Wageningen University and Research

Study in Wageningen! The university is part of Wageningen University & Research and is the only university in the Netherlands to focus specifically on the theme ‘healthy food and living environment’. We do so by working closely together with governments and the business community.

Top reasons to study here

  • The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the university.
  • The scientific quality of Wageningen University & Research is affirmed by the prominent position we occupy in international rankings and citation indexes.
  • Wageningen University & Research has branches all over The Netherlands and abroad.

Master's Programmes

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About

Education

  • Research results only have an effect when they are applied within society. That is why Wageningen University & Research cooperates closely with companies, governments and civil society to ensure those results can provide value. 
  • This can be turned into a reality at the Wageningen Campus, as they can make the facilities available, help start-ups in their initial development and design solutions tailored to international issues.

Research

  • The Research Institutes of Wageningen University & Research carry out application-oriented and field-based research. They are commissioned by the government, commercial businesses and non-profit organisations. 
  • On a research project there is often collaboration between several institutes. Collaboration is often also sought with the university and/or national or international partners.

Career

Come to the Netherlands and start your career at Wageningen University & Research. We would be very proud to welcome you as our new employee in Wageningen or in one of our 32 locations.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
125
2019
125 -1
2018
124
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
-
2019
59 5
2018
64
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
-
2018
101
2017
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
-
2019
85 3
2018
88
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

  • The SSC provides information for students about admission, registration, tuition fees, legal residence, etc. 
  • You can also contact the SSC for legal advise on study related cases, study delay related questions, for personal problems you can make an appointment with the Student Dean or Student Psychologist.

Housing services

Wageningen University arranged 3 accommodation possibilities:

Camping de Wielerbaan

  • Room for 56 students, divided over small holiday houses for 4 to 6 persons
  • Price for 2 nights: 70 euro (limited places)
  • Price for 3 nights: 95 euro
  • Including bicycle rent, breakfast, bed linen and cleaning costs
Boerderij Hoekelum
  • Room for 66 students, divided over three buildings
  • Price for 3 nights: 95 euro
  • Including bus transport to and from the conference (during the conference), breakfast, bed linen and cleaning costs

Natuurvriendenhuis de Bosbeek

  • Room for 84 students (42 rooms for 2 persons)
  • Price for 2 nights: 80 euro
  • Including bus transport to and from the conference (during the conference), breakfast, bed linen and cleaning costs

Library services

  • By developing and maintaining a, partly public, knowledge infrastructure, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) - Library contributes to the effectiveness of the research done and education provided by WUR.
  • WUR Library has a strong focus on digital collections and we offer world wide access to our collections for WUR users, but restricted to certain conditions of use. 

Medical services

Non-Dutch students must be adequately insured for medical expenses while staying in the Netherlands. This will be checked by the registration officials when you apply for a residence permit.

Student Life

Campus life

Wageningen Campus has everything to provide you with a fantastic university experience.

The 10.000 students from more than 100 countries are taught by inspirational lecturers and have access to top-quality educational facilities, hi-tech laboratories and an enormous library. 

The campus also has ample social and leisure opportunities.

Sports facilities

Fancy a quick game of squash between lectures, tennis before dinner, or hockey after? 

The Sports Centre De Bongerd is situated centrally to the main university campus and three of the main student houses, with a range of facilities including a swimming pool, and is the base for various sport courses and clubs. 

Alternatively, you might want to do something out in nature, like learning to row in team boats, maybe? Wageningen comes complete with a river to the south of town waiting for you to pay a visit to the rowing clubhouse.

Student clubs

Several kinds of (student) sports clubs are active in and around the sports centre de Bongerd's facilities. Students who possess a WUR card whose sports rights have been activated can join these clubs for free or at a reduced rate.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wageningen University is a very good university. They offer a high flexibility to design your study programme, so you can choose almost any course you are interested on. Besides, there are many associations and extra activities organized by the university (entrepreneurship, languages, parties, conferences, discussions, dance, study associations, etc) so that you can do...

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Studying as a Master student in Development and Rural Innovation at Wageningen University and Research (WUR) has been a life-changing experience. I encountered many new international friends and learned from inspiring teachers in this top agricultural university in the world. Despite the study workloads, I personally think that this university has helped me to unleash my...

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