The Marshal Papworth Scholarship Program is a merit- and experience-based grant awarded to outstanding students who exhibit the ability to engage people and communities in their native country toward good change at the completion of their Master’s program. The Wallace and Muriel Hurst Fund have partnered with us to offer these scholarships.
Marshal Papworth Scholarship Details
Through two scholarship programs, they give chances for students from developing nations to learn the agricultural and horticultural skills needed to ensure a sustainable future for themselves and their communities:
Master’s degree: Marshal Papworth has a one-year Master’s degree in agricultural or horticulture from a UK-based university.
Marshal Papworth 10-week short course: A 10-week practical and experiential training aimed at empowering changemakers in rural areas.
The Master’s program
They fund scholarships for one-year postgraduate courses for students from developing countries for UK-based MSc and MA courses. Applications for the Master’s scholarships are made directly to one of the partner universities/colleges, we have listed a number of these universities as you read further.
The Short Course Program
The Marshal Papworth scholarship funds a BTEC Certificate in Agriculture. This is a tailored 10-week full-time short course in partnership with Harper Adams University.
The 10-week short course is where students learn vocational skills in animal and crop husbandry, machinery operations, IT, and study a Special Marshal Papworth module in small-scale business management.
The Marshal Papworth 10-week short course at Harper Adams University will lead to a BTEC Certificate in Agriculture.
Number of Scholarships
Marshal Papworth awards15 Masters scholarships and 22 short course scholarships over 2 years
The Marshal Papworth Scholarship is meant for students from developing countries.
Scholarship candidates who fully meet the criteria for the courses will be shortlisted for the scholarships based on three main criteria: academic excellence, professional experience (including experience gained in a volunteer capacity) in community development and/or agricultural development, and the potential for contribution to development in their home country.
Applicants should be gifted individuals who can show that by the completion of their Master’s degree, they will be able to influence people and communities in their native country to make positive changes. Applicants must be able to communicate well in English.
The participating UK universities and colleges for the Master’s scholarships are:
- Aberystwyth University
- Cranfield University
- Bangor University
- Royal Agricultural College
- Harper Adams University
- The University of Reading
- Writtle University College
The scholarship covers a total of £23,350, of which £13,350 is for tuition fees and £10,000 for living expenses.
The scholarship covers 240 hours of tuition, including 10 hours of IT tuition, which is paid directly to the university; visa assistance; flights to and from the UK, as well as transportation to and from Heathrow airport; on-site accommodation at Shuttleworth College in the Halls of Residence; meals in the college’s garden restaurant; and an allowance to cover food costs for self-catering at the university.
Level/Field(s) of study
Masters degree courses that are eligible for the scholarships are:
- 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 Management
- 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 and
- MSc Entomology.
Courses offered in the 10- week short course program
- Crop Management
- Livestock Management
- Business Management
- Additional Activities: Students will obtain experience in operating a range of machinery used in agriculture. This additional work will enable students to understand which machines are commonly used, and learn how to operate and service them.
How to Apply for Marshal Papworth Scholarship 2022
Candidates for the Master’s scholarships cannot apply directly to the Marshal Papworth Fund for the Master’s program. Rather, they have to apply directly to the participating universities. Once accepted into a course the university/college will select candidates they believe are eligible for a Marshal Papworth Scholarship and will forward the student’s application and CV to the Marshal Papworth Fund directly for consideration. Applications for scholarships must be received from partnering universities/colleges.
To apply for the 10-week course
You must make an application through accredited organizations found before their deadline.
If you submit your full application to any of the universities, you must also email us copies of the following documents. Otherwise, your application will not be considered:
A completed application form for Marshal Papworth students (which must be completed with your own handwriting).
A recent photo of you
The following pages of your passport:
The front cover
The photo and information page
Any showing visas issued to you
Your academic transcript
All of your qualifications certificates postage
A current academic reference (this must appear on the letterhead of the institution and include the signature and contact information of the referee)
An up-to-date reference from your employer regarding your work, including a statement of your work practices that certifies your English language qualification
In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates must download the application form and send it to the university email link
(subject: Marshal Papworth application Documents).
For more information and update as to when registration and acceptance would commence, visit the Official Scholarship Website