Non-EU/Non-EFTA students

On this page you can find information regarding enrolment to the programme, after you have been admitted to Wageningen University & Research. Please follow the steps in order to complete your enrolment and to start your study in Wageningen.

1. Payment of tuition fees

All non-EU/Non-EFTA students who are admitted to an MSc programme will receive an invoice.

In case you have a sponsor or a scholarship, you have to inform us as soon as possible and before the payment deadline.

In the case you have indicated that you will pay the MSc study by a sponsor, your sponsor will be contacted to arrange the financial matters.

In the case that you have been granted a scholarship, we need to receive the scholarship letter before the payment deadline. Thereafter, we will decide whether we can accept it as a payment guarantee. In case we accept the letter, we will send an invoice to the scholarship agency and possibly an additional invoice to you for remaining costs that are not covered by the scholarship.

Deadlines for payment:

Please be aware that this is a strict deadline, necessary in order to have enough time to apply for your legal residence. 

Instructions with regard to the payment can be found on your invoice.

Please check this page for an overview of the scholarships available for international students.

2. Verification of your pre-education

You have been admitted to one of our master's programmes. Your admission was based on the documents you have uploaded in the application portal. To officially enrol you we require certified documents of your pre-education in hard copy.  The following certified copies* must be sent to Wageningen University & Research:

Note: A certified statement of graduation is also accepted (if you have not received your official diploma yet). Please use the following format:

We will however require to see the original diploma when you have obtained it.

Deadlines for supplying these documents:

Note that it is only necessary to forward these documents if you are certain that you are able to start the programme with us (e.g; you will be able to pay the tuition fee or you are certain that have you obtained a scholarship).

* What is a certified copy?

A certified copy is a duplicate of the original document which is (after making a hard copy) affixed with an original stamp/seal and signature by the issuing institution. Just a regular photo-copy of a certified copy with no original stamp/signature is not certified and will NOT be accepted. Certification of a document can be done by the institution you gained the degree from or by an authorised person like a solicitor or notary.

You can send these documents to:

Wageningen University & Research
Student Service Centre
Admissions office
Droevendaalsesteeg 2
6708 PB Wageningen
The Netherlands

3. Verification of your identity

If you are not living in the Netherlands and you therefore have no DigiD, you applied via studielink using the option “log in without DigiD’.

In this case, your identity has to be verified by Wageningen University & Research. You can upload a copy of your valid passport via the application portal. This is the same portal you used for uploading your diploma and transcript in order to gain admission to the programme. Please see 4. Legal residence in the Netherlands for the specific requirements of the passport upload.

4. Legal residence in the Netherlands (if applicable)

As soon as the steps Payment of the fees and the Verification of your pre education have been completed, the International Office of Wageningen University & Research will start your entry visa/residence permit procedure.

For visa application a valid passport is required, so make sure your passport scan is uploaded in your application portal with the following details:

Roadmap

In order to start the entry visa/residence permit procedure, we need you to fill out and send us some documents. The forms with instructions will be send to you via email. The email with attachments will be called “Roadmap (TEV/VVR)”. Make sure you read the instructions in the roadmap carefully and return the forms as soon as possible after receipt.

Nuffic certificate

For Chinese students an additional document is required by the Dutch Immigration Services (IND).

All Chinese students must apply for a Nuffic certificate with Nuffic before their entry visa/residence permit application can be submitted. This includes taking an IELTS or TOEFL test.

For more information see the website of Studyinholland.

Please note: The IND strongly advise you NOT to book your flight before your entry visa has been approved.

We suggest you to buy a ticket that can be re-scheduled and cancelled at any time.

5. Housing

Wageningen University & Research has a large community of students. Finding a room in Wageningen or the surrounding area is not always easy. Most students in Wageningen rent a room through Idealis (the main student housing cooperation in Wageningen), but you can also choose to search for a room yourself through other channels.

If you live further away than 130 km from Wageningen, you can get priority at Idealis. As a prospective student at Wageningen University & Research you can register and apply for rooms at Idealis via ROOM.nl. Note: it is very important that you pay your tuition fee at Wageningen University & Research on time! Only after you paid your tuition fee, you can apply for a room with priority based on your home address. All information about how to arrange your accommodation can be find here.

6. Annual Introduction Days

We strongly recommend you to participate in the Annual Introduction Days (AID) that are organised by students of Wageningen University & Research. It is the best start to your studies. Every year, around 95% of all new students participate in the AID.

In the AID you will be placed in a group of 10 students and you will be guided by two mentors (the AID 'moms and dads'). They will take you all around Wageningen. Lots of groups stay in contact after the AID! During the AID, you will get to know the University, all the student organisations, student fellowships, your fellow students, the city and all that Wageningen has to offer. During the AID there are many activities for you to quickly feel at home in Wageningen.

More information on the AID can be found here.