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  Plant Biotechnology MSc


Wageningen University & Research    Life Sciences

Full time September MSc 2 years
Agriculture (1) Biological Sciences (4) Environmental Sciences (13)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the Plant Biotechnology MSc programme, where the essence of life is unraveled through the power of plants. Delve into the realms of modern molecular biology and explore a diverse array of techniques in plant sciences, ranging from physiology to breeding and pathology. This two-year programme, comprising 120 ECTS credits, offers a comprehensive curriculum tailored to your interests. Engage in a scientific research project culminating in a thesis, under the guidance of esteemed faculty members. Tailor your learning experience with specialised courses in Functional Plant Genomics, Plants for Human and Animal Health, or Molecular Plant Breeding and Pathology. Gain practical insights through an academic consultancy training and a rewarding internship, bridging theory with real-world applications. Upon graduation, step into a world of endless possibilities as a skilled professional in research and development, poised for a fulfilling career in academia, research institutes, or biotech industries. Unleash your potential in the captivating realm of Plant Biotechnology.

About the course

Plants form the basis of life as they convert sunlight into an inexhaustible source of food and renewable raw materials. Plants also have a stabilising effect in (agro) ecosystems, a landscape function and ornamental value. In a nutshell, we can't do without plants. Modern molecular biology has opened up a whole new range of techniques and possibilities to scientists working in the different fields of the classical plant sciences (e.g. plant physiology, plant breeding, plant pathology). The combination of these disciplines forms a challenging domain: Plant Biotechnology.

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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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