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ASEA-UNINET Thailand On-Place Master Scholarships Programme for Cambodia and Lao PDR

Published on Jan 02 2011 // East Asia, Masters, Scholarships in Thailand


The Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Thailand, in cooperation with the ASEA-UNINET Austria invites nationals of Cambodia and Lao PDR to apply for the ASEA-UNINET Programme Thailand On-Place Scholarships for academic year 2011. Seven scholarships will be granted to students and faculty members of higher education institutions in Cambodia and Lao PDR or general public from the two countries to further their Master’s degrees study in Thailand for two years in international study programmes in the fields of sciences, engineering, and economics offered by Thai higher education institutions which are members of the ASEA-UNINET. Tuition fees for the Scholarship students will be paid by the Thai higher education institutions and their living allowances and accommodations will be paid by the Austrian Government.

The most successful Master’s degree graduates of the ASEA-UNINET Programme Thailand On-Place Scholarships will be entitled to apply for the Austrian Technology Grants Scholarship to pursue their studies at Ph.D. level in Austria. The age limit of applicants for Ph.D. studies in Austria is 30 years on the date of application.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Be nationals of Cambodia or Lao PDR
  2. Hold a Bachelor degree in a relevant field
  3. Proficiency in English
  4. Maximum age: 27 years (calculated up to October 1st, 2011)
  5. Be of good health physically and mentally

Applicants for the Scholarship can choose to study in the fields of sciences, engineering and economics offered by 11 Thai universities as follows:

  • Chulalongkorn University (2 study programmes)
  • Chiang Mai University (2 study programmes)
  • Kasetsart University (1 study programme
  • Khon Kaen University (23 study programmes)
  • King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (10 study programmes)
  • King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (4 study programmes)
  • Mahasarakham University (9 study programmes)
  • Mahidol University (2 study programmes)
  • Prince of Songkla University (11 study programmes)
  • Suranaree University of Technology (10 study programmes)
  • Thammasat University (5 study programmes)

Please see attachment for detail of study programmes offered by Thai universities.

DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS

Two academic years (2011 – 2012) Master’s Programme will start in May/June 2011.

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS

  • Allowance of 13,000 Thai Baht per month including living allowance and accommodation during the two years stay in Thailand.
  • A round trip economy class air passage to and from Cambodia and Lao PDR at the beginning and the end of the scholarship term respectively.
  • Coverage of health and accident insurance during the period of scholarship in Thailand.
  • Tuition and all relevant fees paid by the host Thai universities.
  • Student visa fee.
  • Allowance for text books of 4,000 Baht per year for two academic years.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION

  • Original copy of the Application Form with photographs taken not more than six months from the deadline of application
    • A certified copy of degree certificate
    • A certified copy of transcript of records for Bachelor’s degree study with grades and grade point average in English
    • 2 Letters of Recommendation in English
    • English translation of birth certificate or national identification card or certified copy of passport showing date of birth

HOW TO APPLY

Application form can be obtained from the Royal Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh and the Royal Thai Embassy in Vientiane or downloaded from website of the Office of the  Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand at:

http://www.inter.mua.go.th

Applicants have to identify a maximum of three Master degree programmes in order of preference. Final decision for enrolment at one particular Thai university will be made by a panel of representatives from Thai universities which are members of the ASEA-UNINET. Please see the attachment for relevant details about the study programmes available.

WHERE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FORM

Scholarship applicants have to prepare 4 sets of all application documents (1 original set and 3 copies) and submit them to the Royal Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh or the Royal Thai Embassy in Vientiane. Please mark “ASEA-UNINET Thailand On-Place Scholarships” at the bottom right corner of the application packet.

The applicants are recommended to also submit the application form and all required documents electronically (via e-mail) to the contact person of the 3 selected universities as named in the attached programme table for initial reference.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The applications and all required documents (both the original and electronic types) must be received no later than 7 January 2011. Late submissions of applications or incomplete application form/documents will not be considered.

TEST OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY AND INTERVIEW

Short-listed candidates will be notified to sit in for the English proficiency test to be conducted in January 2011 at the Royal Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh and the Royal Thai Embassy in Vientiane. Successful applicants who are granted the scholarship may have to obtain the required TOEFL or IELST scores or pass the English Proficiency Examination arranged by the host university before being awarded their degree.

DATE AND VENUE FOR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST AND INTERVIEW

English Proficiency Test
Date: 24 January 2011 (to be confirmed)
Venue:  The Royal Thai Embassy in Vientiane and the Royal Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh

Interview in Lao PDR
Date: February 2011(to be informed)
Venue: the Royal Thai Embassy in Vientiane
Kaysone Phomvihane Avenue
Xaysettha, Vientiane Capital
Tel (856 21) 214581 – 2

Interview in Cambodia
Date: February 2011(to be informed)
Venue: the Royal Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh
196 Norodom Blvd., Tonle Bassac
Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh
Tel (855 23) 363869 – 70

Successful scholarship candidates will be contacted by late February 2011

CONTACT ADDRESS AND WEBSITE

ASEA-UNINET Thailand
c/o Bureau of International Cooperation Strategy
Office of the Higher Education Commission
Ministry of Education
328 Si Ayutthaya Road
Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Telephone: 66 2 610 5395 – 6
Fax: 66 2 354 5570

E-mail: wattanas@mua.go.th, wisaruta@mua.go.th

For more information please visit:
http://www.inter.mua.go.th



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