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Wageningen University & Research

Our world is changing. The population is growing fast and prosperity is increasing in many regions. Around the world, land use for food production is reaching its limits. The climate is visibly changing while fossil fuels are becoming ever scarcer. Meanwhile, people are attaching more importance to healthy, safe, and sufficient food.

It is this changing world that is the real specialization of Wageningen University & Research – the domain of good and safe food & food production, food security, and a healthy living environment. In essence, we not only develop knowledge but also help to apply it. Our mission is: ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’. This is achieved together with industry, governments, and research institutes around the world. In addition to our renowned fundamental research, Wageningen University & Research also has a strong global position as a supplier of application-oriented and field-based research. At the same time, we educate many thousands of students from over a hundred countries to be professionals in the domain of ‘healthy food and living environment’ every year.

This combination of research, education, and value creation have made us internationally successful. It is with good reason that we have a very high success rate in attracting EU funds for research and score so highly in international rankings and citation indexes. This is due to the Wageningen approach – the joint strengths of the university and specialized research institutes and the connections between our scientific, technological, and social disciplines. Furthermore, we are well aware that our partners – governments, companies, NGOs, and research institutes at home and abroad – need to achieve genuine social breakthroughs. This is also why we cooperate on a large scale in public-private partnerships, as well as in confidential contract research.

Important Facts

Why choose WUR?

In its more than 100-year history, Wageningen University & Research has grown into the centre of state-of-the-art knowledge about food and the natural environment. Our reputation has attracted talented colleagues from all over the world.

Working with and for society

The world around us is changing quickly. We need creative solutions for serious issues like population growth, the increasing demand for safe and healthy food, and the preservation of biodiversity and our natural environment.

Wageningen University & Research is committed to finding those solutions through intensive collaboration with the business world, government and social organisations.

World-class university with cutting-edge institutes

Wageningen University & Research is one of the world’s top-ranked universities in the fields of agriculture, food science and forestry. A strong commitment to teaching and fundamental research, combined with innovative applied research, creates a rich learning environment.

Our nine research institutes focus on topics like food production and safety, environmental health, livestock, nutrition and climate change. Thanks to state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities, they can quickly translate their scientific breakthroughs into business-ready applications.

Food Valley: a dynamic knowledge centre for the food industry

Wageningen is the heart of Food Valley, one of the world’s largest food and nutrition research & development clusters. Food Valley NL members are working together to develop innovations, knowledge and programmes that are directly applicable to companies in the agricultural and food industry, including multinationals like Unilever and FrieslandCampina.

Ranking / Awards

#1 Agricultural University
National Taiwan Ranking 19

  • The National Taiwan Ranking compares over 300 universities on three different criteria for scientific paper performance; research productivity, research impact, and research excellence.

#1 in Environment & Ecology
National Taiwan Ranking 19

  • According to the National Taiwan Ranking Wageningen is the number 1 university in the field of Environment & Ecology. In the field of Plant & Animal Sciences, the university is ranked as number 2.

#1 in Agriculture & Forestry
QS World University Rankings 2020

  • Wageningen ranks as #1 in the world in the field of Agriculture and Forestry, according to QS World University Rankings.

#8 in Environmental Sciences
QS World University Rankings 2020

  • Wageningen has also been highly ranked for Environmental Sciences. The most recent ranking notes the University as #8 in the world in this field.

#151-200 in the world
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

  • Also known as the Shanghai Ranking. From a selection of 1,200 universities, the best 500 are determined by 6 indicators. These indicators are: alumni winning prizes, staff winning prizes, highly cited researchers, number of papers, publications in journals, and per capita academic performance.

#1 in Agricultural Sciences
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

  • In the subject ranking Agricultural Sciences of the Shanghai Ranking, the university holds the first place.

#1 in the Netherlands
Keuzegids Universities 2019 (in Dutch)

  • The Keuzegids ranking compares Dutch universities. In 2019 the university is ranked as the best University in the Netherlands for the fifteenth time in a row. The best bachelor's programs are Plant Sciences and Molecular Life Sciences.


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Annual Cost of living 12000 EUR /year
Average Annual UG Fee 15700 EUR
Average Annual PG Fee 18700 EUR
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Programs Offered


Bachelor's Animal Sciences

  • Length 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 47100 EUR
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  • Average processing time 30 days
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Master of Organic Agriculture

  • Length 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 37400 EUR
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  • Average processing time 30 days
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