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SAARC Agricultural PhD Scholarships 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open15-Apr-2018
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AwardVariable Awards
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Dr. W.A.R.T. Wickramaarachchi, Senior Program Specialist (Priority
Se ng and Program Development), SAARC Agriculture Centre,
Dhaka, Bangladesh (T: +88-2-8141140, F: +88-2-9124596, M:
+880-1754696984, E: )
SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC)
BARC Complex
New Airport Road
Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh
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What is SAARC Agricultural PhD Scholarships 2018?

SAARC Agricultural Ph.D. Scholarships 2018 is a scholarship for students who want to pursue Ph.D. study on Agricultural Economics. Candidates must be a citizen of SAARC member countries except for Bangladesh. The scholarship will be provided for 3 years with full-time basis.

Who is offering this scholarship ?

The SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC), Dhaka, Bangladesh is offering this scholarship to strengthen agricultural research and technology. It is an initiative to support aspiring agricultural scientists of the region to pursue their Ph.D. degree programs in selected agricultural universities and institutions in South Asia.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Candidates belonging to SAARC member countries such as Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (except for Bangladesh).
  • The age of the candidate must not be more than 45 years.
  • Candidate must have a relevant postgraduate qualification (MSc/MS/Mphil).
  • Candidate must have good academic records.
  • Candidate must have fluency in the English language.

How can you apply ?

Procedure to apply for the scholarship:
Step 1: Download the application form.
Step 2: Fill in all the details.
Step 3: Attach all the required documents.
Step 4: Send application form via mail at 

What are the benefits ?

Award Details: 

  • Economy class airfare from home country to Sri Lanka and return at the end of the Ph.D. study will be provided to the selected candidate
  • Tuition fee (partially waived by the host institute) Living allowances at the rate of USD 600 per month for up to 3 years will be provided.
  • A one-time grant of USD 1000 will also be provided to cover up expenditure for books, study materials, computer, and thesis production.
  • To cover up research and other costs, a grant of USD 1000 per year will be provided with the recommendation of Ph.D. supervisor. 

What are the selection criteria ?

Candidates will be selected on the basis of:

  • Academic records
  • Publications and experience in relevant field
  • Relevancy and quality of PhD research synopsis

The shortlisted applications are finally evaluated by a committee comprised of the regional expert team.

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