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Estd 1981Established Year

Wageningen University & Research Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Aishwarya Bhatnagar Aishwarya Bhatnagar
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Founded in 2016, Wageningen University and Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and Wageningen Research Foundation. It has its branches in the Netherlands as well as other parts of the world.

The domain of the foundation has 3 cores areas: Food and Food Production, Living Environment and Health, Lifestyle and Livelihood. It has been ranked #1 in Agriculture and Forestry by QS World University rankings, 2018-19. The university and research foundation has also been ranked #1 by the Shanghai rankings of world universities in Food Science and Technology, 2018.

  • Students can apply online through the university website which will direct them to Studielink.
  • Students have to meet Dutch language requirements for Dutch taught subjects.
  • The university has 5 departments.
  • International students in Wageningen come from around 55+ countries.
  • The university accepts TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge English Test as the requirement for English language proficiency.
  • The Dutch proficiency tests include Dutch VWO and Dutch HAVO tests.


Admission Portal for International ApplicantsStudielink
Application FeeNone
SAT/ACTNot required
Dutch proficiency testsRequired
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsJuly /October
Financial AidFunding, scholarships
English Language Test ScoresIELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge Certificate for Advanced English

Admission Deadlines

The following deadlines must be kept in mind before submitting applications at Wageningen University and Research, for admissions:

Bachelor ProgramsOctober 1
Master’s ProgramsJuly 1 August 31

Wageningen University and Research International Students Admission

Admission Requirements for International Applicants

The general requirements and admissions process for international applicants is as follows:

  • Official transcripts of grades/high school marks
  • Secondary school leaving certificate
  • Would have studied relevant subjects to the selected program
  • Dutch language requirements for Dutch taught subjects
  • English language proficiency proof- TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge English Tests

Visa Process for International Applicants

  • Wageningen University and Research’s International office will apply for a visa on behalf of the students.
  • They will be sending instructions and forms to the students after receiving the tuition fee.
  • Applicants need to fill the forms provided by the university
  • Applicants need to provide the following documents:
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor Letter, if applicable
    • Acceptance letter
  • IO will be sending the approval to the students after the documents are approved.
  • Students can contact the Dutch embassy after receiving the visa approval.
  • Students can then get a visa appointment and submit the biometrics data.

English language proficiency test scores

TestMinimum Score Required
Cambridge Certificate for Advanced EnglishGrade C

Wageningen University and Research Undergraduate Admissions

The university offers undergraduate programs in various domains and disciplines like Healthy Food, Agriculture and Living Environment. Students can choose a suitable program and apply for admissions.

Where to apply: Studielink

Application fee: N/A

Academic Requirements:

The Dutch language requirements apply to all Dutch taught bachelor's programmes, for students with a non-Dutch prior education. Wageningen University accepts the following test scores and diploma as valid proof for Dutch language ability:

  • NT2-II certificate
  • VWO certificate 'Nederlands' (for example at VAVO, adult education)
  • VWO 'Staatsexamen Nederlands'
  • CNavT; 'Educatief Startbekwaam' or 'Educatief Professioneel'

Wageningen University and Research Graduate Admissions

There are a lot of options to choose from at Wageningen University and Research. The programs are available in various disciplines like Biology, Agroecology, Animal Sciences, Geo-Information Science and others. The application requirements for international applicants are:

Where to Apply: Official University website

Application Fee: none

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Official Transcripts
  • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least B/B+
  • A CV or brief personal information
  • Personal statement
  • Fluency in English in both spoken as well as written
  • Individual programs may have specific requirements

Some of the popular courses and their specific admission requirements are as follows:

CourseDeadlineAcademic Requirements
M.Sc. Aquaculture and Marine Resource ManagementMay 1B.Sc. degree in a relevant field GPA of at least 70% of the total marks in B.Sc. Fluency in written and spoken English
M.Sc. Food Quality ManagementMay 1Technical degree-Btech, BArch, BEng, B.Sc. etc Degree Classification or 10 points scale-at least 80% or 8.0/10 English proficiency
M.Sc. International Development StudiesMay 1B.Sc. degree in a relevant field like Economics and Social Sciences GPA of at least 70% of the total marks in B.Sc. Fluency in written and spoken English
M.Sc. Plant BiotechnologyOctober 1B.Sc. degree in a relevant field GPA of at least 70% of the total marks in B.Sc. Fluency in written and spoken English
M.Sc. BiotechnologyOctober 1B.Sc. degree in a relevant field GPA of at least 70% of the total marks in B.Sc. Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL-80 with 20 in each section

Admissions at Wageningen University and Research are highly competitive and some program may as well require Dutch proficiency. Students with higher GPA are given preferences. Students can also enrol into a pre-masters program if not selected for the chosen masters program. The university also offers online courses and is famous for its research programs.

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