Master’s Degree Program
The AUN/SEED-Net Project with support from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provides scholarships to highly qualified young teaching staff and graduating students/young graduates (i.e., potential future faculty staff) of Member Institutions to acquire master’s degrees in the following nine engineering fields at respective Host Institutions in other countries:
In order for AUN/SEED-Net students to produce high quality thesis research of international standard and to ensure the completion of the master’s degree within two years, AUN/SEED-Net provides vital support, in terms of financial and academic, through joint thesis research supervision, to AUN/SEED-Net Master’s students at all Host Institutions. The joint thesis research supervision will be carried out through the Collaborative Research Program, which has been created by each Host Institution for a few well-defined research themes (or research umbrellas) in consultation with Japanese Field Coordinating University, each of which is a collection of interrelated and progressively conducted thesis research topics. Each AUN/SEED-Net student (including doctoral sandwich student) shall conduct thesis research under one of these research themes.
Besides, according to AUN/SEED-Net Students’ Mobility scheme which is promoted to enable students to benefit educationally and culturally from the experience of learning at other Member Institution(s), Master’s students may be supported to take a course(s) or conduct research at other Member Institution(s) for a short period. Students are advised to consult with their advisors and Host Institution on the necessity, possibility and procedures of their mobility.
Those who complete this Master’s Degree Program with outstanding thesis research are encouraged to pursue a doctoral degree in one of the above nine fields either at Japanese Supporting Universities under the “Doctoral Degree Program in Japan”, or at Host Institutions (in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand) under the “Doctoral Degree Sandwich Program” with co-supervision by Japanese professors, or at the two Singaporean universities (NTU & NUS) under “Doctoral Degree Program in Singapore” .
Moreover, Master’s students who prove outstanding performance and feel interested in upgrading to doctoral level with maximum scholarship period of five (5) years could consult with their Host Institution on the possibility and requirements of being upgraded. Interested students are advised to inform their Sending Institutions in advance for their agreement.
To increase the number of high quality Master’s degree holders in engineering at Member Institutions which would be necessary to contribute to a sustainable industrial development of ASEAN countries.
To strengthen the Master’s degree support at the Host Institutions so that the production of high quality Master’s degree holders in engineering needed for the region is materialized within the region in collaboration with the Member Institutions and Japanese Supporting Universities.
To strengthen human networking among teaching staff of Member Institutions and Japanese Supporting Universities.
Target Number of Scholarships
Around 45 scholarships for each Japanese Fiscal Year will be supported (approximately five scholarships for each host field at Host Institutions in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand).
Coverage of Scholarships
The scholarships cover tuition fees, living expenses, health insurance, visa fee and airport tax, and a round-trip air ticket, in accordance with the AUN/SEED-Net Project regulations.
Commencement and Duration of Scholarships
The commencement of scholarship should be within the respective Japanese Fiscal Year; that is, awarded students should commence their study within April of the year– March of the next year.
The duration of the scholarship is strictly two years, counting from the day of arrival at a Host Institution. Students who need more than two years to acquire a degree will be expected to self-finance during period of extension.
Note: The AUN/SEED-Net Project, in consultation with the Host Institution, will terminate the award of any student who fails to maintain satisfactory progress at the Host Institution.
Although even distribution across nine fields and across Sending Institutions are taken into consideration, our scholarship allocation needs to be based on first-in-first-served policy; that is, depending on the submission of admission results from Host
Submission Deadline of the Application Form
Applications for the Master’s Degree Program should be submitted, in printed forms, to the AUN/SEED-Net Project by February 15 each year.