After your application

Below you can find more information about what will happen after you submit an application form. Please look on our apply website for more information about the application procedure.

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.

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.


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.


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.