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Steps to enrollment Food Tech:

Step 1: Application and Admission
1. A completed application form.
- The online application form (Start date September 2016)
- The online application form (Start date February 2017)
2. Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Dutch or English (or a certified English translation).
Students in the final year of their Bachelor may also apply for admission prior to graduation. The
Academic Committee on Admissions can tentatively admit students based on a transcript of their
academic record and the expected date of graduation. To enrol as a student a certified copy of the
bachelor degree must be submitted before September 1.
3. Transcript of academic records (list of subjects and marks obtained during the bachelor) in
Dutch or English. When enrolling as a student a certified copy of the transcript of academic
records will have to be submitted.
4. English language proficiency test results
>> More information: English Language Profiency for Non-EU students.

English language proficiency (non-EU/EFTA)

The MSc programme at Wageningen University is given in the English
language and all applicants must provide recent evidence of their spoken
and written command of English.
The following qualifications are acceptable as evidence of proficiency in English for entry to the MSc programmes
(for non-EU/EFTA nationals):
Minimum level for MSc studies (independent or upper intermediate user): Animal Sciences, Aquaculture and
Marine Resource Management, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biosystems Engineering, Biotechnology, Climate Studies,
Earth and Environment, Environmental Sciences, Food Safety, Food Technology, Forest and Nature Conservation,
Geo-information Science, International Land and Water Management, Landscape Architecture and Planning,
Leisure Tourisme and Environment, Molecular Life Sciences, Nutrition and Health, Plant Biotechnology, Plant
Sciences, Urban Environmental Management, Water Technology:

IELTS overall grade 6.0 (with a minimum sub-score of 6.0 for speaking

TOEFL internet-based 80 (with a minimum sub-score of 20 for speaking

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): pass at grade C or above

Cambridge First Certificate (FCE): pass at grade B or above

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) pass at grade C or above.

5. A statement of motivation explaining why you wish to enrol in the chosen programme and, if
applicable, an indication of the programmes practical value to your profession (one page
6. A typed Curriculum Vitae or brief personal history
All documents must be submitted as PDF files.
How to upload documents in Stars?
Only complete applications will be submitted to the Academic Committee on Admissions (it can
take up to two months to process the application). Your application will be processed in the
Student Tracking Admission Registration System (STARS). You will receive a registration letter
(by email) containing a user-name and a password. With this user-name and password you can
check your application status.
An applicant who does not meet the admission requirements and is rejected by the Academic
Committee on Admissions of Wageningen University will receive notification to this effect as
soon as possible. The applicant may lodge an appeal against the decision.
Please note that the application becomes the property of the Student Service Centre after you
send it. Therefore no original official documents should be sent. You will be required to submit a
certified copy of your (Bachelor) diploma and list of subjects/marks before you can be enrolled
as a student.

Step 2: Confirmation
You are kindly requested to confirm your participation in the MSc programme by returning the
confirmation form, duly completed, as soon as possible but before the deadline.
You should indicate on the confirmation form how your MSc study at Wageningen University
will be financed:

from private resources (yourself or family)

a fellowship programme

a sponsoring organisation (for example: your employer; NGO; your Government; et cetera.)

If you have applied, or intend to apply for a fellowship, please indicate the fellowship
programme on the confirmation form.
If the expenses related to your study will be financed by a sponsoring organisation, part 3 of the
confirmation form should be completed by an official of that organisation. The International

Office will contact the sponsor and arrange the financial matters regarding your study in
Please send the confirmation form and copy of your passport preferably by email as soon as
possible but before the deadline. The copies of your passport should be of good quality and
contain your personal details and photo and the dates of issue and expiry. The Immigration
Service will not accept illegible copies. Please note that your passport should be valid until at
least three months after the programme finishes.
If any changes occur in your situation, for example a change of address or a change in sponsor,
please inform the International Office by using the alteration form.

Step 3: Payment
Upon receipt of your confirmation form, an invoice will be sent to you or to your sponsor. The
invoice includes important information about the payment. The required amount should be paid
into our bank account (see the invoice for details) before the deadline. Do not make any
payments before receiving the invoice.
More information about Study expenses and payment

Step 4: Visa
Students from non-EU or non-EFTA countries (except Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New
Zealand, United States and Vatican City State) require a special visa (called an Authorisation for
Temporary Residence ATR; Dutch abbreviation: MVV) to study in the Netherlands. Upon
receipt of the required amount the International Office will start the visa procedure for those
students who require a visa (can take up to 2 months). It is not possible for students to apply for
the ATR/MVV themselves. You can find more detailed information about the visa procedure.
More information about visa and immigration procedures
More information about visa and immigration procedures

Step 5: Housing and insurance

Wageningen University will arrange housing for all international students.

More information about housing for students outside EU/EFTA

In the Netherlands, everyone is required to have health and liability insurance. If required,
Wageningen University can assist international students in arranging a comprehensive insurance
upon arrival in Wageningen.
More information about insurance for students outside EU/EFTA
Please see "Travel Instructions" (pdf). This leaflet contains important information about your
travel to Wageningen.

Step 6: Preparation and travel

We strongly advise you to plan your depature to Wageningen for September/February before the
mentioned Welcome to Wageningen week/day. As soon as you have secured a fellowship or you have
received an invoice you will receive our arrival form which must be used to inform us about your
scheduled arrival date, flight number and arrival time. For more information check: To arrange before
depature to Wageningen.

Step 7: Arrival and final registration

Students starting their study in September are expected to arrive mid-August to enable them to
settle in and follow the introduction programme prior to the start of the academic year. From
experience we know how important it is to get settled in a new environment, that all matters
concerning registration are arranged, so that students can start their programme at Wageningen
University without any disruptions. Only when all registration requirements have been met can
you be registered as a student at Wageningen University. ALL students who wish to register
need to submit CERTIFIED TRANSLATED COPIES of their bachelor degree and academic
When registered as a student you will receive a username and password for the University
network enabling you to register for subjects and examinations. Students will be formally
enrolled at Wageningen University after their arrival.Upon arrival at Wageningen University you
will receive "Your Guide to Wageningen".

Deadlines for non-EU/EFTA nationals

The following MSc programmes will also start in February: Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Biology, Environmental
Sciences, Forest and Nature Conservation, Molecular Life Sciences, Organic Agriculture, Plant Biotechnology,
Plant Sciences.

Start date

February 2017

September 2016


April 20, 2016*

January 15, 2016*

October 1, 2016**

May 1, 2016**


October 15, 2016

May 15, 2016


First installment December 1, 2016

First installment July 1, 2016

Second installment July 1, 2017

Second installment July 1, 2017

Third installment July 1, 2018

Entry visa application deadline

December 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

Arrival in Wageningen

February 7, 2017

August 8-12, 2016

Start lectures

February 20, 2017

September 1, 2016

* For applicants who wish to qualify for NFP
** For applicants who do NOT wish to qualify for NFP