• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Want to study a bachelor in animal science? The bachelor's programme Animal Sciences from Wageningen University and Research stimulates you to study and explore the biological functioning of animals in our society – animals that we care for and keep for food, as pets, for the preservation of nature or for educational and recreational purposes.

Overview

How can these animals adapt to their environment, and how can we create the best possible environment for them? Answering these questions demands a fundamental understanding of the biology of domestic and captive animals, as well as knowledge about animal management and care in our society.

What are the unique programme aspects?

  • Animal Sciences focusses on the development of sustainable and responsible ways to care for animals.
  • Internationally oriented programme which stimulates you to expand your horizon abroad.
  • Perfect basis for a broad employment perspective in industry, research institutions, public sector or non-profit organisations.

Future career - Animal Sciences from Wageningen University and Research 

Now you know what the programme is all about, but what are the career options afterwards? Although the three-year bachelor's programme Animal Sciences may provide job opportunities for graduates, it is rare as employers in the sector are often looking for graduates from academic master's programmes. A master degree is therefore the most logical next step following the bachelor's programme.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • troduction Animal Sciences
  • Bio-organic Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • General Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • Cell Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Be in possession of a secondary school leaving certificate (a Dutch ‘vwo-diploma’) or an equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma, and;
  • Have studied certain subjects (at the required level) relevant to the programme you are applying for, and;
  • Meet the English language requirements.
  • For Dutch taught programmes you also have to meet the Dutch language requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15700 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Wageningen

  • 700 - 800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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