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    Reaching across the Atlantic – Masters scholarships offered to Honduras and Dominican Republic students

    Posted 1 February 2017

    “I encourage all graduated students from Zamorano to get in touch about this amazing opportunity to study in the heart of rural England."

    Two students who have studied at the International Zamorano University in Honduras will each have the opportunity to commence a half-price Masters degree at Harper Adams University this autumn.

    Harper recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Zamorano, its Honduran equivalent, which offers education and research to meet the challenges of natural resource conservation, rural transformation and the development of internationally competitive agricultural and agro-industries in Latin America and the world.

    As part of the two universities’ agreement to work together, and to celebrate its success as the Times Modern University of the Year 2017, Harper Adams will award scholarships covering 50% of postgraduate tuition costs to two former Zamorano students.

    Dr Leticia Chico Santamarta, Harper Adams Coordinator for Latin America and Caribbean Partnerships visited Honduras ahead of the signing of the agreement and will now liaise with the two universities and the students to guide and select the best candidates.

    She said: “I encourage all graduated students from Zamorano to get in touch about this amazing opportunity to study in the heart of rural England. Email me to ask about how to apply and also to learn about life at Harper Adams. I was a PhD student and lecturer there and am delighted to be an ambassador for this university.”

    Dr Chico Santamarta can be reached on

    There is further good news for students in the Dominican Republic, as the DR Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCyT) continues its generous scholarships for them to travel to Harper Adams to complete further study. These awards cover tuition fees in full, accommodation and some students can also get support for their travel expenses through Harper Adams.

    Interested students should use the contact information above.

    Dr Chico Santamarta has visited a series of South American universities over the last 12 months to discuss ways in which they could work with Harper Adams, including Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias (Universidad de la Empresa) in Uruguay, alongside academic staff who gave talks on their work; Universidad de Buenos Aires; Universidad El Salvador and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina. Harper Adams also had a strong presence at Expo Prado, Uruguay, where a visit to Harper Adams for the Drones for Agriculture Conference was offered as a prize to Hackathon Agro winners.

    Please visit our International Students Facebook page to learn about students from throughout the world enjoying life at Harper Adams, to ask questions or to write to us about opportunities to study here.

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