Student information

Can I be admitted to a Bachelor programme?

You can be admitted to one of our Bachelor programmes, if you have the proper pre-education.

Please note that, with the exception of the Bachelor Tourism, fluency in Dutch is a requirement to be admitted to a Bachelor programme.

To be admitted to one of the Bachelor programmes at Wageningen University you require:

  • A secondary school leaving certificate (equivalent to a Dutch VWO diploma) which gives admission to a university.
  • A list of subjects (taken at the required level) which are relevant to the programme you are applying for. (Most of our bachelor programmes require a high level of mathematics, some also require biology and/or chemistry and/or physics or economics).
  • Fluency in the Dutch language. Students who do not have a Dutch VWO diploma should be in the possession of an NT2-II (Dutch as a second language) certificate. (Except for the Bachelor Tourism.)
  • Fluency in the English language (especially for the Bachelor Tourism).                                                                                                                                 

If the language of instruction during the secondary school education was not English you will require:

  • IELTS test overall grade 6.
  • TOEFL test (TOEFL 80)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: pass at grade C.
  • Cambridge First Certificate: pass at grade B/C.
  • Dutch VWO diploma: English.
  • German ‘Abitur’: English at ‘Grundkurs’.
  • Belgium ASO or TSO: 60 for English.
  • International Baccalauréat: 3 for English.

If you have questions about admission to the Bachelor programmes you can send these to the Bachelor Admission Committee. Go to "Questions & Answers" and look for "How can I contact the Bachelor admission committee?".