NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program for Global ATGS

This is a partnership between the Master Program in Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science (Global ATGS) of the National Taiwan University (NTU) and SEARCA. The joint scholarship program aims to cultivate agricultural professional talents, encourage academic excellence, and promote research and development of agriculture within Southeast Asia.

The scholarship is open to nationals of the regular member 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. The scholarship award duration is two years.

About the Master Program in Global ATGS

For more information, visit: https://i.ntu.edu.tw/master-program-in-global-atgs

Scholarship Entitlements

The successful scholarship recipient is entitled to the following:

  • 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.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

The following are the scholarship eligibility criteria:

  • Must be nationals of SEAMEO member countries;
  • Must not be more than 35 years of age at the time of application; and
  • 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

Application and Selection Procedure

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Original or certified true copy of BS diploma
  3. Certificate of employment (if employed)
  4. Two (2) Recommendation Letters
  5. Updated curriculum vitae
  6. 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
  7. Two copies of passport-size photo of the applicant
  8. Certification from a medical doctor that the applicant is in good physical and mental health condition and is fit to undertake graduate studies

Timeline of Scholarship Recruitment

2021 First Round of Application

DateDescription
2021 First Round of Application
20 November 2020 Deadline of SEARCA online application
30 November 2020 Announcement of SEARCA Shortlisted Applicants*
2021 Second Round of Application
5 February 2021 Deadline of SEARCA online application
12 February 2021 Announcement of SEARCA Shortlisted Applicants*

*Shortlisted applicants will be instructed to apply for admission to the Global ATGS program. Successful candidates who will be accepted to the program will be awarded the scholarship.

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
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