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European Graduate School in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Wageningen University & Research

PhD Postgraduate Wageningen

Course description

Qualification PhD
Field of study General programmes
Course summary EGS-ABG offers high quality PhD training in the field of animal breeding and genetics and provides fellowship opportunities for doctoral candidates (non-EU and EU)
Course description EGS-ABG offers a European programme shaped to train the current and future generations of animal breeders to meet the challenges presented by the increasing demand of food while reducing the impacts on environment and biodiversity. If mastered, the emergence of genomics should provide means to solve this equation. The aim of EGS-ABG is to generate the future key international leaders of the animal breeding and genetics sector, whether for employment in academia or in industry. The duration of the doctoral programme is 4 years. It includes carrying out an independent research work on a specific topic (the PhD project). The main characteristics of the PhD project are: * The project is jointly supervised by two partner institutions. * The research to be undertaken involves compulsory mobility periods from one institution to the other (typically 3+1 or 2+2 years in the two host institutions). * An internship period of 3 to 6 months, in industry or in one academic associated partner, is encouraged.
Study subjects animal breeding and genetics, PhD programme, quantitative genetics
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 0.00
Duration 48 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, project
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Wageningen University & Research
Information about the institution Wageningen University & Research is the only university in the Netherlands to focus specifically on the theme 'healthy food and living environment'.


Admission requirements
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL internet based 90
Professional experience required -
Duration 48 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Aug 2020 - 1 Dec 2019
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
No tuition fees available.

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  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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