Wageningen University & Research Experiential Learning

Brief description:

Wageningen University & Research offers a wide range of study options in the fields of climate, energy, water, environment, nutrition, health, landscape, and animals. These fields are approached from various perspectives such as economics, management, research, product development, technology, and international cooperation.

ALES students have an opportunity to study in a wide variety of fields at the historic Wageningen University, located in central Netherlands.

The language of instruction is in English and Dutch.

Eligibility:

Faculty of ALES students (undergraduate and graduate students)

Overview:

In the field of life sciences, agricultural, and environmental science, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is considered world-class. WUR is QS World University Rankings #1 university in the subject of Agriculture and Forestry.

Wageningen University & Research offers a wide range of study options in the fields of climate, energy, water, environment, nutrition, health, landscape, and animals. These fields are approached from various perspectives such as economics, management, research, product development, technology, and international cooperation.

WUR is a historic University town located in the central Netherlands. The municipality had a population of 37,434 in 2017, of which many thousands are students from over 150 countries.

Opportunity Details:

When can I go?

Terms Offered: Fall (Period 1-2), Winter (Period 3-5)

Term Dates: See the Wageningen Academic Year Calendar for 2018-2019

WUR’s academic year is split into 6 study periods. Each study period ends with an exam after which the course is ended and new courses start in the new study period.

Program Information

Costs and Funding Opportunities

  • UAlberta Tuition Fees & Costs apply.
  • The ALES Centennial Dutch Endowment Travel & Experiential Learning Award is a funding opportunity for ALES Undergraduate and Graduate students to receive up to $5000/year towards their study in the Netherlands.
  • The endowment helps ALES students study, research and work with universities and organizations in the Netherlands to learn the leading-edge agricultural practices that have made that country the world’s second-leading agricultural exporter

Education Abroad Funding: Students receive an average of $1,200 – $1,800 in funding and over 70% of students who apply get funding.

Housing

Exchange students can only be nominated for housing through the exchange coordinators. Exchange students cannot submit a housing application with Student Housing. There is a limited amount of rooms reserved for exchange students. In most cases, housing is guaranteed for non-EU students because of immigration rules.

Official Website:

How to Apply:

Interested students should first fill out the application form. Students must present a minimum 2.5 GPA and have sufficient program requirements left that are eligible for abroad study. Once a student has been evaluated as meeting the minimum criteria, a letter of nomination may be forwarded to Wageningen University. If the nomination is accepted, Wageningen University will be in direct contact with students on their next steps for application.

Application Form

Application Deadlines:

  • Winter 2020 studies: September 25, 2019
  • Fall 2020 studies: April 1, 2020

Contact Email:

questions.ales@ualberta.ca