Student Story – Mary Jo

By: Ester · 3 March 2020
Category: Student life

Mary Jo also showed her favourite places on campus in a student tour at But I also talked to her about her experiences with studying and living in Wageningen. Hi Mary Jo! For people that don’t know you yet, could you give a brief introduction of yourself? “My name…

Student Story – Smaranda

By: Ester · 18 February 2020
Category: Student life

This week’s student experience tells the story of Smaranda. You might already know her from the student tour at Hi Smaranda, please introduce yourself! “My name is Smaranda, I am 20 years old and I am coming from Romania. I have been in Wageningen for 2 years now, studying…

Student story – Cecilia

By: Ester · 4 February 2020
Category: Student life

Every 2 weeks I talk to a fellow student about studying at Wageningen University & Research. I would like to know how they experience studying here, especially since we are all far away from home. This week I spoke Cecilia who you might already know from the student tour at…

Student Story – Yongbo

By: Ester · 21 January 2020
Category: Student life

Yongbo already showed his favourite things about Wageningen in the student tour at I also spoke to him about his experiences with studying at the university. Hello Yongbo! Good to see you again. Could you introduce yourself? “My name is Yongbo Song. I am 26 years old and from…

Working while studying

By: Arianna · 19 January 2020
Category: Student life

Studying and working is possible, but the beginnings are always difficult. I wanted to find a job in Wageningen combining my studies with work. Due to my expenses and others, I wanted to have my own salary so I can save some money for the rainy days (and also for…

Go get your internship!

By: isnaw001 · 15 January 2020
Category: Tips and advice for studying in Wageningen

While some universities do not oblige their students to do an internship, the opposite is true for Wageningen University.  In this university, an internship program is highly required by MSc students in order to complete their master study. This program intends to support personal development while at the same time…

Student Story – Coenraad

By: Ester · 7 January 2020
Category: Student life

Every 2 weeks I ask a fellow student to tell me more about studying at Wageningen University & Research. How do they experience studying here? How do they spend their spare time? This time I talked to Coenraad, a bachelor’s student, who you might already know from the student tour…

Happy New year 2020!

By: Ester · 1 January 2020
Category: Student life

Happy New Year 2020 everyone! International Students Blog Team wishes you a wonderful new year, with plenty strength and perseverance that will take you to heights of success in your studies. We wish to see you this 2020 in Wageningen starting either your masters or Bachelors.  Wageningen University & Research…

Student story – Albert

By: Ester · 23 December 2019
Category: Student life

This weeks student experience* tells the story of Albert. Who you might already know from the student tour at Good to talk to you, Albert! First of all, could you give a short introduction of yourself? “Hi! I am Albert Gomez, I am 23 years old and I come…

Leaving Wageningen after Graduation: Interview with Adiska (WUR Alumni 2018)

As international students, moving home after graduating from Wageningen University is not always easy. In this post, we will discuss leaving Wageningen after graduation and  ‘reverse culture shock’: an emotional feeling suffered by some people after several years living abroad. Have you started wondering how it feels when you start…

My first exams at WUR

By: Arianna · 15 December 2019
Category: Student life

Day one, first period and my only worry was the final exam. Luckily, one of my subjects was only about projects, but the other one its final grade was based on a final exam (50%). Every day at classes the only thing I could think about was how bad/well I will…

Life of a Master’s Student in the Second year!!
By: Shriya · 11 December 2019
Category: Education

Have you spent a year already in Wageningen? Is it time to move on to the last leg of your Master’s degree? Then this piece is for you!! The jump from the first to the second year is huge. Quite frankly, this is where you learn to gather your first…

Student Story – Greta

By: Ester · 10 December 2019
Category: Student life

This week’s student experience tells the story of Greta. Who you might already know from the student tour at Thank you for sharing your experiences Greta! First of all, could you introduce yourself? “I am Greta from Lithuania. Now I am 21 years old. It is my second year…

Winter season is upon us! Christmas Markets & winter activities to warm our hearts

By: Ester · 8 December 2019
Category: Tips and advice for studying in Wageningen

December month is cold and dark, but it’s Christmas time! House decorations, lights, ice rinks, incandescent bulbs, Christmas trees everywhere… Every detail makes you feel both festive and spirited. Some families get carried away though and transform their home into a winter wonderland, but it’s still nice! You can really feel the…

Lumen building of Environmental Sciences chair groups

By: Dissa Natria · 4 December 2019
Category: Education

Lumen building design Lumen building Lumen building is an extraordinary and famous building at WUR because of its design. The building is located in Droevendaalsesteeg 3a Building 100 with opening hours from Monday – Friday at 07.00 – 22.00. Lumen means light. Stefan Behnisch, a Germany architect, built this building…

Living with an international PhD

By: Arianna · 23 November 2019
Category: Housing

The process of finding  a room in the NL As we all know finding a place to live in Wageningen (and in the Netherlands in general) is really hard. I was subscribed to all the possible pages to find a room. I received a lot of  “Sorry Arianna, only dutch…

International students from the Excellence Programme 2019

By: Ester · 20 November 2019
Category: Education

Dohun Kim is a student from South Korea. Currently, he is studying the Master’s Programme in Forest and Nature conservation (MFN) and honoured with the Excellence Programme of the Wageningen University Fellowship Programme (WUFP). Excellence Programme is a scholarship awarding  a few selected non-EU/EEA students.. Providing supports for tuition fees…

Indian festivals & celebrations away from home

By: Varsha · 10 November 2019
Category: Student life

Festivals are an integral part of Indian culture and luckily we celebrate them throughout the year. Every festival has a unique significance. Most Indians celebrate festivals with families and a big menu. To name a few: Makara Sankaranti marks the first day of the sun’s transit into the Makara (Capricorn)…