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 additional admission requirements for Environmental Sciences. However, we strongly advise you to contact one of the study advisers before, during or shortly after the admission process. It is very important that once you have been admitted, you will start attending the proper courses because most courses are offered only once a year.
The Bachelor of Science 'Milieuwetenschappen' gives unconditional permission to Environmental Sciences. Relevant foreign bachelor's degrees give possible admission. Here the Admission Board Environmental Sciences has to decide.
English language proficiency
To study in Wageningen in an English-taught MSc programme, it is essential that you 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.
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.
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.
Tuition fees can vary, depending on for example your nationality and degree.