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How to Apply for the Africa Scholarship Programme in Netherlands

Have you heard of the Wageningen University Africa Scholarship Programme in the Netherlands? It offers a scholarship worth €19,600 per year to brilliant and outstanding students from Africa who wish to pursue a master’s degree programme at their prestigious university.

Wageningen University is one of the best universities in Netherlands. The university has been ranked among the top 150 universities in the world by four major university rankings. Do you know that Wageningen has been voted the best university in Netherlands for seventeen consecutive years? From 2016 to 2020, the university was also voted the best in the world for Agriculture and Forestry,according to Times Higher Education ranking.

The Wageningen University Africa Scholarship programme aims to support capacity building in Africa countries by offering outstanding student a 2-years master’s degree programme. Note that the Africa scholarship programme is based on invitation only and it is not possible for any student to apply directly for it.

What Are The Eligibility Requirements of the Africa Scholarship Programme?

  1. You must be a citizen of an African country
  2. Candidate must be an outstanding student with a first class honors degree or a GPA of 80% or higher in a Bachelor degree.
  3. You must have applied for one of the master’s programmes of Wageningen University & Research before February 1, 2024.

Note that you can be eligible for for an invitation to the Wageningen University Africa Scholarship selection procedure if only you meet all the above listed requirements.

What Are The Benefits of The Africa Scholarship Programme?

The benefits of Wageningen University Africa Scholarship Programme include:

  1. You will have the opportunity to travel to and from Wageningen
  2. Living allowance for the duration of the programme (2 years)
  3. Tuition fee coverage
  4. Visa costs and costs for health insurance
  5. A budget for seminar in Europe
  6. A pathway to a Ph.D after completing your master’s degree
  7. Access to cutting-edge research and academic resources
  8. Participation in the ‘Reach your full potential’ programme

What are the available master’s degree programme at Wageningen University?

Wageningen University offers a wide range of master’s degree programs. All of these programmes are eligible for this scholarship. Here is a list of available programmes offered at Wageningen University and their admission requirements.

What is the duration of the programme?

It is a 2-years master’s degree programme which begins either September 1, 2024 or February 2025.

Application for the Africa Scholarship Programme

In the first half of March 2024, all African students who have been admitted to pursue an MSc programme at Wageningen University will be assessed with regard to the Africa Scholarship Programme.

Applicants will need the following document for their application for the Africa Scholarship Programme:

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. Transcript of academic records
  3. English language requirements
  4. Statement of purpose
  5. Curriculum Vitae

How to Apply for the for the Africa Scholarship Programme

  1. Create an account and apply for an MSc programme via Studielink before February 1, 2024
  2. Upload your required documents to the Osiris application portal of Wageningen University. You will find a link to this portal in the confirmation email you receive after submitting your application.
  3. Selected candidates will be invited via email to participate in the ASP selection procedure
  4. Applicants will be given an assignment to be submitted within a specified time period.
  5. A smaller selection of candidates will be invited for an interview after a thorough assessment.
  6. Result of the selection process will be communicated to all candidates who were  interviewed.
  7. Updates/Changes

Important Dates at a Glance

  • February 1, 2024: Deadline for application for MSc programme at Wageningen University
  • March 21, 2024: Invitation of selected candidates to take part in the Africa Scholarship Programme selection procedure
  • April 4, 2024: Deadline for submission of assignment
  • April 17, 2024: Decision about invitation online interviews communicated
  • April 23 – May 3, 2024: MS Teams interviews
  • May 13, 2024: Results of the selection process communicated
  • September 1, 2024: Start MSc programme

If you have any questions or inquiries about the application procedure at Wageningen University, please contact the Study Information Office at study@wur.nl.

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