SEARCA Graduate Scholarship 2018Posted on April 3, 2018

 

SEARCA’s Graduate Study Program was initiated in School Year 1968/1969. Over four decades, the scope of the Graduate Study Program has expanded to include institutional development, networking, and services to enhance graduate education in the region. SEARCA has also been providing services for administration of scholarship funds under the sponsorship of institutions other than SEAMEO.

For more than four decades SEARCA has awarded more than 1,500 scholarships to nationals of SEAMEO regular member countries, namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam to pursue advanced studies leading to master’s and doctoral degrees in agriculture, forestry, and related sciences.

At the start of Academic Year 2017-2018 SEARCA has granted a total of 1,697 scholarships to Southeast Asian nationals.

 

Eligibility

  • Open to nationals of SEAMEO member countries who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies.
  • Must not be more than 35 (Master’s Degree) or 40 (PhD) years of age at the time of application.
  • Proposed thesis research should focus on SEARCA’s overarching theme of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD). Thus, areas of specialization of scholarship applicants must pursue should be agriculture or related sciences, which include but are not limited to those that fall under the following program clusters:
    • Agricultural/Biological sciences
    • Social Sciences
    • Economics and Agribusiness
    • Forestry and Fisheries
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Agro-industrial Technology and Engineering

Moreover, priority research topics must fall within the ISARD strategic thrusts on social inclusionenvironmental sustainability, and cross-cutting concerns.

 

Scholarship Benefits

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.

 

Application Procedure

Nationals of SEAMEO member countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam) may apply for the scholarship. Applications may be submitted to any one of the following Ministries of the applicant’s own country:

  1. Ministry of Education
  2. Ministry of Agriculture
  3. Ministry of Forestry
  4. Ministry of Fisheries
  5. Ministry of Rural Development

The Ministry where the applicant is employed may conduct preliminary screening of applicants and submit their nominations and the application documents to the Ministry of Education/Higher Education, which will then include the nominees of other Ministries in the final list of candidates to be submitted to SEARCA. The other Ministries may opt to just receive applications and forward these, without preliminary screening, to the Ministry of Education/Higher Education. Alternatively, applications may be submitted directly to the Ministry of Education/Higher Education.

Deadline: 2 July 2018.

How to Apply