Study choice check or Matching

What does matching entail when choosing a bachelor’s programme at Wageningen University? When choosing a study, it's important your choice is well-considered and that you have a good overview of the skills you need while studying at the university. In the Netherlands, a study choice check is obligatory for future Dutch and international bachelor's students.

Online questionnaire

Anyone enrolling via Studielink for a Bachelor’s programme at Wageningen is required to complete an online matching questionnaire. The questionnaires, which differ across the different programmes, match your motivations with the nature and content of the programme.

You will receive an invitation to complete the online matching test within a few weeks of enrolling via Studielink. You won’t get the test before late January since the testing can’t be done any earlier.

Decentralised selection

There are no matching activities for Biotechnology, Molecular Life Sciences, Nutrition and Health degree programmes (all Dutch taught programmas), which operate a ‘numerus fixus’ system through 100% decentralised selection. Please note that there are a limited number of places available in these programmes before the start of the academic year in September 2018. The deadline for enrolment via Studielink is 15 January 2018.

Apply in Studielink

Study advice

Once you have completed the online questionnaire, the department will issue you a matching recommendation. This will often be positive. For many years the drop-out rate at Wageningen University has been low compared with other universities, which shows that students have consciously chosen us. If you are having doubts about your motivations and opportunities at our University, we can give you tailored information and advice. We want to help everyone make the right choice. In some cases a negative study advice can be binding!