24 months
16250 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
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Improvement of seawater desalination using innovative membranes and smart design, closing nutrient cycles by recovering phosphates from animal manure, storage of energy with a minimal environmental impact and the removal of micro-pollutant using smart UV-technology are some examples of technological innovations within the field of water technology.

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Students learn to develop, propagate and apply sustainable innovations and optimizations, and create new insights within the broader framework of the growing scarcity of raw materials (mainly water), energy and associated pollution.

Wageningen University and Research , University Twente and University of Groningen offer this full master’s programme Water Technology as a joint degree. It links to collaborate research activities, which are consolidated in their participation together with the Research Institute Water Technology, Wetsus.

The Wetsus Academy coordinates the programme, which is given entirely in Leeuwarden at the Wetsus institute. Students study in the most suited academic context to become design-oriented researchers and professionals in water technology. The  Water Technology degree from Wageningen University and Research knows a clear and very strong link with the professional field of science and research. Students learn in an inspiring environment at the WaterCampus in Leeuwarden, close to their future work field.

Inspiring learning environment

Students of this programme become member of the scientific and professional network of the Research Institute Wetsus. Networking possibilities at the international WaterCampus enable students to interact with other major players in water technology and to get familiar with real-world cases and applications.

Nearly all members of the teaching staff are actively involved in the Wetsus research programme in order to ensure the connection with new developments and thus the quality and high level of the educational programme. Students can select a thesis topic from a large number of multidisciplinary research projects and get to know companies that participate in the Wetsus research programme. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Water Technologies in Global Context
  • Colloid Chemistry 
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Water Microbiology
  • Chemical Reactor Design
  • BioReactor Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Sept: Application via Studielink will open in October


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to the field of water technology
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) for the BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade (a definition of GPA you can find on this site)
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Applicants for the MSc programme Water Technology should have a relevant BSc degree in chemical engineering, biotechnology, environmental engineering or in another natural/technological oriented field related to water. A Dutch bachelor's degree (HBO) related to one of the topics mentioned above is also relevant for admission to the MSc programme Water Technology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16250 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Wageningen

700 - 800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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