Wageningen University

Wageningen, Netherlands

No. Students: 7,473 (1,922 int'l)*
Funding type: Public
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Why should I study here?

Discover the top reasons to study at Wageningen University

  • Voted #1 University in the Netherlands for the ninth time in a row
  • Listed in the Top 77 of the worlds best universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • 25% of the students are international from over 100 nationalities
  • Personal university with 8400 students and teacher-student ratio of 1:7
  • Personal contact and informal hierarchy
  • Multidisciplinary between science groups
  • Number two worldwide in field of Agriculture and Forestry (behind UC Davis)
  • Dutch study choice guide labels 20 masters as top quality programmes


Why Wageningen University?

By focusing specifically on the theme 'healthy food and living environment', Wageningen University guarantees a premium quality education and an international quality benchmark on your CV. Listed in the top 77 of all universities in the world and holding a top five position in the worldwirde publication index in the field of food agriculture, plants, animals and environment. Wageningen University gives you the best possible start for a future career in the life sciences domain.


The scientific education offered by Wageningen University includes 20 Bachelor of Science and 29 Master of Science programmes as well as post-academic trajectories with integrated education, research and innovation. All Master programmes are full time, take two years and are taught in English.

International character

Wageningen University has an excellent international reputation. With 25% international students from over 100 different countries, Wageningen University is the first university in the Netherlands with an international accreditation.Through partnerships with numerous Dutch and international companies and governments, Wageningen University has become the largest university in Europe and one of the best universities worldwide in the field of Life Sciences. As a result, Wageningen University students have no problems finding internships, challenging work experience posts and career opportunities around the world.


Amazing facilities

The new and amazingly technological advanced campus is a centre where expertise and talent come together. Scientists and students carry out globally pioneering research here or train to become professionals who will make breaththroughs in knowledge and technology in the future.
The large teaching building of Wageningen University is called Forum. The main library is located in Forum and is open 14 hours per day. Because of a continuing growth of the amount of students a new education building, called Orion, has been built and officially opened in September 2013.

There are several places on the campus where you can relax and have a drink with your fellow students. For example the ‘Grand Cafe’ at Forum, 'the Spot' in Orion, or you can have lunch at the ‘Restaurant of the Future’. Nearby sports centre ‘De Bongerd’ offers over 60 different sports ranging from tennis, squash and indoor biking to football, rugby and athletics. There are multiple student associations and each study programme has its own study association that organises a wide range of activities and services for students.

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Living in Wageningen

Wageningen is centrally located in the Netherlands. It takes 25 minutes by train from Utrecht Central Station to Ede-Wageningen and from there to Wageningen Campus takes a 12 minute bus ride.
There are historic and modern buildings, high-rise student flats, works of art and botanical gardens, adding to the diversity of Wageningen. More than 8000 students study at Wageningen University and they, accounting for 20% of the population, turn Wageningen into a university town. The many international students, professors and researchers contribute to the international atmosphere.
Wageningen has a thriving cultural and social life. Theatres, cinemas, student clubs, bars, night life and restaurants create the elegance of a city, in a beautiful rural setting. The nearby floodplains of the river Rhine and national park the Veluwe are ideal for those who enjoy nature or like hiking, running or cycling.

Next to that there are several international organisations where you can meet international students.

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