English language proficiency

English language proficiency

All Master programmes at Wageningen University & Research are given in the English language.

The following qualifications are acceptable as evidence of proficiency in English for entry to the MSc programmes:

Level 1 Level 2
Havo 7 8
VWO 6 7
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/B2 First score between 169-190 or Grade B score between 176-190 or Grade A
Cambridge CAE/C1 Advanced score between 169-210 or Grade C score between 176-210 or Grade C
Cambridge CPE/C2 Proficiency score between 180-230 or Grade C score between 180-230 or Grade C
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
Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife 06 Punkte for English (English should be taken for the complete duration of your Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife) 09 Punkte for English (English should be taken for the complete duration of your Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife)
Belgium ASO ( a Belgium pre-education) 60 for English 70 for English

IELTS, TOEFL tests should have been taken no longer than two years prior to the application.

Master programmes - English Level 1 Master programmes - English Level 2
Animal Sciences Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management
Biobased Sciences Biology
Bioinformatics Communication, Health and Life Sciences
Biosystems Engineering Development and Rural Innovation
Biotechnology Food Quality Management
Climate Studies Food Safety
Earth and Environment International Development Studies
Environmental Sciences Landscape Architecture and Planning
Food Technology Management Economics and Consumer Studies
Food Technology (online master specialisation) Metropolitan Analysis Design and Engineering
Forest and Nature Conservation Organic Agriculture
Geo-information Science Plant Biotechnology
International Land and Water Management Plant Breeding (online master specialisation)
Tourism, Society and Environment Plant Sciences
Molecular Life Sciences
Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health (online master specialisation)
Nutrition and Health
Urban Environmental Management
Water Technology

Applicants who do not meet the standard level requirements will not be admitted to the programme.

TOEFL test

Test of English as a Foreign Language measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings. If you are planning to study at college and universities where instruction is in English you will often be asked to take a TOEFL test. The test is administered several times a month. In the Netherlands the test centers are in Amsterdam, Arnhem, Lelystad and Velp. More information and registration.

IELTS test

The purpose of the IELTS test is to quantify the English Language proficiency of non-native English speakers who intend to study through the medium of English. The test is administered several times per month. The Academic test is required. The test center for the Netherlands is in Amsterdam. More information available the IELTS website.

Cambridge exams (CAE, FCE and CPE)

For information and registration see the Cambridge website.

RATEr

The RATEr is a diagnostic test of academic English, the test can be taken at Wageningen in’to Languages