Agriculture Scholarship – Scholarships for students majoring in agricultural studies are as diverse as the field itself and cover everything from farming and ranching to agronomy, crop and soil sciences, food sciences, horticulture, and plant pathology and to that, below is a list of top 20 agricultural scholarships for an international student to enroll in and get started.
1. IITA Research Fellowship on Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural Economic Activities in Africa:
Application deadline: March 15, 2019
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) happily announces 30 fellowships on “Youth Engagement In Agribusiness And Rural Economic Activities In Africa” under the framework of the CARE project.
The fellowship is open for young academics and professionals, and graduate students at the post-coursework/research stage of their programs.
The program seeks to contribute to policy development on youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa.
2. Clyde Higgs Scholarships:
Application Deadline: June 30, 2019
The University of Warwick is an open research college on the edges of Coventry between the West-Midlands and Warwickshire, England. Warwick is reliably referred to as among the worlds most focused on college foundations by employers and was the world’s third-best youthful college in 2015. This award will be granted to those applicants who are registered students in the MSc courses program in the subject area of sustainable crop production and food security at the university.
3. 50 ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowships (AI-RTF)
Application Deadline: Two cycles ending 30th June and 31st December of each year.
The AIRTF scheme is a fellowship scheme with the following objectives: To promote mobility of scientists and researchers from the ASEAN-Member Countries to India and provide the opportunity to work at Indian R&D/ academic institutions to upgrade their research skills and expertise.
To facilitate the exchange of information and contacts between the scientists and researchers of India and ASEAN Countries and create a network for building research collaborations.
ASEAN-India Science & Technology Collaboration formally started in 1996 with the establishment of ASEAN India S&T working group (AIWGST).
Initially, the collaborative S&T projects and activities between India and ASEAN were supported through ASEAN India Fund (AIF) but in 2008, a dedicated ASEAN India S&T Development Fund (AISTDF) with an equivalent amount of 1 million US $ was established jointly by MEA and DST to support R&D projects and associated project development activities.
4. IDEAS Master Award Programme
Applications Deadline: January 11, 2019
The purpose of the Irish Aid IDEAS program is to provide talented candidates with the opportunity to pursue advanced education and professional development in Ireland in order to contribute to the future development of Vietnam.
A total of up to 30 full financial aid positions will be awarded to Vietnamese candidates. Vietnam with an area four times the size of Ireland has a population of over 88 million, and ranks 121st out of 187 countries on the 2014 UN Human Development Index, compared to Ireland’s 11th.
5. TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: June 30th
In partnership with the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, the educational award is activated for international aspirants and wants to prepare young scientists for developing the world.
This bursary will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs like food, accommodation, local transportation, and incidental minor illness.
6. Jordans and The Prince’s Countryside Fund
Application Deadline: May 31th
Jordans and The Prince’s Countryside Fund Sustainable Agriculture Bursary aims to support undergraduate students to pursue their interest in sustainable agriculture and farming practices.
Established in 1845, The Royal Agricultural University or RAU is the first agricultural college in the English-speaking world. It provides more than 30 land-based undergraduate and postgraduate programs to students from over 45 countries.
7. Science International Awards
Application Deadline: June 1st
The Faculty of Science at The University of Queensland offers a number of International Scholarship opportunities for outstanding international students.
The program is open to international students who are enrolling in undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree programs in Faculty of Science at UQ. UQ is a research-intensive institution in the top 50 universities worldwide, offering choice and opportunity in undergraduate and postgraduate learning.
Through their college, a graduate school and six faculties, the university offers associate, bachelor, master, doctoral and higher doctorate degrees.
8. Peter Densem Postgraduate Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 10th
The Massey University is inviting applications for New Zealand Students who have already completed the first year of a postgraduate program (Ph.D. or Masters) in the discipline of Agriculture or Horticulture.
The Massey University’s College of Sciences is research-led. It provides transformative learning experiences to prepare our students for success in their chosen field and deliver globally-relevant solutions to fundamental and applied scientific challenges.
9. Higher Education Commission of Pakistan Hungary Scholarships
Application Deadline: December 31th
The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan is an independent, autonomous, and constitutionally established institution of primary funding, overseeing, regulating, and accrediting the higher education efforts in Pakistan.
The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan invites applications for Hungary Scholarships for Pakistani Students under Academic and Research Linkages. Stipendium Hungaricum opportunities are available for Pakistani students.
10. South Africa/China Joint Research Programme
Application Deadline: November 20th
The purpose of the JRP is to support the research mobility of researchers between the two countries to carry out joint research projects.
In this regard, funding under the JRP will be made available for visits and exchanges (mobility) of researchers/ scientists conducting joint research in the above-mentioned thematic areas.
This Programme aims to contribute to scientific advancement in both countries by funding researchers’ mobility in the frame of joint research projects in specified research fields.
11. Scholarships for International MSc Programs
Application Deadline: November 1st
The International School of Agricultural Sciences offers an outstanding academic environment dedicated to the pursuit of excellence within the university.
The university believes that this egalitarianism fosters a productive intellectual environment where Senior and Junior Members can form meaningful relationships to the betterment of their research.
The bursaries are granted only to candidates from developing and economically-transitioning countries.
12. Sir Eric Smart Masters Program in Agriculture Science
Application Deadline: November 2nd
The University of Western Australia is offering a scholarship to assist and encourage a high-achieving student to undertake a master’s degree at the University with a dissertation relating to agricultural productivity in grain crops in Western Australia.
The University of Western Australia is a public research university in the Australian state of Western Australia. The QS World Rankings has given us it’s highest rating possible – 5 Stars+ – and we rank in the top one percent of universities worldwide
13. Fully Funded GNPC Foundation undergraduate financial aid
Application Deadline: Varies
The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is delighted to announce GNPC Foundation Local Scholarships for the academic year. This is available for young Ghanaians.
The study is open to study an undergraduate degree program. The aim of the program is to provide financial support to Ghanaian students to study at accredited public tertiary Institutions in Ghana.
14. DAAD Scholarships in Germany
Application Deadline: August/ October
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships in Germany for international students for a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies.
The scholarships include monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 euros for doctoral candidates; payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover; and travel allowance unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding.
The scholarship duration is 12 to 24 months (depending on the particular institution) ) and 36 months for Ph.D.
15. Japanese Government Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students
Application Deadline: Varies
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT）offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2020.
The scholarship includes tuition and other fees, allowance of 117,000 yen per month, an additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in specially designated regions, and travel costs to and from Japan. Please refer to the official website for full scholarship benefits.
The scholarship period will last for five years from April 2020 to March 2025, including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan.
16. Hubert Humphrey Fellowships
Application Deadline: September 31th
The Humphrey Fellowship Program is for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries.
Fellows are placed at one of the participating USA universities. Fellows are not able to choose which university they will attend. Rather, they are assigned in diverse groups of 7-15 to the most appropriate host institution based on their area of interest and professional field.
17. Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: April 11th
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic.
18. OFID Scholarship Award for International Students
Application Deadline: April 14th
OFID’s Scholarship Program sponsors outstanding young students from developing countries who wish to pursue a Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of development, from any recognized university/college in the world.
Master’s Degree studies related to development: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy, and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.
19.Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
Application Deadline: March 14th
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower-middle-income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities. The scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, Ph.D. study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching.
Each Scholarship provides approved tuition and examination fees, approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award, stipend at the rate of £1,084 per month, or £1,330 per month for those studying at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2018-2019 levels), warm clothing allowance, study travel grant, and excess baggage allowance.
20. Orange Knowledge Programme
Application Deadline: Varies
The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge, and quality of both individuals as well as organizations both in the field of higher and vocational education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the program countries.
Scholarships are available for a selection of short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master’s programs (duration 12 – 24 months).
An OKP scholarship is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue to receive during the study period in the Netherlands.
The allowance is a contribution towards your costs of living such as tuition fees, visa, travel, insurance, etc. If applicable, the scholarship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the OKP scholarship amount.
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