M.Sc. Plant Biotechnology

Wageningen University

Application deadline: Start in 1 September: August (non-EEA: May). Start in 1 February: December (non-EEA: October).
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Start date: September  2014, February  2015
Credits: 120 ECTS
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Description

The programme concentrates on plant sciences and molecular biology and the integration of the disciplines, to provide healthy plants in a safe environment for food, non-food and health applications.

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. 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 ( plant physiology, plant breeding, plant pathology). The combination of these disciplines forms a brand new domain: Plant Biotechnology. Due to technological development in the plant sciences, genomics and molecular genetics, molecular marker technology has accelerated the selection of new plant varieties with many favourable traits. It facilitates the design, development and management of transgenic plants. Plant Biotechnology aims to impart understanding of the basic principles of the plant sciences and molecular biology and the integration of these disciplines, to provide healthy plants in a safe environment for food, non-food, feed and health applications.

Contents

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 71%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 6%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 50%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 15%

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Specialities:

Functional Plant Genomics :

Plants for Human and Animal Health :

Molecular Plant Breeding and Pathology :

Requirements

Knowledge minimum: Grade Point Average of at least 70%; good skills in mathematics and/or statistics; basic computer skills.

Language test: Applicants must provide recent evidence of their spoken and written command of English.

Previous education: Bachelor's degree in biology, plant sciences, molecular (life) sciences, biotechnology or related fields.

Additional language requirements:

  • IELTS overall band: 6
  • IELTS speaking: 6
  • TOEFL paper based: 550
  • TOEFL computer based: 213
  • TOEFL internet based: 79

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 79

Funding

Scholarships / Grants:

Neso Indonesia:
StuNed Scholarships for Master studies, short courses and customized training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least two years work experience in a development-related organization.
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Nuffic:
The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (Ford-IFP) provides opportunities to exceptional individuals for advanced study. If you are a resident of an eligible IFP country and would like to study in Europe, Nuffic can act as a placement partner for you.
For additional information: Website

World Bank:
Successful applicants for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program will be awarded funding covering all tuition and admission fees, as well as housing and subsistence allowance. Travel expenses between the awardees' home countries and Tokyo will also be provided.
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Wagening Univerisity:
The Wageningen University Fund aims to maintain and strengthen the unique character of Wageningen University. Since 1951, the Fund has been organising and financing activities that support excellent research and education and stimulate the academic development of students.
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This fund exists to enable promising students from developing countries to study 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.
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United Nations:
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Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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