Wageningen University aims to attract talented international students to its international classroom by offering several scholarship opportunities.

The Africa Scholarship Programme (ASP) is one of the several scholarships offered by Wageningen University, this scholarship offers talented and motivated students from Africa the unique opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree at Wageningen University and to support capacity building in Africa.

Available scholarships:

10

Application deadline for MSc Programme: 

3 January 2022

Start of MSc programme: 

1 September 2022 or February 2023

Benefits of the Africa Scholarship Programme ASP at Wageningen University and Research Netherlands 2022:

  • Travel to and from Wageningen
  • Living allowance for the duration of the programme (24 months)
  • Tuition fee coverage for the duration of the programme (24 months)
  • Visa costs and costs for health insurance
  • A budget for one seminar in Europe (travel, stay, registration fee)
  • A budget for participation in the ‘reach your full potential programme’

Eligibility Criteria for the Africa Scholarship Programme ASP at Wageningen University and Research Netherlands 2022:

To be eligible for the Africa Scholarship Programme ASP at Wageningen University and Research Netherlands 2022 applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a citizen of an African country
  • You have to be an excellent student with a First class honours degree or a GPA of 80% or higher in a Bachelor degree
  • You must have applied for one of the master’s programmes of Wageningen University & Research before 3 January 2022. 
  • If you do not meet one of the above requirements, you are not eligible for the Africa Scholarship Programme and you will not be invited for the selection procedure.

Selection procedure:

The selection procedure for this scholarship is based on invitation. It’s not possible to apply directly.

Applying for an MSc program:

If you meet the above eligibility requirements, you can apply for an MSc programme and, after being unconditionally admitted, you might be invited to participate in the Africa Scholarship Programme selection procedure.

Please note: If you do not meet one of the above eligibility requirements, then you are not eligible for the Africa Scholarship Programme and you will not be invited for the selection procedure.

MSc Program Application Requirements:

Enrolment in a master’s programme at Wageningen University & Research requires:

  • A bachelor degree or equivalent in a field of science relevant to your selected programme.
  • Sufficient academic performance throughout your BSc degree, as shown by an average unweighted mark that meets the required minimum, as determined in the International credentials evaluation guide.
  • You have to meet the English language requirements (see English language requirements here).

These are the general admission requirements for MSc programmes application at Wageningen University & Research, although individual MSc programmes may add specific requirements in addition to the general requirements. Please check the ‘admission and application’ details per MSc programme for further information.

How to Apply For the Master’s Program:

Step 1: Select your programme(s) in Studielink:

Students who want to make an application at Wageningen University & Research need to apply first via Studielink. Please note that you may apply for two different programs per intake, please choose your program(s) of choice well, prior to applying in studielink.

There is no need to upload any of your personal documents in Studielink, however it is very important that you enter your personal and academic details correctly. If you are currently in the final stages of your Bachelor’s degree then please do add that program to your prior education in Studielink.

Step 2: Upload your documents in the application portal (Osiris):

After you have submitted your request for enrolment in Studielink. You will receive an email from Wageningen University & Research with a student number and information on how to log in to our Osiris application portal. Please check your SPAM emailbox to prevent miscommunication.

1. Bachelor’s degree: A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in its original language with a certified English translation, when the original language is other than English or Dutch.

(If you are in the final year of your Bachelor programme, then please upload the most recent academic transcript. The Admission board can conditionally admit applicants based on a transcript of their academic records).

2. Transcript of academic records: You need to upload an original complete/up to date list of your marks obtained during your bachelor/master with a sworn translation if the original is not in English or Dutch. It should include your name, logo and official stamp of your university.

3. English Language Requirements: The medium of instruction of all the Master programmes is the English language. All applicants are required to provide proof of their English proficiency. Unless you can be exempted you will have to provide the university with one of the official tests accepted by Wageningen University & Research.

Please be aware that Wageningen University & Research distinguishes between two levels of English proficiency. When applying, make sure that you meet the minimum test results that are needed for your programme(s) of choice.

IMPORTANT: Please take note that proof of English proficiency needs to be uploaded before the respective deadlines. In case you fail to upload before the deadlines, your application will not be taken into consideration. Note: Wageningen University & Research does not conditionally admit students, awaiting their proof of English proficiency.

Please note: The language requirements for MSc programmes have changed. From September 2022 onwards the exemption list has been shortened. If you have previously been admitted to one of the programmes while being exempted for providing proof of your English proficiency please carefully check the exemption list. New applications will have to meet the new requirements, you will not be automatically admitted again.

4. Statement of motivation/purpose: In this document you explain why you wish to enroll in the chosen programme(s) and, if applicable, you give an indication of the programme’s practical value to your profession (one page maximum and in English).

5. Curriculum Vitae or brief personal history: A typed Curriculum Vitae or brief personal history (in English) with a maximum of 2 pages. There is no basic Curriculum Vitae structure you need to use.

6. Optional, other documents: It is optional to upload any document in English or Dutch that may enable the Academic Committee to better judge your application. For example: Summary of your Bachelor Thesis report (two pages maximum) or an official letter of recommendation from your professor or employer. The documents should include contact details of your academic supervisor. Official letters of recommendation can also be sent directly from your professor or employer to ssc@wur.nl mentioning your name, date of birth and country of origin.

Step 3: After your application;

1. Check if your application is complete and no documents are missing: Your application and uploaded documents will be evaluated by the admission office once you have uploaded and submitted documents in the application portal. You will be informed via email (within two weeks of submitting your documents) if one of your uploaded documents has been rejected or if additional information is required regarding your application. Please check your SPAM emailbox to prevent miscommunication. Please always keep in mind the deadlines as mentioned on this page.

2. Wait for the results: Your application will be forwarded to the admission board once all your documents have been checked by the admission office. You will be notified of the result via email within 6- 8 weeks.

3. Procedure for submitting an appeal: When you disagree with the decision about your admission to a degree programme, you may submit an appeal. You will follow the procedure stated underneath.

A) Get in touch with the Admissions Office through this contact form. Indicate that you do not agree with the decision and ask for an explanation.

B) The Admissions Office will reply and will refer you to the concerning Admissions Committee if necessary. If you are unable to reach a solution within 3 to 4 weeks, you may consider to start a formal procedure to submit an appeal.

C) You have to submit your formal appeal within 6 weeks after the initial decision about your admission was made. Visit this webpage for more information about submitting an appeal.

PLEASE NOTE: The appeal period is not suspended during steps A and B.

Click here for a list of MSc programs in the University

Apply for the admission here

Selection Procedure for the Scholarship:

In the first half of March 2022, all African students who have been unconditionally admitted to an MSc programme at Wageningen University will be assessed with regard to the Africa Scholarship Programme.

  • A selected group of candidates will be invited by e-mail on 15 March 2022 to participate in the ASP selection procedure. Only candidates who will be invited for the ASP selection will receive an e-mail. It will be announced on the website (under step 5) when the invitations have been sent.
  • The first step of the selection procedure consists of an assignment for which the deadline will be 30 March 2022.
  • After a thorough assessment of all received assignments, a smaller selection of candidates will be invited for the second step of the selection procedure, which is a Skype interview with a part of the selection committee. The Skype interviews will take place between 18 April and 29 April 2022.
  • All selected candidates who have been invited to write an assignment will be informed on 11 April 2022 whether or not they will be invited for a Skype interview.

Selection Process Result:

On 16 May 2022, the result of the selection process will be communicated to all candidates that had a Skype interview.

The possible results are:

  • Positive and an ASP scholarship will be granted;
  • Positive but the candidate will be placed on a waiting list;
  • Negative, meaning that no ASP scholarship will be granted.

Important dates for the ASP to keep in mind:

  • 3 January 2022: Deadline to apply for an MSc programme
  • 15 March 2022: Invitation of selected candidates to take part in the further selection process (approx. 60 candidates will be selected)
  • 30 March 2022: Deadline of the assignment
  • 11 April 2022: Decision about Skype interviews communicated (approx. 20 candidates will be interviewed)
  • 18 April – 29 April 2022: Skype interviews
  • 16 May 2022: Results of the selection process communicated.

For more information about the Africa Scholarship Programme ASP at Wageningen University and Research Netherlands 2022 and MSc application visit the;

Scholarship Webpage

Master’s program application page

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