The University of Wageningen is welcoming applications for its Africa Scholarship Programme (ASP) in the Netherlands for the 2022/2023 academic year.
The Africa Scholarship Programme was created to afford talented and driven candidates from Africa the chance to school at the university in Wageningen. With this award program, Wageningen looks to back capacity building in Africa by welcoming exceptional candidates for a 2-years master’s program.
The university is a constituent of Wageningen University & Research and is the only academic institution in the Netherlands to concentrate explicitly on the theme ‘healthy food and living environment’. They do so by operating closely along with governments and the business community. The sphere of influence of Wageningen University & Research comprises three related core areas: Living environment, Food and food production, Health, lifestyle and livelihood.
Worth of Award
- Travel to and from Wageningen
- Living stipend for 2 years
- Tuition fee
- Visa expenses and costs for health insurance
- Budget to visit one seminar/conference in Europe
- Involvement in the ‘Reach your full potential’ programme
Eligibility for Africa Scholarship Programme
The competition for the Africa Scholarship Programme is really much and the probability of obtaining one is low. Only exceptional candidates, who can confirm that they are in the best 5% of their graduating class, will be qualified for the Africa Scholarship Programme. Bearing in mind the number of applicants, only a part of these exceptional candidates will be invited to partake in the scholarship selection process(es).
The 80 percent GPA or more is a standard they use. In addition, they require, if applicable, a First Class honours BSc graduation or related. Also letters of reference and accomplishment awards can be submitted during the MSc admission procedure which may help to confirm that you belong to the top 5% of your cohort. Also, your C.V. and statement of purpose will be evaluated.
If you do not fulfill our requirements of an exceptional, top 5% candidate, you will not be qualified for the Africa Scholarship Programme.
1. You are a national of an African country
2. You are an exceptional candidate with a First class honours degree or a GPA of 80% or higher in a BSc.
3. You have submitted application for one the master’s programs of Wageningen University & Research prior to January 3rd, 2022. For the MSc application, please read: How can I apply for the master’s program? (Non EU/EFTA)
Open to all African nations
How to Apply for Africa Scholarship Programme
- Candidates should forward the Africa Scholarship Programme application form and a letter of reference to [email protected]
- The letter of reference should, if possible, come from an African University which has (had) a working relationship with Wageningen University within the last three years. Please ensure that the contact information of the reference are added.
- African candidate who want to commence their study in September 2022 may be qualified for the scholarship award.
On April 11, 2022, the outcome of the selection process will be corresponded to all applicants that had a Skype interview.
The possible outcomes are:
- Positive and an ASP scholarship award will be awarded;
- Positive but the applicant will be added to a waiting list;
- Negative, implying that no ASP scholarship will be awarded.
Crucial dates for the Africa Scholarship Programme at a glance:
– January 3rd, 2022: Closing date to apply for an MSc program
– March 15th, 2022: Invitation of chosen applicants to partake in the additional selection process (approx. 60 applicants will be chosen)
– March 30th, 2022: Closing date of the assignment
– April 11th, 2022: Verdict about Skype interviews sent out (around 20 applicants will be interviewed)
– April 18th – April 29th, 2022: Skype interviews
– May 16th, 2022: outcomes of the selection process published
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