Frequently asked questions

Please have a look at the frequently asked questions below.

If you cannot find an answer to your question in the FAQ section, you are invited to send an e-mail with your question to EMABG.

I want to apply for the EM-ABG programme. What should I do?

Please complete the application form and submit it. Then send it, together with the required documents, in hard copy to the EM-ABG secretariat before the deadline specific to your application.

What are the most important deadlines for the EM-ABG programme?

January 1st: Application deadline for non-EU students applying for admission to EMABG and forĀ  scholarship for third country students (non EU).

February 1st: Application deadline for EU students applying for admission to EMABG and for scholarship for EU students.

April 15th: Application deadline for all other students who want to participate in the programme in the upcoming academic year.

Which English language tests are accepted for admission to the EMABG programme?

I have sent my application to the EM-ABG secretary. Will I receive confirmation when it is received?

After we received the hard copies of your application form together with the required documents by regular mail and checked them, a confirmation will be sent to you by e-mail.

I have filled in and mailed my application. Unfortunately, I could not submit all the required documents. How will this affect my application?

Your application will be registered, but your application will not be submitted to the Academic Committee on Admissions before it is complete. Please send the missing documents as soon as possible. Only fully documented applications can be submitted to Academic Committee on Admissions. It is therefore recommended to only send COMPLETE applications.

What is the TOEFL number of Wageningen University?

The TOEFL number of Wageningen University is: 0542. Please also send a digital copy of your score form to the EMABG secretariat (EMABG).

Can I get more information on the EM-ABG admission procedure?

Please find more information on the procedure on the Application and admission page.

How am I supposed to choose a university for the first and second year of the EM-ABG programme?

The partners have their own profile:

  • WU and UMB focus on Animal Breeding and Genomics;
  • BOKU focuses on Animal Breeding, Genomics and Genetic Diversity;
  • APT ParisTech focuses on Animal Breeding and Statistical Genetics;
  • SLU focuses on Animal Breeding and Animal Welfare.

Furthermore, you can have a look at the subjects taught at the different universities, which can be found in the EMABG study guide.

When and how do I know if I am admitted to the programme?

After you sent in your application, we try to inform you within 6 weeks about your admissibility to the EMABG program. Scholarship selection for non-EU students takes place in February and students will be notified in March. If you have questions about the procedure, please feel free to contact EMABG.

Can you provide me with information on other fellowships?

There are several options for acquiring fellowship that cover some or all of the costs of a study programme at Wageningen University. You can find more information about possible scholarships on Grantfinder. Options might be the NFP fellowship programme or the Stuned fellowship for Indonesian nationals.

Besides the fellowship schemes of the Dutch Government a lot of other global or national organisations offer fellowships. Its strongly advised to check the different available options Please be aware that the fellowship application process is a lengthy process. Often an admission letter is required in the fellowship application process. For that reason you must start your application for admission at the university well in advance.