Wageningen University

Wageningen University
P.O. Box 9101
6700 HB
Tel: +31 317 484 848
Fax: +31 317 484 884
Email: study@wur.nl
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Wageningen University is a unique organization that combines academic, strategic and applied research with innovative education at BSc, MSc and PhD levels. Wageningen University is the leading international university in Life Sciences. Students and researchers focus on a healthy living environment. Main fields are health, lifestyle and livelihood, food and food production and living environment.

International environment

Wageningen University and Research Centre is an international knowledge institution with excellent international reputation and attracts students from more than 100 countries. It holds a top five position in the worldwide publication index in the field of environment, agriculture, plants, and animals.

Wageningen University has many partners in both education and research in more than 70 countries, including double degrees, short courses, student exchange and internships.

MSc programmes

Wageningen University offers 30 MSc programmes, which can be divided in four different domains.

Society & Economics

  • Applied Communication Science
  • International Development Studies
  • Management, Economics and Consumer Studies
  • Management of Agro-ecological Knowledge and Social Change

Technology & Nutrition

  • Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Safety
  • Food Technology
  • Food Quality Management
  • Molecular Life Sciences
  • Nutrition and Health 

Environment & Landscape

  • Climate Studies
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Forest and Nature Conservation
  • Geo-information Science
  • Geographical Information Management and Applications
  • Hydrology and Water Quality
  • International Land and Water Management
  • Landscape Architecture and Planning
  • Leisure, Tourism and Environment
  • Meteorology and Air Quality
  • Soil Science
  • Urban Environmental Management

Biology, Plants & Animals

  • Animal Sciences
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Biology
  • Organic Agriculture
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Sciences
More Information

If you want to know more about the possibilities Wageningen University has to offer you, please visit our website www.wageningenuniversity.nl/msc

Wageningen Campus

To facilitate the integration of knowledge from both the University and research institutes, Wageningen UR has an innovative campus that is designed to stimulate interaction between students, professors and researchers. One of the buildings, the Forum University Centre, houses all the student facilities and will be equipped with the latest ICT tools for exchanging and acquiring knowledge.


In Wageningen UR Library you find a large collection of scientific literature, especially in the fields of Wageningen UR: life sciences and natural resources.


Most students live in one of the student apartment buildings managed by the Corporation for Social Housing. Rooms contain basic furniture such as a bed, desk and chair, and a wardrobe.


Those who believe in a ‘healthy mind in a healthy body’ can make use of the excellent sport facilities in Wageningen. The De Bongerd sports centre has a gym, playing fields, tennis and squash courts and an indoor swimming pool. Special indoor and outdoor sporting events are organised periodically

This section identifies the academic levels and subject areas that are offered at this institution. For a detailed list of course titles and levels you should contact the institution directly using the contact details provided.

  • Postgraduate (Masters, MBA, LLM, Dip, PhD)
  • Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Architecture, construction, building & surveying
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Health & medicine
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Tourism, leisure & hospitality

Name: Wiebke Wellbrock

Country of origin: Germany

Programme: Animal Sciences



Wiebke Wellbrock from Germany has been studying Animal Sciences at the Wageningen University for one and a half years now and has kindly agreed to be interviewed.

What made you choose the Wageningen University for your studies?

The possibility to study Animal Sciences, especially the specialisation Animal Production Systems, interested me.

How and where did you find information about the studying possibilities?

On the internet. When I was writing my bachelors thesis I read about studies conducted at Wageningen University.  That brought the university to my attention, and I looked up information on its master programmes on the university website.

How did you acquire the required language skills?

During my school years I spent a year in the USA and in my last years at secondary school I chose English as an optional course. Additionally, I completed my whole bachelors-study in England, living in Cambridge for three years.

How and where did you apply?

First of all, I wrote to the study-coordinator for Animal Sciences to discuss my admittance possibilities. Later I went to Wageningen to see the university for myself and to speak to student counsellors from the different disciplines in the field of Animal Sciences. As all the conversations and impressions where positive, I filled in and sent off  the application forms available on the website.

How did you find a place to live?

The university arranged a fully furnished room for me. I did not need to worry about housing.

What were your first experiences/impressions?

The atmosphere at the university is very open, many people were friendly and open right from the beginning. The university does its best to make all new arrivals comfortable in their new home, especially the international students. The first few days were very helpful to make new friends and meet new people.

What positive and negative experiences regarding your study have you had so far?

I can combine my interest for animals with my interest for communication, by following courses on natural sciences and social sciences.

Being a masters student I don’t speak any Dutch. However, some courses I am interested in are only taught in Dutch, which means I can’t do them. This is because these courses are mainly meant for bachelors students, that are still taught mainly in Dutch.

What are your plans for the future?

I would like to work as a scientist and do research.

Tuition fees
  • EU or EFTA students: € 1,620 per year
  • Students outside EU / EFTA: € 9,250 per year and €1,400 research fee in the first year.
Living expenses

The minimum amount you will require for living expenses is around € 800 a month. This includes housing (approx. € 300), food, books and study materials. First-year students require an extra half month of living expenses as they arrive in Wageningen before the start of the academic year.

More information about finances can be found at www.wu.nl

Admission Requirements

All MSc study programmes at Wageningen University have the following general admission requirements:

  • A BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to the selected programme;
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) – or cumulative average mark – for the Bachelors study which is at least 70% of the highest grade or mark achievable;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken (see schedule);
  • Good working knowledge of mathematics and/or statistics;
  • Basic computer skills.

In addition to these general requirements, specific requirements may apply to individual programmes.

To apply for admission to the MSc programme, submit the following documents:

  1. MSc application form (online or by post)
  2. BSc degree (or equivalent as recognised by Nuffic). A certified copy of your degree certificate in English or Dutch or a certified English translation
  3. Transcript of your academic record. A certified copy (in English or Dutch or a certified English translation of the transcript of your academic record during your BSc degree programme, including your Grade Point Average (GPA)
  4. Statement of motivation
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. English language proficiency test results.

More detailed information can be found at www.wu.nl

The fairs listed in this section show where this institution has participated from the fairs we have listed on this website. Click on the links below to view the upcoming editions of these fairs.
Fair Name City Country Fair Date
World Education Fair – Experience Education - Spring 2010 Sofia Bulgaria
27 Feb 2010 - 28 Feb 2010
EDUCATION - International Education Fair in Greece 2010 Athens Greece
20 Mar 2010 - 21 Mar 2010
World Education Fair – Experience Education - Fall 2010 Sofia Bulgaria
9 Oct 2010 - 10 Oct 2010
World Education Fair - Bucharest 2010 Bucharest Romania
6 Nov 2010 - 7 Nov 2010
World Education Fair – Experience Education - Spring 2011 Sofia Bulgaria
26 Feb 2011 - 27 Feb 2011
EDUCATION - International Education Fair in Greece 2011 Athens Greece
12 Mar 2011 - 13 Mar 2011
Open Doors Education Fair - Fall 2011 Sofia Bulgaria
30 Sep 2011
World Education Fair – Experience Education - Fall 2011 Sofia Bulgaria
8 Oct 2011 - 9 Oct 2011
World Education Fair – Experience Education - Fall 2011 Plovdiv Bulgaria
10 Oct 2011
EDUCATION - International Education Fair in Greece 2012 Athens Greece
3 Mar 2012 - 4 Mar 2012
World Education Fair - Bulgaria - Fall 2012 Sofia Bulgaria
6 Oct 2012 - 7 Oct 2012
World Education Fair - Bulgaria - Fall 2012 Plovdiv Bulgaria
8 Oct 2012
World Education Fair - Romania - Fall 2012 Bucharest Romania
13 Oct 2012 - 14 Oct 2012
EDUCATION - International Education Fair in Greece 2013 Athens Greece
9 Mar 2013 - 10 Mar 2013
International Education Europe EXPO Roadshow - Fall 2013 Rome Italy
24 Oct 2013
International Education Europe EXPO Roadshow - Fall 2013 Barcelona Spain
28 Oct 2013
International Education Europe EXPO Roadshow - Fall 2014 Rome Italy
21 Oct 2014
International Education Europe EXPO Roadshow - Fall 2014 Milan Italy
23 Oct 2014
International Education Europe EXPO Roadshow - Fall 2014 Barcelona Spain
27 Oct 2014
International Education Europe EXPO Roadshow - Fall 2014 Valencia Spain
29 Oct 2014
International Education Europe EXPO Roadshow - Fall 2014 Madrid Spain
30 Oct 2014
World Education Fair - Bulgaria - Winter 2015 Sofia Bulgaria
14 Feb 2015 - 15 Feb 2015
EDUCATION - International Education Fair in Greece 2015 Athens Greece
6 Mar 2015 - 8 Mar 2015
International Education Europe EXPO Roadshow - Spring 2015 Madrid Spain
17 Mar 2015
International Education Europe EXPO Roadshow - Spring 2015 Barcelona Spain
19 Mar 2015
International Education Latin America EXPO Roadshow - Spring 2015 Quito Ecuador
21 Apr 2015