A joint Doctoral Fellowship Programme for students from Bangladesh, Nepal, and CLMV countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam) is co–sponsored by the
Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) (under the Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. Program), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) (managed by the International Science Programme (ISP),Uppsala University).
This joint Doctoral Fellowship Programme is a joint collaboration between Sweden
and Thailand aiming at supporting interested students from Bangladesh, Nepal, and CLMV countries (up to three scholarships per year) to pursue their doctoral studies in Thailand and Sweden, with the opportunity to undertake research with Thai and Swedish advisors of academic excellence in the scientific fields of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Biology.
- A master’s degree in a discipline related to the proposed doctoral study with a GPA of not less than 3.5 (from a total of 4.0) or equivalent from an institution of higher education recognized by TRF, and
- A bachelor’s degree with a GPA of not less than 3.0 (from a total of 4.0) or equivalent from an institution of higher education recognized by TRF;
- Research publication(s) or oral/poster presentation(s) at a scientific meeting with English abstract(s) will be given a priority;
- Appropriate background to undertake the proposal he/she has outlined.
- The fellowship will be awarded when a successful applicant has been accepted as a doctoral student in a Thai university’s doctoral programme recognized by TRF.
- The prospective major thesis advisor of the applicant in a Thai university’s doctoral programme must be qualified as a Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. advisor under the regulation stipulated by TRF.
- Participants are expected to complete their doctoral studies within 3 consecutive academic years (2 years in Thailand and 1 year in Sweden). Should any participant wish to prolong his/her research (in Thailand or Sweden), his/her major thesis
advisor in a Thai university’s doctoral programme will have to submit a request toTRF.
An applicant must:
- be a citizen from one of 6 eligible countries, namely the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Union of Myanmar, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (CLMV); the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, or the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
- be under 40 years of age;
- fulfill the qualifications required by TRF, as described under 1 & 2
- be fluent in written and verbal English as courses are conducted in English;
- be in good health, both physically and mentally, as they are required to stay throughout the course;
- meet the required qualifications specified for the programme;
- be prepared for at least three years for a study leave as required for a successful candidate.
The following allowances and expenses will be borne by the Royal Thai Government
and the Swedish Government:
- An economy class air ticket from an appropriate international airport of the student’s home country to Thailand will be sent to each participant by a representative of the Thai Airways International, or through the National Airline Office in the participant’s country.
While studying in Thailand, each participant will receive a monthly allowance of7,000 baht to cover meals, local transportation and other personal expenses.Accommodation and other expenses, such as health insurance, educational and research expenses, educational materials, field trips, and thesis preparation, will be provided for as per the regulations of the Royal Thai Government.
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