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Africa Talent program


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Applications are invited from researchers of African decent to pursue a PhD or to obtain a postdoc position at the prestigious Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The studies will be funded through the Africa Talent Program(ATP) and it will be fully funded for the 4 years study period.


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About the Africa Talent Programme

The Africa Talent Programme (ATP) has been initiated by Wageningen University & Research to give top talents from Africa the opportunity to study towards a PhD or obtain a postdoc position at Wageningen University. With this programme, Wageningen University aims to attract talented scientists from Africa by offering a 4-year, full-time PhD position or the financial equivalent position of a postdoc (2-3 years). The selection committee would like to receive applications from countries across the African continent and especially encourages female candidates to apply.


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Eligibility for the Africa Talent Programme

  • Master / PhD graduates with African nationality
  • Meet the entry requirements of Wageningen University for a PhD


 Method of application

Only a professor at Wageningen University can submit an application to the Africa Talent Programme. Therefore, applicant will have to find a Wageningen professor who will endorse his/her application. A professor of Wageningen University may only submit one application.

List of research professor can be found here

It is up to the talented scientist to provide the appropriate documentation that could convince the selection committee that you are a suitable candidate for the African Talent Programme. Please use the prescribed format.


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Applications will first be pre-evaluated by an appropriate Wageningen graduate school (application deadline 1 June 2022) with each of the six graduate schools allowed to submit a maximum of three applications. Individual graduate schools may have additional requirements.

Please contact the graduate school related to your research area for specific information. See below:


Graduate School    Contact information
EPS ingrid.vleghels@wur.nl
PE&RC theo.jetten@wur.nl
VLAG anouk.geelen@wur.nl
WASS esther.roquas@wur.nl
WIAS paddy.haripersaud@wur.nl
WIMEK johan.feenstra@wur.nl

Application Deadline

1 June, 2022 for applicants. 13 June, 2022 for graduate schools.

More information, visit the official website

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