After your application

The information on this webpage applies for February 2019 applicants. Applicants who want to apply for September 2019 should apply via Please follow the instructions in Studielink.

Check your application

You will receive a personal file number and password for the Student Tracking Admission Registration System (STARS*) as soon as you application has been checked. Please note that this can take up to a week. Do not submit a new application form.

The file number and password will enable you to follow the progress of your application. The documents you’ve uploaded might have remarks, so please check and follow the instructions.

All documents have to be submitted before the application deadline.

* STARS will be used for students starting a Master programme up to and including February 2019. Students who want to start with a Master programme as of September 2019 or later need to apply via Studielink.

Wait for the results

Your file will only be evaluated when your application is complete and your documents have been accepted.

The Academic Committee on Admissions will decide whether you are admissible to the MSc programme, admissible to a so-called linkage programme or not admissible.

A result of your application can be expected within 8 weeks and you will be notified via email.

Procedure for submitting an appeal

When you disagree with the decision about your admission to a degree programme, you may submit an appeal. You will follow the procedure stated underneath. 

Step 1:
Get in touch with the Admissions Office through this contact form. Indicate that you do not agree with the decision and ask for an explanation.

Step 2:
The Admissions Office will reply and will refer you to the concerning Admissions Committee if necessary. If you are unable to reach a solution within 3 to 4 weeks, you may consider to start a formal procedure to submit an appeal.

Step 3:
You have to submit your formal appeal within 6 weeks after the initial decision about your admission was made. Visit this webpage for more information about submitting an appeal.

PLEASE NOTE: The appeal period is not suspended during steps 1 and 2!


You need to confirm your intended participation before the confirmation deadline in the case you are admissible. This can be done online through your personal STARS page* and please note that a strict confirmation deadline is applicable.

After confirmation additional information regarding enrolment and arrival in Wageningen will be sent to you.

* STARS will be used for students starting a Master programme up to and including February 2019. Students who want to start with a Master programme as of September 2019 or later need to apply via Studielink.


On the confirmation form you can indicate whether you will pay the MSc study from private resources (yourself or family) or by a sponsor.

In this latter case, your sponsor will be contacted to arrange the financial matters after the receipt and acceptance of your fellowship letter.

Students who pay for the study themselves will be informed about the payment possibilities

Legal residence

Students from non-EU or non-EFTA countries (except Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, United States and Vatican City State) require a special visa (ATR or in Dutch MVV) to study in The Netherlands.

It is not possible for students to apply for the ATR/MVV themselves. The International Office will start your entry visa/residence permit procedure after payment of the required fees and receipt of all required documents.

It is strongly recommended not to book a flight to The Netherlands before the entry visa has been approved.


Idealis is the main student housing corporation in Wageningen. You receive priority status as a house seeker when you live over 130 kilometres (as the crow flies) from Wageningen University. If you want to qualify for student housing via Idealis, you can register with Idealis after receiving their information

Check their website for more information on housing.

Annual Introduction Days

We strongly recommend that you attend the Annual Introduction Days (AID) before you start your study in September or February. This introductory programme helps you to get acquainted with Wageningen, university buildings, and to meet fellow students.

Visit the website of the AID for more information.