SEARCA Graduate Scholarships in Agriculture for Southeast Asians

Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 31 July (annual)
Study in:  Southeast Asia
Next course starts 2020

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The Masters (MS)/PhD Scholarship Programme aims to ensure the relevance and responsiveness of Southeast Asia’s agricultural scientists and professionals to global sustainable development issues.

Host Institution(s):

•  Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Bogor, Indonesia
•  Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
•  Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Selangor, Malaysia
•  Kasetsart University (KU), Bangkok, Thailand
•  University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Laguna, Philippines

Level/Field(s) of study:

Masters or PhD Degree programme related to inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (including but not limited to: Agricultural/Biological sciences, Social Sciences, Economics and Agribusiness, Forestry and Fisheries, Environmental Sciences, Agro-industrial Technology and Engineering).

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

Open to nationals of  Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Covers tuition and other school fees; travel allowance (roundtrip air ticket from home country to study post and local transportation); thesis/dissertation support; book and supplies allowance; health insurance; and a stipend for food, lodging and incidental expenses.


The SEARCA Graduate Scholarship is open to nationals of SEAMEO Member Countries ( Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam) who are regular employees of academic, research or government institutions and not more than 35 years old at the time of application.

Proposed thesis research should focus on SEARCA’s overarching theme of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD).  Moreover, priority research topics must fall within the ISARD strategic thrusts on social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and cross-cutting concerns.

Application instructions:

Interested parties may submit their accomplished SEARCA Scholarship Application form together with other original application requirements to the Ministries of Education/Higher Education of their respective countries. Applicants are requested to check from their respective Ministries of Education/Higher Education for their deadline of receiving applications. Deadline for the Ministries to send endorsements to SEARCA is 31 July of every year.  

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