SEARCA's Graduate Study Program was initiated in School Year 1968/1969. Over five decades, the scope of the Graduate Study Program has expanded to include institutional development, networking, and services to enhance graduate education in the region.
Through the years, SEARCA has sustained partnerships with international education networks and continues to promote new collaborations with industries and government agencies.
By the end of Academic Year 2020-2021, SEARCA has granted a total of 1,753 full MS/PhD scholarships and 100 PhD Research scholarships to nationals of SEAMEO 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.
SEARCA follows a set of general eligibility criteria across all scholarships unless indicated otherwise under a specific scholarship program:
For joint scholarships, benefits granted to scholars are shared by SEARCA and the funding agency/institution. These include, but are not limited to:
For the PhD Research Scholarship, SEARCA provides a maximum support of USD 4,500 for research purposes.
The universities which may serve as study posts for Master's and PhD scholars vary depending on the specific joint scholarship projects. Visit the joint scholarship pages to know which universities in the table below may accommodate scholars under the specific scholarship project.
|Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB)||Bogor, Indonesia|
|Universitas Brawijaya (UB)||Malang, Indonesia|
|Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)||Yogyakarta, Indonesia|
|Kasetsart University (KU)||Bangkok, Thailand|
|Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)||Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia|
|University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)||Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines|
|Sejong University||Seoul, South Korea|
|Tokyo University of Agriculture||Tokyo, Japan|
|National Taiwan University||Taipei, Taiwan|
The PhD Research Scholarship allows Southeast Asian nationals from any reputable higher education institutions in the world to apply.
Applicants must fill out online the SEARCA Scholarship Application Form and choose the specific scholarship program/s they will pursue. Required documents vary for each scholarship program and are required to be in English or with official English translations.
Application procedure after filling out the online application form and uploading the required documents vary per scholarship. Check the online application guide to learn more about navigating the online application portal. Visit the specific scholarship page for the detailed application procedure and requirements.