SAARC Scholarship 2017 | SAARC Agricultural PhD Scholarship 2017

SAARC Agricultural PhD Scholarship Program 2017

SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC) has taken initiatives to support aspiring agricultural scientists of the region to pursue their PhD Degree Programs in reputed agricultural universities in SAARC Region and SAC is delighted to announce the launch of annual doctoral scholarship grant for the academic year 2017.

Duration: 3 years, Host University: Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

SAARC PhD Scholarship Eligibility 2017

Applicant must be a citizen of a SAARC Member State (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and must be a regular employee of the National Agricultural Research and Extension System (NARES) of the respective Member States. Applicants must be age of 40 years or below on the date of the application deadline.

Applicant should have a relevant postgraduate qualification (MSc/ MS/ MPhil) in agriculture or allied sciences with excellent academic records and good command of spoken and written English. Applicants having publications on climate change and conservation agriculture would get preference.

SAARC PhD Scholarship Application Form 2017

Applications are invited from potential applicants who have interest in PhD study on this particular area. Applicants should submit application along with PhD synopsis and supporting documents (certified copies of postgraduate and basic degree certificates, current CV, list of publications) to Director, SAC through the relevant ministries and SAARC Division under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs / External Affairs of the home country with endorsements on or before April 30th 2017.

A scanned copy of the set of application may be sent directly to Director, SAC via email as an advance copy. Circular for calling applications and Application Performa are available on

SAARC PhD Scholarship Dates 2017

Applications Received from Member Countries by the Deadline: April 30th 2017.

SAARC PhD Scholarship value:

Economy class air fare from home country and return at the end of PhD study.

Tuition Fee

Living allowances at the rate US$ 600 per month.

US$ 1000 to cover up expenditure for books, study materials, computer and thesis production (one-time grant).

US$ 1000 per year to cover up research costs with the recommendation of PhD supervisor.

SAARC PhD Scholarship Selection Process 2017

Applications received from member countries by the deadline (April 30th 2017) will be pre-evaluated by the Committee headed by Director, SAC according to the following criteria:

  1. Academic records of the applicant (Bachelor degree and postgraduate degree)
  2. Publications and experience in relevant field.
  3. Relevancy and quality of PhD research synopsis.

Final evaluation and selection will be made by SAC–BAU (host university) joint evaluation team.

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