36 months
14616 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In the Soil, Water and Atmosphere programme from Wageningen University and Research you learn about hydrology, meteorology, chemistry, geography and soil science. Would you like to work on solutions to environmental issues from a natural science perspective? 

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What makes the Bachelor's Soil, Water, Atmosphere unique?

  • Hydrology, meteorology and soil science brought together in one Bachelor of Science.
  • Working to solve environmental problems using insights from physics, mathematics, chemistry and biology.
  • Focus on issues such as climate change, flooding, drought and erosion from a natural science perspective.

Future career – Soil, Water, Atmosphere

Obtaining a Soil, Water and Atmosphere programme from Wageningen University and Research significantly enlarges your possibilities on the job market. Therefore, graduates of the BSc Soil, Water, Atmosphere generally proceed their education with the MSc Earth and Environment. Besides Earth and Environment a bachelor’s degree in Soil, Water, Atmosphere also grants admission to a MSc in Geo-Information Science, Climate Studies or other MSc programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • These subjects present the initial theory in the field, demonstrate the interconnectedness between a wide range of processes deep below, within and far above the Earth’s surface, and let you ‘get your hands dirty’ during excursions and field-based/laboratory practicums.
  • Most of the second year is made up of subjects that broaden and/or deepen your knowledge within the domain. Topics include the relationship between landscape morphology and the quality/ quantity of water; the role and processes of greenhouse gases and other gases in soil, water and the atmosphere; 
  • In the third year, you can choose from a set of subjects that are all related to soil, water and atmospheric processes, or use your elective credits to follow courses from other programmes (at WUR, another Dutch university or even abroad). 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted to the bachelor's programme Soil, Water, Atmosphere, you should have studied mathematics, physics and chemistry.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14616 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14616 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 36 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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