Scholarships

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

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

  1. Scholarships that invite students that are accepted.
  2. Scholarships you have to apply for yourself.
  3. Scholarships from other countries.

Below you will find a overview of the scholarships 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.

    Scholarship with invitation only

    The Anne van den Ban Scholarschip Fund

    This scholarship fund allows talented students from developing countries to follow an education at the university. The scholarships are awarded 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 Whole 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 scholarships programme that was initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is financed from the budget for development cooperation and aims to help increase the supply of skilled labour in the development country.

    For who Students from an OKP partner country.
    Deadline Apply for a programme before 15 January (September class) or 20 April (February class).
    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 to do a PhD after MSc graduation.

    For who International MSc students from outside the European Economic Area (including Switzerland).
    Deadline MSc application should have been submitted before 15 February 2019.
    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 11-15 March 2019 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) full 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 MSc applications should be submitted before 1st April 2019. Selected candidates will be notified in April/May 2019.
    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.

    Scholarships you have to apply for

    Holland Scholarship

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

    For who International students from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, South Africa, USA, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Russia, South Korea and India.
    Deadline 1 May.
    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

    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 do an master's Programme at Wageningen University.

    For who International students from Africa
    Deadline 1 February 2019 (for starting in Sept 2019)
    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

    Country-specific scholarships

    Find other scholarships

    The Nuffic NESO and the Scholarship Portal offers 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 through special programmes or as part of projects and loan programmes. Please inquire at the offices of these organisations in your country/region or consult their websites.