On this page you can find a document with the frequently asked questions (FAQ).
Please consult this document before you contact the Exchange Office at WUR.
If you go on exchange to one of our partner universities, you do not have to pay tuition fees at the partner university. You need to be registered as a full-time student and pay tuition fee at Wageningen University.
However, fees for e.g. visas can be charged and need to be covered by the student. Note: if you go on an exchange to a university which is not a partner of WUR, you probably have to pay tuition fees!
It is possible to do a mobility period (study or training) in your country of origin as an Erasmus+ student, provided that your country of origin is not the country you normally study and live in. As long as you are officially a WUR student, you can go to all Erasmus+ partner countries. So, if you are a Spanish WUR student, you can get an Erasmus+ grant if you go for exchange or thesis/internship to Spain.
However, the selection criteria are defined by the higher education institutions participating in the programme, which could decide that students applying to study in their country of origin should have a lower priority than those applying to a country different from their country of origin.
Although the UK will no longer participate in the Erasmus+ programme, Wageningen University will continue its existing student exchange programmes with British universities. Furthermore, for the study year 2021-2022, Erasmus+ grants will still be available for exchange students going to the UK (the grants are covered by previously provided funds). Please be aware that after Brexit, a student visa might be necessary to study in the UK.
For more information, please check the European Union website about Brexit.
Study exchange possibilities
You can find the possbilities on our Partner Universities page.
However in most cases the agreement is in a certain field of study or with a specific faculty. This means that you cannot select just any university/course. When in doubt, ask your exchange coordinator for details.
Erasmus+ grant and other (financial) matters
Study exchange: you can apply for Erasmus+ grant after we have nominated you for an exchange period at one of the partner universities.
Internship/thesis: to apply for Erasmus+ grant (financial support), you need to fulfill the requirements, which you can find here.
Study exchange: on this page you can find all information about the application process to apply for an Erasmus+ exchange and an Erasmus+ grant for study.
Internship/thesis: on this page you can find the procedure and the forms you need to fill in to apply for an Erasmus+ grant for internship or thesis abroad.
Study exchange: the deadline for sending in the application forms for Erasmus+ Grant is June 1st (if you are going on study exchange in the first semester) and November 1st (if you are going on study exchange in second semester).
Internship/thesis: Preferably at least one month before the starting date, but not later than before departure (also applies for voluntary internship or thesis).
How long will it take for the Erasmus grant to be on my bank account after I have finished the application procedure?
I am going abroad for my internship and I would like to apply for an Erasmus Grant. However, I missed the deadline of June 1st / November 1st that is on your website.
What are the financial consequences if I do not earn all the credits of the courses I planned to do (and are in the learning agreement)?
Insurance is the students own responsibility!
Wageningen University & Research has arranged a collective continuous travel insurance agreement for business trips abroad for all employees and students of Wageningen UR, including those visiting a university abroad for work/study purposes. This insurance covers a maximum travel period of 365 days, including luggage and accidents and is subject to terms and conditions. For more information visit the SSC desk.
Check with your current insurance company if your stay abroad is covered (note a difference between EU and world insurance). Ensure that you are clear about your coverage. Does it include medical repatriation, access to medical specialists, and so on? Be clear about claim procedures – do you pay upfront, what percentage, are there co-payments, et cetera.