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Wageningen University & Research (WUR) Africa Talent Scholarships Programme, Netherlands

Scholarship opportunities provide any deserving and potential-filled student access to education, keeping this in mind, Wageningen University & Research has launched the Africa Talent Scholarships Programme. The university is accepting applications for the academic year 2022-2023.

This programme aims to attract talented scientists from Africa commencing a four-year, full-time PhD position or the equivalent financial position of a postdoctoral (2-3 years).

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Amazing opportunity for talented African candidates to study in the Netherlands.

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Wageningen University & Research is a public research university in the Netherlands. It has approximately 12,000 students from more than 100 countries. The university offers six bachelor’s degrees, thirty master’s degrees, and three online master’s degrees.

Why study at  Wageningen University& Research? It is a well-known university in the country that specializes in healthy food and living conditions. Students can choose from six bachelor’s programmes, thirty master’s programmes, and three online master’s courses at this university. It has a reputation for excellence in agriculture and forestry.

Application Deadline: The applications for this grant will be accepted only through 1 June 2022.

Brief Description

  • University: Wageningen University & Research
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD or postdoctoral position
  • Awards: Salary
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: International applicants
  • The award can be taken in the Netherlands


  • Eligible Countries: Africa
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD or postdoctoral degree program in any subject area offered by the university.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Master / PhD graduates with African nationality
  • The candidate must have obtained a master’s degree that is comparable to a Dutch MSc.
  • Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written scientific English.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To apply for the opportunity, applicants must apply for admission to a PhD program at Wageningen University. After that, they can achieve this award.
  • Supporting Documents: Aspirants have to submit the previous degree certificate, transcripts academic records, research proposal, statement of motivation and CV.
  • Admission Requirements: For taking admission in a PhD program, you should check all the admission requirements of the university.
  • Language Requirement: In order to be admitted to the PhD programme, the PhD candidate must demonstrate proficiency in the English language, as well as the Dutch language, if the thesis is written in Dutch, at the level established by the Academic Board.
  • TOEFL internet-based 90, with a minimum sub-score of 20 for speaking.
  • IELTS (academic version) 6.5, with a minimum sub-score of 6.0 for speaking.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with minimum C1 Advanced.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) any grade.
  • RATEr: This is a local test that can only be done at Wageningen University & Research or Nijmegen University (online is possible).


The Wageningen University & Research will provide a salary to the successful candidates during the study program.

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