Application and admission - Animal Sciences

On this page you will find information on admission requirements and application for the MSc programme of Animal Sciences at Wageningen University & Research.

Application for all MSc programmes at Wageningen University & Research should be done via the Student Service Centre (SSC). For more general information you can contact them by visiting their website.

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Requirements for admission

General requirements for enrolment in any MSc programme at Wageningen University & Research are:

  1. A BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to your selected programme
  2. A Grade Point Average (GPA) for this BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade
  3. Fluency in English, both written and spoken

More information about the requirements for admission (e.g. the English language proficiency) can be found via the link below:

Relevant BSc degrees

Applicants for the MSc programme of Animal Sciences should have a relevant BSc degree in animal sciences, biology, ecology, aquatic/marine sciences, fisheries, or natural/technical sciences related to animals. A Dutch bachelor degree (HBO) related to one of the topics mentioned above is also relevant for admission to the MSc programme of Animal Sciences.

For more information about admission to the master's programme of Animal Sciences you can contact Programme Director René Kwakkel (

Application and Deadlines

To apply for admission to the MSc programme of Animal Sciences you have to submit several documents. This process is described step by step on the website of the Student Service Centre (SSC). Please submit your application as soon as possible and certainly within the application deadlines set by the SSC. You can find these deadlines on the webpage Application Deadlines master's programmes.

You can apply for the MSc Animal Sciences by following the steps given in one of the links below:


If you want to be accepted into a scholarship programme, please note that the deadline for most scholarship programmes is March 1, 2017 (for the MSc programmes starting in September 2017). Because most scholarships programmes require a letter of admission, your application for the MSc programme at Wageningen University should be completed at least six weeks before the deadline of the scholarship programme.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees can vary, depending on for example your nationality and degree.

Find out which tuition fee is applicable for you

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