Overview

Wageningen University

City: Wageningen
Language of instruction: English
  • Established in 1918 
  • An agricultural university famous for their expertise in Life sciences
  • A combination of knowledge and experience in higher education and research 
  • The town of Wageningen is a municipality and a historical town in the central Netherlands
  • Has a mission "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life"
  • Has a staff of 6,500 and 10,000 students from over 100 countries
  • Wageningen’s 35,000 inhabitants enjoy a thriving cultural life
  • English is commonly spoken

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Partner university's areas of study

Architecture and Landscape ArchitectureArtsForestryLand and Food SystemsScience

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

Students from all faculties.

Most courses offered at Wageningen are relevant to students studying:

  • Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Forestry
  • Animal Biology
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Biology
  • Global Resource Systems
  • Geography and Urban Studies
  • Related fields

Term dates

  • Autumn Term: Period 1 (Sept to Oct), Period 2 (Nov to Dec), Period 3 (Jan)
  • Spring Term: Period 4 (Feb to Mar), Period 5 (Mar to May), Period 6 (May to July)

Timing

  • Term 1 exchange students are expected to study at Wageningen for Period 1 and 2, and will earn a maximum of 12 UBC credits
  • Term 2 exchange students may choose to study at Wageningen during Period 3, 4, 5 and 6, and will earn a maximum of 15 UBC credits
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

6

Grading scheme

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

Full course load information

  • 60 ECTS per academic year:
    • Period 1, 2, 5, 6- Maximum of 12 ECTS per period
    • Period 3 and 4- Maximum of 6 ECTS per period

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Environmental Management and Industry
Partner course code: ENP 20806
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-27
UBC course: GRSJ 3RD
Title: Gender and Diversity in Consumer Culture
Partner course code: SCH 20306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-15
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction
Partner course code: SDC 34806
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-16
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Supply Chain Management
Partner course code: MST 24806
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-15
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Circular Economy: Theory and Practice
Partner course code: MST 33806
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-27
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Sustainable Marketing
Partner course code: MCB 50306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-17
Education
UBC course: EDST 4th
Title: Environmental Education and Learning for Sustainability
Partner course code: ELS 31806
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-24
Environmental Health
UBC course: LFS 4th
Title: Globalization and Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption
Partner course code: ENP 31806
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-15
Forestry
UBC course: CONS 340
Title: GRS-10306 Introduction Geo-information Science
Partner course code: GRS 10306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: FRST 386
Title: Sustainable Watershed Management
Partner course code: LDD 30306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: FRST 415
Title: International Policy
Partner course code: ENP 30306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: FRST 4th
Title: Practical Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality
Partner course code: AEW 20706
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: FRST 4th
Title: Research Approaches to Land and Water Management
Partner course code: IWE 32306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: Wood 465
Title: Business Management for Forest and Nature Conservation
Partner course code: FNP 21306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
Graduate Studies
UBC course: APBI 4th
Title: Genetic Improvement of Livestock
Partner course code: ABG 31306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-13
UBC course: SOCI 372
Title: Advanced Social Theory
Partner course code: RSO 58306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-16
Land and Food Systems
UBC course: APBI 3rd
Title: Insects as Food and Feed
Partner course code: ENT 21306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: APBI 490
Title: Organic Agriculture and Society
Partner course code: FSE 21306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-24
UBC course: APBI 4th
Title: Animal Nutrition and Physiology
Partner course code: ANU 30806
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-23
UBC course: FNH 4th
Title: Integrated Freedom from hunger
Partner course code: PAP 53801
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-28
UBC course: FRE 3rd
Title: Spatial and Regional Economics
Partner course code: AEP 22806
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: GEOG 314
Title: Environmental Systems Analysis: Methods and Applications
Partner course code: ESA 22806
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-25
UBC course: LFS 4TH
Title: Global Food Security
Partner course code: PPS 31306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-16
UBC course: LFS 4th
Title: The Future of Food: Environmental Sustainability
Partner course code: APS 50803
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-17
UBC course: LFS 4th
Title: Food Crises: The Big Picture
Partner course code: SDC 51806
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-13
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Food, Nutrition, and Human Rights
Partner course code: LAW 55306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-12
Science
UBC course: APBI 3rd
Title: Animal Breeding and Genetics
Partner course code: ABG 20306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-12
UBC course: BIOL 331
Title: Developmental Biology of Animals
Partner course code: EZO 30306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-28
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Climate Change Ecology
Partner course code: REG 20306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-28
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Population and Quantitative Genetics
Partner course code: GEN 30806
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-08
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Life History Evolution
Partner course code: BHE 50306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-28
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Wildlife Conservation Genetics
Partner course code: ABG 51806
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-08
UBC course: ENVR 3rd
Title: Principles of Earth and Ecosystem Science
Partner course code: SOQ 23306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-17
UBC course: MICB 308
Title: Microbial Disease Mechanisms
Partner course code: HMI 50306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-16
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Environmental Psychology
Partner course code: GEO 36306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
UBC course: STAT 300
Title: Advanced Statistics
Partner course code: MAT 20306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-19
UBC course: STAT 3rd
Title: Quantitative Research Methodology and Statistics
Partner course code: MAT 22306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-15
UBC course: STAT 3rd
Title: Advanced Statistics for Nutritionists
Partner course code: MAT 24306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-07
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

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