Water Technology (joint degree)

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Institute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology.

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typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee

The Water Technology Master's degree programme is a two year programme offered jointly by Wageningen University, University Twente and University of Groningen with all education being provided at Wetsus, European Centre of Excellence for sustainable water technology, in Leeuwarden.

In the field of water technology, breakthrough technological developments are required. Not only to enable the export ambitions of the water sector but also to solve global threats and challenges in society.

The main added value of the course lies in the multidisciplinary study of biotechnology and separation technology. Such a combined technological approach may offer a solution to global developments, within business and society, and have a worldwide impact on the demand for and use of water.

This programme will qualify you as the expert who is able to participate in resolving world-wide water issues. It enables students to complement their Sciences Bachelor's degree with scientific knowledge and capabilities that they need for a successful career in the dynamic international setting of business and research.

To apply for this programme, please visit the website of Wageningen University.

Detailed information can be found on: www.wetsusacademy.nl

Waarom aan de RUG?


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specialisatie Specializations

There are no official specialisations within the programme Water Technology. Students specialise themselves by doing a thesis within one of the research fields. Some examples are:

  • Priority compounds
  • Virus control
  • Applied water physics
  • Desalination
  • Concentrates
  • Biofouling
  • Advanced waste water treatment
  • Algae
  • Source separated sanitation
  • Resource recovery
  • Sensoring
  • Protein from water
  • Phosphate recovery
  • Ground water technology
  • Blue energy
  • CO2 energy


taal van onderwijs100% en

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 1 augustus 2022
wettelijk tarief : € 2209 (€1105 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 15487
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18850

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 1 augustus 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend


A Grade Point Average (GPA) for the BSc study of at least 70% of the maximum scale.

For applicants whose mother tongue is a language other than English and/or who have not followed all their secondary and tertiary education in English sufficient proficiency in English is required by means of a minimum score of 6.5 on the Academic IELTS test (with a minimum score of 6.0 for speaking). Internet based TOEFL-iBT scores are also accepted. The required minimum score for admission is 80.

A relevant BSc degree (or equivalent) in the (related) field of Biotechnology or Chemical Engineering, based on a program of sufficient academic level and quality to be able to complete the Water Technology program.

estimated monthly costs

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0kamerhuur in Leeuwardenonder landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 868totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven


32 studenten volgen deze opleiding
44% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2019
?% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Leeuwarden

23096studenten studerend
6895studenten woonachtig   
gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
? m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Rungnapha Khiewwijit (Pom)
The water technology in the Netherlands is very well-known

Seven years ago, when I was decided to study the bachelor degree in the Netherlands, everyone asked me the same question 'Why did I choose the Netherlands?' 'Because the Environmental technology especially related to the water technology in the Netherlands is very well-known. They had such a good reputation among other international countries to manage their water resources.' This was always my answer to that question to everyone.After I graduated my bachelor study in Environmental Science at Van Hall Larenstein in 2009, I decided to continue a master study in Water Technology at Wetsus Academy...
The research facilities that are being provided by the academy are very good. The laboratories are well equipped for the students to carry out experiments in the field of hi-tech environment.

For 2 years master course, I not only gained a lot of knowledge but I also developed a lot of practical skills. Wetsus Academy and Leeuwarden became my second home and I cannot imagine a better place to study. Professors, tutors and staff are so friendly and very willing to help international students. I am particularly pleased with the safety life I had here. I find Dutch people are very kind and helpful. I also like the country, particularly in the spring when the tulips are blooming!
After graduating the master degree, I would like to go on my study to start a PhD at Wetsus. My dream came true. I got the PhD research at Wetsus. I am so happy and really looking forward to do this PhD research.'

lees verder ...
Sebastian shares his experiences with the programme

Studying abroad is a big step towards a whole different way of living

'You will get to know a new culture and meet people from all over the world. You will learn a lot about yourself and become more independent'.Next to this the master track Water Technology in Leeuwarden offers you lectures of different water- related subjects.
The classes are not overfilled with student, which gives teachers and students the opportunity to work concentrated and will give enough space for discussions...
During your master thesis you will work with a PhD student on his/her project and you will be able to use your gained knowledge from your studies.I really enjoyed my time in Leeuwarden. I found friends from all over the world and get to know their culture. The city of Leeuwarden is a small student city in the beautiful north of the Netherlands. You will have city life and nature closely together. The centre of the city gives you opportunity to shop over the day and party during the night.
After all, the master track Water Technology was a challenge, but a challenge that was worth it.'

lees verder ...


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1/2 RUG
Water Technology (joint degree)
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2/2 Wageningen University
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Keuzegids 2019  68
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45% vrouw
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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Water Technology (joint degree) aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 10 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The study domain is becoming more and more relevant due to the urgent need for new technologies to meet the global water problems. Water technology for public drinking water production and sewer water treatment is a very large market. Further, the largest use of fresh water is for irrigation purposes.
The industrial water supply and industrial waste water treatment also represent a significant market. There is no question that business involved in water technology will grow tremendously. Besides this human capital is a basic condition to guarantee the success and continuity of the development of sustainable technologies and a European know-how economy in water technology. In many EU countries the lack of talented technological professionals is becoming an increasingly limiting factor. The program prepares students for a professional position in the broad area of water technology. Graduates have good national and international career prospects in business and research.

Potentiële beroepen

consultant or manager at a development project
designer of purification processes
phd, starting a scientific career
r&d department of companies, e.g. arcadis or philips
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Nelleke van Dorenmalen

Programme Director

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