Student life in Wageningen

Studying at Wageningen University & Research means studying at a campus surrounded by beautiful nature. You can find excellent facilities on campus. For example, a sports centre, supermarket and several restaurants. But also the international and vibrant city offers plenty entertainment.

International community

Because Wageningen University & Research is world known a lot of international students come to the universty. Almost half of the 5500 students who study for a master's degree is foreigner! This leads to a large international community in Wageningen.


There are more than 20 international associations you can join. One of them is ISOW, the international student organisation. They offer courses, events, and excursions. Or IxESN, the Erasmus Student Network. Who have a buddy programme, excursions, festivities and more.


Would you like to know more about studying in Wageningen and student life? You can request a chat meeting with one of our international students.

Facilities on campus

The campus of Wageningen University & Research measures 70.000m2 and is chosen as most sustainable university of the Netherlands 2017. It is home to students, teachers, researchers and staff from over 95 different countries.

When I visited the campus, it was everything that I could have wished for. The campus breathes life sciences.
Julia, MSc student Plant Science from Delaware

There are various places where you can meet fellow students for drinks, coffee or lunch. Such as student cafe 'The Spot', 'Grand Cafe' or the 'Restaurant of the Future'. Looking for a more active meet up? In 'Sports Centre de Bongerd' you can swim, play tennis, basketball or try one of the many other sports.

Wageningen City

Wageningen is a small city with almost 40.000 inhabitants from over 160 different countries and is centrally located in the Netherlands. Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague are only a one-hour train ride away. The campus of Wageningen University & Research is within cycling distance.

The city is surrounded by beautiful green nature. You can relax on the riverbanks of the Rhine river, wander through the forest or hang out in the city centre. Here you can find historic and modern buildings, high-rise student flats, works of art and botanical gardens that all add to the diversity of Wageningen.