Application and admission - Environmental Sciences

On this page you will find information on admission and registration for the MSc programme Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University.

Admission requirements

General requirements

Students who wish to enrol for the MSc programme Environmental Sciences must meet the general admission requirements that apply to all MSc study programmes at Wageningen University.

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Specific admission requirements

There are no additional admission requirements for Environmental Sciences. However, we strongly advise you to contact one of the study advisers before, during or shortly after the admission process. It is very important that once you have been admitted, you will start attending the proper courses because most courses are offered only once a year.

The BSc Environmental Sciences gives unconditional permission to Environmental Sciences. Relevant foreign bachelor's degrees give possible admission. Here the Admission Board Environmental Sciences has to decide.

English language proficiency

To study in Wageningen in an English-taught MSc programme, it is essential that you speak, read and write fluently in English. All applicants except native speakers (USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the English part of Canada) must be able to provide recent evidence of their spoken and written command of English. For more information about the English language proficiency: for Dutch students, EU students, and students from outside the EU/EFTA. In addition to the entry requirements, all students (except native speakers) are required to undergo an assessment of their English language skills at Wageningen University Language Services prior to the beginning of their study.

Admission procedure

The applicant must complete the application form and submit it with all required documents. The Admission Board will review the application based on an individual assessment of the applicant's academic record (curriculum, grade point average and final thesis report or research paper) and relevant work experience. The applicants will be informed of the Board's decision by letter.

For more information refer to 'steps to enrolment': for Dutch students, EU students, and students from outside the EU/EFTA.

Are you still in the process of obtaining your bachelor's degree?

Students in the final year of their BSc programme may also apply for admission prior to their graduation. The Admission Board can tentatively admit a student based on a transcript of his or her academic record, the expected date of graduation, and an official letter from their home university stating that the student will have completed all the requirements of the degree programme in due time. After graduation, students must submit the degree certificate prior to the start of the academic year.

Study contract

After admission to the master's programme, the study adviser conducts an intake interview with the student during which the abilities and desires of the student are surveyed. A selection of graduate courses will be compiled for each individual student in accordance with the desired thesis subject. The graduate courses the student has selected must be approved. The individual programme, the already acquired competencies and the deficiencies will be stated in a study contract.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees can vary, depending on for example your nationality and degree.

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