Application and admission - Biosystems Engineering

On this page you will find information on admission and registration for the MSc programme of Biosystems Engineering at Wageningen University & Research.

Admission requirements

General requirements

Students who want to enrol to the MSc programme of Biosystems Engineering at Wageningen University & Research must have a BSc degree or equivalent of a technical programme or an agricultural education programme with sufficient engineering background.

Relevant bachelor's degrees are agricultural engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial automation engineering or environmental technology. Agronomy, plant sciences or animal sciences related bachelor's programmes may also fit when there is at least one year (60 credits) of engineering and engineering related courses and/or an engineering related thesis subject in the bachelor's programme.


Like all the master's programmes in Wageningen, the language of instruction is in English, which will be a good preparation for an academic career and supports the contact with scientists in other countries. Admission to the MSc Biosystems Engineering requires a certain level and knowledge of the English language. If you are a student from outside the Netherlands, you have to take an official test to see if your level on English is sufficient. For more information, you can take a look at the general admission requirements of the MSc.

Dutch HBO students

Read this page in Dutch about the admission of Dutch HBO students to the MSc programme of Biosystems Engineering. If you are a Dutch HAS (HAO) student you have to do a pre-master's programme.

Questions about this programme?

Admission procedure

Application and deadlines

To apply for admission to the MSc programme of Biosystems Engineering you have to submit several documents. This process is described step by step on the website of the Student Service Centre (SSC). Please submit your application as soon as possible and certainly within the application deadlines set by the SSC.

You can apply for the MSc Biosystems Engineering in the admissions page. There you will also find the application deadlines.

When you doubt about the relevance of your bachelor's degree, it is always possible to do an application (free of charge). The admission committee will judge every application on an individual basis. More general information can be found at the university's general MSc information webpage.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees can vary, depending on for example your nationality and degree. Find out which tuition fee is applicable for you.