24 May 2023 | Category: Application, Education, Housing

Timeline from application to the start of your studies at WUR

By Luisa Fernanda

The summer is quickly approaching so, this is the perfect time to start preparing all you need to come to WUR. From choosing a programme and submitting your documents to finding a room in Wageningen, there are a lot of things to keep track of. Therefore, to make sure you are on the right path, we have created a timeline with the most important steps in the process.

Send application in Studielink:
Before pushing the “submit” button, you need to have previously checked if you can be admitted. In the case of BSc programmes, you should have studied specific subjects depending on what programme you will apply for and have a high school diploma. For MSc programmes, you need to have studied a BSc degree that is relevant to the master’s programme you will apply for and have a GPA that meets the requirements of WUR. In both cases, you also need to prove that you are proficient in English.

Upload documents to the application portal:

After having applied via Studielink, you will receive an email from Wageningen University to give you access to the application portal. The documents you need to complete your application are a BSc degree, a transcript of academic records, sufficient English language proficiency, a motivation letter and your CV.

Register at ROOM.nl:
As soon as you know that you will come to Wageningen, register at ROOM.nl. The longer you are registered, the more likely it is you will find a room in time.

Visa and residence permit:
Some non-EU students need to have a visa and/or a residence permit to study in the Netherlands. The International Office (IO) will contact you to start this process in due time. You can find all the information on the website.

Pay your tuition fees:
Students from NL/EEA/SME countries pay statutory tuition fees. Students from non-NL/EEA/SME countries pay institutional tuition fees. Check here for more detailed information.

Travel to Wageningen:
Before moving to Wageningen, you need to prepare a lot of stuff. Read our packing list blog post to get some useful tips.

Join the Annual Introduction Days (AID):
The Annual Introduction Days are a great way to start your time in Wageningen. During these days, you will get the chance to explore the campus, and the town and meet a lot of fellow students.

Start your studies at WUR!

By Luisa Fernanda

There are 18 comments.

  1. By: Aharikundira Mercy · 01-02-2022 at 15:32

    I applied,with my documents attached but
    I missed the procedures for proficiency in English, like I don’t have the test results.
    Another thing I may need to know is about scholarships because I would wish to study from Neitherlands but my financial status can’t allow me. Thanks

    1. By: Luisa Fernanda · 01-02-2022 at 16:30

      Dear Aharikundira Mercy,

      Thank you for your message. I will send you an email answering your questions.


  2. By: Pan simiao · 24-06-2022 at 09:49

    I am a junior from China. I will soon get my bachelor’s degree in food science and technology.
    But I am very interested in biology. Would you like to tell me if I can apply the master’s program of biotechnology?

    1. By: Luisa Fernanda · 29-06-2022 at 09:59

      Dear Pan Simiao,

      Thank you for your interest in Wageningen University. Please visit this link about admission and application to the Master programme Biotechnology to check if you are eligible with your background https://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/master/MSc-programmes/MSc-Biotechnology/Application-and-admission.htm.

      Best regards,

    2. By: Waqas · 07-03-2023 at 21:37

      Do we have to pay full fee after getting admission? Like for international students its like €19k , can we pay that instalments or full? Can you please inform me? It’s serious.

      1. By: Luisa Fernanda · 09-03-2023 at 09:16

        Dear Waqas,

        That is a question that should be directed to the financial office located at the student service centre. I will send you an email with their contact.

        Kind regards,
        Luisa Gomez

  3. By: Akpudu, Jeremiah Atamu · 23-08-2022 at 01:48

    Hi, I am Akpudu Jeremiah Adams from Nigeria. A graduate of Botany. And will like to study a maters program in WUR.
    Please when will the portal be open again for the next admission process and when will the admitted start studies?
    Thank you

    1. By: Luisa Fernanda · 23-08-2022 at 10:59

      Dear Akpudu Jeremiah,

      Thank you for your interest in Wageningen University. Admissions will be open again from October 2022 and if you are admitted, you would start your Master’s programme in September 2023.

      Please let me know if you have any other questions.


  4. By: Himmat · 05-05-2023 at 12:05

    Hi there, I’m Himmat, a student currently completing my undergraduate degree in India. I’ve applied to WUR for an MSc program. Something I’ve faced in my applications is that many institutions do not recognize three year degrees from India. I have asked many offices, but was hoping you could provide some clarity in this regard.

    1. By: Luisa Fernanda · 23-05-2023 at 10:57

      Dear Himmat,

      Thank you for your question. I suggest you directly contact the student service centre at ssc@wur.nl.

      Kind regards,
      Luisa Gomez

  5. By: Anirudh Aditya Uppal · 17-07-2023 at 04:22

    I just finished my schooling in june this year in Indonesia and wish to apply for the Bachelor degree in Marine Science – do I still have a chance to apply for it ?
    Is there another take in before september or I have to start my application next year in Feb/March ?
    I already have my high school diploma and IELTS score

    1. By: Vincent · 26-07-2023 at 14:16

      Hi Anirudh Aditya Uppal,

      Good to hear that. You can apply from 1 October 2023 again for the next round. As the registration for a start in September is already closed.

      Kind regards, Vincent

  6. By: Luciano Rivas · 22-07-2023 at 00:31

    Hi, I’m Luciano, an undergraduate biology student from Argentina. I’m currently finishing my undergraduate thesis project and I want to pursue a MSc in Biology here at Wageningen.
    My question is about the application timeline for the program that starts in February. In this case, the first application deadline is the studielink documents (15 November of 2023). So, I would start (after uploading to the WU portal, finding my room in ROOM.nl, the IO formalities, and paying tuition) in February 2024? Or, the process takes more time, and in this case, it would be for starting in February 2025?
    The same goes for applying to the program which starts in September. I would be applying on the 15 of June 2025 and starting in September 2025 or 2026?


    1. By: Vincent · 26-07-2023 at 14:21

      Hi Luciano,

      Many thanks for your message. I think it’s good if you contact ssc@wur.nl with this question. They will help you out with your questions.

      Kind regards,

  7. By: Miguel · 10-09-2023 at 02:04

    Hi there,

    My name is Miguel, I’m from Brazil. I’m really interested in studying in Wageningen, but if possible I wanted to talk to some students to see how things are there first (specially with someone doing the BCs Soil, Water, Atmosphere, which is what I intend to do). Where could I get someone’s contact to talk to?

    Kind regards,

    1. By: Laura Sanchez · 11-09-2023 at 11:56

      Dear Miguel,

      You can click here to visit our page for the specific Bachelor program you are interested in. Then, you should be able to see a pop up message where you can chat with one of the student ambassadors. Hopefully this helped!

      Kind regards,
      Laura Sanchez

  8. By: Mary Muli · 07-03-2024 at 09:16

    My name is Mary I have received my acceptance letter but don’t know the way forward. Kindly assist

    1. By: Paula Mor · 16-04-2024 at 14:17

      Hi Mary 🙂 usually they will let you know in further emails. If not, please check out this website that states the steps you should follow after receiving the acceptance letter: https://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/master/Steps-towards-enrolment.htm

      Best of luck!

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