DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme : General Description
2017 DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme
aims to enhance a balanced mobility of students between Thailand and 30 ASEM
member states in Europe*.
[30 European member countries]
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K.
In this respect, the programme requires that a PAIR
(two persons) of students be exchanged in the framework of cooperative
project/cooperation between higher education institutions in Thailand and in 30
ASEM member states in Europe.
DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme
Eligible institutions for the 2017
DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme should abide by the following obligations:
1. An educational institution
in Thailand (home institution) and an educational institution in Europe (host
institution) should have an agreement at the institutional level whereby
credits for study undertaken while on exchange are to be accepted by the Thai
A Thai home and a European
host institution already having an agreement with its partner institution
will be given first priority. The institutions utilizing student exchange to
pave the way for developing an agreement with its partner institution will be
given second priority.
Thai home institution shall select a Thai national student
enrolled at the home institution to be sent to the partner institution in
Europe, and such selection shall be accepted by the European
institution as a host;
4. The European host institution shall select a European student
enrolled at the host institution to be sent to the Thai home
institution, and such selection shall be accepted by the same
Thai home institution as in No. 3.
5. The home and host
institutions must permit their students to participate in an exchange programme
for a duration of one semester.
6. One end of exchange is anchored to Thai.
the Thai student has already started the exchange or the European student has
already stayed in Thailand before October 2016, they are not eligible to
apply for this programme.
DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme
1. Undergraduate students: Undertake
a study for at least 6 credits at the host institution. The
subject of study should correspond to the major or minor subjects of the
2. Graduate students: Conduct
research as a part of the applicant’s study. The research work as the
applicant’s thesis or dissertation should get approval from the home institution.
The areas of exchange may include but
not limited to the following priority areas:
Science and Technology,
and Communication Technology,
and Supply Chain Management,
and Hospitality Management
and amount of fellowships
1. 2017 DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme
supports exchange projects which start in October 2016 and end in September
2. The duration of fellowships is limited
to one semester (or 4 months, whichever comes earlier).
3. The duration of exchange should be at least one
semester. Exchange of less than one semester is NOT allowed. Though a
semester in the host institution is longer than 4 months, the scholarship
will be given for
4 months only. If a semester in the host institution is less than 4 months,
then the scholarship will be adjusted on a pro-rata basis.
4. The amount of fellowship is 1,200 euro
per month for Thai students and 800 euro per month for European students.
5. In case that the exchange student fails
to take part throughout the whole period of the exchange, the whole amount of
the scholarship must be returned to Office of the Higher Education Commission
within 15 days.
an undergraduate or graduate student in Thai public or private higher
education institutions under the Office of the Higher Education Commission’s
at least 2.75 GPA for undergraduate students and 3.25 GPA for graduate
in language used as the medium of instruction is required by one of the following
- TOEFL score at least
213 (computer-based) or 550 (paper-based)
or 79 - 80 (internet-based)
- IELTS score at least 6.0
- D.E.L.F. or D.A.L.F at least level
*The language proficiency test result must not
be more than a
two-year period at the date
having applied for or being the awardee of other scholarships,
able to join the exchange programme throughout the whole period,
to submit a report and a study record showing the learning outcomes gained
from the host institution to Office of the Higher Education Commission within
30 days upon completion of the programme.
Being an undergraduate or graduate
student in higher education institutions of European countries that are ASEM
member states. The institution must be accredited by responsible agencies in
their respective countries,
Being a citizen of ASEM member states in
Obtaining GPA at satisfactory level in
the ECTS system (70% of subjects taken are graded B for graduate students,
and 70% of subjects taken are graded C for undergraduate students),
4. Not having applied for or being the
awardee of other scholarships,
5. Being able to join the exchange programme
throughout the whole period,
6. Committing to submit a report and a
study record showing the learning outcomes gained from the host institution
to Office of the Higher Education Commission within 30 days upon completion
of the programme.
All students applying for this programme should
retain "student status" until they complete the exchanges.
The previous successful candidates of
DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme will not be eligible to apply for 2017
DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme.
Selection of applicants will be made by the
Executive Committee comprising representatives from higher education bodies
and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand.
The Office of the Higher Education Commission,
Ministry of Education, Thailand will grant the scholarships to Thai home
institutions. The selected students from European host institutions will
receive the fund upon their arrival at Thai home institutions.
Transfer of the fund will be made upon the
receipt of the information on the exact dates of the exchange of the
awardees. The Thai institutions are requested to keep all the documents
related to the awardees’ expenses for future inspection.
The application form should be completed in
English and be submitted together with the following documents:
letter from university (signed by the president or authorized body)
A completed application form
A copy of transcript/study record
for European students, a copy of transcript/study record should be translated
in English and GPA has to be converted to ECTS system (A,B,C,D)
A copy of the TOEFL, IELTS test result (for
A copy of the Record of DUO-Thailand
A copy of the letter of acceptance from
the host institution
period and procedure
Application period is from 13 May to 15
August 2016. Applicants for the DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme should
conform to the following regulations;
Applicants must apply through their
2. The application must be submitted
through the Thai partner institution to Office of the Higher Education
3. Application must be submitted in pair.
(A Thai student going to Europe and a European student coming to Thailand)
4. Each Thai institution can nominate no
more than three pairs of applicants. (One pair of applicants and two pairs of
alternates listed in priority order.)
5. For the pair of exchange, the exchange
periods of Thai and European students shall not necessarily coincide, and the
areas of exchange of Thai and European shall not necessarily be identical.
Applicants must submit the completed application form and supporting
documents with the signatures of the responsible persons at host and home
institutions to a Thai home institution prior to the due date. Failure to
submit complete application forms will make the applicants ineligible.
institutions are required to submit the complete application forms and
required documents in hard copy to
International Cooperation Strategy, 10th floor
the Higher Education Commission
Ayutthaya Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok
The Office of
the Higher Education Commission reserves the right to refuse documents
submitted via fax and e-mail.
eligible for consideration, the application forms and required documents must
arrive and be registered at Office of the Higher Education Commission NO
LATER THAN 15 August 2016.)
The late and incomplete applications will not
A call for application and electronic
application form for DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme can be downloaded from
the ASEM-DUO Fellowship Programme’s website
or Office of the
Higher Education Commission’s website:
Ms. Chonticha Prathumtong
Office of the Higher Education Commission
Ayutthaya Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, THAILAND
Tel: +66 2 610 5394
Fax: +66 2 354 5570
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