• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Wageningen University and Research students combine knowledge of engineering, environmental and social sciences, study the roles of various stakeholders involved and design land and water management improvement plans. 

The consequences of interventions such as dams, terracing or irrigation systems on relevant stakeholders are examined in regions spanning the entire globe: from Thailand to Ethiopia and from Peru to the Netherlands.

The first year is introductory in character and offers a variety of subjects such as agronomics, soil and water, sociology, economics and environmental sciences. Second and third-year students introduce specialisations, and students learn about the engineering, socio-economic and administrative aspects of land and water management. The third year of the programme also involves an international internship – how does six months in India, Malawi, Australia or Bolivia sound?

Unique aspects of this programme
  • Technical and social: Students learn about the engineering, socio-economic, natural scientific and administrative aspects of land and water management, making our graduates well-rounded and versatile professionals.
  • International: Look at regions all over the world that struggle with land and water management problems – tropical areas suffering from floods and erosion, or southern Europe and sub-tropical regions in need of irrigation and drinking water facilities. The Netherlands, too, has its current share of issues related to flooding, water shortages and land and soil restoration.
Future career - International Land and Water Management

Most graduates from the bachelor’s programme continue studying to complete a master’s, which qualifies them to work anywhere in the world. They may use their expertise in development projects in Africa, South America or Asia, or contribute to solutions of land and water management issues in the Netherlands and other European countries.

Potential employers

Potential employers include large and small consultancy firms, universities and research institutes, public/private aid organisations and government authorities in the Netherlands and abroad. 

Career options

  • Consultant, project manager, policy officer
  • Researcher, PhD
  • Information officer, teaching and training positions

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: If you wish to qualify for OKP the deadline is 15 January 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The first year is introductory in character and includes some core curriculum subjects. You become familiar with the field of study, the professional career possibilities. The first year concludes with a case study and practical fieldwork in the Netherlands.

In the second year you learn about the technical, socio-conomic and legal aspects of land and water management. The programme takes a more specialised look at certain elements, allowing you to pursue your own interests within the broader field. The 2nd year starts with an excursion to Southern Europe, to see how land and water management works in these Mediterranean areas. 

Third-year students complete an internship in order to gain practical experience and to further pinpoint where their interests lie. Elective credits also allow you to complete a minor or study separate subjects as a specialisation in a certain area, such as hydrology, education, plant cultivation or soil science. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

To be admitted to the bachelor's programme International Land and Water Management, you should have studied mathematics and physics. Also, you need to:

  • Be in possession of a secondary school leaving certificate (a Dutch ‘vwo-diploma’ or an equivalent to a Dutch pre-university diploma) which gives admission to a university, and;
  • Have studied certain subjects (at a required level) relevant to the programme you are applying for
  • Be fluent in the English language.
  • For Dutch taught programmes you also have to meet the Dutch language requirement.
English Language requirement scores
  • RATEr: listening pass, reading pass, writing borderline, speaking borderline
  • Dutch VWO diploma: English
  • Dutch HAVO diploma: English 7 or above

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.


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