2020-2021 Scholarships

Fully Funded 200 Presidential Scholarships by Chiang Mai University

Study in Thailand for free - Masters and Ph.D Degree Programs

Chiang Mai University ( CMU) is offering 200 fully-funded Graduate Scholarships per year,

starting from the 1st Semester (August) of the 2019 academic year; an exciting opportunity to study at CMU for both Thai and foreign persons who possess a high potential and who meet our requirements. For the 2020 academic year, the first semester will begin from June 2020, and the scholarship application periods will be opened before the beginning of the 1st Semester for the whole academic year. Any eligible candidate wishing to apply for a scholarship of the 2nd semester, please contact the Program Administrative Committee Chair directly in order to find and match the thesis advisor and proceed with the scholarship application in advance.

  • Doctoral Degree Scholarships: 100 (in total per year)
  • Master’s Degree Scholarships: 100 (in total per year)

Financial Coverage and Benefits of Presidential Scholarship for Master’s Degree

First Year:

 

Allowances (in THB)

in total per

Yearly

1. Tuit ion Fee: will be paid directly to the program by CMU as per the actual fee50,000-
(depending on each program)200,000
2. Life, Accident and Health Insurance: will be paid directly to the insurance company3,000
3. Books and Stationery: THB 3,000 per semester (paid in a lump sum)6,000
4. Living Allowance (Food, Accommodation, Local Traveling): THB 12,000 per month144,000
5. Settlement Allowance: (Once on arrival)6,000
6. Air Fare or any other travel from home town/city/country to CMU (Once on arrival):

actual airfare cost but not more than THB 15,000

 

15,000

Final Year:

                            Allowances (in THB)in total Yearly
1. Tuition Fee: will be paid directly to the program by CMU as per the actual fee (depending on each program)50,000-

200,000

2. Life, Accident and Health Insurance: wi l l be paid directly to the insurance company3,000
3. Books and Stationery: THB 3,000 per semester (paid in a lump sum)6,000
4. Living Allowance (Food, Accommodation, Local Travelling): THB 12,000 per month144,000
5. Thesis Publication Allowance in Lump-sum: THB 6,0006,000
6. Air Fare from CMU back to home town/city/country (Once on leaving): actual air-fare costs but not more than THB 15,00015,000

Financial Coverage and Benefits of Presidential Scholarship for Doctoral Degree

First Year:

 

Allowances  (in THB)

in total per

Yearly

1. Tuition Fee: will be paid directly to the program by CMU as per the actual fee50,000-
(depending on each program)200,000
2. Life, Accident and Health Insurance: will be paid directly to the insurance company3,000
3. Books and Stationery: THB 3,000 per semester (paid in a lump sum)6,000
4. Living Allowance (Food, Accommodation, Local Travelling): THB 12,000 per month144,000
5. Settlement Allowance: (Once on arrival)6,000
6. Air Fare or any other travel from home town/city/country to CMU (Once on arrival):

actual air-fare cost but not more than THB 15,000

 

15,000

Second Year or the Year within the Period of Study:

 

Allowances  (in THB)

in total

Yearly

1. Tuition Fee: will be paid directly to the program by CMU as per the actual fee50,000-
(depending on each program)200,000
2. Life, Accident and Health Insurance: will be paid directly to the insurance company3,000
3. Books and Stationery: THB 3,000 per semester (paid in a lump sum)6,000
4. Living Allowance (Food, Accommodation, Local Travelling): THB 12,000 per month144,000

Eligibility Criteria and Documents Required for the Presidential Scholarship:

Master’s Degree Level

  • Bachelor’ s Degree Holder: GPA not less than 3. 50 ( based on the maximum of 4. 00) or equivalent
  • An international or a regular graduate program while doing a Master’s Thesis (Type 1 or 2) Only is applicable. (Programs with Independent Study are not applicable). International programs or programs taught in English will be given a higher priority.
  • Research Outline for the program applied for. At least 2 pages detailing the research outline, in addition to previous research experiences and the research work presented at the meeting and/ or published to Please explain (i) why you are interested in the particular research area; (ii) why you should be awarded the scholarship; and (iii) how you propose to carry out the study.
  • Certificate of English Language Proficiency dated within the last 2 years: IELTS or TOEFL only (IELTS score of 6.0, TOEFL score of 550 (PBT) or 183 (CBT) or 79
  • Two recommendation letters

Doctoral Degree Level

  • Bachelor’s Degree Holder: GPA not less than 3. 50 ( based on the maximum of 4. 00) or equivalent or
  • Master’s Degree Holder: GPA not less than 3. 50 (based on the maximum of 4. 00) or equivalent. In case the applicant has studied in a master’s degree program with a thesis only, the applicant must have published good publication(s) or gained good results in their thesis work. (The publication should be published or accepted to be published by Is, SCOPUS, IEEE, PubMed or by any other international publishers accepted by the Graduate School)
  • Research Plan provides a description, about 3- 5 pages, explaining the research plans at Chiang Mai The scholarship is intended for original and publishable research (not for the compilation of textbooks or the writing of general surveys in the field that is studied. If possible, the applicant should contact in advance a professor at CMU in the field of intended to study to initiate the research plan together)
  • Certificate of English Language Proficiency dated within the last 2 years: IELTS or TOEFL only (IELTS score of 6.0, TOEFL score of 550 (PBT) or 183 (CBT) or 79
  • Two recommendation letters

Presidential Scholarship Period:

The scholarship covers only the normal period of study for each program.

  1. Doctoral Level Type 1 and Type 2.1: a maximum of 3 years
  2. Doctoral Level Type 2 and Type 2.2: a maximum of 5 years
  3. All types of Master’s Degrees: a maximum of 2 years

Deadline

Presidential Scholarship of Chiang Mai University is 30 April 2020

Click here to Apply for Presidential Scholarship of Chiang Mai University

Visit the Official Website of Presidential Scholarship for Masters and Doctoral Students 

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