SEARCA Graduate Scholarship for MS/PhD, Southeast Asia Students

The following graduate scholarship was started from academic year 1968-69 and furthermore is designed to ensure the relevance and also responsiveness of Southeast Asia’s agricultural scientists and professionals in order to global sustainable development concerns.

This program offers guidance to obtain advanced studies leading to the Master of science and PhD degrees in agriculture, forestry, and relevant subjects. SEARCA aims to get ready highly skilled professionals doing work in agricultural as well as rural development regarding positions of leadership in SEAMEO member countries.

At the time of Academic Year 2009/2010, SEARCA provides granted 1,250 scholarships or school funding, the fact that 1,056 study courses (448 PhD, 608 MS) had been finished.

Over the decades, the Graduate Study Program has expanded its scope to include institutional development and networking activities and services to enhance graduate education in the region. SEARCA also provides services for administration of scholarship funds under the sponsorship of institutions other than SEAMEO.

SEARCA – Regular MS/PhD Scholarships

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 Institutions:

Malaysia: Universiti Putra Malaysia
Thailand: Kasetsart University, Thammasat University
Indonesia: Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Gadjah Mada, University of Indonesia
Philippines: University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baños,UP Diliman, UP Visayas
Singapore: National University of Singapore

Field of studies:

Agriculture and related fields (including biological sciences, social sciences, economics and statistics, forestry and fisheries, environmental sciences, agro-industrial technology and engineering, biochemistry, and development management).

Eligible for students from:
Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

Application Deadline:
July 30.

Application Procedure

Nationals of SEAMEO member countries may apply for scholarship. Applications may be submitted to any one of the following Ministries of his/her own country:

Ministy of Education
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Forestry
Ministry of Fisheries
Ministry of Rural Development

Visit the SEARCA website for application and more details:

Where to Apply:
Bureau for International Cooperation
Ministry of Education and Culture
Gedung C. Lantai 7
Jln. Jenderal Sudirman
Senayan, Jakarta 10270 Indonesia
Tel: (62-21) 581 665, 582 954, 584 477
Fax: (62-21) 573 6870

for other countries, see at SEARCA website: