Monday, November 9, 2009

GMS Development Studies and Aussie Government Scholarship for Burmese students

"Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Development Studies (GMS-DS) Training" at AIT

Call for application for Certificate leading to Master’s degree Program on GMS Development Studies (GMS-DS) at the Asian Institute of Technology Asian Institute of Technology has launched the Certificate leading to Master’s degree Program on GMS Development Studies (GMS-DS). The courses are designed to cover focused problem areas in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). Currently, our courses cover 3 main topics which are (1) Resources and their management in GMS; (2) People and their development in GMS; and (3) Sustainable infrastructure development in GMS. These are all modular courses, each lasting eight days. By taking different courses at the time of convenience, participants are able to accumulate academic credits that can be transferred for further studies at AIT. The courses are designed to be useful for practitioners, researchers and academics working in or are interested to work in Greater Mekong Subregion, and are offered by faculty members who have extensive research and outreach experience in the region. For further details, please visit our website There are fellowship supports for participants who are interested in taking these courses for certificate (enrolled for nine modules). The courses will be offered in June-July 2010.
Deadline for application for fellowship is 28 February 2010. For details, please contact:
Ms. Kanokporn Jaroenrith
Tel. : +662-524-5672
Mobile : +6680-5211-555
Fax : +662-524-6166
Email :

How to Apply


The courses can be taken either as a non-degree course or as a credit course to serve part of degree programs at AIT. There is no education level requirement to enroll in the modules for non-degree participants. Non-degree students will attend the courses but do not take exams. They will receive certificate of completion of the course.

For students who wish to take the course for credit with the aim of completing certificate or master’s degree will need to satisfy the normal entry requirement of AIT (please see for entry requirement of AIT). They will take an exam, will receive a grade and credit for the course.


For those who are taking for credit, please click here to download application form.
For those who are taking for non-degree, please click here to download application form.

Please send your completed applications by post, fax or e-mail to:

GMS Development Studies (GMS-DS)

Gender and Development Studies (GDS)
School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang
Pathumthani 12120

Phone : +66 2524-5672

Fax: +66 2524-6166



Registration Fee is Baht 20,000 and Tuition Fee is Baht 14,000 per module.

The following personal expenses should be added: a suggested subsistence allowance US$10/day, travel fee, accommodation at the AIT Conference Center at US$43 per night per room (Thai Baht 1,450 equivalent), with other choices like dormitories to choose from.

Room rates are subject to change. Please reconfirm before booking.

Financial Support

There is limited fellowship support for participants who are interested in taking more than one module. Applicants are encouraged to seek funding support from their organizations, or from other sources.


Payment should be made by international bank draft or by bank transfer to:

Asian Institute of Technology
Current Account No: 359-3-00001-2
Siam Commercial Bank Co., Ltd., AIT Sub-Branch, AIT Campus
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang
Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand

Once the transfer is made, kindly post, fax or e-mail a copy of your transfer receipt to:

GMS Development Studies (GMS-DS)

Gender and Development Studies (GDS)
School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang
Pathumthani 12120

Fax: +66 2524-6166



Notice of acceptance will be sent to applicants within 15 days of receipt of application. We reserve the right to cancel courses with insufficient enrollment. Applicants will be notified of such cancellation by email or fax at least a month before the date of commencement of the course. In case of course cancellation, our liability is limited to full refund of deposited fees only.

Similarly, cancellations by participants should be received at least four weeks prior to the start of the training course. For later cancellations, a cancellation fee equivalent to 15% of the training fee will be charged.

Australia To Provide Scholarships To Myanmar Students (

YANGON, Feb 12 (Bernama) -- The Australian government will provide scholarships to post-graduate students in Myanmar to help develop the country's human resources, China's Xinhua news agency cited a local daily as saying on Friday.

Ten students will be chosen to receive the Australian scholarship for 2010-2011 academic year, the report said.

Australia is also providing scholarships to students in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Japan, Germany and European countries.

The scholarships will cover journalism, mass communications, public relations, accounting and finance, international business management and marketing, logistics management, e-business and e- commerce, construction management and property, and hospitality and tourism, the report said.

In November last year, an Australian college announced offering 10,000 Australian dollars' scholarships to Myanmar students for their pursuit of further study at the Raffles College of Design and Commerce in Sidney.

Those scholarships-2010 were restricted to students who passed the matriculation examination, GCE 'O' level and IELTS exam at 6. 0, and the college was set to open this month.

In February last year, two universities from Australia -- Central Queensland University and Jame Cook University, along with other 20 international schools, participated in a Myanmar-hosted international education fair in Lashio, Shan state.



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