Scholarships to the International MSc Programs

The vision of our scholarship sponsors is that scholarship recipients will use the knowledge gained at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment to become instruments of positive and just change in their home countries.

Thanks to the generous support and dedication of our scholarship sponsors, the International School of Agricultural Sciences is able to grant a number of full and partial scholarships to selected candidates of the international master programs. The scholarships are intended for students from developing countries and countries in economic transition and are granted following a competitive review during the advanced stage of the application process. Scholarship support is not available for students considered high-income countries.

Types of Scholarships

  • Full scholarships cover tuition, housing in the student dormitories on campus, medical insurance and a monthly living stipend. The scholarship does not cover application fees, round-trip airfare, initial living expenses, and a tuition deposit that will be returned to the payer or student at the end of the program; candidates are required to fund these expenses. We will consider requests for financial assistance in cases of financial need.
  • Partial scholarships subsidize candidates from developing countries having other funding sources.
  • Travel grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis depending on the financial needs of the candidate.

Scholarship offers may be withdrawn and offered to candidates on the waiting list if the candidate does not meet the necessary requirements. 

How to apply for a scholarship

Applications should be submitted to the International School, not to the sponsor. Only applicants who have been notified that they are eligible for the international MSc program and are proceeding to Stage 2 of the application process may send a completed scholarship application form with their full application package. Scholarships are limited and highly competitive; therefore, we strongly urge applicants to seek funding from other sources early in the application process.

Other scholarship sources