How to apply

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation welcomes all mid-career professionals from low and middle-income countries to develop their knowledge and skills on sustainable & inclusive food systems through our short courses.

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation short courses are designed for professionals with at least a BSc-level (or equivalent) and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience. Applications from students will not be taken into consideration.

The Application Procedure

  1. Register for the course of your interest by clicking the ‘apply’ button on the webpage of this course. A registration form will open;
  2. Fill in the required fields of the registration form. Please note to write your date of birth without a zero (e.g. 1-5-1980 instead of 01-05-1980);
  3. Before you submit, check your details on the final page of the registration form;
  4. After submitting, you will receive a confirmation email. Make sure to directly click on the link in the email to confirm your registration. Without your confirmation, your registration cannot be processed;
  5. If you’re accepted into the course programme, we’ll send you an admission letter by e-mail;

Practical information for selected candidates

If you are accepted to participate in one of our course, there are a few practical matters that need your attention:


Nationals from certain countries need a VISA to enter the country where the course will be held. Depending on the Embassy VISA application takes a minimum of two weeks. You will be informed about the procedures by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation in a timely matter. More information about VISA and application procedures can be found on the website of the Netherlands Embassy.

Housing and insurance

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation will arrange accommodation for all course participants during the course on basis of full board and lodging. Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation will also arrange a health insurance for participants during the course. The costs for health insurance are covered by the fellowship.

For self paying participants, the costs for accommodation and health insurance will be invoiced.

More information about the costs for accommodation and health insurance can be found in the cost estimate on the course website.


Self paying participants are expected to arrange their own flight and are expected to arrive at least 1 day before the start of the course.