Apply for master programme Wageningen

How to apply for a master's programme?

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

After you have made this request 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).

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

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 2019 1 July 2019
Enrolment 31 August 2019 31 August 2019

Starting in February 2020

The following master's programmes start in February 2020:

  • 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 2019 1 October 2019
Enrolment 14 February 2020 14 February 2020

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), a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least B/B+ (US system) or a classification as 2nd upper (UK system). If there is no GPA stated on your transcript an unweighted grade point average will be calculated. 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.

Only complete applications can be submitted and will be pre-evaluated before they will be forwarded to the academic admission committee.

Note that it can take up to two months to process the complete application before you will be informed regarding the result of your application.

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