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Scholarship available for Myanmar students at Mahidol University, Bangkok

Last updated: 08.07.2013 // The Norwegian Embassy gives in total 60 scholarships to Myanmar students to study at Mahidol University in Thailand.

The Norwegian Embassy, in collaboration with Mahidol University, is proud to announce 30 two-year Master and 30 three-year PhD scholarships to study at Mahidol University, Thailand. The scholarships are available to the faculty and staff of Myanmar public universities and affiliated institutions as well as Myanmar government and NGO officials and those from private institutions.

Scholarship launch at the Norwegian residence

On the 7th of August, the Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia, H.E. Ms. Katja Christina Nordgaard, officially launched the cooperation programme between the Norwegian Embassy and Mahidol University, whereby candidates from Myanmar can receive full scholarships to complete their Master or PhD degrees. In her opening remarks, she encouraged young people in Myanmar, and especially young women, to use this opportunity and bring new knowledge back to Myanmar to help build a modern, peaceful and just society. H.E. Mr. U Tin Win, Ambassador of Myanmar to Thailand continued by thanking the Norwegian Government for its efforts, and the Mahidol University in Bangkok for a good collaboration. He also highlighted the good relationship between Norway and Myanmar in his remarks. The President of the Mahidol University, Prof. Rajata Rajatanavin, gave his thanks to the Norwegian Embassy. He emphasized the magnitude of these scholarships, saying that “We believe education is fundamental for development.”

About the scholarship

The first enrollments will be in August 2013. Applications will be assessed continously, and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. These full scholarships will cover the following areas:

Group 1: Life Science & Health
Group 2: Social & Population Science
Group 3: Human Rights & Peace Studies
Group 4: Environmental Science

  • Applicants from minority backgrounds, women and those from rural areas are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Please note that awardees must return to work in Myanmar upon completing their studies.
  • The first enrollments will be in August 2013.

For more information and for online application please visit:


For the majority of Mahidol's master programs, duration of study is within 24 months for full-time enrollment. Certain program may require shorter time such as the Master of Public Health (MPH). At Mahidol University. The doctoral degree program normally covers 3 years of full-time study. In order to complete a doctoral degree, a doctoral student must satisfactorily complete the required credits, attain a cumulative GPA not less than 3.50, must have at least one article published in an internationally-refereed journal, and must complete a doctoral dissertation on a topic relevant to the home country’s development or of significance in the ASEAN context. For research, students will be encouraged to conduct some parts of their research work in Myanmar to promote real situation experience, if possible. This will be based on availability of research tools and other feasibilities involved along with shared discretion of students and their supervisors.

For more information, please contact: Assist. Prof. Dr. Anadi Nitithamyong, Deputy Dean for Student Service and International Relations, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University at or .


In the end, Ms. Nan Mo Hom, a recipient of one of the first scholarships, thanked all the parties for making her dreams come true, now being able to get a master´s degree at the Mahidol University in Thailand.