International students start a bachelor’s programme

By: Guest Blogger · 26 September 2018
Category: Education

New and exciting things are about the happen! A new era starts for Wageningen University & Research. This month, dozens of international students start a bachelor’s programme. This was possible before as well, but only if you’d also learn Dutch. And then study in Dutch afterwards. This time it’s different….

Six Nationalities, Eight Weeks, Challenging Project – One Family !

By: Guest Blogger · 20 May 2018
Category: Education

Background Six nationalities with six different professional and educational background– working together on a challenging yet satisfying project – throughout eight intense weeks. That was pretty much how we, Ainhoa Solano Hernandez, Irma Savitri Sani, Jana Chrenkova, Jorge Gonzalez, Lingxuan Li and Zakaria Alam, would describe our experience working together…

Developing ‘The Science Behind Beer’ MOOC

By: Guest Blogger · 17 April 2018
Category: Education

By Yovita Astuti Djohan / MSc Biotechnology   Together with 17 motivated MSc and BSc students, we have been making a Massive Open Online Course (see: about ‘The Science of Beer’ since last October 2017. This is an amazing project which inspired and motivated me, because it is made…

Thoughts of a future student before applying

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By: Guest Blogger · 18 October 2017
Category: Application, Student life

By Samin Rijal – Nepal Albert Einstein’s once said, “The only source of knowledge is experience”. I too believe that experience is the most gracious teacher and is the most indispensable catalyst for one’s growth and development. As a social work graduate and having worked in the development sector for…

Beware Finland

By: Guest Blogger · 2 October 2017
Category: Student life

By Liam Jenkins When I first arrived to Finland, I was shocked by all the little things that make spanish people nervous abroad. Landing in Helsinki during an August afternoon and fog and rain being all you could see out of the miniscule windows on the plane springs to mind,…

My experience as European Workshop project manager.

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By: Guest Blogger · 18 September 2017
Category: Education, Student life

Fasten your seat belts, we are going to Malta. By Francisco Xosé Presas Basalo   The European Workshop Environmental Sciences and Management is a consultancy training provided by Wageningen University. On it, an interdisciplinary and multicultural group of 30 students undertake a real consultancy project for a client in another…

Studying in the Netherlands: my experience

By: Guest Blogger · 29 May 2017
Category: Student life

by Julia Winkeler, student Plant Science from Delaware   I started studying for my Master’s degree in Plant Science at Wageningen University & Research this past February. I feel very grateful to be able to study at the number 1 university in the Netherlands as well as the world’s top-ranked…

The Wageningen Experience

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By: Guest Blogger · 11 March 2017
Category: Student life

By Eduardo Kaleb Zamora Garcia   At some point of the year 2013, while I was working on a telecommunication company, I realised I was not yet ready for the long-term life of a full-time employee and I was actually longing for the experience of studying a postgraduate programme abroad….

Handling ‘morriña’; from Spain to Wageningen.

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By: Guest Blogger · 13 February 2017
Category: Student life

by Francisco Xosé Presas Basalo Many questions arise when you are considering moving to study in Wageningen. In this blog entry, I tell some of my experiences in the Netherlands. Some anecdotes are so general that all Southern European students will feel identified, while others are so specific that only…

My list of challenges to study in Wageningen

By: Guest Blogger · 24 November 2016
Category: Education

Written by Mariana García   I was convinced that I wanted to pursue my studies with a graduate program. After a couple of months searching for a university and a program that convinced me, I happily found the MSc Development and Rural Innovation. A list of challenges came with my…

Social life in Wageningen

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By: Guest Blogger · 8 September 2016
Category: Student life

By Raquel Lujan Soto   For many of us, students who came to Wageningen to get the bachelor, master or PhD degree, social life is high in the hierarchy for having a healthy and happy life. In the beginning it might be a bit difficult to get used to the…

Wageningen Weeks – Student experience

By: Guest Blogger · 15 June 2016
Category: Education

by Christina Kothes  –   In September 2015, I started with the online distance learning MSc programme Plant Breeding’ of the Wageningen University. Together with 20 other students from around the world, I weekly follow all my theoretical courses online. However, to obtain the necessary practical skills that cannot be taught…