• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Landscapes form our living environment. Natural landscapes are often beautiful in themselves, however most of those we now live in are the result of our complex interaction with the natural world. Your goal is to study and design sustainable solutions for important landscape challenges such as climate change, energy needs, health, food security and urbanisation. 

Why join this M.Sc. programme?

You are prepared to independently research and critically reflect on the socio-political and environmental implications of your future profession, and the related spatial interventions in the real world and in people’s everyday lives. Your abilities are tested in the process of planning and design throughout the entire programme.

Unique in the world

You join a unique and world-leading programme, a result of the Netherlands’ history of forming and managing the needs of one of the world’s most densely populated areas in a hydrologically complex delta landscape.. This is rooted in the strong Dutch planning and design tradition developed to find solutions for the use of densely populated land in a hydrologically complex delta landscape.

Future career 

Once you have graduated from the Landscape Architecture and Planning M.Sc. programme at Wageningen University and Research, there are many fields and positions related to landscape, land use and the environment open to you. Most graduates are employed by consultancy and engineering companies, planning and design agencies, district water boards, government agencies and universities. A number of graduates work for large, multinational firms, while others are employed by small and medium sized companies or continue their career in research.

Programme Structure


Within the master programme you can choose one of the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Spatial Planning
Common courses
  • Landscape Theory and Analysis
  • Reflections on Planning and Design Practices
  • Research Methodology for Planning and Design
  • Atelier Landscape Architecture and Planning OR Research Master Cluster: Proposal Writing
For more information, please visit the programme website.

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • More details: If you wish to qualify for OKP the deadline is 15 January 
      • 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.

      • 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.

        Schedule IELTS
      • Minimum required score (Grade C):


        C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

        Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

      Academic Requirements

      General admission requirements

      To enrol in an MSc Programme at Wageningen University, you need:

      • A BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to your selected programme
      • A Grade Point Average (GPA) for this BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade 
      • Fluency in English, both written and spoken 
      • Good skills in mathematics and/or statistics 
      • Basic computer skills

      For more information, please visit the programme website.

      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        18600 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 18600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
      • EU/EEA Applies to you

        2083 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      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.


      There are several options for acquiring fellowships that cover some or all of the costs of a study programme at the university. Nevertheless, the acquisition of a fellowship is often a lengthy process. Applicants should therefore contact possible donors at a very early stage.DUO - Study Grant (only for EU-students)

      Considering a higher education course in the Netherlands? You may be eligible for support in the form of a performance grant, a loan and a public transport student card.

      The Netherlands Fellowship Programme – NFP

      The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) is a scholarships programme that was initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

      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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      Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.