The MSc programme at the university is given in the English language and all applicants must provide recent evidence of their spoken and written command of English.
The following qualifications are acceptable as evidence of proficiency in English for entry to the MSc programmes (for non-EU/EFTA nationals):
|Level 1||Level 2|
|IELTS||overall grade 6.0 (with a minimum sub-score of 6.0 for speaking)||Overall grade 6.5 (with a minimum sub-score of 6.0 for speaking)|
|TOEFL||internet-based 80 (with a minimum sub-score of 20 for speaking)||internet-based 92 (with a minimum sub-score of 23 for speaking)|
|Cambridge FCE/B2 First||score between 169-190 or Grade B||score between 176-190 or Grade A|
|Cambridge CAE/C1 Advanced||score between 169-210 or Grade C||score between 176-210 or Grade C|
|Cambridge CPE/C2 Proficiency||score between 180-230 or Grade C||score between 180-230 or Grade C|
|International Baccalauréat diploma||Language of instruction English or English A Language and Literature 3||Language of instruction English or English A Language and Literature 4|
|Master programmes - English Level 1||Master programmes - English Level 2|
|Animal Sciences||Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management|
|Bioinformatics||Communication, Health and Life Sciences|
|Biosystems Engineering||Development and Rural Innovation|
|Biotechnology||Food Quality Management|
|Climate Studies||Food Safety|
|Earth and Environment||International Development Studies|
|Environmental Sciences||Landscape Architecture and Planning|
|Food Technology||Management Economics and Consumer Studies|
|Food Technology (online master specialisation)||Metropolitan Analysis Design and Engineering|
|Forest and Nature Conservation||Organic Agriculture|
|Geo-information Science||Plant Biotechnology|
|International Land and Water Management||Plant Breeding (online master specialisation)|
|Tourism, Society and Environment||Plant Sciences|
|Molecular Life Sciences|
|Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health (online master specialisation)|
|Nutrition and Health|
|Urban Environmental Management|
Applicants who do not meet the standard level requirement will not be admitted to the programme.
IELTS, TOEFL tests should have been taken no longer than two years prior to the application.
1. Applicants who have completed their Bachelor or Master degree in one of the following countries: Australia, Ireland, Canada (except those educated at universities in Quebec), New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America are exempted from submitting an English proficiency test.
2. Applicants who have completed a bachelor at a Dutch university are exempted from submitting an English Proficiency test.
3. Applicants who have completed a fully English taught Bachelor at a Dutch university of applied sciences (HBO) are exempted from submitting an English Proficiency test. They are required to upload a signed statement from their institution that the medium of instruction during the complete Bachelor’s programme they followed was English.
4. Nationals who are on the country list (see below) who have completed their Bachelor or Master degree in their home country are encouraged to submit a sufficient result of an English proficiency test. If this is not possible, a signed statement from the university that the medium of instruction during the complete Bachelor’s programme they followed was English is required.
Exemption English Language Proficiency
All other applicants need to submit sufficient result of an English proficiency test as per the requirements.
The admission committee reserves the right to request any applicant to submit an English language proficiency test.
Students from China are required to submit an IELTS certificate or a TOEFL-IBT in accordance with the visa requirements. More information regarding the Nuffic certificate can be found on the website of Nuffic.