Master programme Water Technology



How do I apply for the Master programme?

You must complete the application form on the site of Wageningen University and submit it with all necessary documents. The Admission Committee reviews your application based on an individual assessment of your academic record (curriculum vitae, motivation letter, grade point average of your transcript of records and final thesis report or research paper) and relevant work experience. You will be informed of the Committee's decision by letter or email.
After final registration as a student at the Wageningen University, you will also be registered by Wageningen University as a student at the University Twente and the University of Groningen. As a registered student, you have access to all facilities of these three universities.

What are the language requirements for the Master programme?

Students should be able to read articles and books, understand lectures, take part in discussions, write exams, present their work and perform written work in English. Minimum level for MSc studies:

 - 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)

The following qualifications are acceptable as evidence of proficiency in English for entry to the MSc programmes for EU nationals and for non-EU/EFTA nationals.

I am a native speaker of English, do I also need to have an IELTS or TOEFL test?

Native speakers please check the rules of Wageningen university for the latest update under EXEMPTIONS.

How much is the Tuition fee?

This fee for EU students is determined by the Dutch law and for non-EU students by the University board and based on two full academic years (24 months). It is possible to receive a partial refund of the tuition fees after termination of enrolment. No refund will be made if enrolment is terminated as if 1 July or 1 August unless te termination of enrolment is the result of graduation.

EU students:
Year 1 (2015-2016) €1,951
Year 2 (2016-2017) €1,996

Non EU students:
year 1 (2015-2016) €13,561
Year 2 (2016-2017) Not known yet

What is included in the tuition fee, and which expenses are not included?

The tuition fee includes: lectures, site visits and research period. All living expenses, like study books, accommodation, food and drinks, residence permit, travel costs, insurance and pocket money, are not included.

Do you have some information about the living expenses?

It is very difficult to give an exact amount, because this depends on the way students live byt your daily expenses would include food, public transport, books, clothes, and cinema tickets. But you also need to take into account the costs for housing and insurance. Experience has shown that students living and studying in Holland for one year spend between €800 and €900 a month.

Where is the programme located?

Wetsus academy is a collaboration between Wetsus, Wageningen University, the University of Twente and the University of Groningen. The Wetsus Academy and the study programme Water technology is located in the city of Leeuwarden. Leeuwarden is a city in the North of the Netherlands. It is the capital city of the province of Friesland and a student town with over 17.000 Dutch and international students. The city center is lively with European department stores, theatres, cinemas, pubs, museums, sport clubs and discos.

What are the facilities at the Wetsus Academy in Leeuwarden?

Wetsus Academy is situated in the education institute Van Hall-Larenstein, nearby the center of the city. This institute is the central meeting point for our students and staff. In all the rooms of Wetsus Academy it is possible to connect to WIFI network. The institute has its own library, copy and print facilities and a canteen with a nice assortment of food and drinks. For sports and other leisure activities, the town of Leeuwarden offers a wide variety of clubs and organizations. Besides that, there is a special arrangement for students to sport at the Student Sports for a reduced price.

What about my research project and my internship: should I already search for companies to do my internship and research project?

It is not necessary to arrange companies for your internship and research project before the start of the programme. We will support you and bring you in contact with national and international oriented companies.
Internship: approximately 90 companies participate in Wetsus (
Research project: the main activity of Wetsus is the performance of a research programme in Water technology. This program is divided in several themes. Within these themes research topics have been defined, which are being addressed in the form of PhD-projects. Students of Water technology master programme get the opportunity to do their research project (final thesis) in one of these PhD-projects.

Are there any scholarships?

Wetsus Academy endeavors to acquire some scholarships every year. However, at first we advise you to apply for a scholarship at the several other organizations who offer eligible scholarships for our program.
The Netherlands Student Grantfinder is an online search engine for those who want to study in the Netherlands and are looking for financial aid. The Grantfinder contains information on a range of Dutch scholarships for foreign students.


Wetsus Academy has a close contact with a housing agency. Wetsus Academy has a limited number of rooms available, priority will be given to non-EU students. At the end of your rental contract your room has to become available for new first year students, exemption will be made for students with NFP or STUNED scholarship.
The price of the room varies from €375 - €420. 
Rooms in all houses are furnished (bed, mattress, pillow and blanket, desk, desk light, chair and closet).
Rooms in all student houses share bathroom and kitchen including plates, cookware and cutlery.
Electricity, water, gas and wireless internet are included in the rental payments. All houses contain a refrigerator and washing machine.

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