Apply for master programme Wageningen

How to apply for a master's programme?

Start your application! Learn how you can apply for a master's programme of Wageningen University & Research. Below you can find all the information you need to complete your application before the application deadline.

Application deadlines

Starting in September 2019

All master's and online master's programmes start in September 2019.

You can submit a request for enrolment in Studielink.

Application deadlines campus programmes

NL/EU/EFTA students non-EU/non-EFTA students
Application 1 July 2019 1 May 2019*
Enrolment 31 August 2019 31 August 2019

*If you wish to qualify for OKP the deadline is 15 January 2019.

Fellowship deadlines

Depending on your nationality and master's programme the fellowship application deadline can differ. We advise you to check the site grantfinder.nl for the latest information concerning the different fellowships.

Application deadlines online programmes

NL/EU/EFTA students Non-EU/Non-EFTA students
Application 1 July 2019 1 July 2019
Enrolment 31 August 2019 31 August 2019

Starting in February 2019

The following master's programmes start in February 2019:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Forest and Nature Conservation
  • Molecular Life Sciences
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Sciences
Application deadlines
NL/EU/EFTA students non-EU/non-EFTA students
Application 1 December 2018 1 October 2018*
Confirmation 1 January 2019 1 November 2018
Enrolment 15 February 2019 15 February 2019

*If you wish to qualify for OKP the deadline is 20 April 2018

Fellowship deadlines

Depending on your nationality and master's programme the fellowship application deadline can differ. We advise you to check the site grantfinder.nl for the latest information concerning the different fellowships.

Admission requirements

General requirements

The admission requirements for the master's apply to all MSc programmes of Wageningen University. Individual programmes may have specific requirements in addition to the general requirements.

Enrolment in a MSc programme at Wageningen University requires:

  1. A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to your selected programme.
  2. Sufficient quality of the bachelor's degree as shown by an average mark of at least 7 (Dutch system), a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least B/B+ (US system) or a classification as 2nd upper (UK system). You can download a pfd file with detailed information on other international equivalents of the required quality.
  3. Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Information for Dutch nationals - EU nationals - nationals outside EU/EFTA.

Specific requirements

The above admission requirements apply to all MSc programmes at Wageningen University. Individual programmes may have specific requirements in addition to the general requirements. Please check the ‘admission and application’ details per MSc programme for further information.

What do you need for your application?

1. Bachelor degree

A Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Dutch or English (or a certified English translation).

Students in the final year of their bachelor's programme may also apply for admission prior to graduation. The Academic Committee on Admissions can tentatively admit students based on a transcript of their academic records and the expected date of graduation.

Please also upload your master's degree if obtained.

Make sure this document is uploaded and accepted before the application deadline. This is not applicable if you have not graduated yet.

2. Transcript of academic records

An official transcript of records of your bachelor in Dutch or English with your name, logo and official stamp of your university. Please upload an official transcript of records with your marks obtained so far if you have not graduated yet.

Please also upload a transcript of records of your master's if obtained.

Make sure this document is uploaded and accepted before the application deadline.

3. Sufficient English Language Proficiency Test result

A sufficient English language proficiency test result. Be aware that there are two different levels. Please check which level is applicable for the programme(s) you apply for.

For more information: Dutch nationals - EU nationals - nationals outside EU/EFTA.

Make sure this document is uploaded and accepted before the application deadline.

4. A statement of motivation/purpose

Explaining why you wish to enrol in the chosen programme(s) and, if applicable, an indication of the programme’s practical value to your profession (one page maximum and in English).

Make sure this document is uploaded and accepted before the application deadline.

5. Curriculum Vitae or brief personal history

A typed Curriculum Vitae or brief personal history (in English).

Make sure this document is uploaded and accepted before the application deadline.

NB: You can submit any document in English or Dutch that may enable the Academic Committee to better judge your application, such as a summary of your Bachelor Thesis report (two pages maximum). Papers should include contact details of your academic supervisor (if available) or an official letter of recommendation from your professor or employee.

Apply

Only apply if you have the above documents complete and ready to upload as PDF files.

Please be aware that the number of MSc programmes you can apply for is limited to two per academic year. Therefore, make an informed decision about what you want to study before you apply online.

Please also note that your second choice will only be evaluated in case you have been rejected for the programme of your first choice, if you apply for two MSc programmes.

Master's Application Form - Starting Date: February 2019

Only complete applications will be submitted to the Academic Committee on Admissions (it can take up to two months to process the complete application). Your application will be processed in the Student Tracking Admission Registration System (STARS*).

* STARS will be used for students starting a master's programme up to and including February 2019. Students who want to start a master's programme as of September 2019 or later need to apply via Studielink.