The Student Council agreed last Tuesday to the proposed changes to MSc admission requirements.
For determining the level of individual courses, a ‘levelling system’ will be introduced. This will be developed this year, but will not be specified or included in the requirements until next year. The admissions committees have been requested to deal with this issue individually until the new system is introduced. Agreements will also be made with other institutes about combinations of courses required for admitting Dutch students wanting to transfer to Wageningen for their master’s. Students at Van Hall Larenstein will soon be able to do ‘transfer minors’.
University Rector Professor Bert Speelman does not expect that tightening up the admission requirements will lead to a decline in applications: ‘The limiting factor is finance, not the admission requirements.’ / JH