M.Sc. Water Technology

Wageningen University

Application deadline: Start in 1 September: August (non-EEA: May).
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Start date: September  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Partnership: Joint
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Water technology is offered as specialisation of MSc biotechnology and Msc chemical engineering at Wageningen University and University of Twente and University of Groningen, respectively.

The specialisation is a joint responsibility of three Dutch universities, who have combined their expertise. Water technology is offered as specialization of MSc biotechnology and Msc chemical engineering at WU and University of Twente and University of Groningen. The focus of this specialistion is on development and design of all kinds of water processes. The main added value of the programme lies in the multidisciplinary use of biotechnology, chemical engineering and separation technology. The aim is to integrate knowledge of several disciplines, based on physical, (micro) biological, chemical and electrochemical principles. WU focuses on water technology within the field of Biotechnology (bioreactors, microbiology). Students are challenged with examples and case studies of real (research) problems that they might encounter as water professionals. They also operate in an inspiring environment of a major Water Technology research programme at Technological Top Institute Wetsus. Students of Wageningen University develop themselves into specialists in Water Technology with knowledge of the relations between water technology and the other specialisations of Biotechnology.


Types of teaching (in year 1):

  • theory: 40%
  • practice: 30%
  • self study: 30%

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 60%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 0%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 0%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 0%

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.


Grade average: GPA 70%

Grade average: GPA 70%

Language test: Applicants must provide recent evidence of their spoken and written command of English.

Additional language requirements:

  • IELTS speaking: 6
  • TOEFL internet based: 80

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: 60 (Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 80


Wetsus Scholarships 2011-2013

Wetsus has formed a scholarship program to stimulate talented students to enter the MSc specialization Water technology. With regard to the funding of students, Wetsus will award scholarships to anticipate in expenses for tuition fee, accommodation or/and basic living expenses. These scholarship are paid by companies, associated with Wetsus as participants.

Conditions for a Water technology scholarship are:

  • Approved admission to Wageningen university, the University of Twente or the University of Groningen for the MSc program Biotechnology or the MSc program Chemical engineering;
  • Students originating from and currently living in a new European member state or a candidate country*, Spain, Portugal or Greece are encouraged to apply;
  • Also talented students with a GPA of 80% or higher are encouraged to apply;
  • Working experience is not a prerequisite;
  • Applicants are preferable under the age of 30.

Additional information

  • A Water technology scholarship comprises a maximum of 10.000 euros per student per year;
  • The maximum period is two years (2011-2013)for students with an adeqaute progress and results during the first year;
  • A board of 3 independent scholars will assign the fellowships;
  • Deadline for scholarship application is the 1st of May 2011;
  • Deadline for scholarship allocation is the 1st of June 2011;
  • To apply send a completed registration form (including a short essay "why you should be nominated to obtain a scholarship") by e-mail to




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