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Scholarships to Sweden

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:06

 

Swedish_Chamber_of_Commerce_in_Thailand_logo_w200h100Thai Swedish Chamber of Commerce will provide limited scholarships for two Thai students Master studies in Sweden 2013, basically covering visa fee and a return air ticket. Through our cooperation with two Swedish Universities Malardalen www.mdh.se and Karlstad www.kau.se the students can go as exchange students without paying any tuition fees. Interested students need to cover their own cost of living for 10 months estimated to 7300 SEK / month.

 

Background

There are many differences between Thailand and Sweden, such as culture and school system. The Thai school system is somewhat different from the European and more similar to the US system. In Thailand the common system is 4-6-10 years (bachelor-master-PhD), while Europe provides 3-5-8 years system. When it comes to languages, universities in Sweden provide most of the master programs in English.

Furthermore, the Swedish government introduced tuition fees from the academic year 2011 for citizens from non-EU/ESS countries. The fees will be set by the institutions themselves and it will cover the full cost of studies. Therefore the fee levels may vary depending on the type of course and institution and in what part of Sweden the course is given. However, this fee does not apply for exchanges students since all exchange agreements include a tuition waiver from both universities involved.

 

Aim

The Scholarship programs’ aim is to promote Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC) as well as Sweden as a country. Moreover, this scholarship program will provide opportunities to the students to go abroad for Master courses, and at the same time gain an insight in Swedish culture and the country itself, as well as the Swedish language if they would like to. The scholarship program also gives students the opportunities to learn and develop skills and competencies in the study area and in working with international environment.

 

Eligibility Criteria for applicants  

  • Education - bachelor degree from a recognized institution in the fields related to public and business administration, social sciences, economics, engineering, law studies or other relevant programmes. The candidates are eligible to apply before or after their completion of the studies.
  • Languages- the applicant must possess a good academic knowledge of English with an excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing. English test TOEFL 550/79 (Malardalen 575/90) IELTS 6.0 (Malardalen 6.5) CUTEP 560 (Malardalen). Students from ABAC are exempted from English test. Some Programs might have special requirements.
  • Age – the applicant should be between 20-30
  • Skills - ability to adapt to a multi-cultural environment 

 

Application procedure

  • Applicants are sending CV together with certificate of degree, transcript, and English test.
  • Cover letter (with motivation for example why student wants to study in Sweden and what is there future plan after the studies) 

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Please send application to Peter Bjork TSCC This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and to Jiraya This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latest by 21 December. The deadline for applying on-line to the Swedish Universities is 16 January 2013.

 

This project is generously sponsored by:

 

 Electrolux

 

 

 Scania

 

 

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