Applying for a PhD programme at Wageningen University

8 February 2023 | Category: Student life

Applying for a PhD programme at WUR can be a tad confusing. At least it was for me when I started reading about it. There are many ways of becoming part of this high-ranked university and research institution. But that only means there are many opportunities to be part of…

Doing the Joint Water Technology MSc: Daan Metz

18 January 2023 | Category: Education, Master's Student

Out of the many master’s Programs that Wageningen University offers, there is one that seems somewhat more daunting than the rest: the joint Water Technology degree. The degree is a joint effort of Wageningen University, the University of Twente and the University of Groningen and the program is carried out…

Working as a Student Assistant on the International Students Team

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11 January 2023 | Category: Student life

To be completely honest, before joining the International Students Team, I was grasping to find bits of information about the position, as the job description was vastly different from the usual student assistant jobs that I’ve heard of. I tried reaching out to my friends regarding their experience working as…

What to do during your Christmas holiday break?

21 December 2022 | Category: Student life

As we move further into December, the holiday spirit is hard to ignore. Starting from Sinterklass and pepernoten to the sweet smell of warm glühwein (a.k.a. mulled wine). The merriness is just around the corner! As a student, especially at Wageningen University & Research, the days can get quite hectic….

Mistakes I made when moving to the Netherlands

23 November 2022 | Category: Student life

Sometimes when I scroll back on my camera roll to my first few months in the Netherlands, I tend to get a slight smile on my face. What a bittersweet feeling! I look back at all the mistakes I’ve made and things I have experienced, and no, it wasn’t an…

My first-year corridor experience

29 September 2022 | Category: Student life

More often than not, the second most important question that comes to mind after sorting out the question of which school you would like to study is where you would live. Living in a nice and serene accommodation contributes immensely to the unforgettable memories we build during our student life….

How to travel cheaply in Europe.

23 September 2022 | Category: Student life

The Netherlands. Central in Europe with excellent transport. Travelling across the border almost goes without question- the dreamy European cities are truly within reach! But, can you make your travelling dreams come true on a student budget? Planning is key The old rule seems to stay true, the sooner you…

Ways to be sustainable at Wageningen

8 September 2022 | Category: Student life

A definition that I really like for sustainability is the one used by the National Geographic Society, which says that “sustainability is the practice of using natural resources responsibly, so they can support both present and future generations”. In this sense, sustainability is something we do every day. Sustainability is…

What to expect in your first week of studying

AID mentoring
24 August 2022 | Category: Student life

We all dreamt of studying at WUR. I am sure you are excited to be a part of the big family in Wageningen. As a new international student, you will need practical information to manoeuvre your way around in your first week of studying. In this blog, I will share…

Structure of education at Wageningen University & Research

17 August 2022 | Category: Education

New students often ask how the academic year at Wageningen University & Research is organised. The education system at the university mostly differs from what they’re used to in their home country. In Wageningen, there are 6 periods in an academic year. This might sound like a lot but it’s…

Annual Introduction Days (AID) 2022

10 August 2022 | Category: Student life

As an international student starting at a new University, maybe in a country new to you,  I’m sure that one of your motivations for coming to WUR was to meet new people and explore new things. What better way to start your adventure here than by participating in the range…

How to register and unregister for courses at WUR

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3 August 2022 | Category: Student life

Our dream of studying at WUR to become academic professionals contributing with sustainable solutions to current and future complex problems is realised through our university’s top-notch courses. As we may have been doing in our previous education, we must also register for these courses of interest to learn what WUR…