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How to Apply

The European Master in Food Studies programme is a specialisation of the Wageningen University MSc Food Technology; the specialisation starts each year in August/September.
Applying to the European Master in Food Studies is a two step process:

  1. Application and admission to the  MSc Food Technology
  2. Application and admission to the European Master in Food Studies specialisation

Step 1: Applying to the MSc Food Technology

Prospective students may apply to the MSc Food Technology programme (MFT) according to the application guidelines of Wageningen University.

Details are available at Wageningen University’s website, according to your country of origin, click on one of the links below:

  • Non-EU (European Union) nationals Application deadline: 1 May 2019.
    • Please note that fellowship programmes may require an earlier application. Depending on your nationality and Master programme the fellowship application deadline can differ. We advise you to check www.grantfinder.nl for the latest information concerning the different fellowships.
  • EU nationals Application deadline: 1 July 2019
  • Dutch nationals Application deadline: 1 July 2019

Applicants will receive confirmation once Wageningen University has received the application package. Wageningen’s academic board of admissions will review the application and notify the applicant within 4-6 weeks, on average. Please note that the application procedure can take up to 8 weeks.

If you have already chosen to apply for the MFT specialisation European Master in Food Studies, you can indicate this with your MFT application and you may upload the additionally requested documents at the same time. But it is equally possible to choose later for this specialisation and then upload these documents.

Whenever you intend to choose the MFT specialisation European Master in Food Studies, please let us know by sending an e-mail to the EMFS coordinator.
Wageningen University BLT students can send an e-mail including their motivation directly to the EMFS coordinator.

Step 2: Applying to the European Master specialisation

Once you have been admitted to the MSc Food Technology, your application to the specialisation European Master in Food Studies (EMFS) will be judged. Additional to the information already provided for MFT application, the European Master applicant should provide the following information:

  • A statement of motivation in which you clearly state why you wish to enrol in the European Master in Food Studies programme: to be uploaded in your application file; you may upload a second motivation letter for this purpose, if you wish
  • A curriculum vitae according to the Europass CV-format: to be uploaded in your application file
  • 2 letters of recommendation, to be sent directly to Wageningen University by the referees – please use the format provided here: letter_of_recommendation_v2016 (word document)

Only those who have received admission to the MSc Food Technology programme (Step 1) will be taken into consideration for the European Master specialisation.

If you haven’t done so yet, please let us know your choice for EMFS by sending an e-mail to the EMFS coordinator.

Beginning in January, the (Executive Board of the) European Master in Food Studies will judge the EMFS applications monthly. Applicants will be notified whether she or he is admitted, is put on hold for a second judgement, or is rejected.

Admissions to the MSc Food Technology will always remain valid. A candidate who is rejected for the European Master specialisation may choose one of the other MFT specialisations.

If you have questions about the above, please fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please note that the form below is only for requesting further information – it is not an application form.

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