Application and admission - Food Safety

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

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

Relevant BSc degree

Students holding a Bachelor degree or equivalent  in one of the following fields are eligible for both specialisations of the MSc programme Food Safety:

  • Food Technology, Food Sciences or related
  • General agriculture/Agronomy with specialisation Food Technology
  • Dairy Technology
  • Post -Harvest Technology  (when focussed on food science)
  • Nutrition and Health, Dietetics or similar

Depending on the actual Bachelor programme students with the following degrees may be eligible:

  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary or Animal Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Food and Business or similar

Students holding a Bachelor degree or equivalent in one of the following fields are eligible for the Food Law specialization only of the MSc programme Food Safety

  • Law or Legal Affairs
  • International Law
  • Law and Bussiness

Students with other Bachelor degrees can be admitted based on the actual programme in their Bachelor 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 pre-master or linkage option.

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

English test

The language of instruction in Master of Science programs at Wageningen University is in English. Admission to the MSc Food Safety 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

Apply for the MSc Food Safety