There are different funding opportunities available for PlantHealth students:

  1. PlantHealth Consortium scholarships
  2. Erasmus+ mobility grant for Year 2
  3. UNIPD Scholarship schemes
  4. Paid internships during Master Thesis period
  5. Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans
  6. Other funding options:
    • Scholarships from public and private entities
    • Private funding from companies and international organizations of the plant health sector.

Applicants are encouraged to search for external funding as early as possible.

The PlantHealth Consortium awards scholarships to the best candidates who apply before the indicated deadline each year. These scholarships will consist in a total reduction from the Participation Costs (including the tuition fees and insurance coverage).

  Total Participation Costs
(full 2-year master’s degree)
Programme country student 9000 EUR
Partner country student 18000 EUR

To apply for these scholarships the only requirement is to submit a complete application in the general call for applications. Allocation will be done by the PlantHealth Consortium based on the application quality and the availability of funds.

The PlantHealth Consortium scholarships do not cover travel nor living allowance. However, they are compatible with other kinds of scholarships and/or financial support.

PlantHealth students may apply for an Erasmus+ mobility grant to support the costs of their second academic year in the programme. The Erasmus+ grant is not means tested and is open to students of all nationalities.

The Erasmus+ grant (around 200-300 EUR per month depending on the destination country) is intended to assist students with additional costs incurred during the second year of study. However, it is not enough to cover all expenses and should not be relied on for essential living costs such as food and rent.

Students with M2 at University of Padua (UNIPD) may apply to the Regione Veneto Scholarships. The amount of the scholarship varies according to the student’s family income and other conditions specified in the Annual Call. The scholarship may include both the exemption of tuition fees and a subsistence allowance, as well as free or discounted student services such as accommodation, meals at university canteens, etc.

Detailed information available at https://www.unipd.it/en/scholarships

Besides, students with second master year (M2) at UNIPD may apply for a dedicated scholarships offered by UNIPD to joint programme students for fourth semester (if not spent in Italy). Amount and number of available scholarships will be defined according to available funds. Detailed information will be available at https://www.unipd.it/en/scholarships

If the master thesis research is carried out in a company, during the internship period students may receive a monthly scholarship or salary from the company that employs them.

This is a common practice in companies from certain countries such as France or Germany.

Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans are EU-guaranteed loans with favourable pay-back terms that can help you finance a Master course.

The scheme is designed to support postgraduate students and protect them from student hardship with social safeguards including:

  • No need for collateral from students or parents, ensuring equality of access
  • Favourable, better than market interest rates
  • Pay-back terms that allow graduates up to two years to find work before beginning repayment.

More information on the European Agency website.

Here you can find some examples of other scholarship opportunities to sponsor your PlantHealth studies:

 

General scholarship opportunities for students:

Category Scholarship-Websites
Funding portal within the EU European Funding Guide
Search engine for scholarships Scholarshipportal, Scholarships for Development, Scholarships Links, Becas Sin Fronteras, OFID Scholarships, Scholarship-Positions, Scholarships, European Funding Guide, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Rotary Club
Scholarships for candidates from developing countries IRRI
Scholarships for studies in France Eiffel Scholarships, Campus France
Scholarships for studies in Italy Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, COINOR
Scholarships for studies in Germany DAAD

 

Scholarships for European students:

Country Scholarship
All EU countries Erasmus+ Master degree loans
Eastern Europe (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus) EUROEAST
Denmark State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme
Estonia Estonian Students Fund in USA
France Paris-Saclay scholarship
Germany DAAD

 

Scholarships for Latin American students

Countries Scholarship
Argentina BECAR
Bolivia Becas Ministerio de Educación
Chile CONICYT, AGCID, BECAS
Colombia COLFUTURO, ICETEX
Ecuador SENESCYT
El Salvador BECAS FANTEL
Mexico CONACYT, FUNED, FIDERH
Panama Senacyt
Peru FINCYT, PRONABEC
Republica Dominicana MESCYT
All Becas Fundación Carolina

 

Scholarships for Asian students

Country Scholarship
China CSC
Indonesia LPDP