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 2019/2020 the university has a total of 12.819 students, of which 2.889 are international. There are 3.104 freshmen and 482 exchange students.

There are 5.928 bachelor's students, 6.409 master's students and 2.082 PhD candidates studying. In 2018/2019 282 PhD candidates, 2.024 master's and 1.268 bachelor's students graduated.

Number of students (without PhD candidates)
Year 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11 11/12
Total 4.821 4.761 4.713 4.941 5.398 5.959 6.771 7.473
International 1.141 1.180 1.185 1.108 1.108 1.444 1.735 1.922
Year 12/13 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Total 7.933 8.814 9.545 10.380 11.275 12.001 12.439 12.819
International 2.016 2.137 2.160 2.364 2.642 2.788 2.769 2.889

Graduates

In total there are 53.364 graduates of the university of Wageningen University & Research. There are 40.488 Dutch graduates and 12.876 international graduates. Of international graduates 76% works outside the Netherlands. 46% of the total number of graduates is female.

Nationalities

The 12.819 students of the university of Wageningen University & Research come from 110 countries. The most important countries of origin of international students are China, Germany and Italy.

Origin of students
Netherlands 9.951
Europe 1.553
Asia 981
Africa 121
North and South America 297
Other 15

Reference day: 1 October 2019