NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program for Global Students (Fully funded)

NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program for Global Students (Fully funded): Scholarships is open to International masters students, offered by a partnership between the Master Program in Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science (Global ATGS) of the National Taiwan University (NTU) and SEARCA. This scholarship program aims to cultivate agricultural professional talents, encourage academic excellence, and promote research and development of agriculture within Southeast Asia.

The scholarship is peculiar to countries of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam who are interested in enrolling to the Master Program in Global ATGS of NTU.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  SEAMEO SEARCA – Philippine

Scholarships to be taken at:  SEAMEO SEARCA – Philippine

 Scholarship Type:  Tuition award

Scholarship level:   Masters

Scholarship Worth:  Fully funded scholarship

Subject Eligibility:  Agricultural related courses

Country/Candidate EligibilityInternational students from SEAMEO member countries


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Eligibility and Selection Criteria: Candidates are expected to posses the following eligibility criteria for the NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program for Global Students;

  • Must be nationals of SEAMEO member countries;
  • Must not be more than 35 years of age at the time of application
  • Applicants must be international students.
  • Students admitted into Masters Degree program.
  • The award is available for Masters Research program in Accelerating Transformation through Agricultural Innovation (ATTAIN).
  • Students enrolling full time in the Honours program in the semester for which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent in the relevant field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Independent thinking and analytical aptitude for devising innovative scientific or technical solutions.
  • Demonstrate capacity for effective independent work and as part of a team
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation, flexibility and confidence
  • Candidates must be highly motivated, responsible, and able to work independently in a structured manner, has good interpersonal and communication skill.
  • Applicants must hold an offer for a full-time program at SEAMEO SEARCA, Philippine.
  • English Language Requirement: Applicants are required to provide evidence of meeting the SEAMEO SEARCA’s minimum English language proficiency requirements.


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Application Procedures for NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program for Global Students


Applicants must fill out online the NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Application Form and upload a copy of all required documents.

The required documents to be submitted should be in English:

The Original or certified true copy of Bachelor of Science (BS) transcript of academic records bearing the seal of the University and original signature of the Registrar or Head of the University. An explanation of the university’s grading system must accompany the transcript of academic records.

Original or certified true copy of BS diploma

Certificate of employment (if employed)

Two (2) Recommendation Letters

Updated curriculum vitae

Two copies of passport-size photo of the applicant

Certification from a medical doctor that the applicant is in good physical and mental health condition and is fit to undertake graduate studies

Brief description of the research the applicant plans to conduct for his/her thesis. Planned research must be aligned with SEARCA’s overarching theme of Accelerating Transformation Through Agricultural Innovation (ATTAIN). Moreover, priority research topics must fall within the ATTAIN 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

Candidates are required to meet the entry requirement of the University.                            

Scholarship Benefits:  Tuition and other school fees;

Travel allowance to cover international airfare;

Book and supplies allowance;

Health insurance; and

Living allowance for food, lodging and incidental expenses.

Application Deadline: November 20, 2020

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