M.Sc. Plant Sciences

Wageningen University

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

Show more

Visit Programme Website Many students visit a programme website.
Add to favourites

Description

Academic training in plant sciences. It covers the technological aspects of crop production and deals with major environmental, quality, health and socio-economic aspects.

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. The Plant Sciences are linked to a sector that is very important to the international economy. They are a field of biology that focuses on all aspects of crop production, ranging from plant breeding and the development of propagation methods to the production of food, food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, high quality products and raw materials. The Plant Sciences programme has been designed to help meet the worldwide demand for scientific expertise in the development of plant and crop production and farming systems. It not only covers the technological aspects of crop production, but also deals with important environmental, quality, health and socio-economic aspects. Interdisciplinarity is a hallmark of the programme.

Contents

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 82%
  • 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:

Greenhouse Horticulture :

Natural Resource Management :

Crop Science :

Plant Pathology and Entomology :

Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources :

Vegetable Production and Supply Systems:

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, agriculture, horticulture, life sciences 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: 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.
For additional information: Website

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.
For additional information: Website

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.
For additional information: Website

:
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.
For additional information: Website

:
For additional information: Website

United Nations:
For additional information: Website

More

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Members only information

Scholarships

Please sign in to have access to members only information like related scholarships, student reviews etc. Not a member yet? Create a StudyPortals membership account now!

Reviews

Please sign in to have access to members only information like related scholarships, student reviews etc. Not a member yet? Create a StudyPortals membership account now!

Contact

Using the form on this page, you can directly ask questions to the contact persons at the university.

Fill out your contact information and message. The information you fill out in this form will be sent directly to the university. They will reply to you on the e-mail address you provide here.

mastersportal.eu cannot take any responsibility for the answering of contacts or for the content of their replies.

To: Dr. Anja Kuipers
Subject (Leave Blank):
Your name:
Your e-mail address:
Your message:

Apply for a € 1,000 Scholarship from StudyPortals now Awarded every three months

more information

Thanks for your question

Please provide your e-mail and name, so we can get back to you. Already a member? Sign-in

Or

Please provide a valid e-mail address
Thanks for your question
Please sign-in
Welcome to StudyPortals chat
Thank you
Thank you for your question. We will get back to you soon! The reply will be sent to your account which you can activate via the e-mail you just received. Find more study programmes
More info about studying
in Europe?
Chat with us!
More info about studying
in Europe? Ask a question to
our study advisors!
Chat with us!
Ask a question to our
study advisors! Click here
anywhere