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SEARCA PhD Research Scholarships

SEARCA PhD Research Scholarships in Agriculture for Southeast Asians for qualified PhD candidates. Those candidates who’s research is relevant to SEARCA, get priority for this scholarship.

Deadline:  30 September

Scholarship in:  Selected Countries

Scholarship For: PhD Research

Field of study:

SEARCA PhD Research Scholarships in Agriculture for Southeast Asians is a scholarship program for study in agriculture. Only agriculture and agriculture related field of education is applicable for this scholarship.

Number of Awards:

The number of scholarship for this scholarship depends on the number of applicant and their competencies.

Target group:

Citizen of from SEAMEO member countries can participate in this scholarship program.


This scholarship includes the following benefits:

  1. Travel allowance
  2. Living Allowance
  3. Research facility
  4. Publication endorsement

These benefits varies from time to time. The exact benefits for a particular time is published by the scholarship provider every year.


To be eligible for this scholarship, applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Applicant must be from any of the following countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam
  2. Applicant must pursue a PhD degree in agriculture or agriculture related science
  3. Research proposal of the application must be ready to be considered as eligible
  4. Research proposal must be focused on any of SEARCA’s priority thrusts under the broad themes of natural resource management and promotion of agricultural competitiveness.

How to Apply?

To apply for SEARCA PhD Research Scholarships in Agriculture follow the following procedure:

First of all, applicant has to collect all necessary documents. The list of the necessary documents are:

  1. SEARCA Scholarship Application Form (2 copies); Download from here: Application Form
  2. Letter of admission/acceptance from SEARCA-accredited university is highly preferred. In none, applicants must submit accomplished application forms for admission to the Graduate School of the universities where the applicant may pursue graduate studies under SEARCA scholarship;
  3. Official transcript of academic records of each degree completed (BS transcript for MS applicants and BS and MS transcripts for PhD applicants);
  4. Certification of employment;
  5. Brief description of the research the applicant plans to conduct for thesis/dissertation.The research topic must be in line with any of the strategic thrusts of SEARCA’s Tenth Five-Year Plan, namely Social InclusionEnvironmental Sustainability or Cross-cutting Concerns.
  6. Two copies of passport-size pictures of the applicant;
  7. Curriculum vitae;
  8. Certification from a medical doctor that the applicant is in good physical and mental health condition and is fit to undertake graduate studies;
  9. Official endorsement from the employer; and
  10. Results of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): score of 550 for paper-based and 213 for computer-based) or IELTS results (6.0). The TOEFL results must be issued by Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Check the schedule and venue of TOEFL tests in your country at

After have collected all these documents, fill up the application form that u downloaded earlier. Then you have to submit the application along with these documents to any of the following ministries of the enlisted countries:

  1. Ministry of Education
  2. Ministry of Agriculture
  3. Ministry of Forestry
  4. Ministry of Fisheries
  5. Ministry of Rural Development

The address of ministries of enlisted countries are:

Permanent Secretary (Core Education) 
Ministry of Education
Old Airport Road, Berakas Bandar Seri Begawan BB3510
Tel: +673 238 1823
Fax: +673 238 1707

Cultural Relations and Scholarship Department
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
#80, Preah Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Tel: +855 (23) 724-874
Fax: +855 (23) 217-250

Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation
Ministry of National Education
C Building, 7th Floor Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Senayan
Jakarta 10270 INDONESIA
Tel: +62 (21) 570 9445
Fax: +62 (21) 570 9446; 570 9452

Department of External Relations
Ministry of Education
Lane Xang Ave. P O Box 067
VientianeLAO PDR
Tel: +856 (21) 212120
Fax: +856 (21) 217795

The Director 
Policy and International Relations Division
Ministry of Education
Level 7, Block E8, Complex E
Federal Government Administration Centre
62604, Putrajaya
Tel:603-8884 6107
Fax: 603-8889 5473/8884 6116

Assistant Director 
Department of Education Planning and Training
Ministry of Education
No. 13, Nay Pyi Taw, UNION OF MYANMAR
Tel: +95 (67) 407-130
Fax: +95 (67) 407-461
Email: /


International Affairs Service
Commission on Higher Education
Diliman, Quezon City
TeleFax # 441-0750

Assistant Director 
International Relations Planning Division
Ministry of Education,
1 North Buona Vista Drive SINGAPORE 138675
Tel. No. +65 68722220
Fax: +65 67755826

General Director 
Technical and Higher Education
Ministry of Education
Rua Vila Verde, Dili TIMOR-LESTE
Tel No. (67-0) 3339658

Bureau of International Cooperation
Ministry of Education
Rajdamnern Avenue Bangkok 10300, THAILAND
Tel. No. (662) 628-5647
Fax No.: (662) 281-0953

Vietnam International Education Development (VIED)
Ministry of Education and Training
21 Le Thanh Tong Street, Hoan Kiem District
Tel: +84 (4) 3933-5896
Fax: +84 (4) 3933-5491

Submit your application with all required document in the address mentioned above. That’s the final step of the application process.

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