The Marshal Papworth Scholarship Programme is now open. Students from developing countries are welcome to apply. They must be planning to pursue master degree in specified field at an partnering university in the United Kingdom.
Masters programme: We fund scholarships for one-year postgraduate courses for students from developing countries (link to table) for UK-based MSc and MA courses. As an agricultural charity we favour land-based postgraduate courses, including Sustainable Development, Waste Management and International Horticulture. However, we also consider more general courses such as Project Management and Economic Development. Applications for our Masters scholarships are made directly to one of our partner universities/colleges, for a list of these please click here (link to Universities/Colleges page).
Marshal Papworth 10-week short course: This course has been designed specifically for students who can demonstrate a strong hands-on commitment to their community and its agricultural development. Potential candidates for this course include innovative farmers, community project leaders or primary school teachers with a keen interest in local agriculture, who are motivated in becoming change makers within their communities. Applications for our Demonstration Farmer course can be made by clicking here.
Typically, this is a fully funded scholarship program.
Level & Area of Studies
Master degree and short course in various fields such as; enivironment, agriculture, development studies, development economics, livestock studies and others.
Place of study
At the participating UK universities and colleges for the Masters scholarships are:
• Aberystwyth University
• Cranfield University
• Bangor University
• Royal Agricultural College
• Harper Adams University (Marshal Papworth 10-week Short Course is also offered here)
• The University of Reading and
• Writtle University College.
Eligibility and Requirements
- Applicants should be nationals of and resident in developing countries (countries with a GNI per capita below US$11500), and scholarship candidates who fully meet the criteria for the courses will be shortlisted for the scholarships against 3 main criteria: academic excellence, professional experience (includes experience gained in a voluntary capacity) in community development and/or agricultural development, and the potential for contribution to development in their home country after completion of their degree programme.
- Applicants should be talented individuals who demonstrate that they have the potential, at the end of their Masters programme, to motivate people and communities in their home country towards positive change. Applicants must have a good command of the English Language.
Please go to the link below to see further instruction of application procedure.