Food Valley Ambassador Program
The Food Valley Ambassador Program is looking for international students with the ambition to start an international career in food and life sciences research. The program is organised by the Food Valley organisation, Wageningen University, Nutri-akt, and ten multinational companies. These companies offer high-potential students an extra-long one-year internship opportunity in the Food Valley region. The program strives to connect you with a company that has activities in your home country.
Target group: Undergraduate, Master’s degree, Bachelor’s degree
Field of study: Agriculture, forestry and fishery , Engineering, Environmental Science, Medical and health sciences, Natural sciences
Eligible candidates: Relevant BSc (Food Science, Food Technology, Biotechnology, Nutrition, Chemical Technology, Animal Sciences or similar); gpa > 75% of maximum scale; English level TOEFL 550, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
Value and purpose of grant :
a) One-year internship for Wageningen University master’s students:
Monthly allowance € 800; extra tuition fee for 6 months for the additional 6 months master’s study .
b) Scholarship for international students to start a master’s study at Wageningen University, including a one-year internship: depends per student. Maximum: tuition fee for the complete master study, inclusive a monthly allowance € 800 during your internship and an extra tuition fee for 6 months for the additional 6 months master’s study.
Grant award period : Master study inclusive extended internship (2,5 year + 6 months) or extended internship (6 months).
Closing date : 31 augustus 2011
Extra facilities : When you enrol in the program you will have a 4-days-a-week internship at a company and you will be part of the Food Valley team, which entails:
· professional training on presentation skills;
· support for incoming or outgoing trade missions;
· representing Food Valley in your home country;
· market research in your home country for the Food Valley Society;
· participation in and support of the Food Valley Society meetings and the Food Valley Conference.
Grant provider : Consortium of Food Valley, WUR and Nutri-akt.
Application procedure: The Food Valley Ambassador Program is highly selective. The best eligible candidates will be selected for a scholarship. Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic merit, such as grade average, curriculum vitae, and motivation. For more information please visit the Food Valley site.