Wageningen University & Research is the best University in the Netherlands and one of the leading international universities in the field of healthy food and living environment. The university offers 29 English-taught master's programmes and 3 online master's. In these programmes, you will focus on current and future global issues that are of increasing importance to both industry and government.

Top reasons to study here

  • At Wageningen University & Research you are ensured personal guidance throughout your student career. This allows you to make the most of all the study options.
  • The scientific quality of Wageningen University & Research is affirmed by the prominent position we occupy in international rankings and citation indexes.
  • Wageningen University & Research is world's best in the field of Agriculture & Forestry.

Short Courses

Agriculture & Forestry (14)
Business & Management (9)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (7)
Applied Sciences & Professions (6)
Social Sciences (5)
Humanities (4)
Journalism & Media (1)



1876 - Wageningen University: The state takes over the local council's Agricultural College in Wageningen: the start of National Agricultural Education in The Netherlands.


You are ensured personal guidance throughout your student career. This allows you to make the most of all the study options provided. 

According to the QS Rankings, the university ranks world's best in the field of Agriculture & Forestry. Currently, it is also the number 1 Agricultural University in the National Taiwan Ranking. In the Times High Education World University Rankings, the university is number 59.

With 70.000 m2 the campus equals the size of 11 soccer fields. It is a place where students, teachers, researchers and staff from all over the world come together and exchange ideas. With over 95 different nationalities, there is a large international community in Wageningen.


The Research Institutes of Wageningen University & Research carry out application-oriented and field-based research. They are commissioned by the government, commercial businesses and non-profit organisations. On a research project there is often collaboration between several institutes. Collaboration is often also sought with the university and/or national or international partners.


Studying in Wageningen guarantees you premium quality education and an international quality benchmark on your curriculum vitae. As a result, students have no problems finding internships, challenging work experience opportunities and career opportunities around the world.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Student services

Wageningen University & Research offers international students and staff a number of facilities and services which will help you make the most of your time here.


    Student Service CentreStudent counselorStudent psychologistConfidential adviserStudying with a disabilityCountry representatives

Housing services

Wageningen University has several groups of international students. We understand that it is very hard to look for your own place in a different country. Below you can find information how to apply for a room.

Idealis (the main student housing corporation in Wageningen), is the allocating authority for all rooms of Idealis and Wageningen University together. Idealis provides prospective students with information about the application procedure. If you are a prospective student, please wait for Idealis to contact you by email.

Library services

Wageningen University & Research Library has a strong focus on digital collections and we offer world wide access to our collections for Wageningen University & Research users, but restricted to certain conditions of use. Besides our digital collections, a large print collection is available at the Forum and Leeuwenborch buildings.

ICT services

The libraries also have student PCs and WiFi throughout.

Medical services

The Dutch healthcare system is likely to be different from the healthcare system in your home country. Here you can find more about the Dutch healthcare system, for instance how to contact a GP, how to arrange a health insurance. The video shows the differences our students and staff members were faced with, when they first came into contact with healthcare professionals in the Netherlands.

Student Life

Campus life

On Wageningen Campus, we know full well that sharing knowledge is as important as developing knowledge and are convinced this is the key to truly innovative solutions to the global problems of our time.

That is why Wageningen Campus is designed as a meeting place for researchers, new and established entrepreneurs and students in the field of nutrition and food production, living environment and health. Wageningen Campus consists of two locations: the Wageningen University & Research buildings themselves and the Business & Science Park.

Sports facilities

Sports Centre de Bongerd (SCB) is the sports centre for students and employees of Wageningen University & Research. SCB stands for working out and doing sports in a sensible way, with something for everybody.


Wageningen University & Research is the first Dutch university with an international accreditation. This is given by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO), known for its education visitations.