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 The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for Academic Year 2021-2022 to the DAAD-SEARCA In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme.


 The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Southeast Asia with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, a maximum of 46 new scholarships will be granted for development-related Master or Doctoral studies (see table below) for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and/or research at a higher education institution in Southeast Asia.

 Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Nationals of any SEAMEO member country (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Philippines, Timor Leste, Thailand, and Vietnam) who are employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies (priority is given to regular employees);
  2. Not more than 35 (Master's Degree) or 40 (PhD) years of age at the time of application;
  3. Have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application;
  4. Proposed thesis research should align with SEARCA's overarching theme of Accelerating Transformation Through Agricultural Innovation (ATTAIN).

 In addition, the programme is limited to the major fields and universities indicated below:




Major Field

Kasetsart University (KU)

Bangkok, Thailand

  • Agricultural Resource Economics
  • Tropical Agriculture
  • Environmental Science

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology
  • Environmental Engineering

University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agronomy
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Pathology
  • Genetics
  • Environmental Science

 Details about the scholarship and link to the online application are accessible at https://www.searca.org/daad-scholarship.

 Deadline for filing of online application to SEARCA is 16 February 2021.

 For further inquiries, you may contact the Education and Collective Learning Department - Graduate Scholarships and Institutional Development Unit through email at gsid@searca.org.

 We hope you could disseminate this information to your institution. Thank you.

 Very truly yours,

Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma

Program Head

Education and Collective Learning Department


Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)   

URL: www.searca.org    

T: (+63-49) 554-9330 to 39; 536-2290 local 2200 / (+63-2) 657-1300 to 1302     

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