2013/2014 CDSSEA Scholarships for Master’s Programs in Development Studies in Thailand

The Consortium of Development Studies in Southeast Asia (CDSSEA) is offering scholarships for the students of Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam or Thailand. These scholarships are awarded for pursuing master’s studies in development studies at leading Asian Institute of Technology, Chiang Mai University and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. The scholarships will cover tuition fees, a monthly allowance, field research expenses and travelling expenses. The application deadline is 31st March 2013.

Study Subject(s): Under the CDSSEA scholarship program, applicants can choose to study on one of three leading development programs, namely:
-The Master of Arts in International Development Studies (MAIDS) at Chulalongkorn University,
-The Master of Arts in Social Science (Sustainable Development) (MASS) at Chiang Mai University or
-The Master of Science in Gender and Development Studies (MGDS) at the Asian Institute of Technology.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing master’s degree.
Scholarship Provider: The Consortium of Development Studies in Southeast Asia (CDSSEA)
Scholarship can be taken at: Thailand

Eligibility: To apply, students must:
-Be a national of Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam or Thailand. For applicants from Thailand, preference will be given to students from the three provinces in the far south, or from other border areas,
-Be a BA graduate in any field of study (but preferably with a social science background) and with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or with an excellent, general academic record.
-Possess good English proficiency, with a certificate showing a TOEFL and IELTS score or others upon admission requirements of the program,
-Commit to return to their home country after completion of the program to resume their work, and
-Preferably have 2 to 3 years work experience in the field of development.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam or Thailand can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Consortium of Development Studies in Southeast Asia (CDSSEA) is awarding scholarships to candidates from Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand who would like to pursue a Master’s degree in development studies in Thailand. The scholarship program is administered by CDSSEA, which was established in 2012 by the three institutions and with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), its aim being to build leadership capacity with regard to development studies in Southeast Asia – educating those capable of critically analyzing the development conundrum and understanding the regionalization of the development process, a process which plays a key role in building and maintaining dynamism in the region. The programs encourage students to seek out development alternatives based on social equity, environmental justice and economic and ecological sustainability, while fostering linkages that help better inform policy making with respect to development-related issues. As a result, CDSSEA is actively promoting the creation of a team of highly qualified development studies practitioners in Southeast Asia, and in the future hopes to open other programs across the region.

Duration of award(s): The duration of the scholarship depends upon the length of each program and will range from 14 months through to 22 months.

What does it cover? A full scholarship will be given to successful candidates, covering tuition fees, a monthly allowance, field research expenses (specifically for programs that require field research), and travelling expenses to and from the student’s home country.

Notification: Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 31st March 2013. 1st to 3oth May 2013: Interviews held in each participating country. Date will vary in each location. Successful applicants notified on 10th June 2013.

How to Apply: To apply for a Master’s course, applicants must directly apply to the program of study to pursue. Along with application form to the program of the study, a separate CDSSEA scholarship application form should be attached

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st March 2013.

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