Deadline: October 15, 2011
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships for post-graduate studies and research to Thai nationals for the academic year 2012/2013. Applicants must be academic staff members of universities or research institutes. The scholarships are available in every academic field. Applicants must have a Master’s Degree and marks well above average. At the time of application, generally no more than six years should have passed since the graduate gained the last degree; in the case of doctoral students, no
more than three years should have passed since starting the doctoral process; and in the case of postdocs, no more than four years should have passed since gaining the doctorate.
Applicants from the field of medicine (especially visiting doctors planning to practice temporarily) must submit evidence of a medical science degree, a registered licence to practice medicine in Thailand („approbation“) and a certificate of proficiency. Applicants from the field of dentistry should have 1-2 years experience in their work.
The Embassy wishes to emphasize that applicants ought to attend intensive German language courses, e. g. at the German Cultural Institute (Goethe-Institut) prior to their departure. The scholarship, which is extendible to several academic years, includes a monthly allowance varying from Euro 750.– to 1,000.– (approx. Baht 31,000.– to 40,000.–) plus tuition fees, etc.,
in accordance with the applicant’s academic standing. Furthermore, travel expenses to and from Germany, an allowance for German health insurance coverage, as well as initial allowances for clothing and books will be paid by DAAD.
Doctoral candidates who apply for a DAAD-scholarship within the framework of the Sandwich- System must fulfill the following requirements:
* candidates must hold an M.A. or M.Sc. or its equivalent and must be affiliated with a university in their home country;
* candidates must be engaged in research that is relevant to the development of their home country;
* the university in the candidate’s home country has to finance the cost of the candidate’s research in his/her country, including research equipment and material, transport and cost of living. The faculty concerned must therefore confirm in writing that it is prepared to cover any such expenses.
1. As a first step the appropriate and competent supervisors (a professor at the doctoral candidate’s home university and a professor at a German university) have to be identified. If necessary the advice and help of DAAD should be requested.
2. The two supervisors and the candidate work out a detailed plan of research for the candidate’s dissertation. The research plan must include a precise schedule for both the preliminary work to be done in the candidate’s home country and the research work to be pursued in Germany. This schedule should cover at least two years.
3. The doctoral candidate applies for a DAAD-scholarship through the German Embassy.
4. Upon completion of the preliminary research work in the candidate’s home country the candidate travels to Germany and starts his/her research work with the German supervisor. Prior to the actual research work enrollment in a German language course might be necessary.
5. The candidate’s supervisor at his home university may come to Germany for a short consultation visit.
6. Upon completion of the research work in Germany the candidate returns to his/her home university, completes the dissertation and takes the final examination. The German supervisor may participate in the final examination.