Application and Admission Nutritional Epidemiology & Public Health

Do you want to apply for the online master's Nutritional Epidemiology & Public Health? Find out whether you meet the admission criteria and how you can apply.

Application deadline

The programme will start on 31 August 2020. The application deadline is 1 July 2020.

You can find the necessary steps for the application in the step-by-step guide How to apply for an online master's?

Admission requirements

Relevant BSc degree

Students holding a bachelor's or master's degree or equivalent in one of the following fields are usually considered eligible for admission to the MSc programme Nutrition and Health when they meet also the GPA and English proficiency requirements:

  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Food Science and Nutrition (with a significant focus on Human Nutrition and relevant research methodology)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics with a significant research-focus
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Health Sciences with a focus on metabolism in a research context.

No rights can be derived from this list. The admission officer checks each individual study programme (including the BSc- or MSc-degrees mentioned above) on sufficient courses on nutrition, human physiology and research methodology.

Students with other bachelor's degrees can be admitted based on the actual courses in their BSc (or MSc) programme and/or relevant work experience. Please ask the programme team for possibilities: bvg.mnh@wur.nl.

More details about admission can be found on the website: admission criteria.

Grade point average (GPA) of 70%

A grade point average of 70% is the minimum requirement. Students with a GPA between 65 and 70% may be eligible under certain conditions, such as relevant work experience, illness during part of the programme or students with a high mark for thesis work and specialised courses. Students with a BSc degree below Second Division Upper level are not eligible.

Please check the WU International Credentials Evaluation Guidelines for details on how your national degree system translates for our admission requirements.

When the grading of your programme has been done in a different way and you are not sure how to relate this to the 70% GPA requirement, please contact the Student Service Centre via ssc@wur.nl.

Proficiency in English

The language of instruction in Master of Science programs at Wageningen University is English. Admission to the MSc Nutrition and Health requires a level 1 proficiency in English.

More information about English proficiency:

Dutch nationals - EU nationals - nationals outside EU/EFTA.

Specific online master's requirements

Besides these three criteria, enrolling in an online master's programme at Wageningen University & Research also requires the following:

  • Good computer skills
  • Access to broadband internet
  • Commitment to engage in a virtual learning community


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