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 2021/2022 the university has a total of 13,676 students, of which 5,904 are bachelor's students, 7,249 are master's students and 523 are exchange students. Of all these students 3,186 are international. Besides them, there are also 2,317 PhD candidates.

In 2021/2022 from 1 September until 1 October 2,982 new bachelor's and master's students have started. In 2020/2021 289 PhD candidates, 2,258 master's and 1,345 bachelor's students graduated.

Number of students (without PhD candidates)
Year 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11 11/12 12/13 13/14
Total 4,713 4,941 5,398 5,959 6,771 7,473 7,933 8,814
International 1,185 1,108 1,108 1,444 1,735 1,922 2,016 2,137
Year 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20 20/21 21/22
Total 9,545 10,380 11,275 12,001 12,439 12,819 13,275 13,676
International 2,160 2,364 2,642 2,788 2,769 2,889 2,777 3,186

Graduates

In total there are 59,367 graduates of the university of Wageningen University & Research. There are 44,211 Dutch graduates and 15,156 international graduates. Of all the graduates 16% lives outside the Netherlands and 47% is female.

Nationalities

The 13,676 students of the university of Wageningen University & Research come from 111 countries. The most important nationalities of international students are Chinees, German and Italian.

Nationalities of students
Netherlands 10,490
Europe 1,894
Asia 965
Africa 128
North and South America 189
Other 10

Reference day: 1 October 2021