Application and admission - Landscape Architecture and Planning

On this page you will find information on admission and registration for the MSc programme Landscape Architecture and Planning at Wageningen University. For more information, please download the brochure through the link on the right.

Admission Requirements

General admission requirements

To enrol in an MSc Programme at Wageningen University, you need:

- A BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science, relevant to your selected programme. For the specialisation Landscape Architecture, you can only be considered for admission with a BSc in landscape architecture, architecture, garden architecture, or horticultural design

- A Grade Point Average (GPA) for this BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade

- Fluency in English, both written and spoken

Specific admission requirements Landscape Architecture

For the specialisation Landscape Architecture, you can only be considered for admission with a BSc in landscape architecture, architecture, garden architecture, or horticultural design. If you are applying for the specialisation Landscape Architecture, you must submit your design portfolio, including at least four spatial designs at different scale levels. Please show in your portfolio: where you worked on the design and why (for example in a course, internship or job), the design itself, and the explanation/reasoning for the design. You upload your design portfolio together with the other documents as part of your online application. We only accept PDF files (maximum 25 MB).


Unconditional admission

BSc graduates from the Wageningen Landscape Architecture and Planning programme have unconditional admission to the MSc programme. They can register without application. If you are enrolled in a different (Wageningen) programme, please contact one of the study advisers to discuss your plans at an early stage. In that way, you can prepare for your master's as part of your bachelor's elective courses.

Pre-master programmes

Pre-master programmes

If you comply with the general admission requirements but are missing specific skills or knowledge for direct entry, the Admission Committee may decide that you will need to complete a pre-master programme first. This programme contains a maximum of 30 ECTS. Once you complete the pre-master programme successfully, you will be admitted to the MSc programme.

If you are admitted to the MSc programme through a pre-master programme, you will receive both an e-mail from the study adviser and an official admission letter from the Admissions Office. Different payment conditions apply for the pre-master programme. You can find more information about the payment on the SSC website.

Pre-master Landscape Architecture

The standard pre-master programme for Landscape Architecture starts in the second semester (February). It consists of five courses:

·        Fundamentals of Landscape

·        Studio Regional Design

·        Landscape Aesthetics

·        Concepts and Approaches in Landscape Architecture       

·        Research Methodology for Human Environment Interactions

Non-European applicants can be admitted to the pre-master programme starting in February only if the application is done before 1 October.

NB: If you do not have a BSc relevant for the specialisation Landscape Architecture as mentioned above, you cannot be admitted to the pre-master courses either.

Pre-master Spatial Planning

The pre-master programme for Spatial Planning is made-to-measure and will usually start in September. Depending on planning of the courses, the pre-master may be spread out over a full academic year.

Please contact the study adviser for more information.


When you apply, you have to complete the online application form and submit it, together with all the necessary digital documents. The Admission Committee will review your application based on an individual assessment of your academic records (including curriculum, grade point average, and in case of the specialisation Landscape Architecture also the design portfolio), motivation and relevant work experience. In your motivation, please state which specialization you are applying for: Landscape Architecture or Spatial Planning.

In addition to the required documents, you can submit any document in English or Dutch that might help the Admission Committee assess your application, such as a summary of your BSc thesis report or other relevant research papers (two pages maximum) or a letter of recommendation from your professor or employer. Papers should include contact details of your academic supervisor (if available).

You can only apply online. Please follow the application procedure.

NB: At the time of application, you are not yet required to upload a copy of your passport or ID card. This is only required after admission for visa purposes.


Admission decision

The Admission Office will inform you of the decision on your application by e-mail. If you fulfil all the admission requirements, you will be admitted to the two-year MSc programme. If you are missing any of the entry requirements, then your application will either be rejected, or you will be admitted to a pre-master programme.


Contact the Student Service Centre for questions about admission and the status of your application.

Contact the study adviser for specific questions about the programme.

Apply for the MSc Landscape Architecture and Planning