Academic Year

This page gives you all the important dates during the academic year 2018-2019. The Calendar Academic Year 2017-2018 is placed on the bottom of the page (graduation schedules).

Academic Year 2018-2019

Lectures of the academic year 2018-2019 will start on September 3rd, 2018.

An academic year is divided into six educational periods. The 'Calendar academic year' contains more information about the academic year (e.g. exam and holiday weeks) and can be downloaded here:

Public Holidays 2018-2019
College week Day Date Holiday
Week 17 Tuesday 25 December 2018 First Christmas Day
Week 17 Wednesday 26 December 2018 Second Christmas Day
Week 18 Tuesday 01 January 2019 New Years Day
Week 33 Friday 19 April 2019 Good Friday
Week 33 Sunday 21 April 2019 Easter Sunday
Week 34 Monday 22 April 2019 Easter Monday
Week 34 Saturday 27 April 2019 King's Birthday
Week 35 Sunday 05 May 2019 Liberation Day
Week 39 Thursday 30 May 2019 Ascencion Day
Week 40 Sunday 09 June 2019 Whit Sunday
Week 41 Monday 10 June 2019 Whit Monday
Registration for courses 2018-2019
Period Final registration date Courses with maximum
1 12 August 2018 05 August 2018
2 30 September 2018 23 September 2018
3 02 December 2018 25 November 2018
4 20 January 2019 13 January 2019
5 17 February 2019 10 February 2019
6 14 April 2019 07 April 2019

Attention: Registration is compulsory for all scheduled courses. First Year BSc students will be registered automaticaly for courses in period 1.

New MSc students: Contact your study-advisor to discuss your program and different final registration regulations in the first period.

Registration for (resit) examens 2018-2019
Period Final registration date
1 07 October 2018
2 02 December 2018
3* 20 January 2019
4* 03 March 2019
5 21 April 2019
6* 16 June 2019
Resit exams February 20 January 2019
Resit exams August 28 July 2019

*In period 3, 4 and 6 exams are spread over the full period. However registration is still required. 

Attention: The dates mentioned above are all Sundays. The final dates when the Student Service Desk can help you with any registration problems is 2 days earlier on Friday.

Graduation 2018-2019

Master (MSc) & Bachelor (BSc): The university has ‘automatic graduation’. This means that when your last (sufficient) grade has been entered in the Student Information System (in your approved study contract), it will automatically be determined that you have passed the final examination in the programme. This will be approved 11 times a year by the examination committee.

Graduation Schedule MSc 2018-2019 and

Graduation Schedule BSc 2018-2019.

The MSc Graduation Ceremonies are scheduled to take place in the Aula of Wageningen University, Generaal Foulkesweg 1, Wageningen.

The BSc Graduation Ceremonies are scheduled to take place in Orion, Bronlaan 1, Wageningen.

Academic Year 2017-2018

Graduation 2017-2018

Master (MSc) & Bachelor (BSc): The university has ‘automatic graduation’. This means that when your last (sufficient) grade has been entered in the Student Information System (in your approved study contract), it will automatically be determined that you have passed the final examination in the programme. This will be approved 11 times a year by the examination committee.

Graduation Schedule MSc 2017-2018 and

Graduation Schedule BSc 2017-2018.

The MSc Graduation Ceremonies are scheduled to take place in the Aula of Wageningen University, Generaal Foulkesweg 1, Wageningen.

The BSc Graduation Ceremonies are scheduled to take place in Orion, Bronlaan 1, Wageningen.     

The Bachelor Graduation Ceremonies will take place on:
Friday 26 October 2018 Life Sciences: Biology (BBI), Animal Sciences (BDW) and Plant Sciences (BPW)
Thursday 1 November 2018 Environmental Sciences: Forest and Nature Conservation (BBN), Soil, Water, Atmosphere (BBW), International Land and Water Management (BIL), Landscape Architecture and Planning (BLP), Environmental Sciences (BMW) and Tourism (BTO)
Wednesday 14 and Friday 16 November 2018 Technology & Nutrition: Biosystems Engineering (BAT), Biotechnology (BBT), Food Technology (BLT), Molecular Life Sciences (BML) and Nutrition and Health (BVG)
Thursday 15 November 2018 Social Sciences: Management and Consumer Studies (BBC), Communication Sciences (BCW), Economics and Governance (BEB), Health and Society (BGM), and International Development Studies (BIN)