Sunday, February 19, 2012

Government of Norway Announces Major Scholarship Program for AIT

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, will offer scholarships to qualified Myanmar nationals to pursue their master's degree programs at AIT. Under this scholarship program with a total budget of 30 million NOK (approximately 160 million Baht), up to 40 master's students per year for 3 years will be recruited starting from August 2012.

Any Myanmar national who meets the AIT admissions requirements are eligible to apply for the scholarships to study at any relevant field of study available at AIT. Applicants from different sectors such as, but not limited to, the public sector, private sector, civil society organizations, ethnic communities, non-governmental organizations, and unit sites are welcome to apply. The attractive scholarship package will cover all tuition and registration fees, research grant, bursary and accommodation and other study associated costs for a pre-bridging program (up to 4 weeks in Myanmar), bridging program at AIT (up to 8 weeks), and the master's degree program. A return air ticket between Yangon, Myanmar and Bangkok, Thailand will also be provided.

In addition to the AIT admissions application forms, applicants need to submit a 3-page essay (in the Myanmar language) explaining the reason for applying to AIT and how they can contribute towards the future development of Myanmar in the short, medium and long term. In order to receive a qualified pool of candidates from the different sectors, AIT will coordinate a national level pre-screening step, pre-selection interview panel in Myanmar, followed by a final selection by the AIT schools.

AIT is currently closely coordinating with the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, as well as with collaborative partners in Myanmar to set up a local application center in Yangon, Myanmar. The detailed announcement of this scholarship program will be available within this week.

AIT is grateful to the Government of Norway for its strong and continued support to AIT and we look forward to closely collaborating in this important initiative.
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