DUO-thailand      

Implementation Guideline of
2017 DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme

 

General description

ؽƮ : * 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.)





2017 DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme aims to enhance a balanced mobility of students between Thailand and 30 ASEM member states in Europe*. 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.

 

Details

2017 DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme

Eligibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 home institution.

2.       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.

3.       The 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;

  1. 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.

7.       If 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.

 

 

 

Details

2017 DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme

Type of activities

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 applicant.

2.      Graduate students: Conduct research as a part of the applicants study. The research work as the applicants thesis or dissertation should get approval from the home institution.

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

Duration and amount of fellowships

1.       2017 DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme supports exchange projects which start in October 2016 and end in September 2017.

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.

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 Commissions jurisdiction,

2.      Having Thai nationality,

3.      Obtaining at least 2.75 GPA for undergraduate students and 3.25 GPA for graduate students,

4.      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 (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 B2

           *The language proficiency test result must not be more than a
            two-year period at the date of application.

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

6.      Being able to join the exchange programme throughout the whole period,

7.      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.

 

European Students

1.      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,

2.      Being a citizen of ASEM member states in Europe,

3.      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.

 

Remarks:

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 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.

Grants

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.

Required documents

The application form should be completed in English and be submitted together with the following documents:

1.      Official  letter from university (signed by the president or authorized body)

2.      A completed application form

3.      A copy of transcript/study record

As 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)

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

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

6.      A copy of the letter of acceptance from the host institution

Application 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;

1.       Applicants must apply through their respective institutions.

2.       The application must be submitted through the Thai partner institution to Office of the Higher Education Commission.

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.

 

The Thai institutions are required to submit the complete application forms and required documents in hard copy to

 

                                   Bureau of International Cooperation Strategy, 10th floor

                                   Office of the Higher Education Commission

                                   328 Si Ayutthaya Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok
                                 10400, THAILAND 

 

The Office of the Higher Education Commission reserves the right to refuse documents submitted via fax and e-mail.

 

(To be 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 be considered.

Remarks
                 

A call for application and electronic application form for DUO-Thailand Fellowship Programme can be downloaded from the ASEM-DUO Fellowship Programmes website :www.asemduo.org or Office of the Higher Education Commissions website: www.inter.mua.go.th

Contact person/
address

Ms. Chonticha Prathumtong
Office of the Higher Education Commission

328 Si Ayutthaya Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, THAILAND

Tel: +66 2 610 5394

Fax: +66 2 354 5570

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