How to apply for a bachelor's programme?

As a prospective first year bachelor's student you can submit a request to be enrolled for one of our bachelor's programmes in Studielink. Please, first, check if you can be admitted to the bachelor's programme of your choice.

Can I be admitted to the bachelor's programme?

You can be admitted to one of our bachelor's programmes, if you have the proper pre-education.

Please note that, with the exception of the English taught bachelor's programmes, fluency in Dutch is a requirement to be admitted to a bachelor's programme.

More about admission

Application deadlines

All applicants have to take a ‘study choice check’.

Where are you from? Deadline
Dutch nationals with VWO diploma 1 August 2023
Dutch nationals without VWO diploma 1 July 2023
EU/EFTA nationals 1 July 2023
Non-EU/non-EFTA nationals 1 May 2023

Important information for non-EU students

The Admissions committee can conditionally admit you based on information about the type of diploma you will obtain and a list of marks you have obtained so far. However, in order to apply for an entry visa, the Admissions committee has to have received certified copies of your documents before July 1 (applicable for non-EU students). This includes your obtained diploma, final list of marks and language and/or subject tests if applicable (i.e. you have to meet all requirements mentioned in the personal admission letter before this deadline).

Wageningen University does not arrange entry visa based on predicted grades or expected graduation dates. We are aware that this means that sometimes students are not able to start the programme in September of the current year but have to wait an extra year. To postpone, you should reapply for the programme in the next academic year via Studielink.

Matching (Study Choice Check)

In the Netherlands, a study choice check (questionnaire) is obligatory for future Dutch and international bachelor students. Visit the Matching page for more information.

Filling in your payment details in Studielink

If you have submitted a request for enrolment or re-enrolment a new task will appear on you 'My to do list' in Studielink. Non-Eu and non-EFTA students will receive an invoice after being (conditionally) admitted. They do not have to arrange their payment in Studielink.

This task: 'Enter your payment details' will not appear before May 1st.

Procedure for submitting an appeal

When you disagree with the decision about your admission to a degree programme, you may submit an appeal. You will follow the procedure stated underneath. Step 1:Get in touch with the Admissions Office through this contact form. Indicate that you do not agree with the decision and ask for an explanation.Step 2:The Admissions Office will reply and explain their decision. If you are unable to reach a solution within 3 to 4 weeks, you may consider to start a formal procedure to submit an appeal.Step 3:You have to submit your formal appeal within 6 weeks after the initial decision about your admission was made. Visit this webpage for more information about submitting an appeal.

PLEASE NOTE: The appeal period is not suspended during steps 1 and 2!