Apply for master programme Wageningen

How to apply for a master's programme?

Students who want to make an application at Wageningen University & Research need to apply via Studielink. You can submit a request for registration/admission in Studielink.

After you have made a request at Studelink you will receive a separate email from Wageningen University with information how to activate an account in the application portal to upload the required documents.

Make sure you choose the correct type of pre-education in Studielink! For example; non-EU students should always choose non Dutch diploma and fill in the name of their bachelor degree (not International Baccalaureate, as this is secondary education).

Only complete applications can be submitted and will be pre-evaluated before they will be forwarded to the academic admission committee. Note that your application will not be evaluated if it was not complete before the deadline.

A maximum to 4 different programmes in Studielink can be made for applications for master programmes.

Note that it takes 6-8 weeks before you will be informed regarding the result of your application

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Starting in February 2020

The following master's programmes start in February 2020:

  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Forest and Nature Conservation
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Sciences
Application deadlines
NL/EU/EFTA students non-EU/non-EFTA students
Application 1 December 2019 1 October 2019
Enrolment 14 February 2020 12 February 2020

Please note that there are different application deadlines if you wish to be eligible for a scholarship, please check the website.

Starting in September 2020

All master's and online master's programmes start in September 2020.

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 2020 1 May 2020
Enrolment 31 August 2020 31 August 2020

Please note that there are different application deadlines if you wish to be eligible for a scholarship, please check the website.

Application deadlines online programmes

NL/EU/EFTA students Non-EU/Non-EFTA students
Application 1 July 2020 1 July 2020
Enrolment 31 August 2020 31 August 2020

Starting in February 2021

The following master's programmes start in February 2021:

  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Forest and Nature Conservation
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Sciences
Application deadlines
NL/EU/EFTA students non-EU/non-EFTA students
Application 1 December 2020 1 October 2020
Enrolment 12 February 2021 12 February 2021

Please note that there are different application deadlines if you wish to be eligible for a scholarship, please check the website.

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 unweighted mark of at least 7 (Dutch system) or the international equivalent of the required quality as determined in the

     International credentials evaluation guideline

  3. Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Information for:

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's degree

A Bachelor's 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

A sufficient English language proficiency test result. In some cases you can be exempted from submitting an English proficiency test. Please see below if you are exempted:

When you do not meet one of the exemptions, you need to submit sufficient result of an English proficiency test as per the requirements. Be aware that there are two different levels. Please check which level is applicable for the programme(s) you apply for.

For more information:

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

4. 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.

Optional: Other documents

It is optional to upload any document in English or Dutch that may enable the Academic Committee to better judge your application. For example: Summary of your Bachelor Thesis report (two pages maximum) or an official letter of recommendation from your professor or employee. The documents should include contact details of your academic supervisor.

Do you want to know what to do next? Please check the page after your application.

In October the admission requirements will be further specified according to the new Dutch admission framework. This specification will not change the admission requirements.