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7 Best Resources for International Scholarships in Thailand

Written by Azeemen

Known as the “land of smiles” for the friendliness of its people, Thailand has developed a culture of diplomatic mastery and exceptional hospitality. Thailand also offers great opportunities to study in prestigious higher education institutions with low charges of tuition and living costs. With its uniquely blended culture of ancient and modern culture, Thailand exists as a dichotomy between its past and present, and each balances the other out perfectly, providing diversity and opportunity to experience studying in such environment. Thailand is perfect for international students who are interested in history, as well as those with more modern tastes.

International Scholarships in Thailand

If you are interested in pursuing a degree of to conduct a research in Thailand, and you are hoping to find international scholarships in Thailand for your academic support, you have come to the right place! Below you will see an overview of some of the most prestigious international scholarships in Thailand that may be suitable for you and your needs.

  1. Prestigious PIM Excellence Scholarship: Financial support offered to students wishing to pursue an MBA in International Business (international program) at Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM). Available for Bachelor’s degree students in any field from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0. English proficiency for non-native speakers should be equivalent to IELTS score of 5.5 and above. Students will be appointed for interview upon initial screening application. There is no separate test, nor additional form for the scholarship. Therefore, all students are automatically eligible to apply for the Prestigious PIM Excellence Scholarship. The scholarships are divided into two types:
    • 50% Scholarship on Credit Fee: The tuition fee for students with 50% scholarships on credit fee would be paid in four installments, each amounting at 78,375 THB (total amount payable: 313,500 THB).
    • 30% Scholarship on Credit Fee: The tuition fee for students with 30% scholarships on credit fee would be paid in four installments, each amounting at 92,025 THB (total amount payable: 368,100 THB).

The scholarship does not include the following:

    • Living expenses (accommodation, food, transportation) – estimated at 12,000 THB or 400 USD per month
    • Health insurance – estimated at 7,000 THB or 235 USD per year
    • Airfare and visa
    • Books and study materials
    • Other personal expenses
  1. SIIT Thammasat University Scholarships: A number of scholarships for foreign students to study in Thailand for free, specifically at Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University.
    • Excellent Foreign Student Program for Undergraduates (EFS-U): Scholarships for international students to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science at SIIT, Thammasat University. There are 24 scholarships (4 year continuous) for 100% or 50% of tuition and educational support fees. The scholarship will also cover health and accident insurance during the period of scholarship in Thailand. The scholarship is available for studies in the following fields:
      • Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
        • Chemical Engineering
        • Civil Engineering
        • Computer Engineering
        • Digital Engineering
        • Electrical Engineering
        • Industrial Engineering and Logistics Systems
        • Mechanical Engineering
      • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
        • Engineering Management
        • Management Technology
    • Graduate Scholarship Program for Excellent Foreign Students (EFS) for Master’s & Doctoral Degree Programs: Scholarships by Sirindhorn Technology Scholarship Fund are available for excellent students from reputable universities of any foreign country to study in a master’s or doctoral degree program at Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University. The scholarships are available for the following research interests:
      • Biochemical Engineering Biochemistry
      • Chemical Engineering Chemistry
      • Civil Engineering
      • Computer Engineering Science
      • Electrical Engineering
      • Energy Technology Management
      • Engineering Management
      • Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems
      • Environmental Engineering Science Technology Management
      • Industrial Engineering and Logistics Systems
      • Digital Engineering
      • Logistics and Supply Chain Systems Engineering
      • Management Technology
      • Materials Engineering Science Technology
      • Mechanical Engineering

There is a total of 40 continuous scholarships offered for master’s degree (2-year curriculum) and doctoral degree (3-year curriculum) students. The scholarship will cover the following:

      • Full tuition and educational support fees (full thesis support)
      • Living allowance of 10,000 Baht per month
      • Round trip economy travel expenses, the most direct route to and from Thailand (actual expense, with a maximum of 20,000 Baht for each student)
      • Miscellaneous expenses such as visa fees, airport taxes, etc.(actual expense, with a maximum of 10,000 Baht for each student)
      • Health and accident insurance during the period of scholarship
    • AUN / SEED-Net Collaborative Education Program (CEP) for Doctoral Degree in Civil Engineering: Fully-funded doctoral scholarships for Thailand-Japan double-degree PhD program in Civil Engineering at Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University, Thailand and Hokkaido University (HU), Japan. The CEP scholarships will cover the tuition fee at SIIT and HU, relocation and travelling expenses, monthly living allowances and research support while conducting research in Thailand and Japan, and a conference travel support. The scholarships are available to students who have a nationality of an ASEAN country other than Thailand, Singapore and Brunei.
  1. KMUTT – NSTDA Petchra Pra Jom Klao PhD Research Scholarship: Established by the King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi in cooperation with Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency, to improve the students’ utilization of their precious time to study in the doctoral degree program and enhance the research and development experience under the supervision of highly experienced group of researchers and advisors. This scholarship is for those doctoral students who want to develop themselves as quality researchers in their respective fields of research so as to create a positive impact on the social and economic conditions of the country. The international programs for the Petchra Pra Jom Klao PhD Research Scholarship for foreign students are as follows:
    • Faculty of Engineering
      • Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
    • Faculty of Science
      • Biosciences (PhD)
      • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (PhD) (International Program)
    • School of Bio-resources and Technology
      • Biotechnology (PhD)
      • Post-harvest Technology (PhD) (International Program)
      • Biochemical Technology (PhD)
      • Bio-informatics and Systems Biology (PhD) (international Program)
    • School of Information Technology
      • Information Technology (PhD) (English Program)
      • Computer Science (PhD) (English Program)
    • School of Liberal Arts
      • Applied Linguistics (PhD) (International Program)
    • The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment
      • Energy Technology (PhD)
      • Environmental Technology (PhD)
    • College of Multidisciplinary Sciences
      • Science and Technology (PhD) – Individual-Based Program e.g. Doctor of Philosophy Program in Science and Technology (Natural Resource Management)
  1. ENITS Research Scholarship: To increase and disseminate research works and encourage young researchers in Thai Studies, the Project of Empowering Network for International Thai Studies (ENITS), Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University offers scholarships to graduate students and scholars working on Thai Studies or related disciplines. The amount of scholarships vary as follows:
    • Master students enrolled in/outside Thailand’s institutions: 40,000 Baht
    • Doctorate students enrolled in/outside Thailand’s institutions: 80,000 Baht
    • Doctoral degree of any discipline related to Thai Studies (no more than 2 years) in any institution: 80,000 Baht

Scholarship recipients are required to submit an original unpublished research paper related to Thai Studies and give an oral presentation in Thailand. The Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University reserves the right to publish or disseminate the research papers.

  1. ENITAS Research Scholarship: A scholarship program designed to support research conducted in the field of Thai and ASEAN studies. The objective is to enhance cross-cultural research in order to build a body of knowledge for understanding and uniting people in the ASEAN region. Another goal is to develop international Thai-ASEAN academic networks, especially among young scholars and experts, in order to share, learn and develop research for the dynamic Thai and ASEAN community. The scholarship amounts at 100,000 Baht, and is available to scholars, researchers and graduate students, both Thai and non-Thai. Recipients are required to submit an original unpublished research paper related to a comparative study of ASEAN studies with Thai-Tai Studies and give an oral presentation in Thailand. The Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University reserves the right to publish or disseminate the research papers.
  2. Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology (TNI) Scholarships: 20 bond-free scholarships for outstanding students who pass a scholarship placement exam and an interview process. The types of TNI Scholarships are as the following:
    • Type one: 100% discount on tuition fees
    • Type two: 50% discount on tuition fees
    • Type three: 25% discount on tuition fees

These are bond-free scholarships in which recipients must adhere to the terms and conditions as well as to maintain their academic performance set by TNI below:

    • Type one: Average annual GPAX must not be lower than 3.25
    • Type two: Average annual GPAX must not be lower than 3.00
    • Type three: Average annual GPAX must not be lower than 2.75

If the recipient’s academic standing falls below the minimum required annual GPAX, the scholarship will be downgraded to the lower scholarship type during the next semester until the recipient can meet the required annual GPAX for that scholarship level. Upgrading from an original to a higher scholarship type is not permitted.

  1. Mahidol University Scholarship for International Students: Awarded to outstanding students with good behavior. Students should have a good academic standing and have never broken the Code of Student Conduct to receive the scholarship.
    • Foreign Language Ambassador Scholarship: Available to students who register for a minor language program and hold a cumulative GPA above 3.00. The scholarship amounts at 900,000 Baht per year.
    • Scholarships for students with disabilities: Available to students with disabilities, who apply prior to the admission process.
    • MUIC Financial Aid: Available to students who participate in MUIC activities and are registered for at least one year. Students must hold a cumulative GPA above 2.50 and must register for at least 12 credits in that trimester. The scholarship maximum amount is 50,000 Baht per scholarship, depending on the student’s financial problems. The budget of the scholarship is 750,000 Baht per year. Scholarships given will be used as a tuition fee waiver for the next trimester.
    • MUIC Student Activities Scholarships: Offered to students who participate in students activities at Mahidol University.
      • For MUICSA Committees by waiving tuition fees.
        • 24,000 Baht per year for President
        • 18,000 Baht per year for Vice President
        • 12,000 Baht for each Committee

The number of scholarships offered depends on the MUICSA Committee in each year. Recipients must be selected as a member of the Student Association Committees, strictly follow the University Code of Conduct (especially the Student Association Regulations) and meet requirements of the Student Association Regulations.

      • For students selected as Mahidol University Outstanding Sportsperson: 24,000 Baht per scholarship by waiving tuition fees. The number of scholarships offered depends on the official announcement from Mahidol University.
      • For students who won a medal for participating in the Thailand University Games:
        • 12 credits waiver for gold medal
        • 8 credits waiver for silver medal
        • 4 credits waiver for bronze medal

The number of scholarships offered depends on the official announcement from Mahidol University.

    • MUIC Young Leaders Scholarship
      • Outbound Exchange Program and Research Activities: 750,000 Baht per year offered to outbound MUIC students for academic and research activities.
      • For Bachelor Degree: 50 scholarships, each amounts at 50,000 Baht, offered every year to outbound MUIC students for academic and research activities. The credits from abroad can be transferred.
      • For Master Degree: 2 scholarships, each amounts at 50,000 Baht, offered every year to outbound MUIC students for academic and research activities. The credits from abroad can be transferred.
      • Internship Abroad Award: Offered to Master degree students. Amounts at 800,000 Baht per year.
      • For ASEAN + 3: 20 scholarships, each amounts at 20,000 Baht, offered annually to outbound MUIC students for academic and research activities. The credits from abroad can be transferred.
      • For Non-ASEAN: 10 scholarships, each amounts at 40,000 Baht, offered annually to outbound MUIC students for academic and research activities. The credits from abroad can be transferred.
    • MUIC Young Ambassadors Scholarship: Actual cost of air ticket (round trip ticket), registration fee and per diem per scholarship, offered to students who are officially nominated by MUIC or MU to participate in an event. Events / activities can take place abroad or in Thailand.
    • Certificates for MUIC Academic Excellence
      • For academic excellence in each major: A maximum of 2 certificates for each major. Offered to two students with the highest cumulative GPA in each major, with at least 3.25. Credits must exceed 61.
      • For General Education courses: A maximum of 2 certificates for General Education courses. Offered to two students with the highest cumulative GPA in General Education courses, with at least 3.25. Credits must be between 40-60.

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