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Implementation Guideline of

2018 DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme

General Information

DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme aims to enhance a balanced mobility of students between Thailand and 30 ASEM member states in Europe[1]by supporting paired-based and two-way exchanges. In this respect, the programme requires that a PAIR (two persons) of students be exchanged in the framework of cooperative project/cooperation betweenhigher education institutions in Thailand and in 30 ASEM member states in Europe.

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DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme

Eligibility

Eligible universities for the DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme should abide by the following obligations:

1. A Thai university and a European university should have an agreement
at the institutional level whereby credits for study undertaken while on
exchange are to be accepted by its partner institution
.

2. The Thai and European universities 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 itspartner institution will be given second priority
.

3. The Thai and European universities must permit their students to
participate in an exchange all through the duration of the programme
:
1 semester.

4. The Thaiand European universities should be willing to receive
DUO
-Thailand exchange students from its partner institution and are
expected to waive tuition fee for the exchange students
.

5. One end of exchange is anchored to Thai.



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Qualifications of applicants

Thai students

1. Being an undergraduate or graduate student in Thai public or private
higher education institutions under the Office of the Higher Education
Commission
s jurisdiction,

- Obtaining at least 2.75 GPA for undergraduate students

- Obtaining at least 3.25 GPA for graduate students,

2. Having Thai nationality,

3. Proficiency in language used as the medium of instruction is required
by one of the following tests;

- TOEFL score at least 213 (computer-based) or 550 (paperbased) or
79
- 80 (internet-based)

- IELTS score at least 6.0

- D.E.L.F. or D.A.L.F at least level B2

*The language proficiency test result must not be more than two years
since the test date until 31 August 2017.

4. Not having applied for or being the awardee of other scholarships,

5. Being able to join the exchangeprogramme throughout the whole
period,

6. Committing to submit a report and a study record showing the learning
outcomes gained from the European host university to Office of the
Higher Education Commission within 30 days upon
completion of the programme.

European Students

1. Being an undergraduate or graduate student in higher education
institutions of ASEM member states in Europe. The institution must be
accredited by responsible agencies in their respective countries,

2. Being a citizen ofASEMmember states in Europe,

3. Obtaining GPA at satisfactory level in the ECTS system (70% of
subjects taken aregraded 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 exchangeprogramme throughout the whole
period,

6. Committing to submit a report and a study record showing the learning
outcomes gained from the Thai homeuniversity to Office of the Higher
Education Commission within 30 days uponcompletion of the
programme.



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Qualifications of applicants(Continued)

Remarks

1. All students applying for this programme should retain studentstatus
until they complete the exchanges
.

2. The previous awardees of DUO - Thailand Fellowship Programmewill
not be eligible to apply for the 2018 DUO - ThailandFellowship
Programme
.

3. The Thai and European students who are already on exchange in the
host universities are not eligible to apply for the 2018 DUO - Thailand
Fellowship Programme
.

Type of activities

1. Undertake a study for at least 6 credits at the host institution.
Thesubjects of study should correspond to the major or minor subjects of the applicant.

2. Conduct research as a part of the applicants study. The research work
as the applicant
s thesis or dissertation should get approval from his/her
university
.

Areas of Exchange

The areas of exchange may include but not limited to the following priority areas:

1. Alternative Energy,

2. Biotechnology,

3. Food Science and Technology,

4. Health Sciences,

5. Information and Communication Technology,

6. Logistics and Supply Chain Management,

7. Engineering,

8. Smart Electronics,

9. Robotics,

10. Tourism and Hospitality Management

Remarks

The areas of exchange of a pair of students shall not necessarily be identical.

Duration of fellowships

One (1) semester

Remarks

1. The exchange periods of a pair of students shall not necessarily
coincide
.

2. The exchange should be completed within September 2018.




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Required documents

(Continued)

3. A completed application form

4. A copy of the letter of acceptance from Thai and European
universities

5. A copy of the Record of DUO - Thailand Study Programme

6. A copy of transcript/study record

As for European students, a copy of transcript/study record should
be translated into English and GPA has to be converted to ECTS
system
(A,B,C,D)

7. A copy of the TOEFL, IELTS test result (for Thai applicants)

Selection procedure

Selection of applicants will be made by the Executive Committee comprising representatives from higher education bodies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand.

Payment of scholarships

Grant will be provided in lump sum as follows:

1. The Thai Office of the Higher Education Commission willgrant the
scholarships to Thai universities
. The selected students from European
universities will receive the fund upon their arrival at Thai universities
.

2. 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 universities
are requested to keep all the documents related to the awardees

expenses for future inspection.

3. There are no restrictions in using the scholarships. They can finance the
tuition, living, or travel expenses
.

Remarks:

1. If a semester in Thai and European universities is longer than
4 months, the scholarship will be given for 4 months only
. If it is
less than 4 months, the scholarship will be adjusted on a pro
-rata
basis.

2. 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.

Remarks

A call for applications, application form for 2018 DUO - Thailand Fellowship Programmeand Record of DUO - Thailand Study Programme can be downloaded from Office of the Higher Education Commissions website: www.inter.mua.go.thor the ASEM - DUO Fellowship Programmes website:www.asemduo.org



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Contact details

Ms. Chonticha Prathumtong
Office of the Higher Education Commission

328 Si Ayutthaya Road, Ratchathewi,

Bangkok 10400, THAILAND

Tel: +66 2 610 5406

Fax: +66 2 354 5570

E-mail: chonticha.pra@mua.go.th, chontichaohec@gmail.com



[1]30 ASEM member states in Europe: 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, and the U.K.)