Minors for (international) students

Minors for external and international students

Bachelor Minors of Wageningen University & Research are available to students from other universities, HBO students and international students.

General information

Students are not required to follow an entire minor. They can follow a specific minor, or unrelated courses or a combination of both. If you want to take a BSc minor (or follow unrelated courses) at Wageningen University & Research, you need permission from your own institution (Examination Board) before you can register. For more information on the criteria and procedure go to the Admission/apply page. Depending on the background knowledge, minors could be interesting option for both BSc and MSc exchange students. A coherent combination of courses is guaranteed. About half of the minors are completely in English.

The BSc minors of Wageningen University are 24 EC. Minors can be given in the first or second semester. The first semester contains period 1, 2 and 3 and the second semester contains period 4, 5 and 6. Go to the Academic calendar for the specific dates of the period. If students want to follow 30 EC in a semester they are supposed to follow 12 EC in period 1, 2, 5 and 6. Period 3 and 4 are shorter and students are supposed to follow 6 EC if they want to follow 30 EC in a semester. In a semester there is always room for another unrelated course of 6 EC on top of the minor. It depends on the minor when this course can be followed. For an overview of the courses given by Wageningen university go to the online study handbook.

Explanation abbrevations

In the study handbook certain abbreviations are used. The following abbreviations are used to show when courses are given:
MO = Morning
AF = Afternoon
WD = Whole day

In a minor programme some courses are compulsory, however with other courses student have a choice which to follow. “CS” means that a course is compulsory. “RO” means that a choice can be made between the courses.

Admission to a master programme

Taking a minor does not automatically give admission to an MSc programme. Please contact the study advisor of the MSc programme for information on pre-master programmes and minors. You can find the contact details of the study advisors on the websites of the MSc programmes.