Scholarships

Scholarships
Scholarships 2018-06-28T11:05:32+00:00

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on very competitive bases. Each scholarship award covers full tuition and registration fees plus accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses in AIT’s residential campus, for the entire period of 22-24 months (four semesters) for the Master degree program and 41 Months (7 semesters) for the Doctoral degree program depending on the scholarship criteria.

His Majesty the King’s Scholarships and Her Majesty the Queen’s Scholarships

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) manages a number of Master’s level scholarships provided by the Royal Thai Government (RTG) to qualified candidates with excellent academic qualifications from Thailand and other Asian countries. The scholarships provide an opportunity for students of diverse background from all countries in Asia to study and do research work together in the truly international environment at AIT and to build a good foundation for international understanding among people of Asia.


His Majesty the King’s Scholarships

This scholarship is granted to qualified candidates with excellent undergraduate achievements from any Asian country to pursue a Master Degree in any of the disciplines offered at School of Engineering and Technology (SET) and School of Management (SOM).


Her Majesty the Queen’s Scholarships

This scholarship is granted to qualified candidates with excellent undergraduate achievements from any Asian country to pursue a Master’s degree in the environmental-related field offered at the School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD).


Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Thai national or other nationalities in the Asian region.
  • Graduated in related fields from an accredited institution.
  • Have a high proficiency in English as required by AIT
  • Applicants in Thailand can also take the AIT English Test administered by the AIT Language Center 
  • Have a good education record in a 4-year undergraduate program
    • From universities with QS Ranking within 1,000 or better with cGPA 3.0 and above (or equivalent) or
    • From other universities with cGPA 3.5 and above (or equivalent)
Coverage

Each scholarship award covers tuition fees, accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses in AIT’s residential campus, for the entire period of the 22-month master degree program.

Call for Nominations:
Note: Nominated applicants with a commitment from the nominees will be considered more favorably.

Nominations from Department Heads or the Faculty Advisors of the prospective candidates are invited by filling up the Nomination Form and send by email to  rtg@ait.ac.th.

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Contact

 Ms. Wilailak at 02-524-5023 or

 Ms. Kanchana at 02-524-6119

 rtg@ait.ac.th

The Loom Nam Khong Pijai Scholarships are granted by the Royal Thai Government in honor of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The aim is to assist human resource development in 6 GMS countries in any field of study related to the following four  thematic areas:

  1. Infrastructure Development
  2. Energy Technology
  3. Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Development, and
  4. Environmental Engineering and Management.

The scholarship provides an opportunity for students of diverse backgrounds from all countries in Greater Mekong Sub-region to study and do research work together in the truly international environment at AIT and to build a good foundation for international understanding among people of Asia.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizens of Thailand, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam and China (Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces)
  • Graduated in related fields from an accredited institution
  • Have a good education record in a 4-year undergraduate degree program
  • Have a high proficiency in English as required by AIT
  • Applicants in Thailand can also take the  AIT English Test  administered by the AIT Language Center
  • From universities with QS Ranking within 1000 or better with cGPA 3.0 and above (or equivalent) or from other universities with cGPA 3.5 and above (or equivalent).
Coverage


Each Scholarship award covers tuition and registration fees, accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses in AIT’s residential campus, for the entire period of the 22-month Master Degree program.


Call for Nominations

Note: Nominated applicants with a commitment from the nominees will be considered more favorably.

Nominations from Department Heads or the Faculty Advisors of the prospective candidates are invited by filling up the Nomination Form and send by email to  rtg@ait.ac.th

Downloads

Contact

 Ms. Wilailak at 02-524-5023 or

 Ms. Kanchana at  02-524-6119

 rtg@ait.ac.th

The Government of Japan is offering Doctoral scholarships in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems  of the School of Engineering and Technology (SET)   from the following following priority countries.

1) Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia

2) South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Eligibility
  • Have strong academic records (both undergraduate and graduate) and normally hold a four-year Bachelor’s Degree, and a Master’s Degree, preferably with a combination of course and thesis work, from an institution of good standing, acceptable to AIT. The minimum GPA requirement for admission to the Doctoral program is 3.50 or equivalent at the Master’s degree level.
  • Submit a brief outline of dissertation research proposal including the required research facilities, if necessary.
  • Receive a written confirmation that a faculty member at AIT is available and willing to supervise.
Coverage
  1. Tuition and registration fees (maximum 6 semesters)
  2. Bursary and accommodation costs
  3. Visa fee
  4. Medical insurance
  5. Student Union fee
  6. Research support
  7. One round-trip international air travel-economy class (for non-Thai applicants)

ADB-JSP scholarships are awarded at designated institutions (DIs) in the Asia and Pacific region for studies in economics, business and management, science and technology and other development-related fields.

A. Eligibility
  • A national of an ADB borrowing member country   (applicants from countries that are no longer borrowing from ADB are not eligible for the ADB-JSP Scholarship)
  • A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record.
  • At least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at a time of application.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
  • Not more than 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programs which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old.
  • In good health.
  • Should agree to return to his/her home county after completion of studies under the Program.
  • Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the Scholarship.
  • Staff of AIT are not eligible for the Scholarship.
  • Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible for the scholarships.
  • ADB-JSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs.
  • ADB-JSP does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.
B. Selection Criteria
  • Priority to the ranking, or order of merit, proposed by AIT.
  • Applicants with less than two years of work experience will not be selected.
  • Preference to women candidates.
  • Preference to applicants with lesser financial capacity. Family income should be not more than USD 50,000 per year and individual income should not be more than USD 25,000 per year.
  • The Program will, in principle, not support applicants who have previously studied abroad.
  • The Program will, in principle, not support applicants who are pursuing a second MA.
  • Candidates who are applying at Designated Institute (DI) in their own country may not be selected.
  • Diversification of nationality in the overall Program as well as at each DI level will be considered.
  • The Program encourages studies in line with core areas of ADB’s Strategy 2020, which address poverty reduction through infrastructure, environment, regional cooperation and integration, finance sector development, and education. Strategy 2020, ADB’s strategy, sets ADB’s strategic course for its operations to the year 2020.

For more details, please refer to this LINK 

The following documents are required

  • Copy of Degree Certificate and Transcript of 4 years of undergraduate degree program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English Proficiency Requirement: TOEFL (computer based: 213 or iTOEFL: 80), or IELTS: 6 (writing and overall) or equivalent
  • Work certificate provided b the employer.
  • Income statement. If married, please submit the spouse income statement; otherwise, parent income statement
  • ADB-JSP Information sheet.
C. Procedures for Applying:
  1. Applicants should request information and application forms from the chosen DI (e.g. AIT). Applicants are encouraged to access various resources, including the DI’s website & handbooks, and DI information sessions held in-country, to assist them in making an informed decision on the DI and course they wish to undertake.
  2. Applicants should indicate to AIT that they are applying for admission and that they would like to be considered for the ADB-JSP Scholarship. The completed DI application form and required documentation, including the ADB-JSP Information Sheet form, should be submitted to AIT. Applicants must ensure that they submit accurate and complete documentation. Failure to do so may result in an application not being processed or to an award being terminated if documentation or information provided is later determined to be false. Applicants are required to submit their latest Income Tax Return or Certification of their Annual Salary/Monthly Salary, whichever is available. They should also submit a Certification of Family Income (Parent’s Income/Spouse if married).
  3. AIT will screen and rank the applicants, based on its own selection criteria, keeping in view the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the ADB. In the evaluation process, AIT may contact the candidates for further information. AIT will then submit its ranked list of applicants to ADB, including a description of the score/grading system which is the basis for the ranking.
  4. ADB will review the submission from AIT and recommend awardees based on the selection criteria of ADB to the Executive Director of Japan for formal approval.
  5. Upon approval by the Executive Director of Japan, ADB will advise AIT on the successful candidates.
  6. AIT will inform all applicants of the outcome of the selection process and begin to make arrangements for the awardees take up their scholarships.
  7. AIT will arrange for the signing of the Acceptance of Scholarship Award by awardee wherein the scholars agree that after completion of their study, they will return to their home country.
  8. ADB will send an appropriate congratulatory letter to each scholar.
D. Coverage
  1. Tuition fees (actual costs)
  2. Housing (based on actual cost of dormitory housing or a reasonable allowance for appropriate off campus housing—to be agreed upon between each DI and ADB).
  3. Subsistence Allowance including housing allowance (a flat allowance to be agreed upon between each DI and ADB).
  4. Student Medical and accident insurance (flat allowance).
  5. Books (a flat allowance to be agreed upon between each DI and ADB).
  6. Economy class air travel at most direct route to and from the DI and the awardee’s home country (actual costs).
  7. Miscellaneous expenses related to travel such as visa fees, airport taxes, luggage allowance, etc. (a flat allowance).
  8. Excess luggage up to 20 kgs may be financed during return travel to the home country (actual costs).
  9. Thesis/Research Allowance is intended to cover the scholar’s research expenditures and can be used for such expenditure items as photocopying, school supplies, typing and computer charges, postage, communications, binding charges, local travel costs and accommodation for out-of-town trips. (a flat allowance)
  10. Scholars are expected to have sufficient skills in language and computer to undertake their study program. However, in special cases where additional training is deemed necessary, expenditures incurred to improve language proficiency and computer literacy may be covered under the scholarship (actual costs).
  11. The ADB-JSP does not cover: expenses for the scholar family; extra-curricular courses or training; additional travel during the course of study program; additional expenses related to supplementary educational materials, field trips, or participation in workshops, seminars, or internships while at the DI or purchase of educational equipment such as computers.
E. Policies and Procedures
  1. The ADB-JSP Scholarship is for the scholar only and does not cover expenses for the scholar’s dependents.
  2. DIs are encouraged to provide tuition fee discounts to outstanding scholars, as agreed with ADB.
  3. Preparatory/bridging courses, such as English proficiency or computer literacy courses, can be funded by ADB-JSP. These courses should be undertaken within AIT.
  4. Expenses relating to activities not directly related to the pursuit of the degree, such as attendance in a conference and other similar activities, are not financed under the ADB-JSP.
  5. Subsistence allowances are normally given to the scholars at the beginning of each month. However, AIT may disburse allowances according to their practice.
  6. For expenses related to air travels, AIT should provide ADB with a copy of the scholars’ air tickets from their home countries to AIT. Return travel is paid upon successful completion of studies.
  7. An establishment allowance may be provided to new scholars to help with initial costs of setting up their temporary home at AIT. This is paid only once at the start of the scholarship (a flat allowance).
  8. The ADB-JSP scholarship only supplements, and does not duplicate, any other source of financial support/fellowship the scholar might have. Scholars must inform the ADB-JSP if they have other sources of scholarships funds. The ADB-JSP stipend maybe withdrawn completely or partially if during the scholarship period the program has evidence of additional sources of support.

For more details on ADB-JSP please visit this LINK 

Guidelines

Terms of Awards

Scholarships are for a period of one to two years and are awarded at designated institutions (DIs) in the Asia and Pacific region. Studies in economics, business and management, science and technology and other development-related fields are eligible. The maximum duration of the scholarship award is two years for the MA, MS, & MBA Program.

Remarks: Government of Japan has made clear that it would support only up to 2 years, consistent with similar assistance that it is coursing through other international development institutions.

A. Renewal of Scholarships
  1. The initial scholarship period is one year. An appropriate extension for the second year of study shall be conditional on the scholar’s maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by AIT.
  2. Extension of scholarships will not be allowed, in principle, beyond the two-year period.
  3. Scholarships maybe suspended for a maximum of twelve months or two semesters, if deemed necessary for valid reasons such as health or family reasons.
  4. The total number of scholarship awards is reviewed and set yearly by ADB. Within the total number of scholars, ADB will approve new scholars based upon the recommendation of AIT when incumbent scholars complete studies or withdraw their scholarships.
B. Deferment of Awards
  1. Deferment of awards may be granted for up to a maximum of six months or one semester, at the discretion of AIT. AIT should submit the request for deferral to the ADB. Deferrals maybe approve for valid reasons, including pregnancy, unresolved family issues, or failure to obtain a visa. If a student cannot take up the offer within one year after the year for which it is awarded, he/she has to reapply for the scholarship.
C. Replacement of Dropouts
  1. Replacement of scholars who have dropped from the Program is not allowed during the academic year.
D. Transfer of Scholarships
  1. A transfer from one course of study to another, or to another institution, is not allowed.
E. Special Conditions
  1. In accepting the ADB-JSP scholarship, scholars should commit themselves to return to, and work in their home countries for a period of at least 2 years after completion of their studies.
  2. In accepting the ADB-JSP scholarship, scholars consent to the employment restriction policy of the ADB-JSP and acknowledge that they will not be able to work at ADB for two years after completion of their academic programs.
F. Termination of Scholarships
  1. Scholarships maybe terminated upon the recommendation of AIT, at any time, for failure to make satisfactory academic progress, failure to comply with the laws of the host country, Thailand, misconduct, or breaches of the conditions of the ADB-JSP or the student visa.

Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded to selected applicants depending on their qualifications and merit, and is very competitive. Fellowships cover a part (or full) of the credit fees (tuition) only.  Applicants should find other sources to pay for registration fees, accommodation fees or living expenses.

The vision of the Royal Thai Government (RTG) is to prepare the country and its people for the emerging ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Through its no-bond RTG Fellowships at AIT, it seeks to prepare its engineers, scientists and managers to become global citizens and emerge as key drivers of Thailand’s international competitiveness. Thus, generous academic fellowships are being offered to Thai students to pursue Master’s and Ph.D. programs

Eligibility:

  • Thai national only
  • Having English proficiency as required by AIT
  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university

RTG Fellowships for Master Degree

Fellowship Value of Fellowship Grant Cumulative GPA requirement
100% 848,000 Baht (covers entire study cost of 4 semesters) GPA ≥ 3.00 (from top universities*)
GPA ≥ 3.50 (other universities)
75% 636,000 Baht (covers 3 semesters, student pays remainder 212,000 baht as one semester cost) GPA ≥2.75 (from top universities*)
GPA ≥ 3.00 (other universities)
50% 424,000 Baht (covers 2 semesters, student pays same amount for 2 semesters) GPA ≥ 2.75 or equivalent

RTG Fellowships for Ph.D. Degree

  • Applicants should have a Cumulative GPA of 3.50 in their Master’s degree and 2.75 in their undergraduate program from top universities *(3.00 for other universities).

(*) Top 1,000 universities ranked by QS World University Rankings are rated as Top Universities [ QS Ranking within 1000]: In Thailand, the following universities have 2015/16 QS World University Ranking within 1000: (1) Chulalongkorn University #253, (2) Mahidol University #295, (3) Chiang Mai University #551-600, (4) Thammasat University #601-650, (5) Kasetsart University #651-700, (6) Khon Kaen University #701+, (7) King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi #701+,and (8) Prince of Songkla University #701+.


Please note:  Fellowships cover tuition and registration fees, but do not cover accommodation fees or living expenses.

For more information regarding the fellowship, please contact Ms. Wilailak at 02-524-5023 or Ms. Kanchana at 02-524-6119 or send email to  rtg@ait.ac.th.

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand is offering applicants to its Master and Doctoral degree programs an opportunity to qualify for generous academic fellowships. A large number of no-bond AIT Fellowships are available for students applying for postgraduate programs offered at AIT’s School of Engineering and Technology (SET); School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD); and School of Management (SOM). As Asia’s leading international higher learning institute, the AIT Fellowships are intended to increase the number of skilled international scientists, engineers, and managers required to meet the future challenges of the emerging Asian Economic Community region and beyond.

Eligibility requirements to be considered for AIT Fellowships

  • Students of all nationalities are eligible.
  • Satisfy English Requirements.
  • Priority is given to Master degree applicants.
  • A four-year Bachelor degree from a recognized university is required.

AIT Fellowships for Master Degree

Fellowship Value of Fellowship Grant Cumulative GPA requirement
100% 768,000 Baht (covers tuition fees of 4 semesters) GPA ≥ 3.50 or equivalent
75% 576,000 Baht (covers tuition fees of 3 semesters) GPA ≥ 3.00 or equivalent
50% 384,000 Baht (covers tuition fees of 2 semesters) GPA ≥ 2.75 or equivalent

AIT Fellowships for Doctoral Degree

  • Applicants should have a Cumulative GPA of 3.50 in their Master’s degree and 2.75 in their undergraduate program from top universities.

Please note:

Fellowships cover tuition fees only but do not cover registration fees, accommodation fees or living expenses.

Please be informed that the above scheme is to be used as guidelines of the Selection Committee, but not necessary means that every applicant with the required GPA will receive the corresponding amount of the fellowship. The final decision will rest totally with the Selection Committee.

For more information please visit Admissions Website. Interested applicants may apply here or contact the AIT Admissions Office at Tel: 02-524 5032, 02-524 5033/5024 E-mail admissions@ait.asia

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