News - October 29, 2015

Over six percent more first-years

Linda van der Nat

The latest figures show that 2779 new students have enrolled at Wageningen University this year. This time last year there were 2616. This is an increase of over six percent.

The figures are of students who are enrolling at Wageningen for the first time. They exclude first-year Master’s students who did their Bachelor’s here, for example.

The biggest growth is in the Master’s programmes, where the number of new enrolments rose by 12 percent from 1116 to 1253. There was a particularly big increase in the number of students from non-EU countries. The number of first-year Bachelor’s students grew by four percent, from 1418 in 2014 to 1469 this year.

The total number of students at Wageningen University is up eight percent, at 9885. Just over half (5092) are studying for a Master’s degree.