News - March 22, 2005

Wageningen third

The number of applications already received for next academic year is almost the same as this time last year.

By the beginning of March last year 240 prospective students had applied, this year the figure has risen by one, according to the Information Management Group. This constitutes a growth of 0.4 percent, putting Wageningen third on the list behind the University of Amsterdam with nine percent more advance applications, and the University of Maastricht with a 1.4 percent increase in advance applications. The International Land and Water Management course expects to double its student numbers next year according to the applications so far, up from seven to thirteen. Biotechnology and Molecular Sciences have had forty percent fewer applications than this time last year. The new Bachelor’s courses have had a total of seven applications so far.