When you disagree with the decision about your admission to the master Water Technology, you may submit an appeal. You can follow the procedure stated underneath.
Get in touch with the Admissions Office through this contact form. Indicate that you do not agree with the decision and ask for an explanation.
The Admissions Office will reply and will refer you to the admission committee of the master Water Technology if necessary. If you are unable to reach a solution within 3 to 4 weeks, you may consider to start a formal procedure to submit an appeal.
You have to submit your formal appeal within 6 weeks after the initial decision about your admission was made. Visit this webpage for more information about submitting an appeal.
Please note: the appeal period is not suspended during steps 1 and 2!
The TOEFL number of the Wageningen University is 0542.
Visit the Wageningen webpage for more information which tests and exemptions are accepted. When you do not meet one of the exemptions, you need to upload an official test result. Only test results that meet the requirements will be taken into account for further processing of your application.
The GPA is calculated on an unweighted grade point average if there is no GPA stated on your transcript. If you did not obtained your bachelor degree yet, then the GPA is calculated on the grades obtained so far.
In our credential guide (credential guide), you find the GPA requirements per country.
The entire process from submission to admission/rejection takes two weeks average. Depending on the number of applications, this process takes longer or shorter in certain periods.
For all information about deadlines, please visit the Wageningen webpage. Start your application and upload all the required document before the deadline. Application and the upload of documents after the deadline is not an option.
Firstly, you have to make a request for the master Water Technology at via Studielink at the Wageningen University.
Afterwards, you will receive a separate e-mail from the Wageningen University with information how to activate your account in the application portal. Subsequently you can upload the required documents in this portal. Contact the Wageningen University immediately if you haven not received this e-mail within 48 hours. Also check your spam filter. 😉
Only complete applications can be submitted and will be evaluated before being forwarded to the admission committee. Uncompleted applications will not be evaluated. Note that your application has to be complete before the application deadline
Yes, you can submit your application for the master Water Technology. The admission committee can tentatively admit a student based on a formal transcript of the academic record.
However, it is not possible to start the programme if you have not obtained your bachelor degree.
The master Water Technology is a joint programme under the responsibility of the Wageningen, Twente and Groningen University. We ask students to apply at the Wageningen University for this programme. Wageningen University registers all students at the other two universities after completion of the registration process in Wageningen. Start your application and visit the Wageningen webpage for further instructions.
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.
The ABN AMRO bank has a special service for international students. In the introduction week, we make an appointment with this bank for international students. It is only possible to open a bank account when you received a personal BSN from the municipality. It takes a few weeks before you actually have access to your new bank account. Therefore, we advise you to bring sufficient money for the first few weeks of your stay.
Non-Dutch nationals are not entitled to hold a Dutch credit card. The ABN AMRO bank does not allows students any credit. You receive a regular bankcard, which allows you to withdraw money from ATM’s throughout Europe.
ABN Amro Bank
8911 BA Leeuwarden
All foreign students staying in the Netherlands for more than four months must register as a resident of Leeuwarden (or any other city if you do not live in Leeuwarden) at the Town Hall municipal registry office. In the introduction week, we make an appointment with the registry office (Dutch: ‘burgerzaken’) and you can join us for registration.
The required documents are:
As soon as the municipality has completed your registration, you receive a letter with your personal Citizen Service Number (Dutch: Burger Service Nummer). Please, keep this letter and number on a safe place.
Note: It is important to keep your address at the municipality up to date as many governmental agencies use this database, including the IND (Immigration Office). Always inform the municipality when you change your living address or if you are leaving the Netherlands for a longer period.
City Hall Address Leeuwarden
8900 JA Leeuwarden
Monday to Friday 08.30 – 17.00
Thursday 08.30 – 19.30
* The birth certificate and the marriage certificate need to be legalized. Certificates form countries that are a member of the Apostille Convention only need an Apostille seal. These documents needs to be written in Dutch, English, French or German. If the document is in any other language, it has to be translated by a sworn translator. These documents should be in order before you arrive in the Netherlands. Chinese students need a so-called ‘hukou’ (= birth certificate) or they must show a notarized certificate, which states that the birth certificate has been drawn up using a ‘hukou’.
Please, contact the Dutch embassy in your country of origin for more detailed information about legalisation. Find a Dutch embassy in your country on Dutch embassies.
No, participation is not compulsory. However, we primarily encourage our students to join because it is a good way to start your time in Leeuwarden and it’s a lot of fun! You will learn a lot about living in Leeuwarden, studying at the Wetsus Academy and it’s a great way to get to know your fellow students.
Upon arrival in Leeuwarden, you will receive a registration package, containing information concerning the registration as a student at the Wageningen University. You have to present your original bachelor degree and transcript of records or certified copies. When you have met all registration requirements, you will be registered as a student at the Wageningen University and later on also at the University of Twente and the University of Groningen.
As a student of these three universities, you will receive a username and password enabling you to register e.g. for courses and examinations.
Further, you will receive a personal certificate of enrolment by post at your address in Leeuwarden (if known) and a WURcard. The WURcard can be used as library card, identification for access to WUR building. You can use the WURcard together with the certificate if you have to proof your enrolment at official organizations e.g. insurance companies and tax authorities. Keep the certificate and WURcard together on a safe place. After graduation or withdrawal of your enrolment, you must return the WURcard to the Student Service Centre (SSC) of the Wageningen University.
To make your trip to the Wetsus Academy in Leeuwarden more comfortable we provide you with transport information from the Airport Amsterdam to Leeuwarden. We strongly advise you to plan your departure to Leeuwarden in the week before the academic year starts.
The staff of the Wetsus Academy is looking forward to meeting you at Leeuwarden! 🙂
Once you have been admitted and have registered for the master Water Technology at the Wageningen University, you should start looking for accommodation. We recommend you to start early with finding suitable accommodation. This way you can ensure you find the right place to live during your study.
For students from countries outside the EU-union we have a room guarantee agreement with our official accommodation partner StudentStay. This way you do not have to worry about finding a room for the first year of your studies. Depending on the room availability EU students are also welcome to register for a room via their website.
Students have their own (bed)room with a sink and they share kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities. The houses are furnished and provided with internet, floorcovering and curtains. All private rooms have at least a bed, wardrobe, and desk & chair. Each house has one washing machine and the kitchen is fully equipped. The houses are located in different neighbourhoods of Leeuwarden and the students live in close contact with local people.
StudentStay provides information about the application procedure. You will be contacted by StudentStay after paying the invoice of the Wageningen University and your registration at StudentStay. Please wait for StudentStay to contact you by e-mail. StudentStay starts to contact students about three months before the start of the programme. Registration is free of charge.
After registration, you can start to respond to the available housing offers on their website under Wetsus. If more than one person responds to a housing offer, the room will be offered to the person with the highest ranking. Ranking depends on the date of registration and on, if applicable, your priority status. After acceptance of a room, you will be provided with information about key collection and the tenancy contract.
You are also free to organize housing in Leeuwarden yourself that meets your specific private requirements (see housing platforms).
Most rooms ((un)furnished) for rent have floorcovering and curtains in the own (bed)room and shared places. Internet is not always provided. Furnished rooms mostly have a bed, desk and a chair, but there is a lot of differences in the number of furniture, type and quality. Sometimes, rooms do not have any furniture, floorcovering and curtains (uncarpeted).
In the Netherlands, it is common for students to rent a room in a shared house or apartment with other students. There are options to rent a one-bedroom or studio apartment. Student accommodation is usually provided by real estate agents or private landlords who advertise their rooms on different platforms. Some websites are only in Dutch so we would advise you to use the translate option in your browser or use Google Translate.
A lot of students find a room on the private market. Check the list below for the different housing organisations or join Facebook groups. All students must have a legal address for their registration at the municipality. Non EU/EER students must have a legal address for getting a residence permit.
In the Netherlands, you will generally be asked to sign a lease of at least 12 months and pay at least one month’s rent as a security deposit. Landlords offer (un)furnished rooms with a complete kitchen and bathroom which you share with your housemates. The rent is usually paid per month.
Rental prices for rooms vary strongly and depend on the type and size of the room, (un)furnished, (shared or own) facilities and location. Visit for orientation and more information this site.