• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Key elements of this Meteorology and Air Quality specialisation from Wageningen University and Research are the physics of atmospheric systems and climate processes, as well as computer skills and advanced statistics. Other topics are physical-chemical processes, the composition of the atmosphere, and the exchange between the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface. You examine these processes at a local and global level, developing models based on your fieldwork.

You can contribute to the further understanding of atmospheric processes and their relevance for weather and climate and focus on the physics of atmospheric systems and climate processes, creating numerical models to fully describe the three-dimensional state of the atmosphere and its evolution in time. You learn to collect and process meteorological and climatological information efficiently with a view to the projection of future conditions of the atmosphere and the climate system.

Or you can specialise in the physical-chemical processes, the composition of the atmosphere and the exchange between atmosphere and the earth’s surface. You examine these processes at a local and global level, developing models based on your fieldwork. The models you create can be used for developing environmental policy, air quality inventory and scenario analysis. Computer skills and advanced statistics form key elements in this track.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Interdisciplinary Topics in Earth and Environment
  • Environmental Data Collection and Analysis
  • Boundary-Layer Processes
  • Earth System Modelling
  • Atmospheric Composition and Air Quality
  • Atmosperic Dynamics
  • Water and Air Flow: Numerical techniques
  • Urban Hydrometeorology
  • Atmospheric Modelling
  • Field Training Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Interactions
  • Academic Consultancy Training*
  • Design of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies
  • Research Master Cluster: Academic Research Proposal Writing

Detailed Programme Facts

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

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or 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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  • 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

  • A Bachelor degree in Earth Science (Geoscience), Physical Geography, Environmental Sciences, Biology (Ecology), Chemistry, Physics or Engineering are appropriate for admission to this programme. Furthermore, we expect you to have a good working knowledge of calculus and statistics as well as proficiency in the use of information technology.
  • have a Grade Point Average  for their BSc of at least 7 (or 70% of the maximum of the scale);
  • be fluent in English, both written and spoken;

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.
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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.


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