• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
This Meteorology and Air Quality from Wageningen University and Research educates you as an atmospheric scientist or professional and you gain state-of-the-art in-depth understanding of meteorological processes and atmospheric composition at contrasting spatiotemporal scales, relevant for societal challenges and with a skills in fieldwork, modelling and data processing.


You are interested in the atmosphere and its role in Earth’s climate? This Meteorology and Air Quality from Wageningen University and Research enables you to obtain profound insight in the functioning of the atmosphere on a range of scales in space and time (from daily weather to long term climate). 

You can focus on the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere as well as on its composition and chemistry. Different track suggestions will guide you through the subjects of Weather and climate dynamics, Urban meteorology and air quality, Atmospheric chemistry and air quality, and Boundary-layer meteorology and land-atmosphere interactions.

The use of advanced atmospheric models, observations and data science and data handling is essential to understand the evolution of the atmosphere. Your academic skills, research skills and knowledge developed in this specialisation will help you in the context of research in atmospheric sciences, weather forecasting, environmental policy, air quality inventories and scenario analysis.

Examples of the work-field

About half of the graduates work as a researcher in atmospheric sciences (PhD at any university of the world), while about a quarter of the graduates work as weather forecasters in the public  (KNMI, Min. of Defence) or private sector (e.g. MeteoGroup, Weeronline, Weerplaza and other international companies). The final quarter works in consultancy jobs, for instance on air quality, (urban) spatial planning, and renewable energy (e.g. Arcadis, Witteveen+Bos, Eneco, Alliander).

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
  • Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Water and Air Flow Numerical techniques
  • Urban Hydrometeorology
  • Atmospheric Modelling
  • Field Training Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Interactions

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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    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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    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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General Requirements

  • BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to the programme selected;
  • 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

    18700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18700 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.


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