Apply for master programme Wageningen

How to apply for a master programme?

Start your application! Learn how you can apply for a master programme of Wageningen University & Research. Below you can find all the information you need to complete your application before the application deadline.

Application deadlines

Starting in February 2018

The following master programmes start in February 2018:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Biology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Forest and Nature Conservation
  • Molecular Life Sciences
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Sciences

Application deadlines

NL/EU/EFTA students non-EU/non-EFTA students
Application 1 December 2017 1 October 2017
Confirmation 1 January 2018 1 November 2017
Enrolment 16 February 2018 16 February 2018

Starting in September 2018

All master and online master programmes start in September 2018.

Application deadlines campus programmes

NL/EU/EFTA students non-EU/non-EFTA students
Application 1 July 2018 1 May 2018*
Confirmation 1 August 2018 1 June 2018
Enrolment 31 August 2018 31 August 2018

*If you wish to qualify for NFP the deadline is 15 January 2018.

Fellowship deadlines

Depending on your nationality and master programme the fellowship application deadline can differ. We advise you to check the site grantfinder.nl for the latest information concerning the different fellowships.

Application deadlines online programmes

The online master specialisations have a staggered admission procedure. Applicants who wish to start in September 2018 must submit their complete application at the latest on 1 May 2018 in order to be included in this procedure. Should the number of academically admissible applicants exceed the number of places available, the study places will be allocated based on the following criteria: relevant pre-education, GPA, level of English, relevant work experience and motivation. In the following table you can see four situations with corresponding effect on your application:

More academically admissible applicants than study places Not all study places are filled
Applied before 1 May and academically admissible Study places will be allocated bases on the qualities of the applicant. If you do not receive an offer, you will be put on the waiting list Admitted
Applied between 2 May and 1 July and academically admissible You will be put on the waiting list, no guarantee of a study place Admitted if there are still places (first come first serve)
Confirmation deadline 1 August 2018

Admission requirements

General requirements

The admission requirements for the master apply to all MSc programmes of Wageningen University. Individual programmes may have specific requirements in addition to the general requirements.

Enrolment in a MSc programme at Wageningen University requires:

  1. A Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to your selected programme.
  2. Sufficient quality of the Bachelor degree as shown by an average mark of at least 7 (Dutch system), a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least B/B+ (US system) or a classification as 2nd upper (UK system). You can download a pfd file with detailed information on other international equivalents of the required quality.
  3. Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Information for Dutch nationals - EU nationals - nationals outside EU/EFTA.

Specific requirements

The above admission requirements apply to all MSc programmes at Wageningen University. Individual programmes may have specific requirements in addition to the general requirements. Please check the ‘admission and application’ details per MSc programme for further information.

What do you need for your application?

1. Bachelor degree

A Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Dutch or English (or a certified English translation).

Students in the final year of their Bachelor programme may also apply for admission prior to graduation. The Academic Committee on Admissions can tentatively admit students based on a transcript of their academic records and the expected date of graduation.

Please also upload your Master degree if obtained.

Make sure this document is uploaded and accepted before the application deadline. This is not applicable if you have not graduated yet.

2. Transcript of academic records

An official transcript of records of your Bachelor in Dutch or English with your name, logo and official stamp of your university. Please upload an official transcript of records with your marks obtained so far if you have not graduated yet.

Please also upload a transcript of records of your master if obtained.

Make sure this document is uploaded and accepted before the application deadline.

3. Sufficient English Language Proficiency Test result

A sufficient English language proficiency test result. Be aware that there are two different levels. Please check which level is applicable for the programme(s) you apply for.

For more information: Dutch nationals - EU nationals - nationals outside EU/EFTA.

Make sure this document is uploaded and accepted before the application deadline.

4. A statement of motivation/purpose

Explaining why you wish to enrol in the chosen programme(s) and, if applicable, an indication of the programme’s practical value to your profession (on page maximum and in English).

Make sure this document is uploaded and accepted before the application deadline.

5. Curriculum Vitae or brief personal history

A typed Curriculum Vitae or brief personal history (in English).

Make sure this document is uploaded and accepted before the application deadline.

NB: You can submit any document in English or Dutch that may enable the Academic Committee to better judge your application, such as a summary of your Bachelor Thesis report (two pages maximum). Papers should include contact details of your academic supervisor (if available) or an official letter of recommendation from your professor or employee.

Apply

Only apply if you have to above documents complete and ready to upload as PDF files.

Please be aware that the number of MSc programmes you can apply for is limited to two per academic year. Therefore, make an informed decision about what you want to study before you apply online.

Please also note that your second choice will only be evaluated in case you have been rejected for the programme of your first choice, if you apply for two MSc programmes.

Master Application Form - Starting Date: February 2018

Master Application Form - Starting Date: September 2018

Only complete applications will be submitted to the Academic Committee on Admissions (it can take up to two months to process the complete application). Your application will be processed in the Student Tracking Admission Registration System (STARS).