The drive for agriculture is seemingly gaining recognition. Investing in agriculture comes with so many economic benefits.
Agricultural and horticultural students in developing countries who might have been disillusioned in venturing into the field as a result of poor implementation of laws and adequate funding from the government of the day, will cheer at the recent dimension agriculture is hugely recommended for economic growth, the impact on the economy and the fact it’s a money spinner aimed towards eradicating poverty and hunger in the third-world countries..
Poverty and starvation ravaging developing countries can be reduced drastically, only if nations would appreciate the economic value agriculture portrays.
Seeking apprenticeship in the agricultural sector should be encouraged. There’re institutes/ agencies built to empower interested persons who have drive and ambition for the field.
Marshal Papworth is one of its kind that offers Scholarships for Students from developing countries.
The Marshal Papworth Fund helps educate agricultural and horticultural students from developing countries by offering scholarships on the basis of academic excellence.
The Scholarships are for applicants studying or working in natural resource based projects (agriculturalist, horticulturalist or more general courses like Project Management and Economic Development) applying for a place in any of the participating institutions.
Students from developing countries are to gain agricultural and horticultural skills needed to achieve a sustainable future for themselves and their communities.
They are provided two scholarship programmes: a). Masters programme – A one year’s Masters Degree in agriculture or horticulture at a UK-based university; AND b). Marshal Papworth 10-week short course – A 10-week practical and experiential course to empower change makers in rural communities.
Course(s) Offered: Agriculture, Horticulture, Related disciplines
Course Level: Graduate (masters, short course)
Provider: Marshal Papworth Fund
Country to Study in: UK
Scholarships are for international students from developing countries.
a). MASTERS PROGRAMME
Scholarships are funded for one-year postgraduate UK-based MSc and MA courses. As an agricultural charity Marshal Papworth favours land-based postgraduate courses, including Sustainable Development, Waste Management and International Horticulture. However, it also considers more general courses such as Project Management and Economic Development.
Applications for the Masters scholarships are made directly to one of the partner universities or colleges. For a list of these institutions, please see below.
b). 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 the Demonstration Farmer course can be made via the official website (link to it is below).
Citizens of ALL developing countries. Please see the full list of countries here.
The following universities and colleges are able to provide Marshal Papworth scholarships:
- Aberystwyth University – Masters scholarship
- Cranfield University – Masters scholarship
- Bangor University – Masters scholarship
- Royal Agricultural College – Masters scholarship
- Moulton College – Marshal Papworth 10-week Short Course
- The University of Reading – Masters scholarship
- Writtle College – Masters scholarship
Fields of study
The Fund favours agricultural and horticultural land-based Masters Courses. However, it also considers more general courses such as Project Management and Economic Development.
The Short Course is a practical and experiential demonstration course.
Number of awards
The Masters programme is for one year. The Short course is for a 10-week period
The Masters Scholarship varies, from £12,000 to £17,000, as determined by the Marshal Papworth committee.
The short course scholarship includes Course fees, Visa assistance, Flights to and from the UK and transport to and from Heathrow airport, Accommodation, Meals, Allowance to cover food costs for self-catering at weekends, and A schedule of cultural visits.
Method of Application
You cannot apply directly to the Marshal Papworth Fund for the Masters programme. Prospective Masters Scholarship students should contact one of the participating universities/colleges directly and apply for a suitable course. Once accepted onto a course the university/college will select candidates they believe are eligible for a Marshal Papworth Scholarship and will forward the students application and CV to the Marshal Papworth Fund directly for consideration. Students who will be considered for a Marshal Papworth scholarship will not have received any other form of scholarship funding prior to this application.
The Marshal Papworth Fund is currently working with a number of organisations in country who are responsible for the selection of candidates for the Marshal Papworth 10-week Short Course.
It is important to read the FAQs, and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this award and also on how to apply.
Successful applicants will be contacted by the admissions department.
Application Deadline: Varies per school