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SEARCA Graduate Scholarships 2024 for Southeast Asian Students: Unlock Academic Future

SEARCA Graduate Scholarships 2024. SEARCA’s Graduate Study Program began in School Year 1968/1969, and over the last five decades, it has expanded to encompass institutional development, networking, and services aimed at enhancing graduate education in the region.

Throughout the years, SEARCA has maintained valuable partnerships with international education networks and actively fosters new collaborations with industries and government agencies.

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SEAMEO Member Countries Eligibility

The SEARCA Graduate Scholarships Program is available to nationals of the following SEAMEO Member Countries:

  1. Brunei Darussalam
  2. Cambodia
  3. Indonesia
  4. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  5. Malaysia
  6. Myanmar
  7. Philippines
  8. Singapore
  9. Thailand
  10. Timor Leste
  11. Vietnam

SEARCA Graduate Scholarships Study Posts

Scholars pursuing Graduate Studies in Agriculture may find suitable study posts at the following universities:

Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB)Bogor, Indonesia
Universitas Brawijaya (UB)Malang, Indonesia
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kasetsart University (KU)Bangkok, Thailand
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Sejong UniversitySeoul, South Korea
Tokyo University of AgricultureTokyo, Japan
National Taiwan UniversityTaipei, Taiwan

SEARCA Graduate Scholarships General Eligibility

SEARCA Graduate Scholarships applies a set of general eligibility criteria across all full degree scholarships unless otherwise specified under a specific scholarship program:

  • Open to nationals of SEAMEO member countries who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies.
  • Age must not exceed 35 (for Master’s Degree) or 40 (for PhD) at the time of application.
  • Scholarship applicants must pursue areas of specialization in agriculture or related sciences. Refer to joint scholarship programs to determine eligible degrees for support.
  • Proposed thesis research should focus on SEARCA’s overarching theme of “Accelerating Transformation Through Agricultural Innovation” (ATTAIN) with the following priority areas:
    • Agri-Business Models for Increased Productivity and Income
    • Sustainable Farming Systems and Natural Resource Management
    • Food and Nutrition Security
    • Transformational Leadership for Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD)
    • Gender and Youth Engagement in ARD
    • Enhanced ARD towards Climate Resilience
    • EcoHealth/One Health Applications to ARD

SEARCA Graduate Scholarships Benefits

For joint scholarships, SEARCA and the funding agency/institution share the benefits granted to scholars, which include but are not limited to:

  • Tuition and other school fees
  • Travel allowance
  • Thesis/dissertation support
  • Book and supplies allowance
  • Health insurance
  • Stipend for food, lodging, and incidental expenses

For the PhD Research Scholarship, SEARCA provides a maximum support of USD 4,500 for research purposes.

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Application Procedure

Applicants must complete the SEARCA Graduate Scholarships application form online and upload all required documents in English:

  1. Letter of application for the research scholarship addressed to the SEARCA Director.
  2. Official endorsement from the employer (if employed).
  3. Recommendation letter from the Dean of Graduate School of the university where the applicant is pursuing the degree program.
  4. Dissertation research outline/proposal approved by the Advisory Committee and Dean of Graduate School.
  5. Budgetary requirement for the entire research, duly attested and recommended by the major adviser and Dean of Graduate School.
  6. True copy of grades for courses taken, certified by the Graduate School.
  7. Letter from the applicant certifying that they are not receiving any other research grant from any other institution. If partial funding has been obtained from other sources, the applicant must submit a certification from the funding agency indicating the grant amount and items covered, along with proof that there will be no conflict with the funding agency when applying for another funding/scholarship.
  8. Research timetable indicating the activities involved in the research and the expected date of defense, which should not exceed one year.

Source: SEARCA Graduate Scholarships

Contact Information

For inquiries, please contact:

Education and Collective Learning – Graduate Scholarship and Institutional Development (ECL-GSID)
Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
College, Los Baños, 4031 Laguna, Philippines
Tel: +63 49 554 9330 to 39; +63 49 536 2290; +63 49 572 3743; +63 2 8657 1300 to 02 local 2200 to 2203
Fax: +63 49 536 7097
Email: [email protected]

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. Is SEARCA Graduate Scholarship Open to Apply?
    Yes, The SEARCA Graduate Scholarship program is now open to apply. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2023.
  2. What Are the Benefits of SEARCA Graduate Scholarship Program?
    The benefits of SEARCA Scholarship include:
    • Tuition Fees
    • Travel Allowance
    • Thesis Allowance
    • Dissertation Support
    • Health Insurance
    • Stipend for:
      • Food
      • Lodging
      • Incidental Expenses
    • Other related school fees
  3. Which Universities Offer SEARCA Scholarship Programs?
    The following universities are part of the SEARCA Scholarship Program:
    1. Kasetsart University
    2. Universiti Putra Malaysia
    3. University of the Philippines Los Baños
    4. Sejong University
    5. Tokyo University of Agriculture
    6. National Taiwan University
    7. Institut Pertanian Bogor
    8. Universitas Brawijaya
    9. Universitas Gadjah Mada
  4. What Is the SEARCA Scholarship Application Deadline?
    The SEARCA Graduate Scholarship program is now open to apply, and the deadline to apply is August 15, 2023.
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