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REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION SCHOLARSHIPS Application Form (available for download at 1. SCG Foundation (The Siam Cement Foundation), www.ids.polsci.chula.ac.th) with 2 photos; ASEAN Foundation and MAIDS Scholarship ▪ Up to 4 scholarships for prospective students from Official Transcript from the previous college or Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia university attended; ▪ SCG Scholarship Programme Information: www.scgfoundation.org , www.aseanfoundation.org or The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) www.ids.polsci.chula.ac.th score of 550, paper-based (213 computer-based score), IELTS score of 6.0,CU-TEP score of 550; Master of Arts in International 2. Scholarship Sources for Myanmar Nationals Curriculum Vitae/Resume; ▪ Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) Development Studies Statement of Purpose; ▪ Prospect Burma (MAIDS) ▪ Open Society Institute (OSI) Writing Sample; ▪ Heinrich Boll Foundation (HBF) ▪ Asia Pacific Scholarship Consortium (APSC) Photocopy of Thai ID card (Thai applicants); ▪ Thabyay Education Network Photocopy of Passport (for non-Thai applicants); Photocopy of Bank Transfer of the non-refundable CONTACT: 800 baht application fee (if not paid in cash); M.A. in International Development Studies (MAIDS) Two letters of Recommendation. Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University Henri-Dunant Road, Bangkok 10330, THAILAND www.ids.polsci.chula.ac.th e-mail : email@example.com Tel : 66-2-218-7313; Fax : 66-2-252-6277 MAIDS TIMELINE Programme Director Naruemon Thabchumpon, Ph.D. Application Period January 1st – March 31st Programme Deputy-Director Notification of Admission June Asst.Prof. Soravis Jayanama Semester 1 October – January MAIDS Staff Semester 2 February – May Sorasich Swangsilp, Programme Coordinator Chayata Viriya, Programme Officer Semester 3 June – September Pimkwan Doungsoithong, Programme Officer Faculty of Political Science Thanaporn Tangwisuttijit, Programme Officer Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, THAILAND About the Master of Arts in International Development Studies (MAIDS) COURSES and THESIS REQUIREMENTS FIELD TRIPS Faculty of Political Science Chulalongkorn University Compulsory Courses: Each year students and faculty members explore development issues on the ground, through at least one The MAIDS programme was established in 2003 by the - Development Theory and Practice in-country field trip and one extended trip to a neighboring Centre for Social Development Studies at Chulalongkorn - Globalization and Development in the Asia-Pacific country. Past trips have dealt with issues such as post- University. It is quite unique in the Greater Mekong Sub- Region tsunami reconstruction, Mekong river management, and region due to its multidisciplinary curriculum, integrating - The Politics of Public Policy the effects of a special economic zone on the Thai-Laos academic, technical, managerial and professional training - Research Methodology in Development Studies border. in international development. Elective Courses: The programme is intended for people who are making, or CLASS SCHEDULE have the potential to make, a meaningful contribution as - Democratization, Communication and Development researchers, practitioners, and leaders in the field of - Conflict Resolution Classes are normally held from Monday to Friday, International Development. MAIDS offers a - Development Project Management between 9.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 16.00. comprehensive and flexible preparation for either for a - Environmental Politics and Policy career in international development or further studies at - Human Rights and Gender Problems in the Asia-Pacific Each course comprises 15 sessions. The number of the doctorate level. Region sessions varies from week to week, as some courses are - Migration as a Development Issue taught intensively by foreign guest lecturers on a short The programme closely collaborates with like-minded - Critical Issues in Development Studies stay in Bangkok. institutions such as the Asian Institute of Human Rights - Selected Topics in Development and Economy and FOCUS on the Global South to bring first-hand - Selected Topics in Development and Environment Courses combine lectures and student-led seminars. In knowledge on current development practice. - Independent Studies both, regular class attendance is required. - Development Practicum Objectives: - Seminar in Selected Topics on Development Problems THE MAIDS CLASS 1) To coordinate International Development Studies as Thesis: a multidisciplinary postgraduate programme to 61% Female strengthen the regional coping capacity to respond to All students are required to write a thesis on a topic related to 39% Male the complexity of globalisation; international development. Applicants are strongly 2) To develop human resources by linking the academic encouraged to define their research interests prior to the 22% Thai Students community with a network of development beginning of the programme. Students are expected to start 78% Non-Thai Students* practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region, with reference working on their thesis in the first semester, with the support to Southeast Asia; of a supervisor. In the second semester students must defend 43% Students with Financial Support 3) To establish a research-and-development network at their thesis proposal. The third semester is devoted entirely to 29 Average Age the regional level with an aim to support the the thesis project, including field work, data collection, writing, programme; and defense. At the end of the trimester students must * To date, countries represented in the MAIDS class include: 4) To nurture a new generation of regional leaders, present their thesis findings at an international conference or Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, officials and experts attuned to human concerns and publish their work in a recognized academic journal. This is an Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Indonesia, Japan, official University requirement for the completion of Master's Korea, Kenya, Laos, Maldives, Moldova, Myanmar, Nepal, South sustainability issues. Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, the United States of Studies. America, and Vietnam.
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