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Wageningen University & Research 1918

Wageningen (Netherlands)

6708 PB Wageningen University & Research, Droevendaalsesteeg 4, Wageningen, Netherlands

Tel. 31317484848

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Year of establishment: 1918

Wageningen University & Research is the only university in the Netherlands to focus specifically on the theme ‘healthy food and living environment’. We do so by working closely together with governments and the business.

Our world-renowned and highly awarded university offers 6 English-taught Bachelor of Sciences programmes and 29 Master of Science programmes, which focus specifically on 'healthy food and living environment'. We work closely with both governments and the private sector. Studying at Wageningen University & Research guarantees premium quality education and an international quality benchmark on your CV. 
- The university is listed #64 in the world by the Times Higher Education Ranking and is ranked #1 in Agriculture and Environment & Ecology in the National Taiwan Ranking; 
- It holds a top five position in the worldwide publication index in the field of food, agriculture, plants, animals and environment; 
- Dutch students voted Wageningen University & Research as the best university in the Netherlands for the fourteenth year in a row;  
- The teacher-student ratio of 1:18 ensures personal student guidance;

HEI International Masters
HEI International Bachelors
Agriculture, Forestry and Food Agriculture, Forestry and Food
Biosciences Biosciences
Building Town and Country Planning Building Town and Country Planning
Business, Management and Marketing Business, Management and Marketing
Chemistry Chemistry
Earth and Marine Sciences Earth and Marine Sciences
Economics Economics
Geography and Environmental Studies Geography and Environmental Studies
Health Professions Health Professions


Wageningen University offers 29 Master of Science (MSc) programmes and the language of instruction is English. All Master study programmes are full time, have a duration of two years and comprise of 120 ECTS credits. In addition to this, it is possible to follow two online master specialisations from all over the world through the university's Virtual Learning Environment. This pioneering way of studying is an ideal opportunity for those who would like to obtain a complete master's degree, but are unable to spend an entire two years away from home.

The first year of the Master study programme comprises of mandatory courses, as well as a few optional courses. The optional courses provide you with a large degree of freedom, in order to help you shape your studies towards your desired specialisation. The second year includes an internship and a master thesis. The subject of the thesis is developed in consultation with a senior staff member of Wageningen University. Students usually propose their own thesis research topics while taking ongoing research in the relevant Wageningen University departments into account.

 List of Masters Program being offered at WUR.
• Agroecology (European)
• Animal Sciences
• Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management
• Biobased Sciences
• Bioinformatics
• Biology
• Biosystems Engineering
• Biotechnology
• Climate Studies
• Communication, Health and Life Sciences
• Development and Rural Innovation
• Earth and Environment
• Environmental Sciences
• Food Quality Management
• Food Safety
• Food Studies (European)
• Food Technology
• Food Technology (online)
• Forest and Nature Conservation
• Geographical Information Management and Applications
• Geo-information Science
• International Development Studies
• International Land and Water Management
• Landscape Architecture and Planning
• Leisure, Tourism and Environment
• Management, Economics and Consumer Studies
• Metropolitan Analysis, Design, and Engineering
• Molecular Life Sciences
• Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health (online)
• Nutrition and Health
• Organic Agriculture
• Plant Biotechnology
• Plant Breeding (online)
• Plant Sciences
• Statistical Sciences for the Life and Behavioural Sciences
• Urban Environmental Management
• Water Technology


 Animal Sciences
 Environmental Sciences
 Food Technology
 International Land and Water Management
 Soil, Water, Atmosphere


The Netherlands Student Grantfinder ( is an online search engine for those who want to study in the Netherlands and are looking for financial aid. The Grantfinder contains information on a range of Dutch scholarships for foreign students.

You might find other possible sources of funding on:
• Fulbright Center (Exchange North-America) -
• KNAW -
• Euraxess -
• FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Finalcial Aid -
• Wageningen Funds -
• Holland scholarship

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MOOCs – Free online courses

Join a free MOOC on food production, animal behaviour, nutrition and health, urban development, tourism or biobased sciences. These free online courses are accessible to all. You study at your own time, whenever you want, wherever you want. All MOOCs are developed by top professors from Wageningen University & Research and are based on the latest scientific research.

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SDG-conference: collaboration essential for sustainable development

On the 30th and 31st of August the SDG-conference will take place in Wageningen. Hundreds of participants will study how the sustainable development goals of the United Nations can be realized. What motivates those participants? Resource publishes a series of interviews.

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Book a (Virtual) Meeting

Please fill out this registration form if you would like to register for a personal meeting on a fair, a virtual fair or a Skype chat session

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