International students start a bachelor’s programme

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….

My Summer School Experience at Wageningen University and Research

6 August 2018 | Category: Education

By Jenny Olatunji  Editing by Chhavi Kaushik   It was a cold, dark and dreary evening in late November when I was mindlessly scrolling through Google and came across an infographic for the ‘Global Food Summer School’ at Wageningen University & Research. Summer school is essentially a series of lectures…

(Ex)change Your Life – Story of Our Dutcheese Family

18 July 2018 | Category: Student life

We are two exchange students – Julia from Germany and Liina from Estonia. And we  want to inspire and encourage you to step out of your  comfort zone by telling you our story. “The ship is safe in the harbour but that’s not what ships are built for.” (John A….

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

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

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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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

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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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

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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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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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

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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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…

Overcoming challenges; How I survived my ACT project

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14 July 2016 | Category: Education

By Nany Engelhardt Academic Consultancy Training is a great concept; 8 weeks were you work with a team of 5 to 7 students on a real project by actual commissioners, practicing your skills for when you have your MSc and have to go out there in the real world. You get…

Wageningen Weeks – Student experience

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…