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Scholarships

With a scholarship, you can cover (a part of) the costs of studying at Wageningen University & Research. Before applying for a scholarship, you need to be admitted to one of our Master's programmes. Also, you need to contact possible scholarship sponsors at a very early stage.

There are three types of scholarships to finance your study in Wageningen:

  1. Scholarships that are offered to selected candidates;
  2. Scholarships you can apply for yourself;
  3. Scholarships from other countries.

Below you will find an overview of the scholarships available for international students. If you want to qualify for a scholarship you need to be admitted to a Master's programme of Wageningen University & Research. Please be aware that you have to submit your application to a Master's programme before the scholarship application deadline. Bear in mind that there are many more candidates for the various scholarships than there are places. Many candidates are therefore not offered a scholarship, even though they do meet the scholarship requirements.

    Scholarship for selected candidates

    The Anne van den Ban Scholarship Fund

    This scholarship fund allows talented students from developing countries to study at the university. The scholarships are assigned to students in close cooperation with the university. It is not possible to apply directly for an Anne van den Ban Fund scholarship.

    For who Talented students from developing countries.
    Deadline Offered to selected candidates each May
    Amount Full or partial scholarships.
    Granting Done by the ABF board in cooperation with the admission committees of the study programmes.

    More information about this fund

    The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

    The Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP) is a scholarship programme that was initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It aims to help increase the supply of skilled labour in developing countries.

    For who Students from an OKP partner country
    Deadline for application Apply for a MSc programme before February 1st, 2020 (MSc programme starting in September 2020)
    Amount Full scholarship
    Granting The university will pre-select students who are admitted to an MSc programme.

    More information about OKP

    Excellence Programme (MSc/Non-EEA)

    With the Excellence Programme, Wageningen University aims to attract excellent students, not only to obtain their Wageningen degree but also to participate in the ‘reach your full potential programme’ and to have a prospect of studying a PhD after MSc graduation.

    For who International MSc students from outside the European Economic Area (including Switzerland).
    Deadline for application MSc application should be submitted before 1 March 2020 (for students starting in September 2020).
    Amount Tuition fee waiver for 24 months Budget to participate in one seminar (in Europe) Budget to participate in ‘reach your full potential programme’.
    Granting All applications will be assessed on excellence. A selected group will be invited in the week of 20 April 2020 for an additional assignment and a skype interview.

    More information about the Excellence Programme

    WUFP Waiver Programme (MSc/Non-EEA)

    With the WUFP Waiver Programme, Wageningen University & Research aims to attract talented international students from non-EEA countries by offering them financial support by means of waiving some or all of the tuition fees.

    If possible, we try to combine the tuition fee waivers with co-financing from other organisations, like the Anne van den Ban Scholarship Fund, so that a (nearly) complete scholarship can be offered. It is not possible to apply directly for a WUFP waiver.

    For who Students with a Non-EEA nationality (including Switzerland) and top talented students coming from high ranked institutions with a ranking comparable or higher than WU (Times Higher Education WUR ranking, QS ranking, Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU).
    OR
    Selected students from developing countries in Africa, South America or Asia and/or from one of the priority countries: Russia, Turkey, Canada, United States, Brasil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Ecudor, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Mali, Mozambique.
    Amount Tuition fee waiver for 24 months.
    Deadline for application MSc applications should be submitted before 1st April 2020. Selected candidates will be notified in April/May 2020.
    Granting Done by the admission committees of the study programmes and the Wageningen University Fellowship Programme. Selection criteria are based on individual quality aspects and on strategic aspects. Use will be made of the MSc application file.

    Africa Scholarship Programme (ASP)

    The Africa Scholarship Programme (ASP) has been initiated by Wageningen University & Research to give talented and motivated students from Africa the opportunity to study Master's Programme at Wageningen University.

    For who International students from Africa
    Deadline 1 February 2020 (for starting in Sept 2020)
    Amount Full scholarship for a 24 month MSc Programme
    Granting All applications will be assessed on excellence. A selected group will be invited for an additional assignment and a skype interview.

    More information about ASP

    Scholarships you can apply for

    Holland Scholarship

    The Holland Scholarship is a scholarship made available by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, in collaboration with Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.

    For who International students from Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Japan, Mexico, Peru, South Korea or USA.
    Deadline 1 May 2020
    Amount One-time payment of €5000.
    Granting All applications will be evaluated by a representation of Wageningen University & Research. They will focus on excellence, the financial plan and diversity of the awardees.

    More information about Holland Scholarship

    DUO - Study Grant (only for EU-students)

    Considering a higher education course in the Netherlands? You may be eligible for support in the form of a performance grant, a loan and a public transport student card.

    For who Students under 30 who have the Dutch nationality or a residence permit type II, III, IV of V.
    Deadline 3 months before the application deadline.
    Amount Partial loan or scholarship.
    Granting DUO grants the scholarship if you fit the criteria.

    More information about DUO

    Orange Tulip Scholarship

    The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme is organised by Nuffic Neso and gives talented students, both bachelor's as master's students, the opportunity to study at Wageningen University & Research.

    For who Talented bachelor's and master's students from Brazil, Russia, Korea, Vietnam and South-Africa
    Deadline 1 April 2020
    Amount Reduction of 25% on the regular tuition fee for non-EU/EFTA students
    Granting Nuffic Neso

    More information about the Orange Tulip Scholarship

    Country-specific scholarships

    Find other scholarships

    The Nuffic NESO and the Scholarship Portal offer an online search engine for those who want to study in the Netherlands and are looking for financial aid. The websites contain information on a range of Dutch scholarships for foreign students.

    Many international organisations, such as various United Nations agencies, the European Union, the World Bank, regional development banks and private foundations provide scholarships or fellowships for studying abroad. Please inquire at the offices of these organisations in your country/region or consult their website.