Tips & Tops to prepare for the admission process at Wageningen University

By kamya

Deciding to study a Masters’s or Bachelors’s programme is a big decision in anyone’s life, as this decision has the potential to shape our future. So, naturally, we are very careful and even hesitant in choosing just the right study program and university. After you decide where and what to study, then comes the daunting task of beginning the admission process. It can be intimidating to keep all the information and requirements for

In this blog, I will take you through some steps which can help you prepare for your admission process. This should help you write and submit an (hopefully successful) application to Wageningen University!

  • Deadline
    First thing first, make sure that you are aware of the deadline and last submission date for the application of the study programme that you are interested in. It is also advisable to check the start date of the study programme if it is in September or (in some cases) February. You can find the application deadlines – here
  • Admission requirements
    The next step can be to check the admission requirement(s). It is essential to check if you are eligible to apply to the study programme of your interest. If you have doubts you can also write to – and they will be able to assist you.
  • Create a Studielink account
    To apply for a university in the Netherlands, you have to first create an account on Studielink. This is the first step of starting your application process. You can click here to go to the Studielink home page to create an account.
  • Gather/ organise all your documents:
    It is important to gather all your documents, including your educational transcript(s), letter of recommendation, degree(s), motivation letter, resume, etc. Once you have collected all the documents, it will be efficient to fill in your application. This will help you save time and make your application process go smoothly. Click here to view the Master’s programme application requirement.
  • English proficiency tests
    Make sure you have the results of your English proficiency exams ready. Quick note, don’t forget to reserve your test at least 3 months in advance of your application deadline at Wageningen University. Do keep in mind the date of expiry as well, as these tests should be taken no longer than 24 months prior to the day of your application. Information and registration for these different tests can be found on the website of TOEFLIELTSCambridgeTOEIC and RATEr.
  • Be patient 🙂
    After you have submitted your application, there is not really much that you can do. So sit tight and hope for the best!
  • Hand in physical copies of your Degrees and Transcripts
    After you receive the acceptance letter from Wageningen University, you need to share (attested) physical copies of your transcript(s) and degree(s) with the university. You can share these physical copies via post or in person at Wageningen University.
  • Don’t forget scholarship options
    You can apply for scholarships after you have received an admission letter. I suggest applying well in advance so you have time to secure a scholarship for your studies. You can find scholarship options for international students at Wageningen University – here

Hope that these tips prove helpful for your application to Wageningen University and good luck!



By kamya

There are 8 comments.

  1. By: Irfan · 24-03-2023 at 00:54

    Hey friend,

    Hope you’re doing well! I’m coming to WUR for a summer traineeship from 15-05-23 to 15-09-23, followed by an Erasmus exchange semester from 15-09-23 onwards. I’m an international student of CZU Prague with a student residence permit of the Czech Republic.

    I have two questions for you:
    1) Do I need to apply again for a student residence permit at the Netherlands for my 10 month stay?

    2) I need accommodation for this 10 month period, can you help guide me to the right place?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Take care,

    1. By: Luisa Fernanda · 05-04-2023 at 13:32

      Dear Irfan,

      Thank you for your questions. Unfortunately, since they are all too specific, I would suggest you directly contact the student service centre at

      Kind regards,
      Luisa Gomez

  2. By: Maria · 13-09-2023 at 16:26

    I am an international student from Namibia (Africa). Im unable to create an account on Studielink. Is this because I’m nonEU or because the application for September 2024 is not open yet.
    If both these are the case, how can I proceed to apply?

    I am planning to apply for a Master’s

    1. By: Laura Sanchez · 14-09-2023 at 13:19

      Dear Maria,

      In order to create an account it is usually requested to have a Civil Service Number (also called ‘BSN’) in the Netherlands. You can click here to access their FAQ’s, the first result should provide you with enough instructions to create the account with or without this BSN.
      If you still have trouble, I advise you to contact our Student Service Centre, they should be able to help you further with it.

      Kind regards,
      Laura Sanchez

  3. By: Feven · 24-12-2023 at 19:22

    I am an international student from Ethiopia. I applied on early October for a master’s program. I haven’t heard from WUR till now. Shall I assume that I have been rejected?

    1. By: Maria · 16-01-2024 at 14:36

      We are very happy to see your comment and interest in WUR 🙂
      As far as I know WUR contacts everyone who applied. So I am sure they will inform you about their decision soon 🙂 I think they usually take up to 6 weeks to consider application. If you would want to check it, I am recommending to contact Student Service Center ( – they will definitely help you 🙂
      Best greetings,

  4. By: Sharlet Ruto · 10-04-2024 at 00:24

    I applied to the university late last year and I was immediately accepted
    My intentions were to apply for the ann van de ban schorlarship,
    I did apply but in march 3 2024.
    I am just inquiring if I submitted my application late.

    I’ll appreciate your response.

    1. By: Paula Mor · 16-04-2024 at 15:10

      Hi Sharlet,

      I would suggest that you send an email to (admissions) as it is very particular to your case.
      Best of luck on this!

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