Other Opportunities

Agroforestry and natural resource management are well-established research and development disciplines worldwide. Other than the World Agoforestry Centre, many national, regional and international institutions offer a broad range of fellowship and scholarship opportunities that develop and strengthen the capacity of individual learners in these areas.

Current opportunities


1) Collective Action & Property Rights News

SCHOLARSHIP: MSc Water: Science and Governance

The Department of Geography, King's College London is accepting applications for MSc Water: Science and Governance and scholarships are available to eligible candidates.

Drawing on the university's leading reputation in water research, students are equipped with advanced interdisciplinary training to tacle the contemporary challenges of diverse water

The programmeregularly includes guest talks by leading scientists and professionals in addition to a range of research seminars available weekly within the department.  Environmental internship opportunities are offered and dissertations may be developed through placements at relevant organisations.

More information can be found on http://news.capri.cgiar.org/2014/02/scholarship-msc-water science

Application deadline March 31, 2014


Each year, DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service offers scholarships for developing countries‘ students. The scholarships are available for pursuing a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education. These scholarships provide monthly installment of EUR 750.00. and also include the costs for health, accident and liability insurance in Germany and an DAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries are offered for pursuing development-related postgraduate courses in the areas of Economic Sciences / Business Administration/ Political Economics, Development Co-operation, Engineering and related sciences, Mathematics, Regional Planning, Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Public Health / Veterinary Medicine / Medicine, Social Science, Education & Law and Media Studies.
Course Level: The scholarship is offered to pursue a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education.
Scholarship Provider: DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service.
Scholarship can be taken at: German

Scholarship Description: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – supports a range of postgraduate courses at German universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from Developing Countries with further specialized studies. The DAAD supports these selected programs with a certain quota of scholarships and with financial assistance for a special tutoring system. At the end of the course (programs run 12 to 36 months, depending on the particular institution) participants can obtain an internationally recognized Master’s or in some courses PhD degree.

The general closing dates for applications are as follows:
-31 July (annually) DAAD Regional Office, DAAD-Information Centre or German Embassy or
-31 August (annually) DAAD Bonn or
-15 October (annually) University (Please check date. Deadlines differ from university to university.

3) Fashion Matters MA Scholarships at the University of Arts London in UK, 2014/2015

University of the Arts London is offering up to three Fashion Matters MA Scholarships for UK/EU and overseas students. Each award is worth £15,000 and will be awarded to three selected progression students accepted accepted on the MA Fashion Footwear or MA Fashion Artefact course at London College of Fashion, commencing September 2014. Scholarships will cover full tuition fees and some maintenance for a Home/EU recipient and a contribution towards tuition fees for an Overseas recipient. The application deadline is 16th May 2014.

Scholarship Provider: University of the Arts London, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK 

Eligibility: Eligibility criteria for The Fashion Matters MA Scholarships, applicants must be:
-Accepted for a full-time MA Footwear Course or the MA Artefact Course at London College of Fashion, commencing September 2014; and
-A graduate from the BA (Hons) Footwear or the BA (Hons) Accessories Course at London College of Fashion within the last three years.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 16th May 2014.


4) Victoria Masters Scholarship in Newzealand 2014

Victoria University is offering over thirty master’s [by thesis] scholarships to students about to commence a full-time, research-focused Master’s degree. Scholarships consisting of a $15,000 stipend, plus domestic fees will be awarded. International students, other than those from Australia will be liable to pay the difference between the full international student fee and the domestic fee. Scholarships shall be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit.

tudy Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the Victoria University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time, research-focused Master’s degree at Victoria University.
Scholarship Provider: Victoria University, New Zealand
Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand

Eligibility: Only those students enrolled solely for a 90 point thesis or above are eligible to apply. In some cases this will be Part 2 of a two-year Master’s degree and will usually have the course code 591. Students who are enrolled in Master’s degree programmes that have thesis or research components of less than 90 points, or who elect not to enrol for the solely by thesis option, but instead enrol in taught courses, internships, performance, portfolio, practicum, or other programme options, are eligible to apply for the Victoria Graduate Scholarships. Creative Writing candidates are eligible to apply for the Master’s [by thesis] Scholarship.

The application deadline is 1 November 2014.


5) One Planet MBA Scholarships at University of Exeter in UK, 2014/2015

University of Exeter is offering a number of MBA scholarships in 2014/15. Applicants need to have received an offer of a place on the One Planet MBA before apply for a scholarship. All scholarships are awarded on a discretionary basis, with eligibility assessed on the basis of academic qualifications, work experience and personal statement. Students can apply for a number of Scholarships but students can only be awarded one. Application should be submitted till 31st May 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for MBA programme at University of Exeter.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree level at University of Exeter in UK.
Scholarship Provider: University of Exeter, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK 

Eligibility: The Ayudar One Planet MBA Scholarship Programme: To be eligible to apply you will need to satisfy the following criteria: Be a Colombian citizen planning to return to Colombia and develop a business career in the country after graduation.
-Have a clear and demonstrable desire to make a difference in helping business to contribute back to society and/or improve the environment. You will need to write a compelling personal statement to demonstrate this.
-Have a clear and demonstrable case that you would not, without the Scholarship, have the financial means to undertake an MBA in the UK.
-Have a good academic background with the equivalent of an Upper Second class honours degree.
-A minimum of three years post-graduation managerial experience.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadline is 31st May 2014


6)  MBA Scholarship for International Students at University of Glasgow in UK, 2014

University of Glasgow is offering MBA scholarships for international students commencing in September 2014. A total of 5 scholarships are available. The value of each scholarship is £5,000. The criteria for the scholarships are academic excellence and personal achievement. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their application for admission. The application deadline is 1 July 2014.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded for MBA programme at University of Glasgow.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master degree at University of Glasgow in UK.
Scholarship Provider: University of Glasgow, UK
Scholarship can be taken at:  UK

Eligibility: The criteria for the scholarships are academic excellence and personal achievement. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their application for admission.

Number of award(s): A total of 5 MBA scholarships are available.

How to Apply: All MBA applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and who have submitted their application before the deadline will be considered. No separate application is required.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 July 2014.


7) IUFRO World Congress "Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research" Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: October 5-11, 2014


Student and Young Scientist Sessions

The IUFRO World Congress ins pleased to announce a special call for abstracts for the IUFRO Incubator Session - aimed specifically for graduate students and recent graduates to present a summary of their BSc, MSc or PhD thesis work.  The call for abstracts will be open from 12 February to 20 March 2014. 

Submitted abstracts should address one or more of the following session themes:

  • Forest inventory and modelling
  • Forest ecology, biodiversity and silviculture
  • Forest health, tree physiology and genetics
  • Forest operations, engineering, products, biomass and bioenergy
  • Forest policy, social aspects and economics

Abstracts and power-point slides for presentation should be in English, but the oral presentation at the congress may be delivered in Spanish, French or German (official IUFRO languages).more information can be found in the below links:

http://www.iufro2014.com/ http://www.iufro.org/events/congresses/2014

call for abstracts


IUFRO Incubator Information

IUFRO Incubator Abstract Submission Form


8) Harvard University Scholarships

Harvard University is one of the leading research and teaching institutions in the world. It was established in1636. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States which welcomes students from all over the world. Harvard is a popular study destination for students as they get the opportunity to participate in an outstanding range of activities. Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research and developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally.

There are various courses which students can choose to pursue from Harvard University. Harvard students stand out for their academic excellence. Candidates come throughout the world representing demographic, economic and cultural diversity. With a continuing commitment to the pursuit of quality, Harvard University offers incomparable student experiences across a wide spectrum of academic environments.

Harvard admits outstanding students of every nationality and background. This page contains useful information for students interested in learning more about how to apply for admission to Harvard and for different scholarships. Harvard College offers undergraduate (bachelor’s, first) degree, graduate degree, Doctoral Programs and Summer Programs. All these levels of education are offered to national and international students.

Different schools of Harvard:
-Harvard Business School, Harvard Divinity School,Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School
-Harvard School of Dental Medicine
-Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
-Harvard School of Public Health
-Harvard Extension School,Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement,Harvard Summer School
-Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Entry Requirements for Graduates

 Applicants who wish to pursue a degree at the Graduate School must hold the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from an institution of recognized standing.

-Applicants from institutions outside of the US; applicants must hold the equivalent of US bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from institutions of recognized standing (either a three or four year undergraduate degree).

3. Entry Requirements for Doctoral Programs

To be considered for admissions applicants must have a bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate applicants in his/her senior year are welcome to apply.

  Required Application Materials:

a.Completed online application form
c.Statement of Purpose
d.Transcripts for all college/university degrees and courses
e.Self-reported transcripts are accepted for DBA programs
f.Official transcripts are required for PhD programs. Applicants must also upload copies of his/her transcripts to the online application system.
g.Current GMAT or GRE scores
h.TOEFL scores
i.Three letters of recommendation (at least one from an academic source). Recommendation letters must be submitted online through the online application system. Hard copy recommendation letters will not be accepted.
j.$105 application fee via credit card


9) SEARCA Graduate (MSc and PhD) Scholarship for Southeast Asians, 2015/2016

Applications are invited for SEARCA graduate scholarship for advanced studies leading to the Master’s and PhD degrees in Agriculture and related sciences. Applicants must be regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies and not older than 35 years of age. Scholarship is awarded to study any of the following universities: Bogor Agricultural University and Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia, Putra University in Malaysia, Kasetsart University in Thailand, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) and University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) in Philippines

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded in Agriculture and related sciences (including biological sciences, fishery, environmental science, statistics, forestry and social sciences).
Course Level: Scholarship supports for advanced studies leading to the Master’s and PhD degrees.
Scholarship Provider: The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
Scholarship can be taken at: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand
How to Apply: Interested parties may submit their accomplished SEARCA Scholarship Application form together with other original application requirements to the Ministries of Education/Higher Education of their respective countries. Applications may be submitted to any one of the following Ministries of his/her own country: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Forestry, Ministry of Fisheries and Ministry of Rural Development. Applications may be submitted directly to the Ministry of Education/Higher Education, or to the Ministry where the applicant is employed for preliminary screening.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Deadline for the Ministries to send endorsements to SEARCA is every 30 July.


10) MSc and PhD Position at Chosun University in Korea, 2014

SoC Design Lab, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Chosun University in Korea is offering funding opportunities for MS and PhD position for the academic year 2014. One position is available. Financial support of tuition fees and living expenses will be provided to the candidates. To be eligible, candidate should have foreign citizenship.

Study Subject: Position is available in the following research areas: Analog / Digital IC design for signal processing and communication, IT areas including Electronics, Information and Communication and Computer.
Course Level: Position is open for research program.
Scholarship Provider: SoC Design Lab., Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Chosun University
Scholarship can be taken at: Korea

Eligibility: In order to qualify for the position, following requirements are essential:
- An applicant and his / her parents must have foreign citizenship and come under each of the following:
- Graduated or is going to graduate from a bachelor’s or master’s program in a foreign country
(Dept. of Electronic Eng., Computer Science Eng., Information and Communication Eng., and IT related Eng.)
- Must have IBT score of 85 (IELTS 6.5) or higher.
- Must have superior CGPA

Scholarship Description: MS and PhD position is available at SoC Design Lab., Department of Information and 

Communication Engineering, Chosun University in Korea. An applicant should be graduated or is going to graduate from a bachelor’s or master’s program in a foreign country. Scholarship covers tuition fees and living expenses.


11) IDRC - SEARCA Master Scholarships in Agriculture and Food Security, 2014/2015

SEARCA and IDRC are announcing scholarships for qualified nationals from Lao PDR and Myanmar. Scholarships will be awarded to pursue 2-year Master’s Degree courses in fields related to agriculture and food security in the uplands of Southeast Asia starting academic year 2014-2015. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Application should be submitted till 31st March 2014

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded in fields related to agriculture and food security in the uplands of Southeast Asia.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master degree.
Scholarship Provider: SEARCA and IDRC
Scholarship can be taken at:
Philippines (University of the Philippines Los Banos) and Thailand (Chiang Mai University, KhonKaen University and Kasetsart University).

Eligibility: The scholarship is awarded to qualified nationals from Lao PDR and Myanmar. Target sectors for the scholarship include:
-Universities (education & research faculty);
-Government Agencies (technical & field personnel);
-Non-government Organizations (technical & field personnel);
-Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Description: The scholarship is awarded to qualified nationals from Lao PDR and Myanmar to enable them to pursue 2-year Master’s Degree courses in fields related to agriculture and food security in the uplands of Southeast Asia starting Academic Year 2014-2015.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st March 2014.


12) Masters position in computational Fluid Dynamics at University of British Columbia, Canada

Applications are invited for funded masters of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) position in the field of Mechanical Engineering at University of British Columbia-Okanagan campus. Position is open for Canadian and international candidates. Applicant should have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent. Knowledge of fluid mechan

Study Subject: Position is available in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Course Level: Position is open for pursuing master’s degree level at University of British Columbia in Canada.
Scholarship Provider: University of British Columbia, Okanagan School of Engineering, Canada
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada

Eligibility: In order to qualify, the individual should have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent. Knowledge of fluid mechanics / aerodynamics, numerical methods, and computer programming is essential. Prior exposure to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and/or experiments in fluid flows should be preferred.

Scholarship Description: A funded Masters of Applied 
Science (M.A.Sc.) position is available immediately in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus in Canada. To be eligible, applicant should have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact the University British Columbia, Canada


13) Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security CCAFS

Call for Concept Notes for CCAFS Flagships

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is pleased to announce two open calls for concept notes.  CCAFS is now looking for concept notes that will:

  1. Help develop its portfolio of work related climate-smart agricultural practices, specifically around the area of local adaptation planning processes, and scaling up and out approaches (flagship 1)
  2. Contribute to the resilience and adaptive capacity of agriculture through climate information services and climate-informed food security safety nets (flagship 2)

Concept notes must specify not only the research outputs that are being proposed, but also a clear set of development outcomes, and a plausible theory of change on how this research will contribute to the larger goals of CCAFS and the CGIAR Intermediate Development Outcomes that CCAFS is adopting.

Deadline for submission is 1st March 2014


14) International Climate Protection Fellowships

For young climate experts from developing countries interested in conducting a project in Germany and developing long-term collaborations.

The fellowship allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection.

Applications requirements

  • University Degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) completed with outstanding results less than 12 years prior to the start of the fellowship
  • Clearly visible leadership potential demonstrated by experience in a leadership position, or appropriate references
  • Professional experience in a leadership role in the field of climate protection (at least 48months at the time of application), or a further academic or professional qualification
  • Very good knowledge of English and / or German
  • Register and apply online

Application deadline: 15th March 2014


15)  Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Masters Courses in UK, 2014

Department for International Development (DFID) offers Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Masters Students in UK. All courses undertaken must be demonstrably relevant to the economic, social or technological development of the candidate’s home country. Awards are available at participating institutions in the UK only. A grant of up to £225 to cover thesis (Master’s) costs is available; also available is £200 for study travel. The cost of up to 10 Kilograms of excess baggage (books only) is available for scholars returning home at the end of  their awards. The application deadline is 16th April 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the UK Institutions.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree level at UK Institutions.
Scholarship Provider: Department for International Development (DFID), UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants must:
-be nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) a developing Commonwealth country, and not currently be living or studying in a developed country.
-hold a first degree at either first or upper second class level
-be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue the course
-have not previously studied for one year or more in a developed country
-be able to confirm in writing that neither they or their families would otherwise be able to pay for the proposed course of study
-be willing to confirm that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete

Application deadline: The application deadline is 16th April 2014

16) Undergraduate Scholarships Australian National University

There are limited numbers of scholarships available for undergraduate students in 2014 at the Australian National University. The scholarships are open to prospective full-time undergraduate students in any subject area for each year of full time courses. All sholarships are subject to satisfactory progress by students. Foundation degree students may also be eligible for the scholarships.

How do I apply at ANU?

Please note that Australian National University cannot consider applications received after the deadline. Also remember that the scholarships application procedure is separate from the admissions application procedure. Therefore you may be offered a place of study at the university

Before you begin your application at ANU, please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria. You must:

  • * be an international student (classified as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes);
  • * not currently be registered on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at the Australian National University.

Documents to make your application online

Following documents may be required to to apply for admissions and scholarships online.

  • * an academic reference letter;
  • * a copy of your academic transcript or marksheets;
  • * a copy of your Academic IELTS or TOEFL result if applicable.

Scholarships at ANU

There are a number of scholarships available for undergraduate students. ANU Scholarships are provided to assist students for paying university fees, books and towards living. International Honours students at ANU may wish to consider applying for an Honours scholarship.

17) ITS Masters Scholarships for UK, EU or International Students in UK, 2014 - 2015

The Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) at University of Leeds is offering masters scholarships for UK, EU or international students. Applicants must first hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of an academic place on an ITS Masters programme for the academic year commencing September 2014. The scholarships provide a 50% tuition fee waiver for the 2014-15 academic year. Application should be submitted till 12th June 2014 (international applicants) and by 7th July 2014 (UK/EU applicants).

Study Subject (s): Scholarship applications can be made for any of the five programmes: MA Transport Economics, MSc Sustainability (Transport), MSc Transport Planning, MSc Transport Planning and the Environment and MSc (Eng) Transport Planning and Engineering at ITS.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master degree at ITS, University of Leeds.
Scholarship Provider: The Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants must first hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of an academic place on an ITS Masters programme for the academic year commencing September 2014.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Scholarship applications should be submitted to ITS no later than 12th June 2014 for international applicants and by 7th July 2014 for UK/EU applicants.


18) PhD Positions in Neuroscience at University of Lubeck in Germany, 2014

University of Lübeck is inviting applications for PhD positions available for highly motivated doctoral researchers for a structured three-year PhD programme within the Research Training Group GRK 1957. The programme will start as of May 1st, 2014. Applications are welcome from candidates with an excellent graduation (Master or equivalent) in life sciences (e.g. biology, pharmacology, neurosciences, psychology) and an active interest in the research field. The Salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale (TVL E13 65%). Application should be submitted till April 14, 2014.

Study Subject (s): Positions are available in the field of Neuroscience.
Course Level: Positions are open for pursuing PhD research programme.
Scholarship Provider: University of Lübeck, Germany
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: Applications are welcome from candidates with an excellent graduation (Master or equivalent) in life sciences (e.g. biology, pharmacology, neurosciences, psychology) and an active interest in the indicated research field. The programme is taught in English which requires very good written and spoken English skills.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is April 14, 2014.