Marshal Papworth Agricultural & Horticultural Scholarships for Students from Developing countries

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Marshal Papworth provide opportunities for students from developing countries to gain the agricultural and horticultural skills needed to achieve a sustainable future for themselves and their communities through two scholarship programmes:
Masters programme – 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.

The Masters programme

Marshal Papworth fund scholarships for one-year postgraduate courses for students from developing countries for UK-based MSc and MA courses. As an agricultural charity Marshal Papworth favour land-based postgraduate courses, including Sustainable Development, Waste Management and International Horticulture. However, Marshal Papworth also consider more general courses such as Project Management and Economic Development. Applications for our Masters scholarships are made directly to one of the partner universities/colleges, for a list of these please click here (link to Universities/Colleges page).

Marshal Papworth 10-week short course
This course has been designed specifically for students who can demonstrate a strong hands-on commitment to their community and its agricultural development. Potential candidates for this course include innovative farmers, community project leaders or primary school teachers with a keen interest in local agriculture, who are motivated in becoming change makers within their communities.

How to Apply:

You cannot apply directly to the Marshal Papworth Fund for our Masters programme. Applications should be made as follows:

• Prospective scholarship students should contact one of our chosen universities/colleges (link to the Universities page) directly and apply for a suitable course
• Students who apply must have a good command of the English Language as they will be required to sit an English test. English language is a requirement for all university/college admissions and English language is a requirement stipulated by UKBA for all international students
• Students who pass this test then need to go through the applications procedure of the university/college for their chosen course
• Once accepted onto a course the university/college will select candidates they believe are eligible for a Marshal Papworth Scholarship and will forward the students application and CV onto the Marshal Papworth Fund directly for consideration
• Students who will be considered for a Marshal Papworth scholarship will not have received any other form of scholarship funding prior to this application
• Suitable students must also demonstrate a clear desire for their country and fellow countrymen to benefit from their learning as a result of their completed course
• Applications for scholarships must be received from partnering universities/colleges no later than the end of the second week of April, or the last day before the Easter break, whichever is the former. This is to ensure that the students who are awarded a scholarship have ample time to arrange Visas and travel arrangements before the start of their course in the autumn
• Copies of the Admission Application/Copy of Certificates/Copy of Transcripts/Copy of References/Completed Marshal Papworth Student Application Form and CVs will be forwarded to the Marshal Papworth Fund Committee for perusal and comments soon after the closing date as highlighted above
• Applications and CVs will be considered by the Marshal Papworth Fund Committee and communication of awarded scholarships will be directly to successful students from the university/college for which they applied.

Marshal Papworth 10-week Short Course.

The Marshal Papworth Fund is currently working with a number of organisations in country who are responsible for the selection of candidates for the Marshal Papworth 10-week Short Course.

The 10-week course at Shuttleworth College starts in May with students arriving in the UK during the week the course begins.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Marshal Papworth Agricultural & Horticultural Scholarships


  1. […] The Marshal Papworth Scholarships Programme at Reading is a merit and experience-based award, given to talented individuals who demonstrate that they have the potential, at the end of their Master’s programme, to motivate people and communities in their home country towards positive change. The Scholarships are offered in collaboration with the Wallace and Muriel Hurst Fund. […]


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