Application and Admission - Water Technology

On this page you find information on admission and registration for the MSc programme Water Technology at Wageningen University, University Twente and University of Groningen.

Admission requirements

General admission requirements

Students who wish to enrol in this joint degree MSc programme must have:

  1. At least a BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to the specific programme selected
  2. A GPA (Grade Point Average) for the BSc study of at least 7 (or 70% of the maximum of the scale)
  3. Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  4. Good skills in mathematics and/or statistics
  5. Basic computer skills

Specific admission requirements

The MSc programme Water Technology is a joint degree programme and combines two main disciplines: Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. Successful completion of the Wageningen University BSc study programmes ‘Environmental Technology’ or ‘Biotechnology’ or the University Twente and University of Groningen BSc study programme ‘Chemical Engineering’ entitles students to an unconditional admission to the joint degree Water Technology.

Of course, it is also possible to be admitted with a different degree. The basic intention is to admit students who are expected to be able to take their degree in the nominal study time of two years. The presence, level and result of relevant courses in mathematics, physics and chemistry will be judged. Furthermore, some affinity with the field of water (technology) is required. 

The programme Water Technology raises different requirements with regard to the minimum level for proficiency in English.

  • IELTS overall grade 6.0 (with a minimum sub-score of 6.0 for speaking)
  • TOEFL internet-based 80 (with a minimum sub-score of 20 for speaking)

Admission procedure

You must complete the application form and submit it with all necessary documents. The Admission Committee reviews your application based on an individual assessment of your academic record (curriculum, grade point average and final thesis report or research paper) and relevant work experience. You will be informed of the Committee's decision by letter.

After final registration as a student at the Wageningen University, you will be registered also as a student at the University Twente and the University of Groningen. As a registered student, you have access to all facilities of these three universities.

How to apply

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees can vary, depending on for example your nationality and degree.

Find out which tuition fee is applicable for you

Are you still in the process of obtaining your Bachelor's degree?

When you are currently in the last year of your BSc programme you may also apply for admission prior to your graduation. The Admission Committee can tentatively admit you based on a transcript of your academic record, the relevant research you conducted, your expected date of graduation and an official letter from your home university stating that you will have completed all the requirements of the degree program in due time. After graduation, you must submit the certificate prior to the start of the academic year.


Apply for the MSc Water Technology