All Master programmes at Wageningen University & Research are given in the English language and all applicants must provide recent evidence of their spoken and written command of English.
This page is written specifically for Dutch prospective Master students.
The following qualifications are acceptable as evidence of proficiency in English for entry to the MSc programmes (for Dutch nationals):
|Master programmes - English Level 1||Master programmes - English Level 2|
|Animal Sciences, Biobased Science (start September 2018), Bioinformatics, Biosystems Engineering, Biotechnology, Climate Studies, Earth and Environment, Environmental Sciences, Food Technology, Food Technology (online master specialisation), Forest and Nature Conservation, Geo-information Science, International Land and Water Management, Landscape Architecture and Planning, Leisure Tourism and Environment, Molecular Life Sciences, Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health (online master specialisation), Nutrition and Health, Urban Environmental Management, Water Technology.||Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management, Biology*, Communication, Health and Life Sciences, Development and Rural Innovation, Food Quality Management, Food Safety, International Development Studies, Management Economics and Consumer Studies, Metropolitan Analysis Design and Engineering, Plant Biotechnology*, Plant Breeding (online master specialisation), Plant Sciences*, Organic Agriculture.|
|Level 1||Level 2|
|RATEr||Listening pass, Reading pass, Writing borderline, Speaking borderline.||Listening pass, Reading pass, Writing pass, Speaking pass**.|
|IELTS||overall grade 6.0 (with a minimum sub-score of 6.0 for speaking)||Overall grade 6.5 (with a minimum sub-score of 6.0 for speaking)|
|TOEFL||internet-based 80 (with a minimum sub-score of 20 for speaking)||internet-based 92 (with a minimum sub-score of 23 for speaking)|
|Cambridge FCE||pass at grade B or above||pass at grade A|
|Cambridge CAE||pass at grade C or above||pass at grade C or above|
|Cambridge CPE||pass at grade C or above||pass at grade C or above|
|International Baccalauréat diploma||Language of instruction English or English A Language and Literature 3||Language of instruction English or English A Language and Literature 4|
* Start February 2018: Level 1 is applicable.
** Start February 2018: We accept borderline for speaking.
Applicants who do not meet the standard level requirements will not be admitted to the programme.
IELTS, TOEFL tests should have been taken no longer than two years prior to the application.
For information and registration see the Cambridge website.
1. Applicants who have completed their Bachelor or Master degree in one of the following countries: Australia, Ireland, Canada (except those educated at universities in Quebec), New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America are exempted from submitting an English proficiency test.
2. Applicants who have completed a bachelor at a Dutch university may submit a signed statement from the university, stating that the medium of instruction during the complete bachelor’s programme was English. This does not apply to applicants who have obtained their bachelor at a Dutch university of applied sciences.
3. Nationals of one of the following countries, Botswana, Bhutan, Caribbean, Cameroon, Cyprus, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, The Gambia, The Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe who have completed their Bachelor or Master degree in their home country are strongly encouraged to submit a sufficient result of an English proficiency test. If this is not possible, a signed statement from the university that the medium of instruction during the complete Bachelor’s programme they followed was English is required.
All other applicants need to submit sufficient result of an English proficiency test as per the requirements.
Please note! The admission committee reserves the right to request any applicant to submit an English language proficiency test.