Plant Breeding, Ph.D. | Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences | Skara, Sweden
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About

The Department of Plant Breeding's vision is that our work shall make significant contributions to an efficient and sustainable production of food, feed and industrial products from plants. This programme is offered at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Overview

About the programme

  • Research on plant genetics is conducted on crops to investigate existing genetic variation, and to study specific characteristics of importance for further use in plant breeding. Unique to the Department of Plant Breeding at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is the strong link between basic research and applied plant breeding. 
  • Our researchers work on the domestication and genetic enhancement of new crops for environmentally friendly farming systems. Likewise, we are training graduate students and building national and international research capacity (especially in sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, and Latin America) on genetic resource characterisation and breeding for many types of cereals and pulses as well as coffee, banana, fescue, and avocado. Our undertakings vary in nature: from basic research such as molecular characterization of genetic variation to more applied research, for instance breeding late blight resistant potato cultivars for Sweden and the Nordic region of Europe.

Programme Structure

Research topics include:

  • Plant breeding;
  • Evaluation and utilization of genetic resources;
  • Plant biotechnology;
  • Product quality;
  • Analysis of health-related product qualities;
  • Development of novel plant-based biomaterials.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • Prospective students apply for vacancies.

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

240 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted, you need to:

  • hold a second-cycle (Master’s) qualification or at least 240 credits, of which a minimum of 60 credits are from second-cycle courses;
  • meet the English language requirements;
  • demonstrate enough potential and skills to be able to successfully complete your studies.

Those who appear to be best suited to doctoral studies will be invited to an interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 SEK per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 SEK per year during 48 months.
    • Doctoral students are not required to pay tuition fees.

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Plant Breeding.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
Merit-based Need-based

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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available

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