New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship - Mahidol University

New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship - Mahidol University

Mahidol University (MU) is a public research university in Bangkok, Thailand. It was established in 1888 as School of Medical Practitioners, Siriraj Hospital and reorganized in 1943 as University of Medical Sciences. The university originally focused on Health Sciences but also expanded to other fields in recent decades. MU hosted the first medical school of Thailand, the Siriraj Medical School, from which the university traced its origin. Today, MU offers a range of graduate and undergraduate programs from natural sciences to liberal arts with remote campuses in Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Sawan, and Amnat Charoen provinces. In terms of fiscal budget and portion of budget spent on research programs, MU receives the highest budget of any public university; about $147 million each year, most of which is granted for graduate research programs. Mahidol University has been ranked Thailand's No. 1 university in 2011 by QS Asian University Rankings. In 2016, Mahidol University was ranked as one of the World's Top 100 universities at which to study medicine, according to the QS World University Rankings.

Country: Thailand
Program Dates: Semester 1: September-December, Semester 2: January-March, Semester 3: April-July
Area of study: Engineering and IT, Science,
Type of program: New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship
Length of Program: 5 months
Language of Instruction: English
Accommodation: Please refer to the accommodation website
Course Details: More information in this website
Academic Advice: All students looking to apply for a program should seek Academic Advice with the relevant Department or Faculty.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Current enrolled students witht a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 scale, 
  • Nomination from home university, 
  • 2 reference letters, 
  • English proficiency: iBT TOEFL (score of 79 or above with a Writing Score of at least 25) or IELTS (score of 6.0 or above with writing 6.0), 
  • Must have completed a minimum of 2 semesters (1 full year) at home institution before arrival

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online Expression of Interest form EOI online

You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Cost and Funding Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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Study a New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship program in Mahidol University for 5 months, Mahidol University is located in Thailand

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