natural sciences. 

Modern teaching and learning methods are used: a modular curriculum, an integrated thematic approach, student-centred learning strategies and competencebased learning. In the latter, concrete situations from professional practice are the starting point for acquiring knowledge and skills. Furthermore students are responsible for their own learning processes, while coached by lecturers.

Career

Sustainable development and innovations are an important issue in most professions worldwide. This programme will equip you for your contribution to a sustainable future.

This Certificate programme is suitable for recycling and wastewater administrators, city planners, energy managers, environmental policy consultants, researchers and other professionals in the environmental sector interested in developing best practices in the field of innovations for sustainability. 

Participants of the programme find employment in: consultancy and engineering firms, local, provincial or national governments, water authorities, industry, research institutions, non-governmental organisations and nature protection authorities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The main topics and projects are:

  • Innovations for sustainability
  • Environmental risk management
  • Energy and waste
  • Advanced water technology
  • Water treatment and soil remediation
  • Where water chain meets water system
  • Air quality and climate
  • Eco systems management

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

HAVO-equivalent secondary school diploma
  • One of the general admission requirements for all our certificates is a secondary school diploma, which is equivalent to the Dutch HAVO (or VWO) diploma. Examples of equivalent levels are the International Baccalaureate diploma or A-Levels. Your diploma will be evaluated after VHL has received your complete application. 
  • Secondary school examinations in both Chemistry and Mathematics are mandatory.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Leeuwarden

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP scholarship)

  • This programme is eligible for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), formerly the Netherlands Fellowship Programme. The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is targeted at professionals from selected developing countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organisations at which they work. 

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