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Wageningen University & Research Africa Scholarship Programme, Netherlands 2024

Application is now open for the Wageningen University & Research Africa Scholarship Programme. Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About Wageningen University & Research and Scholarship

A public research university in Wageningen, Netherlands, Wageningen University & Research (abbreviated WUR) is focused on the biological sciences with an emphasis on agricultural, technical, and engineering subjects.

Talented and driven African students have a rare opportunity to promote capacity building in Africa by pursuing a Master’s degree at Wageningen University under the Africa Scholarship Programme (ASP).


Details about Wageningen University & Research Africa Scholarship Programme:

Scholarship Sponsor: Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands

Scholarship Value: Fully Funded

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands


  • Tuition fee coverage for the duration of the program (24 months)
  • Visa costs and costs for health insurance
  • A budget for one seminar in Europe (travel, stay, registration fee)
  • Travel to and from The Netherlands
  • Living allowance for the duration of the program (24 months)

Eligibility Criteria for Wageningen University & Research Africa Scholarship Programme

Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be qualified for the Wageningen University & Research Africa Scholarship Programme:

  • You are an African national by nationality.
  • You have applied before the deadline for one of Wageningen University & Research’s master’s programs. Please go to: How can I apply for the master’s program?
  • You are admitted to this MSc program without restriction.
  • You have a first-class honors degree, a GPA of 80% or better on your bachelor’s degree, and you are a demonstrated top 5% student.

Note: You can only be invited to the Africa Scholarship Program selection process if you fulfill all of the prerequisites listed above.

Interview Date, Process, and Venue for Wageningen University & Research Africa Scholarship Programme

Steps of the selection process

  • Invitation to Apply: All students who have been granted unconditional admission to Wageningen University’s MSc program will be evaluated in March 2024 about the Africa Scholarship Program.
  • A pre-selected group of candidates will get an email inviting them to participate in the ASP selection process on March 21, 2024. Only those candidates who have been invited to participate in the selection process will receive an email.
  • The assignment: Those selected for consideration will be given a task to finish by April 4, 2024.
  • Online interview: A smaller group of candidates will be asked for an online interview with a member of the selection committee following a comprehensive evaluation of all submitted assignments. On April 17, 2024, candidates who sent in an assignment will find out if they’ll be asked to an online interview or not.
  • The interviews are scheduled for April 23, 2024, and May 3, 2024.
  • All of the interviewees will be informed of the selection process outcome on May 13, 2024.

The following outcomes are possible:

  • Positive and the recipient will get an ASP scholarship;
  • Favorable but the applicant will be added to a waiting list;
  • Negative, indicating that there will be no award of an ASP scholarship.

Important Dates:

  • February 1, 2024: Deadline to apply for an MSc programme
  • March 21, 2024: Invitation of selected applicants to take part in the additional selection method (approx. 40 applicants will be selected)
  • April 4, 2024: Deadline for the assignment
  • April 17, 2024: Decision about invitation online interviews communicated (approx. 20 applicants will be interviewed)
  • April 23 – May 3, 2024: MS Teams interviews
  • May 13, 2024: Results of the selection method communicated

Application Process for Wageningen University & Research Africa Scholarship Programme

If you satisfy the requirements above and submit your application for an MSc program before the deadline, you might be qualified to receive an invitation to the Africa Scholarship Program selection

For the application for an MSc, please see: How can I apply for the master’s program?

The MSc programs offered by Wageningen University are listed here.

The two steps involved in applying to Wageningen University are as follows:

  1. Submit an application request to Studielink
  2. Upload your documents in the application portal Osiris

PLEASE NOTE: For this scholarship, invitations are the basis for selection. Direct applications are not accepted. You can visit the official website for further details.

The Submission Deadline is: February 1, 2024

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other Netherlands scholarships here.