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Australian Development Scholarships (ADS)

*The Selection Round for 2009 ADS Scholarships is now open.

Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) is the Australian Government scholarship program administered by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). ADS provides opportunities to people from many developing countries to study in Australia . The purpose of the scholarships is for people to gain knowledge and skills that will contribute to the long-term development of their country.

The scholarships are available to those employed in government and non-government sectors to study at Masters or Postgraduate Diploma level in Australia.

For the details please visit IDP Office-Phnom Penh or ADS Home page


Siam Cement Group (SCG) Foundation Scholarship Program

The SCG Foundation is pleased to grant up to 7 full scholarships for individuals wishing to study at the Master of Arts Program in International Development Studies (MAIDS) at Chulalongkorn University for the upcoming 2009-2010 academic year.

Please note that prospective SCG Foundation scholars (with the exception of Thailand) must be full-time government employees or civil servants of their respective governments.  You do not qualify for the scholarship program if you are currently a student or government contract worker.  Therefore, you must be a permanent full-time staff member of a government ministry or institution.

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Project Document

1. Eligibility (7 Scholarships)

Category I

1 scholarship is open to government or non-profit sector employees from Thailand

Category II

2 scholarships are open to government employees from Vietnam

Category III

1 scholarship is open to government employees from each of the following four Southeast Asian Countries:

(1) Cambodia

(2) Laos

(3) Indonesia

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Fulbright Student Fellowship 2010-2011

The Fulbright Program was established to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. It provides funds for students, scholars and professionals to undertake graduate study and advanced research. The program was promoted by and named after Arkansas senator J. William Fulbright, who promulgated its passage through the US Senate in 1946.
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for 2010-2011 Fulbright Student Fellowships for graduate study in the United States leading to a Master‘s degree or a Ph.D. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have a strong academic background and a record of excellence in previous studies;
  • Have completed a Bachelor‘s degree from a recognized college or university for those applying to study in the U.S. for a Master‘s degree program, or have a Master‘s degree from a recognized college or university for those applying to study in the U.S. for a Ph.D. program;
  • Be proficient in English (minimum score of 570 on TOEFL or ITP, or 230 on computer-based TOEFL), or 88 on internet based TOEFL, or 7.0 on IELTS;
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt readily to a foreign environment;
  • Be in good health and able to undergo a rigorous study program; and
  • Have no previous study experience in the United States.

Fulbright Student Fellowship grants provide round-trip transportation to the United States, as well as tuition, fees and living expenses for full-time graduate study. Grant provisions do not include financial support for dependents. Continue reading

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WMSEA Fellowship: M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies

The Southeast Asian Studies Program is multidisciplinary and offers courses in history, arts, culture, economics and political science. Contemporary issues that cut across disciplines are thus easy to address and receive particular attention as part of the studies under the Program. The Program has as an integral part a “Traveling Classroom” involving a trip to another Southeast Asian country, in addition to short field trips within Thailand.
Students in the Program come from all over the world, bringing classes of international environment. Beside Southeast Asians including Thais, foreign students are Americans, Canadians, Norwegians, Swedes, Japanese, Irish, Belgians, as well as Indians, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans.
The program is a cooperation of the Graduate School and Institute of Asian Studies of Chulalongkorn University. Faculty members and researchers of both institutions with reputation of regional and international stature contribute to the teaching courses offered. In this sense, Southeast Asian Studies by Southeast Asian point of view will be expounded. Scholars are also invited to give lectures. Special talks by world-renowned authority on appropriate topics are frequently organized. The program is very well backed up by library facilitates of the university. Students are further facilitated by the Thai Studies Program at the Faculty of Arts which has long been in operation. Students in the Program are given the option to choose some courses from a range of courses in Thai Studies Program. The Program also works on Asia-Europe student exchange with the International Institute of Asian Studies at Leiden University in The Netherlands. Continue reading

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Asia Pacific Leadership Program

The East-West Center is pleased to announce new fellowships for the Asia Pacific Leadership Program for 2009-10. Entering its eight year, the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) is the center of excellence for leadership education in the Asia Pacific region. The APLP is a graduate certificate program combining the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership capacity. Based at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, the program has created a network of dynamic leaders in 48 countries who are helping to build a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community. All participants receive an APLP Entrance Fellowship valued at approximately $15,000. Continue reading


Characteristics of a Successful Scholarship Holder

Searching for and finding scholarships is only the first half of the process. You still need to apply for each scholarship you are trying to win. Applying for scholarships can be time consuming and takes dedication and motivation. But the thousands of dollars you could receive makes the effort worthwhile. Below are some hints to help you apply for and win scholarships.

Be proactive. No one is going to track you down to give you a scholarship; you need to do the legwork yourself. So when you find awards with eligibility criteria that you can meet, contact the provider and request a scholarship application packet. Whether you have to request the application via email, phone or by sending in a self-addressed stamped envelope, do it. There’s just no other way to get the ball rolling than to be proactive and assertive in requesting information for yourself. Continue reading