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TIPP SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY IN THAILAND

Deadline: 31 July 2023


The Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), through the Royal Thai Embassy in Pretoria, has announced scholarships for studying in Thailand. This is under the Thailand International Postgraduate Program (TIPP).


TIPP was introduced in 2000 as a framework for providing postgraduate scholarships for people in other developing countries across the world. It focus on Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP), Public Health, Climate Change and Environmental Issues, Agriculture and Food Security, Bio-Circular-Green Economy Model and others (SDGs). It provides not only opportunities for participants to acquire academic knowledge but also a great opportunity to explore and deepen their understanding of Thailand, its rich culture and hospitality of Thai people.


SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS


The Royal Thai Government will bear the following expenses for successful candidates during their study in Thailand. The expenses include:

  1. Return economy class air ticket and airport pick - up service

  2. Monthly subsistence, settlement, books and thesis allowance Monthly subsistence allowance

  3. Living allowance - Awardees will receive living allowance at the amount of 7,000 Baht per month.

  4. Accommodation allowance - Awardees will receive accommodation allowance at the amount of 7,000 Baht or 9,000 Baht per month. Awardees need to bring pocket money of approximately USD300 to cover the payment of rental deposit (usually for 2 months) and advance rental for 1 month as requested by most accommodation owners. TICA will not be responsible for the deposit since awardees will receive back the deposit when their accommodation contract terminated.

  5. Settlement allowance: Awardees will receive the settlement allowance at the amount of 6,000 Baht on their first arrival to Thailand.

  6. Books allowance: Awardees will receive books allowance at the amount of 10,000 Baht per year. (Only 4 semesters for Master’s degree)

  7. Thesis allowance: Awardees are strongly recommended to make necessary data collection in relation to their proposed research topic, if it is to be done in their country, prior to coming to Thailand. Awardees will be given the thesis allowance as a lump sum amount not exceed of 20,000 Baht for compulsory fieldwork or data collection which awardees have to provide detail of expenses for approval process (subject to TICA’s approval on a case-by-case basis) and a lump sum amount of 12,000 Baht for thesis printing or 8,000 Baht for independent study (IS) printing.

  8. Tuition fee: Awardees’ tuition fee will be directly reimbursed from TICA, except equipment insurance fee, transcript and certificate fee

  9. Insurance: Accident and Hospitalization Insurance during the period of study in Thailand will be provided. Cost of pre-existing illnesses, dental treatment, brain disease, mental illness, pregnancy and glasses are NOT covered. Awardees are advised to obtain their own travel insurance which is fully covered for any costs arising from loss or theft of personal belongings.


ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS

  • Master of Arts Program in Tourism and Hospitality Management - Naresuan University - 2 Years (June 2024 – March 2026)

  • Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP): - King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi - 2 Years (August 2024 – July 2026)

    • Master of Engineering

    • Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Management

  • Climate Change and Environmental Issues:

    • Master of Science Program in Innovative Food Science and Technology - Mae Fah Luang University, 2 Years (August 2024 - May 2026)

  • Agriculture and Food Security:

    • Master of Science Program in Agricultural and Environmental Science - Khon Kaen University - 2 Years (June 2024 - May 2026)

    • Master of Science Program in Food Technology - Suranaree University of Technology, 2 Years (August 2024 - July 2026)

    • Master of Science Program in Management Innovation in Agricultural and food Enterprise - Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, 2 Years (June 2024 - May 2026)

    • Master of Science Program in Social and Administrative Pharmacy - Chulalongkorn University, 2 Years (August 2024 - July 2026)

  • Public Health

    • Master of Science Program in Epidemiology - Prince of Songkla University, 2 Years (June 2024 - March 2026)

    • Master of Science Program in Biomedical Sciences Naresuan University, 2 Years (June 2024 – May 2026)

    • Master of Nursing Science Program - Burapha University, 2 Years (July 2024 - June 2026)

    • Master of Science Program in Occupational Medicine and Occupational Health - Khon Kaen University, 2 Years (June 2024 - May 2026)

    • Master of Chemistry - Mahidol University, 2 Years (August 2024 - July 2026)

  • Bio Circular Green Economy Model (BCG)

    • Master of Engineering Program in Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things Thammasat University, 2 Years (August 2024 - July 2026)

    • Master of Science Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology - Chulalongkorn University, 2 Years (August 2024 - July 2026)

    • Master of Engineering/Master of Science in Energy Technology and Management - King Mongkut'S University of Technology Thonburi, 2 Years (August 2024 – July 2026)

    • Master of Chemical and Process Engineering - King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, 2 Years (August 2024 - June 2026

    • Master Program in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence - Walailak University, 1 Year 6 Months (June 2024 - May 2026)

    • Master of Engineering Program in Biomedical Engineering (Interdisciplinary) - Chiang Mai University, 2 Years (June 2024 - March 2026)

    • Master of Science Program in Logistics and Digital Supply Chain - Naresuan University, 2 Years (June 2024 – June 2026)

The application procedure will complete when TICA has received the hard copy of the application form and other related documents through the Royal Thai Embassy.



ELIGIBILITY

  1. Candidates must be nominated by the National Focal Point for International Development Cooperation, which is the Ministry of Public Service in Eswatini

  2. Candidates should be preferred working in the government sector or in the area which related to the course was provided

  3. Candidates must have Bachelor’s degree and/or professional experience related field or related to graduate degree.

  4. Candidates must have a good command of English.

  5. Candidates whose first language is not English and Bachelor’s degree was not instructed in English, have to pass an English Language proficiency test according to criteria required by the academic institution regulations.

  6. Candidates must be no more than 45 years of age.

  7. Candidates must have good physical and mental condition and must not be pregnant.


In considering applications, particular attention shall be paid to the candidates’ background, their current position in the service of their Government, and practical use they expect to make of the knowledge and experience gained from studying on the return to their Government positions.


Selection of candidates is also based on geographical distribution and gender balance, unless priority is set for particular countries/ cooperation frameworks.


HOW TO APPLY

Kindly note that Eswatini, through the Ministry of Public Service, is eligible to nominate only up to two (2) people per course. These must be submitted to TICA through the Embassy in Pretoria.

  1. Candidates must fill in the online application form on TICA website

  2. Candidates must be nominated by the National Focal Point for International Development Cooperation, ie Ministry of Public Service. The National Focal Point will forward the nominated candidates’ documents to the Royal Thai Embassy in Pretoria

  3. Please prepare one (1) original with two (2) copies of each document as these following items:

  • TIPP application form

  • Medical report

  • Transcript of Bachelor’s degree (to show the courses that you have learnt throughout Bachelor’s degree)

  • Certificate of Bachelor’s degree

  • Recommendation Letter from at least 2 person (1 person per letter) e.g. university instructor, supervisor in the candidate’s organization, employer etc.

  • English test score (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) as required by the academic institution

  • Other documents as required by the academic institution (please see the course detail : subject “Document Required” for more information.)


All forms are duly filled in and endorsed by the candidates’ supervisor and the National Focal Point for International Development Cooperation.



APPLYING FOR A STUDY VISA

Awardees will be responsible for obtaining Non – immigrant visa Type “F” prior to their travel to Thailand. TICA will provide facilitation to awardees who require visa application i.e. liaising with the Royal Thai Embassy/Royal Thai Consulate – General and advising on appropriate procedure and necessary documents for visa application.


Awardees must cover all costs arising from visa application i.e. visa fee, travel cost to the Royal Thai Embassy/ Consulate, postal fee (in case visa application is made by post,) transit visa fee (in case awardees needs to apply for visa to Thailand at a transit country). The visa fee can be reimbursed upon presenting an original receipt of the fee.

Awardees must not bring their family members with them during their scholarship programme. Awardees in the scholarship programme cannot be used as reference for visa application to Thailand of his/her family member


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