DAAD-SEARCA In-Country/In-Region Scholarship for SEAMEO Countries, 2018


The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture is now open for In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Program for SEAMEO member countries.

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is a non-profit organization establish by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO).

Applicants should have 550 TOEFL score for paper-base and 213 TOEFL score for computer-base) or IELTS results (6.0). The TOEFL results must be issued by Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

Scholarship Type:

Scholarships are available to pursue Master and Ph.D. programme.

Field of study:

Areas of specialization of scholarship applicants should be in agriculture or related sciences, which include:

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Statistics
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forest Products and Paper Science
  • Biological Science
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Animal Science
  • Economics and Management
  • Fisheries and Marine Science
  • Forestry
  • Natural Resources and Environment
  • Human Ecology
  • Math and Science
  • Biology
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Social and Political Sciences
  • Development Communication
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agro-industry

Scholarship Benefits:

Covers tuition and other school fees; study and research allowance; printing allowance; stipend for food, lodging, and incidental expenses; travel allowance (In-Region only); and insurance.

DAAD In-Country/In-Region scholarship holders are also encouraged to apply for a research grant in Germany for 2 to 6 months, at the time of application. The short-term research scholarship includes:

  • A monthly scholarship payment for living costs
  • Health/accident/personal liability insurance
  • A flat-rate travel allowance

To be taken in(Country):

Any one of the following universities under the University Consortium, may serve as study posts of DAAD-SEARCA Masters and Ph.D. scholars:

Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB)
Bogor, Indonesia
Kasetsart University (KU)
Bangkok, Thailand
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Scholarship Number :

21 In-Region/In-Country scholarships for Ph.D. and Master Studies.

Eligible Nationality:

Open to nationals of SEAMEO member countries

The scholarship is open to nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  • Open to nationals of SEAMEO member countries who are employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies (priority is given to regular employees).
  • Must not be more than 35 (Master’s Degree) or 40 (Ph.D.) years of age at the time of application.
  • Propose thesis research should focus on SEARCA’s overarching theme of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD).

Application Deadline:

1st April 2018

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Kindly submit an advance copy via email at geidd@searca.org. Send the copies of application documents via postal mail or courier

Each applicant is to submit the following documents:

  1. DAAD-SEARCA Application form(2 copies);
  2. Admission notice or proof of application to the university;
  3. Recommendation letter by university teachers (one for MS, two for Ph.D.);
  4. Official transcript of academic records of each degree completed (BS transcript for MS applicants and BS and MS transcripts for Ph.D. applicants);
  5. Letter of motivation (mentioning the planned research in Germany, if applicable)
  6. Certification of employment;
  7. A brief description of the research the applicant plans to conduct for thesis/dissertation.
  8. Copy of bio-page of the passport;
  9. Hand signed curriculum vitae.
  10. Certification from a medical doctor that the applicant is in good physical and mental health condition and is fit to undertake graduate studies;
  11. Official endorsement from the employer; and
  12. For Ph.D. candidates, submit the following additional documents:
    • Declaration of acceptance from the academic supervisor
    • Detailed and precise Ph.D. proposal, including work and timetable.
    • Abstract of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of the proposal)

You can begin the application by clicking on Scholarship Link

To access other PhD opportunities, click PHD SCHOLARSHIPS


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