General admission requirements
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 relevant to the specific programme selected;
- A GPA (Grade Point Average) for the BSc study of at least 7 (or 70% of the maximum of the scale);
- Fluency in English, both written and spoken (see English language proficiency);
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 advisors 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. Please read further under Study contract on this page.
The Dutch webpages of this MSc programme provide an overview of Dutch bachelor's degrees giving unconditional or possible admission. Relevant foreign bachelor's degrees give possible admission. In case of possible admission the Admission Board Environmental Sciences has to decide.
English language proficiency
To study an English-taught MSc programme at Wageningen University, 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 the Wageningen University Language Centre (CENTA) prior to the beginning of their study.
The applicant must complete the application form and submit it with all necessary documents. The Admission Committee reviews 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 Committee's decision by letter.
See for more information about admission: for Dutch students, EU students and students from outside the EU/EFTA.
Students are admitted to the MSc programme Urban Environmental Management with a study period of 24 months, equal to 120 credits (ECTS (=European Credit Transfer System)). Depending on prior work experience, it may be possible for students to be exempted from the internship (24 credits), which is part of the programme. This exemption is only possible based on relevant working experience gained after obtaining the BSc degree. If you believe you should be exempted from the internship, you must state this and the reason for exemption on the application form.
Are you still in the process of obtaining your bachelor's degree?
Students in the last year of their BSc programme may also apply for admission prior to their graduation. The Admission Committee can tentatively admit a student based on a transcript of his or her academic record, relevant research conducted by the student and 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 program in due time. After graduation, students must submit the certificate prior to the start of the academic year.
After admission to the MSc programme, the study advisor conducts an intake interview with the student during which the abilities and desires of the student are surveyed. A selection of graduate courses will be compiled for each individual student in accordance with the desired thesis topic. The graduate courses the student has selected must be approved. The individual program, the already acquired competencies and the deficiencies will be stated in a study contract.
For more information, please contact one of the study advisors.
Tuition fees can vary, depending on for example your nationality and degree.