The Thai Government International Postgraduate Scholarshp Program

Written by Michael Nz. on April 24, 2022

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    Master's scholarship
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    Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA)
    Government Complex, Building B (South Zone), 8th Floor
    Chaengwattana Road, Bangkok 10210, Thailand
    Tel +66 (0) 2203 5000

The Thai Government International Postgraduate Program – TIPP Scholarships began in 2000 as a framework to provide postgraduate scholarships for developing partners. 

Convinced that knowledge sharing is an important pillar of South-South Cooperation, TIPP offers opportunities for Thailand and its partners to share experiences and best practices that would contribute to long-term sustainable development for all.

Thailand is a country convinced that global challenges are best addressed through concerted effort, and has continuously promoted sustainable development by fostering South-South cooperation and global partnership.

It is in this spirit of constructive collaboration that we have offered training scholarships and postgraduate fellowships to developing partners around the world.

Currently, in addition to regular scholarships and scholarships offered as part of bilateral and triangular development cooperation projects, TICA offers more than 700 training scholarships and 70 postgraduate scholarships for government officials from developing countries around the world through the Annual International Training Course (AITC) and the Thailand International Postgraduate Program. Program (TIPP).

Master of Science in Organic Agriculture Management – March 15, 2022
Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering -March 15, 2022
Master of Science in Disaster Management – March 15, 2022
Master of Science in Biology – March 15, 2022
Master of Science in Food Science and Technology – March 15, 2022
Master of Public Health in Global Health and One Health – March 15, 2022
Master of Science in Health Science Research – March 15, 2022
Master of Science in Bioscience for Sustainable Agriculture – April 29, 2022
Master of Science in Agriculture – April 29, 2022
Master of Science in Pharmacology – April 29, 2022
Master of Science in Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – April 29, 2022
Master of Science in Parasitology – April 29, 2022 Master
of Science in Environmental Management and Technology – May 31, 2022
in Science in Innovative Food Science and Technology – May 31, 2022
Master of Science in Agricultural Research and Development – May 31, 2022
Master of Science in Dermatology and Dermatosurgery – May 31, 2022
Master of Public Health – May 31 May 31, 2022
Master of Science in Social, Economic and Administrative Pharmacy – May 31, 2022
Master of Science in Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods – May 31, 2022
Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies – May 31, 2022
Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Studies – May 31, 2022
Master of Arts in Social Innovation and Sustainability – May 31, 2022
Master of Arts in Environment, Development and Sustainability – May 31, 2022

Aiming to share Thailand’s best practices and experience with the world, AITC Training Courses and TIPP Fellowships focus on developing our expertise which can be categorized into five themes, namely:
1 Food security
2. Climate change
3. Public health
4. Issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
5. “Sufficiency Economy Philosophy” or SEP (Sufficiency Economy Philosophy). Thailand is proud to present this topic as very prominent.
The SEP has been added with the aim of providing an insight into our approach to local development, which is the key factor that keeps Thailand on a steady growth path towards sustainable development in many areas.


Thailand’s local approach to sustainable development
The Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) was introduced in 1974 by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. SEP is an approach to sustainable development that advocates moderation, reasonableness and prudence as a development framework based on knowledge and virtue. 

The Philosophy attaches great importance to human development at all levels and emphasizes the need to strengthen the community’s capacity to ensure a balanced and resilient way of life, with full respect for the environment.

SEP shares ultimate common principles and goals with the SDGs, seeking to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality as a means to achieve sustainable development, and strike the right mindset towards balancing the three dimensions of sustainable development.

The concept of SEP aligns with many goals and targets in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, some of the most prominent applications of SEP in our sustainable development effort include poverty eradication, food security, sustainable economic growth, sustainable industrialization and sustainable consumption and production. 

As a framework of approach and mindset, SEP can be applied with all 17 SDGs and could therefore support and complement the successful implementation and realization of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

In recent years, Thailand has been able to share with the international community the application of SEP, our local approach to sustainable development. A series of bilateral and trilateral “SEP for SDGs” partnership programs have been promoted, especially with developing countries. In addition to the schemes mentioned, TICA now offers a number of training grants and scholarships at the SEP.


Ensuring food security through sustainable agriculture and food safety
“Ending Hunger” is critical to global development progress. Through a decades-long effort to eliminate hunger and malnutrition, Thailand has managed to reduce its number of hungry and malnourished people by 75% and the number continues to fall. 

The progress earned Thailand an award from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for its outstanding contributions to global food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture.
In addition to economic growth and technological advancement, the local development approach introduced by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, known as “New Theory of Agriculture”, which is a sustainable agricultural practice based on the philosophy of sufficiency economy ( SEP), also plays an important role.

SEP through New Theory is being implemented in more than 40,000 farming villages across Thailand. The theory has not only helped Thailand reduce hunger in the country, but has also made the country a crucial player in ensuring global food security, earning its reputation as “The World’s Kitchen”.

As the world’s leading producer and exporter of food and agricultural products, we are passionate about showcasing our success stories and lessons learned to promote food security for all.


Strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters is crucial for a sustainable future.

Climate change is one of the most serious and pressing global challenges with far-reaching consequences if not addressed. To address this problem, a concerted effort is of the utmost importance as all countries, large and small, have a shared responsibility and role to play.

Thailand is striving to become a low-carbon society and achieve an environmentally sound economy. Guided by the “Sufficiency Economy Philosophy” (SEP), we opt for a development model that seeks a balance between economic prosperity and the construction of resilience in all areas, including the environment. 

From forest conservation and rehabilitation to renewable energy and sustainable agricultural practices, a number of SEP-led projects have guided the Thai people in managing our natural environment in a way that increases resilience and adaptability to the adverse impacts of climate change and natural disasters while focusing on local communities.

AITC’s courses under the theme “Climate Change” are part of our commitment to work with the international community to meet the challenge of climate change.


Quality improvement and an inclusive health system are key to guaranteeing a healthy society.

Health is a very important component for economic and social development, national security, regional and global stability. In the post-2015 context, health is increasingly recognized as a key contributor to development, as good health is one of the fundamental pillars of society and sustainable development. 

The foundation of Thailand’s development is based on better quality and inclusive health care aimed at all sectors of society, including the promotion of primary health care, the community health care system, and the protection of health against disease.

AITC courses under the theme “Public Health” offer training experience on current and future health challenges such as antimicrobial resistance treatments, HIV/AIDS, Universal Health Coverage, One Health, and Community Health Management as Thailand aims to contribute to the global effort in achieving Goal 3 as well as other health-related targets of the SDGs.


Partnership really is a key to our shared sustainable future
In 2015, countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, also referred to as SDGs, a set of visions of how we would like the world in 2030.

Each goal is designed to address specific challenges that are by nature borderless. Therefore, to realize them all, everyone needs to do their part. We believe that all goals can be achieved through development cooperation, whether governmental or private, or capacity building or human resource development.

Through the Annual International Training Course and the Thailand International Postgraduate Program, TICA believes that we are doing our part to provide Thailand’s contribution to a sustainable future.

Applicants must be nominated by the National Focal Point for International Development Cooperation in a country from the TIPP list of eligible countries/territories. (See “List of Eligible Countries/Territories”)
Candidates working in the government sector or in an area related to the course offered should be preferred.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and/or professional experience in the field related to or related to the graduate degree.
Candidates must have a good command of English.
Candidates whose first language is not English and the degree was not taught in English must pass an English language proficiency test in accordance with the criteria required by the rules of the academic institution.
Candidates are recommended to be no older than 45 years of age.
Candidates must be in good physical and mental condition.
TICA reserves the right to revoke the scholarship offered to awardees who violate the rules and regulations.
Other requirements, in addition to these, will be considered by the regulations of the University.


Scholars are required to study full time and not change the subject of the program / plan of study.

No part-time employment is permitted.

Awardees may not bring any family members to stay with them during the study.

What benefits do the Thai Government International Postgraduate Program – TIPP Scholarships offer?

1. International Transportation: Round-trip economy class airfare will be provided via the most direct and economical route from the international airport in the respective country/territory of the successful bidder to Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok – Thailand. The award does not cover the cost of domestic travel in the recipient’s respective country.
1.1. The transit destination will be arranged, in case a visa application for Thailand is needed, with the most direct and cheapest route.
1.2. All reservations and changes to the reservation, including the establishment of the date of arrival and departure, must be made solely by TICA. The ticket will only be issued in electronic format (e-ticket).
1.3. The baggage allowance fee is in line with the airlines policy. Any purchase of additional baggage allowance is not covered by the award.
2. Thailand Domestic Travel: Will be provided via the most economical route from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand, to the airport where the university is located.
2.1. Your scholarship is confirmed once the travel/flight documents are verified. Airport pick up service
2.2. Transfer to and from the airport will be provided to the winners. TICA will coordinate directly with the limousine service. Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, proceed to the AOT Limousine Customer Relations Desk and present your airport transfer scholarship award instructions. A taxi fare paid by the awardees cannot be refunded.
3. Monthly subsistence allowance, severance pay, books and thesis
4. Living allowance: The awardees will receive a living allowance of 7,000 baht per month.
5. Accommodation allowance: The awardees will receive an accommodation allowance in the amount of 7,000 baht or 9,000 baht per month
5.1. Recipients are required to bring pocket money of approximately $300 to cover rental deposit payment (usually 2 months) and 1 month advance rent as required by most homeowners. TICA will not be responsible for the deposit since the winners will receive the deposit when their accommodation contract ends.
6. Settlement Allowance: The successful bidders will receive the Settlement Allowance in the amount of 6,000 baht upon their first arrival in Thailand.
7. Book allowance: The awardees will receive a book allowance in the amount of 10,000 baht per year. (Only 4 semesters for Master’s)
8. Thesis assignment: Awardees are strongly recommended to carry out the necessary data collection in relation to the proposed research topic, if it is to be carried out in their country, before coming to Thailand. Laureates will receive the thesis allowance as a lump sum of 20,000 baht for compulsory fieldwork or data collection and a lump sum of 12,000 baht for thesis printing or 8,000 baht for independent study (IS) printing.
9. Tuition Fee: The awardees’ tuition fee will be reimbursed directly by TICA, except for the team insurance fee, transcript and certificate fee.
10. Insurance: Accident and hospitalization insurance will be provided during the study period in Thailand. The cost of pre-existing conditions, dental treatment, brain disease, mental illness, pregnancy and glasses are NOT covered. Awardees are advised to obtain their own travel insurance that is fully covered for any costs arising from the loss or theft of personal belongings.

Recipients should not bring family members with them during their scholarship program. Recipients of the scholarship program cannot be used as a reference for their relative’s Thailand visa application.
b. Winners will be responsible for obtaining an “F” nonimmigrant visa prior to travel to Thailand. TICA will provide facilitation to successful bidders who require a visa application, ie. liaison with the Royal Thai Embassy / Royal Thai Consulate – General and advice on the proper procedure and documents required for visa application.
b.1. Successful bidders are required to cover all costs arising from the visa application, i.e. visa fee, travel cost to Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate, postage fee (in case the visa application is made by mail), transit visa fee (in case the beneficiaries need to apply for a visa to Thailand in a transit country). The visa fee can be refunded upon presentation of an original fee receipt.

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2022
The application deadlines depend on each of the three different groups of academic courses offered. They are as follows:
Course 1 – 7: March 15, 2022
Course 8 -12: April 29, 2022
Course 13 – 23: May 31, 2022

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