Funding & Financial Support

Once admitted to the PhD programme Wageningen University & Research (WUR) offers an education backpack of 3500 EUR to PhD candidates that are formally admitted to the PhD programme (approved TSP and Project proposal in prep or approved) and will defend their thesis at Wageningen University & Research.

There are many places where one can apply for funding to finance a PhD. Please check the webpages of these funders for up-to-date information on calls.

Erasmus+ travel fellowships available for Wageningen PhD candidates

Erasmus+ fellowships can be used to contribute to the costs for travel and stay, for example for travel to attend a PhD course or to visit to a research group at a university or scientific institute in Europe. The fellowships may be used in combination with other, non-EU, travel fellowships such as the travel fellowships of your graduate school.

Erasmus distinguishes visits 1 - 60 days and visits from 60 days – one year. Budgets for travel and stay vary per visited country.

Should you be interested in receiving one of these fellowships for your visit, please contact or phone one of the contact persons at the student exchange office.

Organisations with various funding opportunities:

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Tuition per PhD category

Category Tuition fee
Employed PhD candidates No
Scholarship PhD candidates Yes, EUR 1000 per month of stay at WU
Externally Financed PhD candidates Yes, EUR 1000 per month of stay at WU
- Sandwich WUR funding No
External PhD candidate No
Employee in PhD track No

Thesis printing

PhD candidates who graduate at our university will be compensated for the printing costs of the thesis. The compensation covers the printing costs for the required number of copies of the dissertation to a maximum € 1250 euro. The compensation is provided by the relevant chair group. If you have questions please contact the secretary of the chair group involved.