Application and admission Landscape Architecture and Planning

On this page you will find information on admission and registration for the MSc programme Landscape Architecture and Planning at Wageningen University.

Admission Requirements

General admission requirements

To enrol in an MSc Programme at Wageningen University, you need:

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

Specific admission requirements and Portfolio

In case you are applying for the specialisation Landscape Architecture, we require you to submit your design portfolio. Please show in your portfolio: where you worked on design and why (for example a course, internship or job), the results of your design assignment (the design itself), and the explanation/ reasoning for the design. We ask you to upload your design portfolio together with the other documents as part of your online application. We only accept PDF files.

If you comply with the general admission requirements but are missing any specific admission requirements we can also offer a linkage programme to fill these gaps.

Unconditional admission

BSc graduates from the Wageningen Landscape Architecture and Planning programme have unconditional admission to the MSc programme. They can register without application. If you are enrolled in a different (Wageningen) programme, please contact one of the study advisors to discuss your plans at an early stage. In that way, you can prepare for your master's as part of your bachelor's elective courses.

Pre-master's Linkage programme

If you comply with the general admission requirements but are missing any specific requirements for direct entry, the admission board can decide that you will have to join the so-called ‘Linkage programme’. This programme contains a maximum of 30 ECTS. Once you successfully complete the linkage programme, you will be admitted to the MSc programme.

Please note: For students interested in the specialisation landscape architecture, but with no design experience, the linkage programme will not be sufficient to make up for your lack of design experience.

The linkage programme starts in the second semester (February). The programme is variable and personalised to the courses you need to fulfil the entry conditions. If you are admitted to the programme with a linkage programme, you will receive a mail from the study advisor and an official admissions letter from the admissions office.

Different payment conditions apply for the linkage programme; you can find more information about the payment on the SSC website

Non-European applicants can be admitted to the linkage programme starting in February when the application is done before the first of October.

Linkage Programme MLP

Tuition fees

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

Find out which tuition fee is applicable for you


When you apply, you have to complete the online application form and submit it, together with all the necessary digital documents. The Admission Committee will review your application based on an individual assessment of your academic record (curriculum, grade point average, final thesis report or research paper and in case of the specialisation landscape architecture the design portfolio) and relevant work experience.

You can submit any document in English or Dutch that would help the Admissions Committee to better judge your application, such as a summary of your BSc thesis report or other relevant research papers (two pages maximum). Papers should include contact details of your academic supervisor (if available) or a letter of recommendation from your professor or employer.

You can apply online. Please follow the application procedure applicable to you: Dutch students, EU students and non-EU/EFTA students.

Admission decision

The Admission Office will inform you of the decision of the Admission Committee by mail. If you fulfil all the admission requirements, you will be admitted to the two-year MSc programme. Should you be missing any of the entry requirements (up to 30 ECTS), then you may be admitted to the linkage programme.


Contact the Student Service Centre for questions about admission and the status of your application.

Contact the study advisers for specific questions about the programme.

Apply for the MSc Landscape Architecture and Planning