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Marshal Papworth Scholarships in the United Kingdom

Marshal Papworth Scholarships in the United Kingdom

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Country: UK
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Application calls for 2020 Marshal Papworth Scholarships in Agriculture for Developing countries in the United Kingdom. The Marshal Papworth Fund provides opportunities for students from developing countries to gain the agricultural and horticultural skills necessary to achieve a sustainable future for themselves and their communities. The fund offers two scholarships for students.

  • Masters program: A one year’s Masters Degree in agriculture or horticulture at a UK-based university.
  • Marshal Papworth 10-week short course: A 10-week practical and experiential course to empower change-makers in rural communities.

Partner Universities 

  • Aberystwyth University – Masters scholarship
  • Cranfield University – Masters scholarship
  • Bangor University – Masters scholarship
  • Royal Agricultural College – Masters scholarship
  • Harper Adams University – Masters scholarship and Marshal Papworth 10-week Short Course
  • The University of Reading – Masters scholarship
  • Writtle University College – Masters scholarship

Eligible Courses 

  • MSc Development and Project Planning
  • MSc International Development
  • MSc Project Planning and Management
  • MSc Land Reclamation and restoration
  • MSc Integrated Landscape Ecology
  • MSc Environmental Water Management
  • MSc Water and Sanitation for Development
  • MSc Conservation Manageme
  • MSc Crop Production (Horticulture)
  • MSc Crop Production (Agriculture)
  • MSc Post Harvest Technology
  • MSc Livestock Production Science
  • MSc Environment and Development
  • MA Development Economics
  • MA Agriculture and Rural Development
  • MSc Water Security and International Development
  • MSc Environment and Development
  • MSc Applied Development Studies
  • MSc Communication and Development
  • MSc Food Security and Development
  • MSc Agroforestry
  • MSc Environmental Forestry
  • MSc Conservation & Land Management
  • MA Social Development and Sustainable Livelihoods
  • MSc Integrated Pest Management
  • MSc Agricultural Sciences and Production Systems
  • MSc Entomology


The Marshal Papworth Scholarships are open to the nationalities and residents of developing countries (countries with a GNI per capita below US$11500). The organizer will shortlist scholarship candidates who fully meet the criteria for the courses against 3 main criteria: academic excellence, professional experience (includes experiences of 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 program.

Funding and Benefits

The scholarship for the 10-week short course at Harper Adams University comprises coverage for the 240 hours of tuition including 10 hours of IT tuition, visa assistance, travel expenses, accommodation on-site at Shuttleworth College in the Halls of Residence, meals in the college’s garden restaurant, an allowance to cover food costs for self-catering at weekends as well as a schedule of cultural visits.

Similarly, the scholarship for the Master’s programs covers tuition fees and provides for living expenses. The scholarship is for a 1-year postgraduate course, which on average is worth £19,000 per student.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline01 April,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe Marshal Papworth Fund



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