Center of Excellence in Agriculture

Kinaadman Support for Student Research (KSSR) Awards

These competitive research grants provide financial assistance to Xavier University students who are undertaking research as part of their degree requirements.  

Each undergraduate program can endorse up to 2 research project proposals to the Kinaadman University Research Office (KURO).  Proposals are submitted to KURO in October of each school year. 

Grantees are required to present their work during the University Research Week and submit copies of their research reports to KURO at the end of the school year.

Click to see List of previous Aggie student awardees

For inquiries, please visit or call:  
Kinaadman: University Research Office
Room 207, 2/F Lucas Hall
Phone: 853-9800 local 9167
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Federation of Agriculture Students of Mindanao (FASMIN) Congress and Skills Competition

This annual event is sponsored by the Council of Deans and Heads of Schools in Agriculture Education (CDHSAE) – 10.  Xavier University students interact with other agriculture students in Mindanao, keep abreast with recent trends and developments, and test their skills in several crop-based, animal-based and literary competitions.

Join and have fun!

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BPI – DOST Science Awards

This nationwide competition, established in 1989 by the Bank of Philippine Islands, encourages students across the country to pursue scientific research.   Exciting prizes await the awardees.

Who may apply (sourced from the 2018 XU Call for Nominations)?

Junior/senior students from the following disciplines:  Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Food Technology, Agricultural Sciences and Agricultural Engineering with

  • a QPI of at least 3.20 for both 3rd and 4th, including 5th year for engineering courses
  • no failing mark in any of his/her science and mathematics subjects from first year of enrollment
  • leadership potential
  • an approved research project which may be completed with the school year
  • no record of any disciplinary action, administrative charges and/or suspension for conduct unbecoming.

For more information, visit the Aggie Dean’s Office or see your department chair/program coordinator.

Student Exchange and Study Tour Abroad

Student Exchange Program

Interested junior or senior Aggie students can spend one semester at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, studying relevant courses in Agriculture, interacting with foreign students more closely and learning more about their culture. 

Click for more information.

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Study Tour

As a member-institution of the Asian Association of Agriculture Colleges and Universities (AAACU), the University can nominate a junior or senior Aggie student to participate in a study tour every year.

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