Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)-SEARCA Joint Scholarship

The joint project between Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and SEARCA started in 2012 and has been renewed under a new structure for another five academic years, starting September 2020 until August 2025. Under the project, UPM will award a matching scholarship in the form of full fee waiver (2 years for Master and 3 years for PhD) to every one full scholarship from SEARCA for qualified nationals from the eleven member countries of SEAMEO who will pursue their Masters or PhD degrees at UPM. Two scholars have already completed their studies while five are ongoing scholars under this joint scholarship project.

NameInstitution/CountryField of Study/Thesis topicStatus
Mr. Philip Donald C. Sanchez Caraga University

MS in Agricultural Process Engineering

  • Quality Evaluation of Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas L.) during Storage using Laser-light Backscattering Imaging Technique
Completed in 2020
Mr. Taweesak Viyachai Ubon Ratchathani University

PhD in Horticulture

  • Development of Cut Chrysanthemum Production in in Substrate Culture under Restricted Root Volume
Completed in 2016
Ms. Nuraizat Abidin Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Darussalam

MS in Plant Pathology

  • Characterization and Pathogenecity of Bacterium Pantoea Stewartii causing Fruit Bronzing of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)
Ms. Arissara Sopawong Ubon Ratchathani University

PhD in Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources

  • Effects of aquaculture in fish conservation of indigenous species in the Lower Mekong river, Thailand
Mr. Truong Hong Vo Tuan Kiet Can Tho University

PhD in Agricultural Policy

  • Regional Economic Integration: Policy Scenarios for Sustainable Development Strategy of Mango Value-Chain in Mekong Delta towards Domestic and International Markets
Ms. Rahmah Nur Lailatul Universitas Brawijaya

PhD in Food Engineering

  • Subcritical Water Extraction Process of Tannin from Areca catechu and its Application in Agro-industry
Ms. Shanti Dwita Lestari Sriwijaya University

PhD in Food Science and Technology

  • The contribution of raw material in some quality profiles of salt-fermented and salt-carbohydrate-fermented fish indigenous to Southeast Asia

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