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 in Wageningen.

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

The Africa Scholarship Programme is a scholarship based on invitation. It’s not possible to apply directly for this scholarship.

Available scholarships: 10

Application deadline for MSc programme: 1 February 2021

Start MSc programme: 1 September 2021 or February 2022

 

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

    Selection procedure

    Step 1: Check your eligibility

    The competition for scholarships is very high and the chance of getting one is low. Only excellent students, who can prove that they are among the best 5% of their study cohort, will be eligible for the Africa Scholarship Programme. Considering the number of candidates, only a part of these excellent students will be invited to take part in the scholarship selection procedure(s).

    The 80 percent GPA or higher is a standard we uphold. Furthermore, we require, if applicable, a First Class honours BSc graduation or equivalent. Also reference letters and achievement awards can be uploaded during the MSc admission process which may help to prove that you belong to the top 5% of your year. Also, your c.v. and statement of purpose will be assessed/evaluated.

    If you do not meet our requirements of an excellent, top 5%, student you will not be eligible for the Africa Scholarship Programme.

    Requirements:

    1. You are a citizen of an African country

    2. You are an excellent student with a First class honours degree or a GPA of 80% or higher in a Bachelor degree

    3. You have applied for one the master’s programmes of Wageningen University & Research before February 1st, 2021. For the MSc application please see: How can I apply for the master’s programme? (Non EU/EFTA)

    Step 2: Apply for an MSc programme before February 1st, 2021

    If the description in Step 1 applies to you, you can apply for an MSc programme and, after being admitted, we might invite you to participate in the ASP selection process.

    Please note: If you do not meet our requirements of an excellent, top 5%, student you will not be eligible for the Africa Scholarship Programme.

    For the MSc application please see: How can I apply for the master’s programme? (Non EU/EFTA)

    A list of Wageningen University MSc programmes can be found here

    Step 3: Steps of selection

    In the first half of March 2021, all African students who have been unconditionally admitted to an MSc programme at Wageningen University will be assessed with regard to the Africa Scholarship Programme.

    A selected group of candidates will be invited by e-mail on March 15th, 2021 to participate in the ASP selection procedure. Only candidates who will be invited for the ASP selection will receive an e-mail. It will be announced on the website (under step 5) when the invitations have been sent.

    The first step of the selection procedure consists of an assignment for which the deadline will be March 31st, 2021.

    After a thorough assessment of all received assignments, a smaller selection of candidates will be invited for the second step of the selection procedure, which is a Skype interview with a part the selection committee. The Skype interviews will take place between April 19th and April 30th, 2021.

    All selected candidates who have been invited to write an assignment will be informed on April 12th, 2021 whether or not they will be invited for a Skype interview.

    Step 4: Result of the selection process

    On May 14th, 2021, the result of the selection process will be communicated to all candidates that had a Skype interview..

    The possible results are:

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

    Step 5: Updates/changes

    Important dates for the ASP at a glance:

    - February 1st, 2021: Deadline to apply for an MSc programme

    - March 15th, 2021: Invitation of selected candidates to take part in the further selection process  (approx. 60 candidates will be selected)

    - March 31st, 2021: Deadline of the assignment

    - April 12th, 2021: Decision about Skype interviews communicated (approx. 20 candidates will be interviewed)

    - April 19th – April 30th, 2021: Skype interviews

    - May 14th, 2021: Results of the selection process communicated