The Asian University of Science and Technology announced
the continuing availability of academic scholarships for promising Thai
students lacking in sufficient financial resources to enroll in its
full-time advanced degree programs.
The university, located near Pattaya in a rural setting
off highway 331 in Jomtien, offers four-year Bachelor degree programs in
Business Administration, Engineering, and English for Business
Communication, and Masters degrees in Business Administration. All
university courses are taught in English.
A total of 20 million baht in scholarship funds have been
earmarked for distribution for the 2003-2004 academic year. Individual
awards range from 200,000 to 100,000 baht per academic year.
The University grants scholarships based upon a
combination of scholarly merit and financial need of the student.
Scholarship funds are administered by Asian UST’s Scholarship Committee
which is presided over by committee chairperson Dr. Kanita Roengpitya.
In order to qualify for academic scholarships, students
must demonstrate potential for academic excellence as well as financial
need. To apply students must submit transcripts demonstrating a cumulative
GPA of at least 2.75 for undergraduates, or 3.25 for graduate programs.
Further, applicants are required to perform well on the
TOEFL and university entrance exams covering English language proficiency,
mathematics and science subjects. Candidates must also perform well on a
personal interviews conducted in English.
Students lacking in the requisite skills to qualify for
financial support have an opportunity to brush up with a variety of remedial
programs offered by the university. Such programs include an Intensive
Academic Preparation (IAP) Program, Foundation Studies Courses, Tutorial
& Study Groups, and the English Immersion Program (EIP).
Students qualifying for scholarships can receive grants
of up to 100% of their tuition costs, although lesser amounts may also be
awarded. The level of assistance depends upon the applicant’s academic
achievement measures and level of need. Scholarship students must maintain a
cumulative GPA of 3.5 in order to continue to remain eligible for financial
Scholarship students enrolled in graduate degree programs
are required to work for five to ten hours per week on academic related
duties. Undergraduate scholarship students are also expected to show their
gratitude for the assistance they receive by playing a role in support of
university objectives. Some scholarship students, for example, have been
called upon to serve as mentors to other students, or to provide English to
Thai language translation services for the institution.
Asian UST maintains an academic cooperation agreement
with Imperial College of Science and Technology in London. The new
institution recently hosted its first graduation ceremony in which both
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees were awarded.
Information concerning university scholarships may be
obtained by calling the university’s Admissions Office at 038-754450, ext.
2800, or its Bangkok office at (02) 253-4771, or visit the web site at