The Anne van den Ban Scholarship Fund empowers promising pupils who are from developing countries and from countries in Middle and Eastern Europe to study at Wageningen University resulting in the education of competent and motivated local experts, who can then play a leading role in solving the structural problems of their country in agricultural production, rural development and the environment.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
In order for one to be considered for the scholarship, one:
1. Has to come from Africa, South- and South-East Asia and other countries with an average gross income per person of last than $ 3000,- a year.
2. Must have already been accepted to a study program in agriculture, food or environment for which financing is necessary;
3. Mustn’t be married to a Dutch native, since the expected career path would then take place in the Netherlands, and/or the partner/in-laws could assist in the financing;
4. Mustn’t have refugee status, because these students are not inclined to return to their home country and are able to request funds and financing from other sources;
The target group application will not be taken in any one of the situations below:
5. If they already have received a scholarship (i.e. NFP) for their study but need an extension. These pupils do not have to pay extra tuition and their scholarships provide enough funding to absorb any kind of delay.
6. If they were able to finance their previous study program by themselves but look to follow an internship/conduct research in a more expensive country or to follow an extra course.
In the selection procedure by program coordinators, study coaches and professors with regard to the ABF, the student from the target group may apply if the student:
7. Has a consistent record of good grades in their own country or in a WU study program, so that it can be expected that the study will be completed successfully in the minimum amount of time needed;
8. is motivated to get back to their own country upon completion of the study and has the possibility for employment in order to apply theory to practice;
9. Has already worked in a project/program that contributes to fighting poverty or to the improvement of the living environment, thereby having conducted useful work to be able to continue with upon the study’s completion;
10. is not eligible for an NFP scholarship;
11. is qualified or another but limited scholarship or has current but insufficient financing means.