Royal Thai Government’s Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA) is offering fully funded scholarships for Thai international postgraduate programme (TIPP) at Khon Kaen University, Kasetsart University, Naresuan University, Mae Fah Luang University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Mahidol University, Prince of Songkla University, Chiang Mai University and Institute of Dermatology in Thailand. Each university is offering selected courses. Applicants from selected developing countries are eligible for these endowments. The application deadline is November 30, 2013.
Study Subject (s): The studentships are offered in the themes Sufficiency Economy, Global Warming, Food Security and Public Health for the given master courses: Rural Development Management, Science program in Sustainable Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Natural Resource and Environmental Management, Energy Technology and Management, Environmental Management and Technology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Food Science, Agriculture (International Program), Postharvest Technology, Pharmacy Program and Agricultural Biotechnology, Engineering Program in Environmental Engineering, Diploma Degree in Dermatology and Dermatosurgery, Public Health, Primary Health Care Management and Nursing Science (International Program).
Course Level: The studentships are awarded for pursuing postgraduate taught degree program in Thailand. All courses will equip graduates with a Diploma’s degree or Master’s degree.
Scholarship Provider: Royal Thai Government’s Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
Award can be taken at: Thailand
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Eligibility: To be considered for the Royal Thai Government Postgraduate Degree Programme, applicants must:
-Be nominated by their respective governments;
-To be under forty (45) years of age;
-Be academically qualified to attend the study;
-Have a good command of written and spoken English.
-Be in good health, both physically and mentally;
Each participant should have a health certificate provided by an authorized physician. This form is also attached together with the application form. Pregnancy is regarded as a disqualifying condition for participation in the course.
Open for International Students: Scholarships offered under the Thai International Postgraduate Programme for the 2014 academic year are available to prospective government officials from the Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Djibouti, El Salvador, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Guinea, Indonesian , Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Marshalls Islands, Micronesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Island, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Uganda and Vanuatu.
Description: The Thai International Postgraduate Programme (TIPP) established in 1999, with the aim of expanding Thailand’s commitment to fostering cooperation partnerships among developing countries. The programme set up by the Royal Thai Government’s Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is designed to provide fully-funded fellowships to allow outstanding students to study in Thailand. An important aspect of the programme is its focus on enhancing educational standards in the Asian region while helping to improve cross-cultural understanding and relationships between Thailand and its development partners. The first TIPP courses began in the 2000 academic year with students from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam. The programme has now been expanded to include applicants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Djibouti, El Salvador, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Marshalls Islands, Micronesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Island, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Uganda and Vanuatu.
What does it cover? The following costs will be borne by the Royal Thai Government and administered by Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA):
-A round-trip air ticket: An economy class air ticket from an appropriate international airport to Bangkok will be issued to each awardee by a representative of Thai Airways International, or through the National Airline Office in the awardee’s country. A return air ticket will be issued and provided to each awardee before their course ends. Should the awardees buy the air tickets by themselves, without TICA’s special instruction, they are not eligible to reimburse its expenses from the Royal Thai Government.
-A settlement allowance and a monthly living allowance in Thai Baht
-Accommodation for the duration of the awardee’s stay in Thailand
-Tuition and supplementary fees (paid directly to the training institute)
-Life and health insurance: Health services relating to dental treatment, glasses and any kind of sickness that happened before awardee arrive Thailand are not covered by the health insurance provided by the Royal Thai Government.
Notification: The selection results will be released to the respective governments in March 2014. Applicants should contact their government’s focal agencies for the list of awardees.
How to Apply: Applicants wishing to apply for the Thai International Postgraduate Programme must be nominated by their respective governments. They should complete the TICA application form (available from Royal Thai Embassies and Royal Thai Consulates) and submit it to the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in their home country. The forms will then be forwarded to TICA for screening. Applications must
Be made on TICA’s application Form;
Be endorsed by the applicant’s working agency and government;
Be forwarded to TICA through the Royal Thai Embassy in the applicant’s country;
Include medical examination forms that have been completed by a certified medical practitioner;
Include copies of degree certificate and transcripts (mark sheets) of the applicant’s studies in English;
Include copies of English language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS);
Be submitted along with the additional requirements of each course.
Application Deadline: Complete applications should reach TICA before November 30, 2013.