Semester Exchange - Mahidol University - New Colombo Plan
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. 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. MU ranks as the 2nd university among 150 Thai Universities in 2017 QS World ranking.
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Length of Program
First Semester: September - December
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Up to $7000
GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)
Please refer to this file for units approved by the Faculty.
Exchange Student Website
To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following:
- Macquarie Abroad General Eligibility Criteria
- Have Australian Citizenship
- Nomination from Macquarie University
- English language proficiency for non-native speakers
- Review the course information and restricted courses to check it is suitable for your degree progression at Macquarie University
How to Apply
Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:
Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.
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 Payment 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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Engineering and IT; Science
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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Mahidol University - New Colombo Plan, Semester Exchange, Thailand, Engineering and IT, Science, Scholarship, Money, Funding, Funds
Up to AU$7,000
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