Several options exist for acquiring fellowships that cover some or all of the costs of a study programme at Wageningen University. Support is often given in the form of (travel) grants, full or partial scholarships. Most named funds support activities in a specific field at Wageningen University.
The Paul Speijer Fund provides African students with the opportunity to follow the Master Plant Sciences at Wageningen University.
The fund prefers students currently employed at a local research institute working on a food crop(s); and who will use this postgraduate education to become leaders in their field.
Candidates must be committed to returning home after finishing the MSc study with the aim of contributing to the improvement and further development of the agricultural production of food crops in the home country.
Further requirements for the Paul Speijer scholarship are:
A GPA of at least 80% of the maximum grade.
Admission to the Wageningen University MSc programme in Plant Sciences or Plant Biotechnology.
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In the past, students applied individually for this scholarship; however, the selection procedure for the Anne van den Ban Scholarship Fund has been changed. Candidates will now be selected in close cooperation with the university. The fund will no longer look at individual applications. Therefore you can’t apply for a scholarship, you have to wait if a combined Wageningen University Fellowship/Anne van den Ban scholarship is offered to you. This will happen next spring around May.
If you have been admitted to Wageningen University or are in the middle of the admission procedure and are interested in applying for a scholarship through the Paul Speijer Fund, please you are no longer required to send any document by e-mail. You will have to wait to see if a scholarship is offered to you. Apply for the Plant Sciences here.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information.
You will be informed if you are offered a scholarship next spring around May.
The Paul Speijer Fund was founded in 2010 to support African students wishing to study for an MSc in Plant Sciences in Wageningen.
Wageningen University and Research Centre (also known as Wageningen UR; abbreviation: WUR) is a Dutch public university in Wageningen, Netherlands. It consists of Wageningen University and the former agricultural research institutes (Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (DLO)) of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture. Wageningen UR trains specialists (BSc, MSc and PhD) in life and social sciences and focuses its research on scientific, social and commercial problems in the field of life sciences and natural resources.
In the field of life sciences, agricultural and environmental science, the university is considered world-class. According to the Times Higher Education Ranking it is the best university in the Netherlands and No. 47 worldwide.
Application Deadline: 1 May 2016
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