Africa Scholarship Programme

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

With this programme, Wageningen wants to support capacity building in Africa by attracting excellent students for a 2-years master's programme.

What is the Africa Scholarship Programme?

  • Number of scholarships: 5
  • Citizenship: All African countries
  • Application deadline: 1 February 2019
  • Start master's programme: 1 September 2019
  • Eligibility for the scholarship: Excellent students with a GPA of 80 percent or higher in a bachelor degree, and admitted to a Wageningen University MSc Programme.

Components of the scholarship:

  • Travel to and from Wageningen
  • Living allowance for 2 years
  • Tuition fee
  • Visa costs and costs for health insurance
  • Budget to visit one seminar/conference in Europe
  • Participation in the ‘Reach your full potential’ programme

How to Apply?

1. Apply for a MSc programme before 1 February 2019 (closed)

African students who want to start their study in September 2019 may be eligible for the scholarship. If you want to apply make sure to complete your MSc application before 1 February 2019.

2. Apply for the Africa Scholarship Programme (closed)

Send the ASP application form and a reference letter to wufp@wur.nl. The reference letter should preferably originate from an African University which has (had) a partnership with Wageningen University within the last three years. Please be sure that the contact details of the reference are included.

3. Selection & personal assignment

All the master's applications and Africa Scholarship Programme applications will be assessed.

A selected group of candidates will be invited by e-mail on 4 March 2019, to make an additional and personalised assignment (deadline 20 March 2019). Only candidates who will be invited will receive an e-mail.

In the week of 8 to 12 April 2019, candidates can be interviewed (by skype).

4. Result of the selection process

On 22 or 23 April 2019, the result of the selection process will be communicated.

The possible results are:

  • Positive and an ASP scholarship will be offered;
  • Positive but the candidate will be placed on a waiting list;
  • Negative, meaning that no ASP scholarship will be offered.