Saturday, June 20, 2009

Scholarship 2009-2010 for Msc and Phd in Agriculture-industrial and engineering

Indonesia: Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Gadjah Mada, University of Indonesia

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) invites applications for its graduate scholarship (MS and PhD) in agriculture and related fields (including biological sciences, sciences, social sciences, economics and statistics, forestry and fisheries, environmental sciences, agro-industrial technology and engineering, biochemistry, and development management) for School Year 2010-2011. The scholarship is open to nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies and not older than 35 years old.

Applicants may submit their applications to their countries’ respective Ministries of Education, Higher Education, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Environment and Natural Resources, or Rural Development. The Ministries will then screen and endorse their applications and submit the list of qualified applicants accompanied by the complete set of requirements to SEARCA not later than 30 July 2009. Applicants should inquire with their respective Ministries regarding the Ministries’ closing date for receiving SEARCA applications, which they will screen and endorse to SEARCA.

Any one of the following universities may serve as study posts of SEARCA scholars:
a. Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
b. Kasetsart University, Thailand
c. Thammasat University, Thailand
d. Institut Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia
e. Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
f. University of Indonesia, Indonesia
g. University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baños, Philippines
h.UP Diliman, Philippines
i. UP Visayas, Philippines
f. National University of Singapore, Singapore

SEARCA reserves the right to make the final decision on the choice of the scholars’ study post. Therefore, applicants are required to submit to SEARCA applications for admission to the Graduate Schools of at least three universities in the list.

The list of requirements for application as well as all the required forms for scholarship application and admission to the graduate study programs of universities where SEARCA scholars may study may be downloaded from the SEARCA website at http://
The topic of the research that the applicants plan to conduct for their thesis must be in line with any of the priority thrusts of SEARCA, namely: agricultural competitiveness, sustainable land use and water management, and biodiversity conservation. SEARCA’s Eighth Five-Year Plan may be downloaded

SEARCA shall not evaluate applications with incomplete documents. Moreover, applicants who are denied admission by the Graduate School concerned will not be considered for scholarship.
Application Requirements

Interested parties may contact the Graduate Scholarship Department of SEARCA via email at or or telefax: (63-49) 536-7164.
Communication may also be sent to SEARCA , College, Los Baños 4031, Philippines.
For more information, visit the Graduate Scholarship section of the SEARCA website at

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