Frequently asked questions Virtual exchange
Can I apply and get credits for other online courses, from WUR or other universities, than the ones listed here?
Can I apply for more than one online course?
How many places are available per course?
In case I am not selected, can I still do the online course?
Are there any costs involved in doing an online course for credits?
I get confused by the start dates on edX which differ from this site or the course description.
Can I apply for these online courses while being an exchange student at Wageningen University & Research?
Starting and following the course
How and when starts the course?
What if I want to drop out?
We hope you are committed to complete the course. However, if there is a good reason to drop out, we would like you to send an email to the lecturer or the contact person of the partner university.
Please note that although attendance is not compulsory, students participating in the Virtual Exchange initiative are strongly encouraged to take full advantage of this unique opportunity and to show their commitment by also taking the final exam.
In what period is the course offered?
In general, most Virtual Exchange courses can be taken throughout the year and can be finished when there is an opportunity to make the exam. If the course does not have a final exam, then there are no constraints when it can be finished besides waiting for the final assignment to be graded. To find the exact details for a course, you can look in the Osiris handbook under “Course Description” to find when there is an opportunity to make the exam, and under “Course Periods Offered and Registration” you can find when the course is offered. If you are still unsure when the course is offered, then please send an email to email@example.com