24 months
19600 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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The Earth and Environment programme from Wageningen University and Research teaches students about the physical, chemical and/or ecological processes in soils, water and the atmosphere from an Earth Sciences perspective at different time and spatial scales.

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Challenges like climate change, food security and the provision of water require in depth knowledge of these processes. With the Earth and Environment programme from Wageningen University and Research you will learn about the interactions between the different spheres. But you will also specialise in either Hydrology and Water Resources; Meteorology and Air Quality; Biology and Chemistry of Soil and Water or Soil Geography and Earth Surface Dynamics.

Why this programme?

  • Possibilities to broaden and deepen your knowledge
  • Internationally oriented programme
  • An in-depth understanding of natural processes that is needed for innovative solutions that deal with issues like climate change, water resources, loss of biodiversity and soil degradation.

Future career

After graduation, students from Earth and Environment enter a diverse job market that offers lots of opportunities to further develop yourself. Most students will stay in research or will become a consultant at (multinational) consultancy firms dealing with environmental issues. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interdisciplinary Topics in Earth & Environment
  • Environmental Data Collection & Analysis
  • Design of Climate Change Strategies
  • Water and Air Flow Numerical Techniques
  • Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Trending Topics in Soil and Water

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application via Studielink will open in October


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A WUR BSc degree in Soil, Water and Atmosphere, or equivalent.
  • The norm for this equivalence is an assessment of the students' expertise in the following topics: Earth sciences (soil sciences, hydrology and/or atmospheric sciences), Natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), Computer sciences (programming skills and/or geo-information science), Mathematics (linear algebra, calculus), Basics in statistics
  • Transcript of records displaying the content of previous course subjects and project work;
  • Curriculum vitae displaying relevant work, internship and/or project experience on an academic level in a relevant field if applicable.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 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.


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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