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The Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University (SC-KKU) invites candidates eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) at SC-KKU to apply for the Science Postgraduate Scholarships for International Student (SPSIS).   Participation in the SPSIS is at the discretion of the Postgraduate Curriculum Administrative Committee of SC-KKU. These scholarships will be awarded to eligible applicants once a year for use beginning in the first semester of each academic year.EligibilityApplicants must be a passport holder from a foreign nation. Applicants must have graduated or expect to graduate from (1) a B.Sc. program with a GPA of at least 3.00  or  equivalent,  or (2) a M.Sc. program with a GPA of at least 3.50 or equivalent, or (3) admission approval from the Curriculum Administrative Committee, and (4) must be recommended by their Dean or academic advisor or be otherwise qualified to enroll in the Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University. Applicants must not be more than 40 years of age. If English is not the applicant’s first language, a certificate of English proficiency test is required. The following are the standards of English required for admission. Master         Doctor TOEFL (Paper-based)             475              500 TOEFL (Computer-based)       152              173 TOEFL (Internet-based)          53                61 IELTS  (Academic module)      5.0               5.5   Applicants must meet all of the criteria for the field of interest and must be accepted to a graduate program before submitting an application for a SPSIS. Applicants must be physically and mentally healthy and possess a strong desire to learn and develop themselves. Applicants who receive partial support by other scholarships can apply for subsidization by this scholarship. Scholarship Amounts The SPSIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to 2 years for master degree, and 3-4 years for doctoral degree depending on the curriculum. There are four types of scholarships as follows: Details of Scholarships (per person per year)  Type of scholarship Revenue budget Conditions 1.       Full scholarship for doctoral degree program 1.1.     Tuition fees (per person per semester): up to 100,000 Baht (amount paid as actual expenses) 1.2.     Living expenses (per person per year):  up to 96,000 Baht (8,000 Baht per month) 1.3.     Research and Thesis expenses (per person per year): 12,000 Baht 1.4.     Travel expenses: up to 5,000 Baht (amount paid as actual expenses) -      Eligible scholarship recipient is an international student who has been studied in international graduate degree program or who is applied for international graduate degree program at Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University. -      Scholarship will cover expenses for up to 2 years for master degree program and 3 years for doctoral degree  program type 1.1 or type 2.1 and 4 years for doctoral degree  program type 1.2 or type 2.2 -      Scholarship recipient must be able to work as department requests or curriculum committee requests. -      For applicant who has not received scholarship in the first year, he/she can apply this scholarship again in the next year. Therefore, the scholarship will cover the rest of academic year within the set period of the curriculum only.  -      To continue awarding the scholarship, performance assessment will be evaluated each coming academic year. -      Please note that the scholarship does not cover visa fees.    2.       Partial scholarship for doctoral degree program 2.1.     Living expenses (per person per year):  up to 96,000 Baht (8,000 Baht per month) 2.2.     Research and Thesis expenses (per person per year): 12,000 Baht 2.3.     Travel expenses: up to 5,000 Baht (amount paid as actual expenses) 3.       Full scholarship for master degree program 3.1.     Tuition fees (per person per semester): up to 100,000 Baht (amount paid as actual expenses) 3.2.     Living expenses (per person per year):  up to 96,000 Baht (8,000 Baht per month) 3.3.     Research and Thesis expenses (per person per year): 12,000 Baht 3.4.     Travel expenses: up to 5,000 Baht (amount paid as actual expenses) 4.       Partial scholarship for master degree program 4.1.     Living expenses (per person per year):  up to 96,000 Baht (8,000 Baht per month) 4.2.     Research and Thesis expenses (per person per year): 12,000 Baht 4.3.     Travel expenses: up to 5,000 Baht (amount paid as actual expenses) Number of students awarded At most 4 students per academic year   Application Process Eligible applicants must submit their application (SPSIS Form 1) for study at the SC-KKU along with the following document: Official academic records or transcripts in English issued by the university or college. If the documents are not the originals, certified copies are required. An authorization letter from the Institute/Organization in the home country permitting the applicant to study abroad. (applicable to government officials only) A letter of endorsement from Chairman of Curriculum Administration Committee or Head of the Department of the graduate program that the applicant is applying for. Two author-sealed, confidential letters of recommendation (SPSIS Form 2). Certificate(s) of English proficiency (such as TOEFL or IELTS scores). A copy of the MOU between the applicant’s Institute/ University and Khon Kaen University (only required for those applicants from a university having such an MOU). Please note that the submitted documents shall not be returned under any circumstances. Application Deadlines and Scholarship Recipient Announcement Dates   Submission Last day to submit applications and documents    May 31, 2014 Scholarship Recipient Announcement    June 20, 2014   Contact Address Graduate OfficeFaculty of ScienceKhon Kaen University123 Mitraparp HighwayKhon Kaen, 40002, ThailandTel: +66-43-242331 to +66-43-242347Fax: +66-43-202372   Website:  http://www.sc.kku.ac.th/ Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. //

(1)  The Graduate School Khon Kaen University provides a large numbers of financial support to graduate students for MS and Ph.D. theses. For M.Sc. students, the available amount is up to 50,000 Baht, while for Ph.D. students, the scholarships and/or assistantships can be up to 100,000 Baht.    (2) The Graduate School also provides financial support (30,000-70,000 Baht) for students to conduct a short-term study and research at oversea institutions.   (3)  The Faculty of Science  provides a number of TA and RA scholarships. The Science Postgraduate Scholarships for International Student (SPSIS) is also available for all science  research disciplines which are the International Programs.   (4) The faculty members obtain a large number of scholarships to support student’s research, enrollment and living expenses from several government agencies and research funding programs, including Thailand Research Fund (TRF), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDB), The Royal Golden Jubilee Project (RGJ), Biodiversity Research Thailand (BRT), PERCH etc.   (5)  Khon Kaen University offers a number of scholarships for foreigner students who are from Great Mekong Sub-region including Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Vietnam.