• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


The degree programme opens with introductory subjects in the field of Soil, Water and Atmosphere, in which students learn about the mutual interconnectedness between these aspects. Additional subjects in mathematics, physics, chemistry and ecology help to flesh out the basic grounding necessary for the programme. In the first year especially, students will take classes with their fellows from other programmes, particularly Environmental Science and International Land and Water Management.

The second year at Wageningen University and Research takes a more in-depth look at the subject matter, through subjects such as meteorology, water quantity and quality, soil quality and the Earth system, and concludes with a practical fieldwork assignment in which students integrate and apply what they have learned.

Third-year students can choose whether to generalise or specialise (i.e., via breadth or depth subjects). For example, would you rather learn about all three domains (soil, water and atmosphere), or would you prefer to concentrate on a single domain? Are your favourite subjects chemical or biological in nature, or do you feel more attracted to physics and mathematics? How about using your electives for something completely different (such as a minor from a different field), or to spend some time studying abroad? The choice is yours!

Future career - Soil, Water and Atmosphere

After completing the bachelor Soil, Water, Atmosphere, as well as a related master’s degree, you can become a soil scientist, hydrologist, aquatic ecologist, climatologist or meteorologist.

A wealth of opportunities

Programme graduates have plenty of career options in their chosen field. The majority obtains a suitable position (i.e. in the field of Soil, Water and Atmosphere) either during or soon after completing their final project.

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

Courses Included 
  • Statistics I 
  • Mathematics I 
  • Soil and Landscape Variability 
  • Programming in Python 
  • Hydrogeology 
  • Geo-information Tools 
  • Geophysical Fluid Mechanics 
  • Atmospheric Composition and Air Quality 
  • Biological Interactions in Soils 
  • Integrated Water Management 
  • Boundary-layer Processes 
  • Water Quality 
  • Atmospheric Practical 
  • Geo-information Tools 
  • Subsurface Solute Transport 
  • Practical Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality 
  • Geology and Landscapes of the World 
For more information, please check the programme website.

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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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.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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