Posted 1 March 2018
“The long term impact of the scholarship is to improve food security in host countries and their communities and to have sustainable farming systems in the developing world."
Students from developing countries can receive financial help to study a Masters degree at Harper Adams University from September 2018 through the Marshal Papworth Scholarship programme.
The aim of the scholarship is to teach and develop students’ skills and knowledge to help them make a difference to farming practices in their home countries.
Lecturer in Sub-Saharan and Tropical Agriculture, Ed Mashatise said: “The long term impact of the scholarship is to improve food security in host countries and their communities and to have sustainable farming systems in the developing world.
“This is an excellent opportunity for prospective students particularly those from Sub–Saharan Africa to enhance their agricultural skills at Harper Adams, the UK’s leading land-based university.”
The scholarship is available for students from developing countries who have applied to study MSc Integrated Pest Management, MSc Entomology or MSc Agricultural Sciences and Production Systems.
The scholarship is worth £23,350, comprising of: £13,350 payment of tuition fees and £10,000 living expenses.
The deadline is Monday 5 March 2018. For more information, and to apply, click here.
The Marshal Papworth Fund was originally established in 2001 to provide one year scholarships to educate agricultural and horticultural students from developing countries.
The Fund takes its name from its late founder, Marshal Papworth, a Huntingdonshire farmer, who played a key role in the agricultural community, as well as being a proactive member of the East of England Agricultural Society.