• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Biological issues are at the forefront of technological advances in today’s society and are central to global concerns about how we affect, and are affected by our environment. 

Understanding the complexity of biological systems at scales ranging from single molecules to whole ecosystems and from single generations to evolutionary timescales, provides a unique intellectual challenge.

Students taking the MSc Biology programme at Wageningen University and Research aim to understand living systems to help preserve biodiversity and our environment, and to maintain human and animal health and welfare. 

Students taking the MSc Biology programme obtain a broad overview of the latest developments in the field, ranging from genes to ecosystems. They learn to critically discuss and reflect on current scientific advances.

Future career - Biology

Biology is a very broad field and biologists are therefore suited for jobs at different areas. That can be in the direction of your own unique specialisation, but perhaps also in another biological or non-biological function.

Programme Structure

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Organismal Adaptation and Development
  • Human and Animal Health Biology
  • Ecology and Biodiversity

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Unconditional admission: With a (WO) BSc Biology degree from a Dutch University.
  • Possible admission: With a BSc from Wageningen University, other Dutch University or a bachelor's from a Dutch HBO.
  • International students admission: depends on the previous education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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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.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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