Why Wageningen?

Studying at Wageningen University & Research guarantees premium quality education and an international quality benchmark on your CV.

Our world-renowned and highly awarded university offers 19 Bachelor of Sciences programmes and 29 Master of Science programmes, which focus specifically on 'healthy food and living environment'. We work closely with both governments and the private sector.

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International Character

With 25% international students from over 100 different countries, Wageningen University & Research is the first Dutch university with an international accreditation. This is given by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO), known for its education visitations. Through partnerships with numerous Dutch and international companies and governments, Wageningen University & Research has become a major university in Europe and one of the best universities worldwide in the field of Life Sciences. As a result, students have no problems finding internships, challenging work experience posts and career opportunities around the world.

Wageningen Campus

Our campus is a centre where expertise and talent come together. Research, studying and business unite here and the iconic building in the middle of it all is called Forum. The main library is located here and is open 14 hours per day. 

There are several places on the campus where you can relax and have a drink with your fellow students. For example the ‘Grand Cafe’ at Forum, 'the Spot' in Orion, or you can have lunch at the ‘Restaurant of the Future’. 

Nearby sports centre ‘De Bongerd’ offers over 60 different sports ranging from tennis, squash and indoor biking to football, rugby and athletics. There are multiple student associations and each study programme has its own study association that organises a wide range of activities and services for students.

Wageningen city

Wageningen is situated centrally in the Netherlands. It takes 25 minutes by train from Utrecht Central Station to Ede-Wageningen and from there the Campus is a 12 minute bus ride away. 

There are historic and modern buildings, high-rise student flats, works of art and botanical gardens, adding to the diversity of Wageningen. About 10.000 students study at Wageningen University & Research and they, accounting for 20% of the population, make Wageningen a university town. The many international students, professors and researchers contribute to the international atmosphere. 

Wageningen has a thriving cultural and social life. Theatres, cinemas, student clubs, bars, night life and restaurants create the elegance of a city, in a beautiful rural setting. The nearby floodplains of the river Rhine and national park ‘de Veluwe’ are ideal for those who enjoy nature or like hiking, running or cycling.