Application and Admission - MSc Water Technology

On this page you find information on admission and registration for the MSc programme Water Technology at Wageningen University & Research, University of Twente and University of Groningen.

Admission requirements

Students holding a bachelor's degree in the following are directly admissible:

  1. The student holding a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from
    Wageningen University & Research;
  2. The student holding a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from any university in the Netherlands;
  3. The student holding a bachelor’s degree in
    Industrial Engineering & Management from University of Groningen;

General requirements for enrolment to the joint MSc Programme Water Technology are:

  1. A BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to the field of water technology
  2. A Grade Point Average (GPA) for the BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade (a definition of GPA you can find on this site)
  3. Fluency in English, both written and spoken

Learn more about the requirements for admission (e.g. the English language proficiency).

Relevant BSc degrees

Applicants for the MSc programme Water Technology should have a relevant BSc degree in chemical engineering, biotechnology, environmental engineering or in another natural/technological oriented field related to water. A Dutch bachelor's degree (HBO) related to one of the topics mentioned above is also relevant for admission to the MSc programme Water Technology.

An admission committee will judge every application on an individual basis. The basic intention is to admit students who are expected to be able to take their degree in the nominal study time of two years. The presence, level and result of relevant courses in mathematics, physical chemistry, chemistry, life sciences and engineering will be judged. Furthermore, some affinity with the field of water (technology) is required  e.g. to show by your thesis or internship topic, publications or working experiences. 

The programme does not offer a linkage or pre-master's option. For more information about admission to the master's programme Water Technology you can contact the Programme Director.

Application and deadlines

To apply for admission to the MSc programme Water Technology you have to submit several documents. This process is described step by step on the website of the Student Service Centre (SSC). Please submit your application as soon as possible and certainly within the application deadlines set by the SSC. You can find these deadlines on the webpage Application Deadlines Master's Programmes.

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Tuition Fees

The master's Water Technology knows an adapted institutional tuition fee 3 (all cohorts). Find out which tuition fee is applicable for you.


The Wetsus MSc Water Technology Scholarship Programme aims to attract talented students with an EU or non-EEA nationality by offering them financial support by means of waiving some or all of the tuition fees and living expenses. We want to allow promising students from the EU and developing countries to follow the master’s in Water Technology (joint Degree).

Each year the programme supports 8 scholarships for EU students and 1 scholarship for non-EEA students.

Applications are only open to students who fit the general criteria for admission, have achieved excellent results, and who run into financial trouble due to reasons outside their control and through no fault of their own.

For whom • Promising EU or non-EEA BSc students starting an MSc programme in September 2024
Scholarship amount EU BSc Students: Full or partial tuition fee support and/or living allowance. Non-EEA BSc students: partial tuition fee support /or living allowance.
MSc application deadline EU 15 May 2024, non-EU 15 April. All MSc applications that have been submitted before this deadline will be assessed by the selection committee.
How to apply? Send the following things to We will evaluate your application.: • Motivation letter explaining the reason for applying, and whether you apply for full or partial support (tuition or tuition plus living wage). • CV • Extract of the grades.
Criteria for eligibility • Meet the admission requirements for the programme (you can check the criteria. • Affinity with the master's programme. • Grades. • Financial need.
Selection results will be communicated to selected candidates only EU 15 June, non-EU 15 May.