Wageningen University & Research

Netherlands

Public

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen, Netherlands

Public

September

Intakes

5:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

No Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate

59 : 41

Male: Female Ratio

September

Intakes

5:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

No Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate

59 : 41

Male: Female Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Wageningen University & Research is a public university in Wageningen, the Netherlands, that focuses on technical and Engineering topics and is a major centre for Life Science and Agricultural research. It is situated in the Food Valley region of the Netherlands. The history of Wageningen University & Research begins in 1876 when it was founded as a national agricultural college. In 1876, the state took over the local council's Agricultural College in Wageningen, marking the beginning of the Netherlands' National Agricultural Education. In 1918 the school became academic by law (Academic Education Act). The name changed to Rijks Landbouw Hoogeschool (National Agricultural College). When the DLO institutes merged with the university in 1997, the combined entity was renamed Wageningen UR (Wageningen University and Research Centre), with Wageningen University being the university's name. The University and the institutions have to remain independent legal entities under Dutch law. The university is affiliated with the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS), and European University Association (EUA). For 15 years in a row, Wageningen has been voted the best university in the Netherlands. According to the QS World University Rankings 2022, the university ranks at #123 in the world. As per THE World University Rankings 2022, it is placed at #53 and #80 according to the US News & World Report's Best Global University Rankings of 2022. In addition, the U.S. News & World Report has placed Wageningen University 1st in the disciplines of Plant/ Animal Science, Environment/ Ecology, and Agricultural Sciences. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Wageningen University & Research has a 70,000-square-meter campus and has been named the Netherlands' most environmentally friendly university. Students, professors, researchers, and staff from more than 103 countries call it home. The university offers various bachelor's degree programmes, different MSc or Masters's programmes and PhD programmes as well. The medium of instruction for various BSc programmes in English, which makes this university more eye-catching and attractive for international students. Other courses are offered in both Dutch and English. Each year in September, the programmes begin and run for three years, totalling 180 ECTS credits. The programmes cover Economics and Society, Health Science, Life Sciences and Technology, Nature and Environment, Animals and Plants, and more. 

Accomplishments and Alumni

Wageningen University was the first university in the Netherlands to be granted permission to use the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) label. The European Commission awards this mark, which ensures that the study programme is of high quality. As a result, the university implements this strategy to promote student mobility across Europe and to avoid study delays. The University has also produced some well-known alumni such as Louise Fresco (Dutch Scientist), Gerrit Braks (Former Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands), Helga Van Leur (Dutch Meteorologist), Simon Vroemen (Long-Distance Runner), Willie Smits (Microbiologist), and Cees Veerman (Dutch Politician). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The university has a total of 13,275 students in the academic year 2020/2021 that come from 108 different nations, with 2,777 international, 3,216 freshman and 302 exchange students enrolled. There are 6,037 bachelor's degree candidates, 6,936 master's degree applicants, and 2,183 PhD candidates enrolled. China, Germany, and Italy are the most famous nationalities among international students. Wageningen University also has a tie-up with major corporations such as CLS Services, Delta Milieu, Dr Schwerdtfeger Agri HR Consult, FreshRecruitment, Green Career Consult, Green People Recruitment, Leading Talent and Yor-in.

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Wageningen University & Research is a public university in Wageningen, the Netherlands, that focuses on technical and Engineering topics and is a major centre for Life Science and Agricultural research. It is situated in the Food Valley region of the Netherlands. The history of Wageningen University & Research begins in 1876 when it was founded as a national agricultural college. In 1876, the state took over the local council's Agricultural College in Wageningen, marking the beginning of the Netherlands' National Agricultural Education. In 1918 the school became academic by law (Academic Education Act). The name changed to Rijks Landbouw Hoogeschool (National Agricultural College). When the DLO institutes merged with the university in 1997, the combined entity was renamed Wageningen UR (Wageningen University and Research Centre), with Wageningen University being the university's name. The University and the institutions have to remain independent legal entities under Dutch law. The university is affiliated with the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS), and European University Association (EUA). For 15 years in a row, Wageningen has been voted the best university in the Netherlands. According to the QS World University Rankings 2022, the university ranks at #123 in the world. As per THE World University Rankings 2022, it is placed at #53 and #80 according to the US News & World Report's Best Global University Rankings of 2022. In addition, the U.S. News & World Report has placed Wageningen University 1st in the disciplines of Plant/ Animal Science, Environment/ Ecology, and Agricultural Sciences. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Wageningen University & Research has a 70,000-square-meter campus and has been named the Netherlands' most environmentally friendly university. Students, professors, researchers, and staff from more than 103 countries call it home. The university offers various bachelor's degree programmes, different MSc or Masters's programmes and PhD programmes as well. The medium of instruction for various BSc programmes in English, which makes this university more eye-catching and attractive for international students. Other courses are offered in both Dutch and English. Each year in September, the programmes begin and run for three years, totalling 180 ECTS credits. The programmes cover Economics and Society, Health Science, Life Sciences and Technology, Nature and Environment, Animals and Plants, and more. 

Accomplishments and Alumni

Wageningen University was the first university in the Netherlands to be granted permission to use the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) label. The European Commission awards this mark, which ensures that the study programme is of high quality. As a result, the university implements this strategy to promote student mobility across Europe and to avoid study delays. The University has also produced some well-known alumni such as Louise Fresco (Dutch Scientist), Gerrit Braks (Former Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands), Helga Van Leur (Dutch Meteorologist), Simon Vroemen (Long-Distance Runner), Willie Smits (Microbiologist), and Cees Veerman (Dutch Politician). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The university has a total of 13,275 students in the academic year 2020/2021 that come from 108 different nations, with 2,777 international, 3,216 freshman and 302 exchange students enrolled. There are 6,037 bachelor's degree candidates, 6,936 master's degree applicants, and 2,183 PhD candidates enrolled. China, Germany, and Italy are the most famous nationalities among international students. Wageningen University also has a tie-up with major corporations such as CLS Services, Delta Milieu, Dr Schwerdtfeger Agri HR Consult, FreshRecruitment, Green Career Consult, Green People Recruitment, Leading Talent and Yor-in.

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International Students %

21%

International Students %

21%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

115

Global Ranking

QS-2021

62

Global Ranking

Times-2021

123

Global Ranking

QS-2022

53

Global Ranking

Times-2022

101-150

Global Ranking

Shanghai-2021

80

Global Ranking

USN-2022

115

Global Ranking

QS-2021

62

Global Ranking

Times-2021

123

Global Ranking

QS-2022

53

Global Ranking

Times-2022

101-150

Global Ranking

Shanghai-2021

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Scholarships

With the Excellence Programme, Wageningen University aims to attract excellent students that have a prospect of studying a PhD after their MSc graduation.

Eligibility

International MSc students from outside the European Economic Area (including Switzerland) starting an MSc programme in September 2022 or February 2023.

Applicability

This scholarship is based on invitation. It’s not possible to apply directly.

With the Excellence Programme, Wageningen University aims to attract excellent students that have a prospect of studying a PhD after their MSc graduation.

Eligibility

International MSc students from outside the European Economic Area (including Switzerland) starting an MSc programme in September 2022 or February 2023.

Applicability

This scholarship is based on invitation. It’s not possible to apply directly.

With the WU Fellowship Programme, Wageningen University & Research aims to attract talented students with a non-EEA nationality by offering them financial support by means of waiving some or all of the tuition fees.

Eligibility

International MSc students from outside the European Economic Area (including Switzerland) starting an MSc programme in September 2022 or February 2023.

Applicability

This scholarship is based on co-financing with funds and organizations. It’s not possible to apply directly.

With the WU Fellowship Programme, Wageningen University & Research aims to attract talented students with a non-EEA nationality by offering them financial support by means of waiving some or all of the tuition fees.

Eligibility

International MSc students from outside the European Economic Area (including Switzerland) starting an MSc programme in September 2022 or February 2023.

Applicability

This scholarship is based on co-financing with funds and organizations. It’s not possible to apply directly.

The Holland Scholarship Programme is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Dutch research universities, and universities of applied sciences. Students eligible for this scholarship are students from selected countries who are applying for the first year of a Master’s programme at Wageningen University.

Eligibility

Excellent applicants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States or Vietnam starting an MSc programme in September 2022 or February 2023.

Applicability

1 May 2022 All applications that have been submitted before this deadline will be assessed by the selection committee.

The Holland Scholarship Programme is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Dutch research universities, and universities of applied sciences. Students eligible for this scholarship are students from selected countries who are applying for the first year of a Master’s programme at Wageningen University.

Eligibility

Excellent applicants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States or Vietnam starting an MSc programme in September 2022 or February 2023.

Applicability

1 May 2022 All applications that have been submitted before this deadline will be assessed by the selection committee.

This scholarship is provided to young students for their expertise in any field which could prove useful to society.

Eligibility

Applicants who are Indian citizens and hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution, must not be older than 30.

Applicability

The selection process of the Inlaks Scholarships is very competitive. The short-listed students are called for a preliminary interview in either Delhi or Mumbai. Those who clear the first round are called for the final interview.

This scholarship is provided to young students for their expertise in any field which could prove useful to society.

Eligibility

Applicants who are Indian citizens and hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution, must not be older than 30.

Applicability

The selection process of the Inlaks Scholarships is very competitive. The short-listed students are called for a preliminary interview in either Delhi or Mumbai. Those who clear the first round are called for the final interview.

The Education Future International Scholarship is a unique scholarship fund that has been created by the scholarship winners worldwide.

Eligibility

Be an Indian National with a minimum score of 60%(in 10th and 12th) pursuing any UG/PG course at a recognized overseas institute.

Applicability

Fill their online application

The Education Future International Scholarship is a unique scholarship fund that has been created by the scholarship winners worldwide.

Eligibility

Be an Indian National with a minimum score of 60%(in 10th and 12th) pursuing any UG/PG course at a recognized overseas institute.

Applicability

Fill their online application

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution.
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

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FAQs

Wageningen University is one of the best universities in the world. The university is ranked first in the world in the discipline of Agriculture and Forestry, according to influential university rankings.
Wageningen University is one of the best universities in the world. The university is ranked first in the world in the discipline of Agriculture and Forestry, according to influential university rankings.
Bachelor of Science programmes in the fields of healthy food and living environment are available at Wageningen University & Research. There are 19 bachelor's degree programmes to choose from. Six bachelor's degree programmes are offered entirely in English.
Bachelor of Science programmes in the fields of healthy food and living environment are available at Wageningen University & Research. There are 19 bachelor's degree programmes to choose from. Six bachelor's degree programmes are offered entirely in English.
Wageningen is centrally located in the Netherlands, with trains to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague taking only an hour.
Wageningen is centrally located in the Netherlands, with trains to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague taking only an hour.
If you have a relevant BSc degree, a GPA of 70%, and good marks in the english proficiency test, your chances of getting selected at Wageningen University are fairly good.
If you have a relevant BSc degree, a GPA of 70%, and good marks in the english proficiency test, your chances of getting selected at Wageningen University are fairly good.
U.S. News & World Report has placed Wageningen University first in the disciplines of Plant/ Animal Science, Environment/ Ecology, and Agricultural Sciences. The university is largely considered to be the best agricultural research institution in the world.
U.S. News & World Report has placed Wageningen University first in the disciplines of Plant/ Animal Science, Environment/ Ecology, and Agricultural Sciences. The university is largely considered to be the best agricultural research institution in the world.
Various chair groups and research institutes at Wageningen University & Research offer internships. Companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations can submit internships and thesis assignments for WUR students. In addition, students can also work on their assignments through other forms of education.
Various chair groups and research institutes at Wageningen University & Research offer internships. Companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations can submit internships and thesis assignments for WUR students. In addition, students can also work on their assignments through other forms of education.
Every year there is an introduction week called the Annual Introduction Days (AID). During this week you get to know Wageningen, fellow students and the university.
Every year there is an introduction week called the Annual Introduction Days (AID). During this week you get to know Wageningen, fellow students and the university.
A minor is a set of courses of 24 ECTS, with coherence and depth. The university has a long tradition of free choice courses in the programmes. In this way, you can design your own learning path. A minor gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and competences in a specific scientific field.
A minor is a set of courses of 24 ECTS, with coherence and depth. The university has a long tradition of free choice courses in the programmes. In this way, you can design your own learning path. A minor gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and competences in a specific scientific field.
Yes, Wageningen University & Research does provide scholarships to its students. With a scholarship, you can cover (a part of) the costs of studying at Wageningen University & Research. Before applying for a scholarship, you need to be admitted to one of the university's Master's programmes.
Yes, Wageningen University & Research does provide scholarships to its students. With a scholarship, you can cover (a part of) the costs of studying at Wageningen University & Research. Before applying for a scholarship, you need to be admitted to one of the university's Master's programmes.
As a student in Wageningen, you can do almost any sport you can think of. With a sports rights subscription from Sports centre the Bongerd you can join all sports they offer.
As a student in Wageningen, you can do almost any sport you can think of. With a sports rights subscription from Sports centre the Bongerd you can join all sports they offer.

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