In the year 2000, the Thailand Government Scholarships – Thailand International Postgraduate Programme (TIPP) was developed to provide scholarships to postgraduate students, not only in Thailand but in many parts of the world. The exchange of skills and customs between the participating countries and Thailand is a significant pillar of this program.
This scholarship focuses on climate change, public health, food security, Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP), and other topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals or SGDs. Implementation of this program is a step taken by the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) to contribute to a sustainable future.
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Benefits of the Thailand International Postgraduate Programme (TIPP) to the Awardees
Scholarship benefits of this Thailand Government Scholarship include an economy class air ticket, monthly living allowance, visa, tuition fee, and insurance.
The air ticket will be through the most direct route from the home country of the student to Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok. Any domestic travel expenses are not covered. The ticket will be sent through an electronic form only. Thus, booking must be done through TICA. Domestic travel within Thailand, that is, from the airport to the university will be covered. TICA will provide limousine service to transfer the awardees to and from the airport. Other expenses such as taxi fare will no longer be paid for.
The monthly living allowance is 7,000 Baht in addition to the 7,000 (or 9,000) monthly accommodation allowance. A rental deposit is paid at the start of your stay that is why you must have pocket money of at least 300 USD to back it up. The deposit will be returned at the end of the accommodation. Upon arrival, a settlement allowance of 6,000 Baht is rewarded.
Master’s degree students with four semesters will receive a yearly book allowance of 10,000 Baht. Before arriving in Thailand, data collection concerning your research topic should have been conducted already in your home country. An allowance of 20,000 Baht for the data collection, 12,000 Baht for the printing of the thesis, or 8,000 Baht for independent study printing is given in lump sum.
For the visa arrangement, it will be the awardee’s responsibility to acquire a non-immigrant visa. All costs related to this process will be reimbursed by TICA upon presentation of the original receipts.
Tuition fees and insurance will also be paid by the Thailand Government Scholarship. Expenses for mental illness, pre-existing disease conditions, pregnancy, glasses, dental treatment, and brain disease are not part of the insurance. Acquisition of travel insurance is advised for any loss of personal things.
Who are eligible to apply to the Thailand International Postgraduate Programme (TIPP)?
A candidate must be a citizen of any of the following countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Mongolia, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan, Mozambique, Algeria, Djibouti, Madagascar, Sudan, Egypt, Morocco, Eritrea, Tunisia, Mauritania, Uganda, Kenya, Comoros, Seychelles, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, South Africa, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia, Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Senegal, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Mali, Gambia, Cote d’Ivoire, Tog, Sierra Leone, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Sao Tome, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkmenistan, Belise, Cuba, Nicaragua, Hondurus, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, El Salvador, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Palau, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Nauru, Tonga, Niue, Cook ISland, Samoa, Kiribati, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea.
The National Focal Point for International Development Cooperation must nominate the applicant to be considered for the scholarship. A country can nominate a maximum of five candidates.
Government employees or those working in related fields, candidates with Bachelor’s degree and/or related experience, and candidates who are proficient in English are preferred. By university regulations, an applicant who is not a native English speaker and with a Bachelor’s degree taught in a language other than English must pass an English Language Proficiency test. Candidates must also be physically and mentally healthy.
The selection of candidates for this Thailand government scholarship is based on the background of the candidate, current government position, and the practicality of the experience and knowledge they will acquire in Thailand concerning their current government post.
Balance in gender and geographical distribution will also be considered during the selection process.
How to apply to the Thailand Government Scholarships (TIPP)?
Complete the online application form on the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) website. Make sure that you are nominated by the National Focal Point for International Development Cooperation or a central government agency before proceeding with your application. Once you have secured the nomination, submit one original copy and two photocopies of an application form, transcript of records, Bachelor’s degree certificate, medical certificate/report, English Language Proficiency test score such as IELTS or TOEFL, at least three recommendation letters, and a thesis proposal or other documents requested by the university.
The application procedure ends upon receipt of the application form and documents by the Royal embassy.
Thailand Government Scholarships (TIPP) application deadline
The application deadline for this particular Thailand Government Scholarship is posted on this page. It may differ from one course or university to another. Visit the link of your chosen course and scan through the guidelines. The course duration as well as other documents required by the course are all listed in the documents. The complete contact information of the university is provided at the end of the document. The list of approved candidates per course is posted here.