Application for academic year 2022-2023 is open. Follow the steps below for a successful application:

  1. Carefully read the academic admission requirements …
  2. … and the language requirements of the programme.
  3. Ensure you have all of the information and documents needed to complete your online application.
  4. Complete the online application.



Academic Requirements


Candidates must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree of min 180ECTS (equivalent to 3 years) from a university or recognised equivalent institute.
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) for this BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade
  • Demonstrate through their transcripts of records to have successfully acquired basic science training in at least 5 out of 7 of the following fields:
    (i) Mathematics
    (ii) Physics
    (iii) Chemistry
    (iv) Biochemistry
    (v) Biology
    (vi) Microbiology
    (vii) Engineering
  • Statistics qualifications at level 1 and 2*
  • Some academic or professional background in aquaculture is recommended

(*) see Wageningen University study guide for details



Language Requirements


The applicant must be proficient in English. English language proficiency can be met by providing a certificate (not older than 5 years) of one of the following tests:

  • TOEFL IBT 92, with subscore for speaking 23
  • ACADEMIC IELTS 6,5 overall score, with a min. of 6 for writing and 6 for speaking
  • ESOL CAMBRIDGE English CAE (Advanced) score between 176-210 or Grade C
  • note! TOEFL/IELTS predictive tests and TOEIC will not be accepted

Language of instruction is not accepted anymore, except for:

  • applicants who have a diploma (Secondary Education, Academic Bachelor Degree, Master Degree) that is awarded by a recognised institution in the Flemish Community.
  • applicants who are nationals from or have obtained a bachelor and/or master degree in a higher education institute with English as the mode of instruction in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland or Canada (when graduating from a Canadian institute a student must have a certificate that the mode of instruction was English).



Documents to upload during application

Along the online application you will be asked to upload:

  • pdf of your passport
  • short CV (max 2 pages)
  • bachelor diploma (or certificate of enrolment if you are still in your last year)
  • transcript of records
  • English language certificate (only certificates listed above are accepted!)
  • motivation letter (max 1 page)
  • 2 reference letters

Application deadlines

application deadlines

I submitted my application, what happens now?

Once you submitted your application file, your academic suitability will be assessed. If you fit the academic requirements you will receive a Letter of Admission (LoA), after which you will be invited to send scanned versions of the legalised copies of your Bachelors degree, Transcripts of Academic Records. You will be informed via email throughout the application process on how to proceed.

Questions related to the application procedure

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