Level of Study: Postgraduate research masters, Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Life and Environmental Sciences, Economic Development and Regeneration, Economics
Nationality: EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award: Charity/Trust
Deadline for applying: 31/05/2015

Award Description

The CLAAS Foundation aims to support students of agricultural engineering and its related fields such as engineering and business studies.

Value of Award

A total of four scholarships are offered:

1st prize: Funding amount of 7,200 Euro (600 Euro/month for a total of 12 months)

2nd prize: Funding amount of 6,000 Euro (500 Euro/month for a total of 12 months)

3rd prize: Funding amount of 4,800 Euro (400 Euro/month for a total of 12 months)

4th prize: Funding amount of 3,600 Euro (300 Euro/month for a total of 12 months)

Furthermore, bonus prizes of 1.500 Euro each will be awarded in the categories of innovation, extracurricular engagement and technical engagement.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be working in the field of Engineering, Agriculture or Economics, have an interest in agricultural engineering or agriculture, and have completed undergraduate studies in 2013/14.


The applicant's undergraduate dissertation should also be linked to agricultural engineering or have any other connection with agriculture and its related industries.

Suggested topics include: Agricultural Engineering, bio systems technology, green technology, Machinery management, energy or other agriculture-related technical projects.

Postgraduate students (taught MSc, MSc by Research or MPhil) qualify for both categories i.e. one of the four scholarships or for one of the bonus prizes.

The various submissions will be judged on the basis of:

  • Creativity in respect to originality
  • Realizability of result and practical relevance
  • Result of project
  • Significance of the subject for agricultural engineering and farming
  • Structure and design of the project
  • Extracurricular activities/voluntary work

Factors such as internationality, interdisciplinary, curriculum vitae and professional expectations will be considered in the evaluation process.

How to Apply

Application is through the Foundation's website: http://www.claas-stiftung.com/cl-stiftung/en/home,bpSite=97942,lang=en_UK.html


Please check the CLAAS website for details of the 2015 competition.