Wageningen University is a public university which was established in 1876 as an agricultural college and was recognized in 1918 as a public university. The university is located in Wageningen, Netherlands and according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, it is the best university in the Netherlands.
Wageningen University comprises more than 40 programs, some of them are: Animal Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Food Technology, International Land and Water Management Soil, Water, Atmosphere, Tourism, Earth and Environment, Environmental Sciences, Food Quality Management, Food Safety, Geographical Information Management and Applications, Geo-information Science, International Development Studies, International Land and Water Management, Economics and Consumer Studies, Metropolitan Analysis, Design, and Engineering, Molecular Life Sciences, Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health, Nutrition and Health, and many more. The university has nine Research Institutes: Wageningen Environmental Research, Wageningen Economic Research, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, Wageningen Livestock Research, Wageningen Marine Research, Wageningen Plant Research, and RIKILT.
Wageningen University has more than 11,600 Students which include 5,659 Undergraduate students and 5,821 Graduate students.
Wageningen University provides scholarship opportunities to the students on the basis of academic excellence. The university also comprises a library which offers support to students and staff members in the field of searching, studying, writing and citing and data management. The library helps visitors find all the study facilities they need. The Library has various workstations and offers a wide range of printing, copying and scanning options. A large collection of handbooks, dictionaries, bibliographies, and other resources help students with their studies and research.
Notable Alumni: Nadine Visser (Athelete), Jan Just Bos (Television Presenter), Gerrit Braks (Politician)
Wageningen University Programs
Average Academic Score
Bachelors: € 15,700
Masters: € 18,600
Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.
Bachelors: May 1
Masters: Fall: May 1, Spring: October 1
Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.
Wageningen University Rankings
1. Anne van den Ban Scholarships for Developing Countries at Wagenignen University
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.