NTU, SEARCA offer scholarship on agri tech, genomic science to Filipinos

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) said that scholarship application for the inaugural run of the Master Program in Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science (ATGS) at the National Taiwan University (NTU) is now open to Filipinos and other Southeast Asian nationals.

The MS scholarship program is a collaboration of NTU and SEARCA.

SEARCA Director Glenn Gregorio said the NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program for Global ATGS aims to cultivate agricultural professional talents, encourage academic excellence, and promote the research and development of agriculture within Southeast Asia.

“The program also provides an opportunity for internship and field visits in line with NTU’s efforts to connect with industries and promote hands-on training,” said Maria Cristeta Cuaresma, SEARCA Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development.

“The program’s curriculum is interdisciplinary to develop global bio-agricultural talents that are responsive to the needs of the agriculture sector and with advanced knowledge and practical skills on contemporary agriculture,” she added.

The program is offered in English. It requires students to finish their thesis and at least 24 credits of coursework which includes 12 credits of compulsory courses and 12 credits of elective courses to earn the degree.