Asia Pacific Scholarship Consortium

ASPC

Masters Scholarships for Individuals
from Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Lao PDR

The Asia Pacific Scholarship Consortium is an informal network of universities in Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines that aims to facilitate scholarships in high quality  postgraduate courses for individuals from Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Lao PDR who require financial support to study. The Consortium was established in 2007.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

All applications must be submitted by November 15, 2011. No late applications will be accepted.

RESEARCH & INTERNSHIPS 
Successful students will be eligible to apply for an APSC Research Grant to conduct master’s research in their home countries, under the guidance of a university advisor. Also, APSC graduates may apply for the APSC Internship Program. Interns will be placed in organizations and institutions within the Southeast Asia region for a period of 1-6 months, so as to further develop skills acquired during formal degree study.

AWARD STRUCTURE 
APSC is a full scholarship program, so successful applicants will not be required to contribute any of their own money. The following costs will be fully covered at a basic level under the award:

Academic tuition and mandatory fees for the duration of the course, including examination and thesis costs.
A monthly stipend for room and board, and living expenses sufficient for a single student. There will be no  support for students’ families.
Basic medical insurance for the duration of study.
Support for educational supplies and materials.
Transport for the student to travel one time from their home to the campus and to return at the end of the program.
All costs related to securing and maintaining a student visa for the duration of study.
Professional development fund available to cover support for academic development such as computer, attendance of academic conferences or subscription to journals.
Full support to attend the annual APSC Student Conference for one weekend each year.
Research and internship funding will be available on a competitive basis for students who wish to undertake thesis research in their home country or work as interns in a different country.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 
Applicants must:
Hold an undergraduate degree at the time of application deadline with an excellent academic record;
Be a citizen of and currently living in home country (Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand or Lao PDR);
Have experience working in at least one of the fields listed above in home country;
Be proficient in English;
Be committed to returning to home country after completion of the program to continue work and impart knowledge gained during studies.

PURPOSE 
To provide opportunities and scholarships for high quality, post-graduate  study in fields relevant to the development of the Mekong Sub Region, for individuals who demonstrate both academic and professional excellence and potential to become leaders in the following fields:

Community Health
Development
Education
Environment
Humanities & Social Sciences
Media
Policy, Law & Administration
Social Work

Successful students will study at prestigious international universities in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia or the Philippines.  Scholars will undertake masters degrees by coursework. Courses typically take one to two years to complete. Scholars must complete the course within the specified time period on a full time basis.