Anne van den Ban Fund Scholarships for Developing Countries at Wagenignen University

Anne van den Ban Fund

Course(s) Offered: Approved fields
Course Level: Postgraduate (masters)
Provider: Anne van den Ban Fund
Country to Study in: Netherlands

Scholarship Description
The Anne van den Ban Scholarship fund exists to enable promising students from developing countries to study and follow a MSc course at Wageningen University.

The long term goal is the training of talented experts who will go on to play leading roles in improving the agricultural production, rural development and environment in their own countries.

In addition to the geographical criteria students applying for the fund must meet the following conditions:
  • they must already be accepted for their chosen study at Wageningen
  • they must have achieved good academic results in their own country
  • they must intend to return to their own country at the completion of their degree
Note that the fund also gives preference to candidates who already receive some form of financial assistance.

Selection Criteria:
Includes study results, the relevance of the study to development and the financial resources of the student. During the selection procedure, attention is also given to other possible means of study financing. These include other scholarship programmes, personalised donations, support from family and own earnings. As a result of this approach, relatively many students are able to follow or complete their education.

Eligible groups
Excellent students from Africa and South- and South-East Asia and from other countries with a GDP per capita below $ 3000 per year (see World Bank List of Countries)

Participating Institution(s)
Wageningen University, Netherlands

Fields of study
Selected Masters Programme (agriculture, food or environment) offered at the University

Number of awards
Not specified by provider

Sponsorship duration
The whole duration of the course.

However, note that academically sound/excellent students are preferred so as to finish the course in the least possible time period.

Scholarship benefits
The fund covers full or partial scholarships

Applicants please note: the Anne van den Ban Fund is not a rich fund. The fund can only support a limited number of students each year!

Method of Application
Previously, you had to apply for a fellowship (i.e scholarship) after you must have been admitted to an MSc at Wageningen University. This has now been changed.

Candidates will now be selected in close cooperation with the university. The fund will no longer look at individual applications. Therefore you cannot apply for a scholarship, you have to wait if a combined Wageningen University Fellowship/Anne van den Ban scholarship is offered to you. This will happen next spring around May.

Apply to a course, and wait to see if a scholarship is offered you. Course application deadlines differ for Dutch, EU/EFTA and non-EU/EFTA nationals.

For non-EU/EFTA nationals applying to the February courses, admission deadline is October 1. For those applying to the September courses, admission deadline is May 1. Please see the 'Apply for Master' link on the Student Service Center web page (link below) for more.

Be aware that the number of Master's programmes you can apply for is limited to two per academic year. Therefore, before you apply online make an informed decision about what you want to study.

Course application forms (including relevant guidelines and brochures) may be downloaded from the 'Student Service Center page.

Application Deadline: 1 May / 1 October 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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