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  European master's Agroecology (double degree)

Wageningen University & Research    Environmental Sciences

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the European Master's in Agroecology (double degree) programme. This innovative two-year course, in collaboration with ISARA-Lyon, equips you with the skills to revolutionise agricultural systems and promote sustainable farming practices. The programme's unique structure allows you to study in Wageningen for the first year before transferring to Lyon, France, for the second year, culminating in a practical thesis project. Tailor your curriculum to match your interests and career aspirations, choosing from a diverse range of modules such as Organic Agriculture, Agroecology, and Crop Production Systems. By completing this double degree, you not only receive two diplomas but also gain invaluable international experience and a multidisciplinary approach to agroecology. Prepare for a rewarding career as a scientist or consultant in the field of sustainable agriculture. Join this programme to unlock a world of possibilities in the realm of agroecology.

About the course

The double degree Agroecology is a European master's especially for students with a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and agroecosystem management. This programme is part of the Resilient Farming and Food Systems master's and gives you the possibility to understand structure and function of complex agroecosystems. When you choose the double degree programme Agroecology you will complete your first year in Wageningen. The second year you transfer to the Institut Supérieur d'agriculture et d'agroalimentaire Rhône-Alpes (ISARA-Lyon) in Lyon, France. This way you can take full advantage of the strength of Wageningen University & Research and ISARA-Lyon.

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Entry Requirements

View Website to find out more about the specific admission requirements and the application procedures. You will apply to the master Resilient Farming and Food Systems and indicate you want to join the double degree.

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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)



- 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’.


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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