International Scholarships

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ASEAN Foundation Scholarships for Nationals of ASEAN Member Countries

The ASEAN Foundation (AF) and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) have entered into another agreement to develop high quality human resources within ASEAN member countries through the offering of the AF-AIT Scholarships.

The ASEAN Foundation, an initiative of the Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), was established on 15 December 1997 to help bring about shared prosperity and a sustainable future for the peoples of all ASEAN countries that now include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. It has been mandated to promote greater awareness of ASEAN and greater interaction among its peoples and their increased participation in ASEAN activities as well as to undertake development cooperation activities that enhance mutual assistance, address equitable economic development and reduce poverty. This scholarship programme is part of the ASEAN Foundation Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies and funded through the Japan-ASEAN Solidarity Fund.

The Asian Institute of Technology, on the other hand, is an international post graduate institute founded in 1959, and is Asia's pioneer institution established to help meet the region's growing needs for advanced learning in engineering, science, technology and management, research and capacity building. AIT's mission is to develop highly qualified and committed professionals who will play a leading role in the sustainable development of the region and its integration into the global economy. AIT is based in Thailand and has affiliated centers in other parts of the world. Ten (10) full scholarships are available for ASEAN nationals who wish to pursue masters degree in AIT. The scholarship award will cover tuition and other academic fees, and living allowances for a 2-year programme.

Four (4) scholarship slots will be awarded under the project "Capacity building for Gender, Poverty and Mobility Analysis of Road Transportation Development in GMS Region". The remaining six (6) scholarships will be allocated for the various fields of study identified by ASEAN Foundation as indicated below.--


To qualify, applicants must:

* Be a bonafide ASEAN national;
* Hold a bachelors degree (normally from a four-year program) or its equivalent in an appropriate field;
* Have above average undergraduate grades (minimum CGPA of 2.75); and,
* Satisfy other requirements as specified by the school you apply to.
* AIT is an international institute with English as the sole language of instruction. Admission to AIT requires proof of English language proficiency which may be satisfied in any of the following: Submission of an official test score from any of the following standardized English exams: TOEFL, IELTS, CU-TEP ( Thailand ), ARC (Lao PDR).
* Agree to return and/or serve for at least 2 years in any ASEAN countries after completion of their studies.


The scholarship can be taken in the following field of studies:

School of Environment , Resources and Development (SERD)

* Agricultural Systems and Engineering
* Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management
* Energy
* Environmental Engineering and Management
* Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology
* Gender and Development Studies
* Natural Resources Management
* Pulp and Paper Technology
* Regional and Rural Development Planning
* Urban Environmental Management

Interdisciplinary Programs

* Cleaner Production
* Integrated Tropical Coastal Zone Management
* Integrated Watershed Development and Management
* Modelling Tools in Environmental Resources and Management
* Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management
* Agribusiness Management

School of Engineering and Technology (SET)

* Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Management (CEIM)
* Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (GTE)
* Structural Engineering (STE)
* Transportation Engineering (TRE)
* Water Engineering and Management (WEM)

Interdisciplinary Programs

* Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)


All interested applicants must complete the following two sets of applications and submit them to the Admissions Office of AIT.

* AIT application form (
* ASEAN Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Studies application form (downloaded)

For the January 2008 intake, application should be made on or before 21 December 2007.
Deadline for August intake is on 31 March 2008.
For January 2009 intake, application should be made on or before 31 October 2008.

For more information, please contact:

Postal Address:
Admissions and Scholarships Unit
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4 , Klong Luang
Pathumthani 12120 , THAILAND

Street Address:
Admissions and Scholarships Unit
Asian Institute of Technology
50 Moo 9, Km. 42, Paholyothin Road
Pathumthani 12120 , THAILAND

Phone: (662) 5245031-5033
Fax: (662) 524-6326

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