Travel policy for students

Are you planning to travel abroad in the context of your studies at Wageningen University & Research? You need permission from WUR for international trips.

This permission is based, among other things, on the travel advice of the Dutch government:

  • Travels to green or yellow areas are allowed.
  • In certain cases, travels to orange areas are allowed.
  • Travels to red areas are not allowed.

You can find more detailed information below.

Travels to ‘green’ or ‘yellow’ areas

Study-related trips to green or yellow areas are permitted. You have to request permission before you leave. Please, complete the Questionnaire risk area Yellow and Green that also functions as a checklist to ensure you are well-prepared for your trip.

Free electives are only allowed if you take them as a formal exchange student in the context of an exchange programme of Wageningen University & Research, and only in code green or yellow areas. As a formal exchange student, you implicitly have permission for this and do not need to submit a request.

Travels to ‘orange’ areas

Study-related travels to orange areas are not permitted, but there are two exceptions:

  • A hardship clause for orange areas applies to students who are participating in an MSc Disaster Studies internship or thesis. For them an exception may be made.
  • International students are allowed travel to an orange area if it is their home country and the security risks are entirely Corona-related.

You have to request permission before you leave. Please, complete the Questionnaire risk area Orange that also functions as a checklist to ensure you are well-prepared for your trip.

General information

The approval procedure may take some time, see the process diagram. Be sure you start with this well in advance! Do you travel without permission? Then your trip abroad is considered a private activity at your own risk and financial responsibility and you will not receive any credits.

Check the Travel policy WUR for more information.

For further information, please contact your course supervisor, your study adviser or your exchange coordinator.