Application and admission - Food Quality Management

On this page you will find information on admissions and registration for the MSc programme of Food Quality Management at Wageningen University

Admission criteria

Admission for the MSc programme Food Quality Management is based on three criteria:

1. Relevant BSc degree

Students holding a BSc degree or equivalent  in one of the following fields are eligible for the MSc programme Food Quality Management:

  • Food Science, Food Technology or related
  • General agriculture/Agronomy with specialisation Food Technology
  • Dairy Technology
  • Post -Harvest Technology  (when focussed on food science)
  • Nutrition, Dietetics or similar
  • Laboratory Sciences (with microbiology)
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmacy
  • Food and business
  • Food design
  • Animal and/or Veterinary Sciences*
  • Horticulture or plant sciences*
  • Management Studies*
  • Consumer Studies*

*Only admissible when at least 30 credits (6 months) of advanced chemistry and biology courses (preferably in the field of food technology) in the BSc programme. WU-students from BBC are eligible (unconditionally) for the specialisation Quality and Food Logistics, the specialisation User-Oriented Food Quality and the specialisation Quality Management and Entrepreneurship.

Students with other BSc degrees can be admitted based on the actual programme in their BSc and/or relevant work experience. An admission committee will judge every application on an individual basis. If you are not sure whether you are eligible, please contact the programme (

The programme does not offer a linkage or pre-master's option.

2. Grade point average (GPA)

A Grade Point Average (GPA) for this BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade.

For some countries/systems there are exceptions to this rule:

  • Ethiopia/Eritrea: a gpa of 85 % is required, below 85% you are not eligible
  • Turkey: 65% or higher is eligible

3. English Test

The language of instruction in Master of Science programs at Wageningen University is in English. Admission to the MSc Food Quality Management requires a certain level and knowledge of the English language. To get admission to the MSc programme you will have to prove that your English is sufficient. The standard level English as defined by Wageningen University is always sufficient

For more information, you can take a look at the site for Dutch nationals, EU nationals or nationals outside EU/EFTA.  

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees can vary, depending on for example your nationality and degree. Find out which tuition fee is applicable for you.

Other application and admission information

The admission committee will judge every application on an individual basis. More general information on the admission procedure and the application form of the MSc programmes of Wageningen University can be found on the website for Dutch students, EU students and non-EU/EFTA students

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