SEARCA’s Graduate Study Programme was initiated in School Year 1968/1969. Over four decades, the scope of the Graduate Study Programme 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. (See Scholarship Statistics)
At the start of Academic Year 2017-2018 SEARCA has granted a total of 1,633 scholarships to Southeast Asian nationals.
Applicant must meet all the below requirements
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 specialisation of scholarship applicants must pursue should be agriculture or related sciences, which include but are not limited to those that fall under the following programme clusters:
Economics and Agribusiness
Forestry and Fisheries
Agro-industrial Technology and Engineering
Moreover, priority research topics must fall within the ISARD strategic thrusts on social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and cross-cutting concerns.
Agricultural/Biological sciencesSocial SciencesEconomics and AgribusinessForestry and FisheriesEnvironmental SciencesAgro-industrial Technology and Engineering
Covers tuition and other school fees; travel allowance (round trip 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.
Any one of the following universities under the University Consortium, may serve as study posts of SEARCA Master’s and PhD scholars:
Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB)Bogor, Indonesia
Kasetsart University (KU)Bangkok, Thailand
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines