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Biological Sciences (4) Environmental Sciences (13)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Biology MSc programme at Wageningen University & Research. Over two enriching years, delve into the intricate world of biology through specialised tracks like Animal Adaptation, Molecular Ecology, and Human Health Biology. Uncover the complexities of biological systems, from molecules to ecosystems, and tailor your studies to match your passions with nine diverse specialisations. The programme equips you with in-depth knowledge in areas such as evolution, ecology, and molecular development, preparing you to become a leading expert in your chosen field. Benefit from a vibrant learning environment where cutting-edge research meets hands-on experience, ensuring you develop the skills needed to thrive in a variety of biological roles. Discover the endless career possibilities that await you upon graduation, both within your specialisation and beyond. Join us in shaping the future of biology and making a meaningful impact on society and the environment. Explore the endless possibilities of the Biology MSc programme and unlock your full potential.

About the course

Do you want to understand living systems? Help preserve biodiversity, our environment or human and animal health? Then the master's Biology is the right fit for you.

Biological issues are at the forefront of technological advances in today’s society. They are central to global concerns about how we affect our environment, and how our environment affects us. It is a unique intellectual challenge to understand the complexity of biological systems at scales ranging from single molecules to whole ecosystems and from single generations to evolutionary timescales.

You will obtain a broad overview of the latest developments in the field, ranging from genes to ecosystems. You will learn to critically discuss and reflect on current scientific advances.

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Scholarships

This scholarship supports talented students from a number of Non-EU countries. If you are selected you will get a one-time payment of €5000. This will be transferred to your Dutch bank account during the first year of your study. A candidate can be awarded multiple Holland Scholarships, up to a maximum of three (€ 15.000).

Value of Scholarship(s)

€5000

Eligibility

- You are an excellent applicant from Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Peru, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, Taiwan or the USA*.
- You have been unconditionally admitted to one of our campus-based master programmes.
- A complete financial plan of the total costs of your study along with a ranking sheet or a reference letter of your previous educational institution as proof of your excellence.

Application Procedure

1. Check if you meet the scholarship requirements as mentioned below.
2. Download and fill out the financial plan.
3. Click the Apply button and upload your financial plan and application form.
4. Apply for the Holland Scholarship by submitting the form.
5. Finish your application before 1 May 2020.


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The Excellence Programme is initiated by Wageningen University & Research to attract excellent students for a master’s programme, and who might have the potential to do a PhD after MSc graduation. In Wageningen or elsewhere.

You can only take part in the Excellence Programme on the invitation. During the selection process, the candidates will be requested to fill in a web form, to do an additional assignment, and might have a skype interview.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fee waiver for 24 months, budget to participate in one seminar (in Europe) and budget to participate in ‘reach your full potential programme’.

Eligibility

In order to be part of the target group for the Excellence programme, you need to meet the following criteria:

- You come from a country outside the European Economic Area (and Switzerland).
- You have unconditional admission to one of the MSc programmes of Wageningen University.
- You have a reference letter from a professor, preferably of a high ranked institute.
- You have a high GPA.
- You can demonstrate to comply with the standard of excellence envisaged by the programme.

Application Procedure

Step 1: Admission

Apply for admission to a master's programme at Wageningen University starting in September 2020. Make sure you apply before 1 March 2020.

Step 2: Invitation to apply

Wageningen University will pre-select students who are admitted to an MSc programme and invite them by email to apply for an Excellence Scholarship. You can only apply for this scholarship if you have been invited to do so.

Step 3: Application

After you have received an invitation to apply, you will be informed in detail about the rest of the procedure. The procedure will contain an additional assignment and a (skype) interview.

Step 4: Result

By the end of May 2020, we hope to close the selection procedure and inform all the participants about the result.

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