About EMFS

The European Master Food Studies is a specialization of the Masterprogramme 'Food Technology' of Wageningen University & Research (this programme’s leading university). The EMFS programme is managed by a Board of Governors which ensures that the training meets our established goals while continuously improving.

After completing the EMFS programm graduates receive a MSc in Food Technology that is respected worldwide. In its 20 years of existence, the programme has shown to deliver high-quality graduates that have found leading positions in the food industry throughout the world.

4 universities, 4 countries

During the first year students embark on a transformative journey of cultural exploration through a series of academic modules at 4 of Europe’s top universities:

  • Wageningen University & Reserach in the Netherlands
  • University College Cork in Ireland
  • Agro Paris Tech in France
  • Lund University in Germany

8 Food Industry partners

Duing the second year students work closely with the top multinational food inustry partners. The 9-month thesis research project gives students the unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience at one of the programme’s partners:

  • DSM
  • Mars
  • Unilever
  • Nestle
  • JDE
  • Firmenich
  • Tetra Pak
  • Heineken


Students acquire scientific, research, communication, project management, and teamwork skills while completing a series of academic modules and developing a major team project. All the above skills are necessary for a successful career in today’s global food industry.


⇒ Develop young talents for a career in the international food industry

⇒ Provide a multidisciplinary set of skills: technology, business acumen, project management elements and team working skills

⇒ Provide expertise by leading members from both academia and industry in a uniquely integrated way

⇒ Offer a fostering ground to develop the abilities for intercultural team work through the Team Project

Core values

Act Collaboratively

We foster a positive, cooperative attitude for communication and decision-making. Thinking like a team and being open to new ideas is an important success factor.

Respect Diversity

We cherish diversity of minds, cultures and expertise areas. It forms the essence of the programme’s mission.

Think Sustainability

We are ambassadors for high standards in protecting food quality, food safety and the environment. We use our best skills for innovation to continuously seek improvements.