Deadline: 31 January 2022

The Global ATGS of the National Taiwan University (NTU) in partnership with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), invite applications for a master’s scholarship Program in Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science (Global ATGS).

The scholarship program aims to cultivate agricultural professional talents, encourage academic excellence, and promote research and development of agriculture within Southeast Asia. The scholarship award duration is two years.

Tuition and other school fees;
Travel allowance to cover international airfare;
Book and supplies allowance;
Health insurance; and
Living allowance for food, lodging and incidental expenses.
Must be nationals of SEAMEO member countries namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam.
Must not be more than 35 years of age at the time of application; and
Planned research must be aligned with SEARCA’s overarching theme of Accelerating Transformation Through Agriculture Innovation (ATTAIN). Moreover, priority research topics must fall within the ATTAIN priority areas:
Agri-Business Models for Increased Productivity and Income
Sustainable Farming Systems and Natural Resource Management
Food and Nutrition Security
Transformational Leadership for Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD)
Gender and Youth Engagement in ARD
Enhanced ARD towards Climate Resilience
EcoHealth/One Health Applications to ARD
III. How to apply?

Applicants must fill out online the NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Application Form and upload a copy of all required documents.

The required documents to be submitted should be in English:

Original or certified true copy of Bachelor of Science (BS) transcript of academic records bearing the seal of the University and original signature of the Registrar or Head of the University. An explanation of the university’s grading system must accompany the transcript of academic records.
Original or certified true copy of BS diploma
Certificate of employment (if employed)
Two (2) Recommendation Letters
Updated curriculum vitae
Brief description of the research the applicant plans to conduct for his/her thesis. Planned research must be aligned with SEARCA’s overarching theme of ATTAIN.
Two copies of passport-size photo of the applicant
Certification from a medical doctor that the applicant is in good physical and mental health condition and is fit to undertake graduate studies.
Please, note that shortlisted applicants will be instructed to apply for admission to the Global ATGS program.

IV. About the program

The Master Program in Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science (Global ATGS) is a cross- and inter-disciplinary program and aims to train international talent in emerging agricultural biotechnologies and smart agriculture.

For any inquiries, contact:

For more information please visit the program webpage: