Application and admission

On this page you will find information on admission and registration for the MSc programme Climate Studies at Wageningen University.

Admission requirements

General admission requirements

Students who wish to enrol in an MSc programme at Wageningen University must have:

  • At least a BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science that is relevant to the specific programme selected;
  • A GPA (Grade Point Average) for the entire BSc study equivalent to at least B/B+ (US system), or a degree classified at least as 2nd class upper division (UK system);
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken;

The above admission requirements apply to all MSc study programmes at Wageningen University.

Specific admission requirements

There are no specific requirements for the MSc program Climate Studies. The student should have a BSc degree in earth sciences, ecology, economy, policy or related fields. The student should have a sufficient knowledge of calculus and statistics.

See the Dutch webpages for unconditional and possible admission after finishing a Dutch BSc or Ba-degree.

Relevant foreign Bachelor degrees give possible admission. The Admission Board has to decide here.

English language proficiency

In order to study in Wageningen an English-taught MSc programme you have to speak, read and write fluently in English. All applicants except native speakers (USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the English part of Canada) must be able to provide recent evidence of their spoken and written command of English. For more information about the English language proficiency: for Dutch students, EU students and students from outside the EU/EFTA. In addition to the entry requirements, all students (except native speakers) are required to undergo an assessment of their English language skills at Wageningen University Language Services prior to the beginning of their study.

Admission procedure

The applicant must complete the application form and submit it with all required documents. The Admission Board will review the application based on an individual assessment of the applicant's academic record (curriculum, grade point average and final thesis report or research paper) and relevant work experience. The applicants will be informed of the Board's decision by letter.

For more information refer to 'steps to enrolment': for Dutch students, EU students and students from outside the EU/EFTA.

Are you still in the process of obtaining your Bachelor's degree?

Students in the final year of their BSc programme may also apply for admission prior to their graduation. The Admission Board can tentatively admit a student based on a transcript of his or her academic record, the expected date of graduation, and an official letter from their home university stating that the student will have completed all the requirements of the degree programme in due time. After graduation, students must submit the degree certificate prior to the start of the academic year.

Study contract

After admission to the Master’s programme, the study adviser conducts an intake interview with the student during which the abilities and desires of the student are surveyed. A selection of graduate courses will be compiled for each individual student in accordance with the desired thesis subject. The graduate courses the student has selected must be approved. The individual programme, the already acquired competencies and the deficiencies will be stated in a study contract.

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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