SCG Foundation Scholarships in International Development Studies at Chulalongkorn University

Siam Cement Group Foundation
Masters (MA) Degree

Deadline: 31 March 2010 (annual)
Study in:  Thailand
Course starts October 2010

Brief description:

The SCG Foundation is pleased to grant  up to 6 full scholarships for individuals wishing to study at the Master of Arts Program in International Development Studies (MAIDS) at Chulalongkorn University for the upcoming 2010-2011 academic year.

Host Institution(s):

Chulalongkorn University in Thailand

Field of study:

Master of Arts Program in International Development Studies (MAIDS)

Number of Awards:

The SCG Foundation and the MAIDS programme will seek to distribute one scholarship per country.

Target group:

Citizens of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Philippines.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Living Expenses

•  Roundtrip airfare (up to 25,000 baht)
•  Housing (5,000 baht/month)
•  Food (8,000 baht/month)

Education Costs

•  Tuition Fees (Thai Scholar: 252,000 baht; International Scholar: 337,500 baht)
•  Workshop and/or Fieldtrips (15,000 baht)

Total Scholarship Value

•  Thai Scholarship: 464,800 baht/scholarship
•  International Scholarship: 575,300 baht/scholarship

Eligibility:

Scholarships are open to government workers, non-profit sector employees, students and other individuals with a background in development from each of the following Southeast Asian countries:  Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for MAIDS admission and admitted to the MAIDS program:

Entry Requirements

•  Applicants should possess a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in the social sciences with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0.

• Applicants should also have 2 years work experience in a related field. Mature students, junior to mid-level government officials with experience in development are encouraged to apply.

English Language Requirements

•  Candidates will be required to demonstrate an acceptable level of language proficiency. Applicants should have achieved an English language score of at least 6.0 on the British Council IELTS, 550 in the paper-based TOEFL, 213 in the computer-based TOEFL, or 550 in CU-TEP (Chulalongkorn University Test of English Proficiency). These three above-mentioned tests are the only ones excepted by Chulalongkorn University. Please also note English tests scores must be less than two years old at the time of application.

• Please note that these scores, although a minimum requirement for admission, do not guarantee successful admission or completion of the program. The candidate should feel comfortable writing graduate-level academic essays and participating in class discussions in English.

Application instructions:

MAIDS scholarship applications are due  31 March 2010. It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.  Application forms can also be downloaded from the official website.

Contact information:

M.A. in International Development Studies
Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University
Henry-Dunant Road, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330 , THAILAND
Tel: (+66) 2-218-7313
Fax: (+66) 2-252-6277
E-mail: maids@chula.ac.th

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.ids.polsci.chula.ac.th/SiamCementFoundationScholarshipProgram.htm

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