Facts and figures

How many students are enrolled in education programmes of the university of Wageningen University & Research? On this page you can find information about the number of bachelor's and master's students, PhD candidates and graduates.

Enrolled students

In the academic year 2017/2018 the university has a total of 12.439 students, of which 2.769 are international. There are 3.347 freshmen and 432 exchange students.

There are 5.902 bachelor's students, 6.105 master's students and 2.008 PhD candidates studying. In 2017/2018 277 PhD candidates, 2.028 master's and 1.162 bachelor's students graduated.

Number of students (without PhD candidates)
Year 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11
Total 4.772 4.821 4.761 4.713 4.941 5.398 5.959 6.771
International 1.014 1.141 1.180 1.185 1.108 1.108 1.444 1.735
Year 11/12 12/13 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19
Total 7.473 7.933 8.814 9.545 10.380 11.275 12.001 12.439
International 1.922 2.016 2.137 2.160 2.364 2.642 2.788 2.769

Graduates

In total there are 50.518 graduates of the university of Wageningen University & Research. There are 38.609 Dutch graduates and 11.909 international graduates. Of international graduates 85% works outside the Netherlands. 45% of the total number of graduates is female.

Nationalities

The 12.439 students of the university of Wageningen University & Research come from 104 countries. The most important countries of origin of international students are China, Germany and Italy.

Origin of students
Netherlands 9.670
Europe 1.509
Asia 951
Africa 113
North and South America 184
Other 12

Reference day: 1 October 2018