Monday, October 24, 2011

Asia Pacific Scholarship Consortium (APSC)


The Asia Pacific Scholarship Consortium (APSC) is an informal network of universities in Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines that aims to facilitate scholarships in high quality postgraduate courses for individuals from Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos PDR who require financial support to study. Funding is provided by top universities and private donors in the Asia Pacific region who are interested in enabling more students from the region to achieve masters degrees.


APSC provides opportunities and scholarships for high quality, post-graduate study in fields relevant to the development of the Mekong Sub Region, to individuals who demonstrate both academic and professional excellence and potential to become leaders in the following fields only:

  • Community Health
  • Education
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Policy, Law & Administration
  • Development
  • Environment
  • Media
  • Social Work

Partner Universities


Asian Institute of Technology
Chiang Mai University
Chulalongkorn University
Mahidol University
Rangsit University
Thamassat University
Ubon Ratchathani University


De La Salle University
Miriam College
University of the Philippines Diliman
University of the Philippines Los Banos
University of the Philippines Manila

Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The University of Hong Kong


University of Malaya

Eligible Candidates

Successful APSC applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree with an excellent academic record.
  • Be a current resident of Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, or Laos PDR
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Show commitment to return to home country after completion of the Master’s degree to continue working.
  • In general, winning candidates have at least 1-2 years of paid or unpaid volunteer or work experience in their home country in at least one of the fields listed here.

Applicants whose applications are approved will be invited to have an interview in their home country.


Successful students will study at prestigious international universities in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia or the Philippines. Scholars will undertake masters degrees by coursework. Courses typically take one to two years to complete. Scholars must complete the course within the specified time period on a full time basis. Because of the lack of available scholarships for students wanting to pursue degrees in the social sciences, APSC only focuses on supporting subjects related to:

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Development
  • Community health
  • Policy, law & administration
  • Humanities & social sciences
  • Media and social work

What the scholarship covers

Our fully funded masters scholarship covers:

  • Tuition
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Books
  • Funding for thesis research
  • An annual conference
  • Other special opportunities.

Research and Internships

Successful students will be eligible to apply for an APSC Research Grant to conduct master’s research in their home countries, under the guidance of a university advisor. Also, APSC graduates may apply for the APSC Internship Program. Interns will be placed in organizations and institutions within the Southeast Asia region for a period of 1-6 months, so as to further develop skills acquired during formal degree study.

Award Structure

APSC is a full scholarship program, so successful applicants will not be required to contribute any of their own money. The following costs will be fully covered at a basic level under the award:

  • Academic tuition and mandatory fees for the duration of the course, including examination and thesis costs.
  • A monthly stipend for room and board, and living expenses sufficient for a single student. (There will be no support for students’ families.)
  • Basic medical insurance for the duration of study.
  • Support for educational supplies and materials.
  • Transport for the student to travel one time from their home to the campus and to return at the end of the program.
  • All costs related to securing and maintaining a student visa for the duration of study.
  • Professional development fund available to cover support for academic development such as computer, attendance of academic conferences or subscription to journals.
  • Full support to attend the annual APSC Student Conference for one weekend each year.
  • Research and internship funding will be available on a competitive basis for students who wish to undertake thesis research in their home country or work as interns in a different country.

Application deadline: Nov 15, 2011

Shortlisting and selection: Jan-Feb, 2012

APSC 2012 downloads*

Contact Detail

P.O. Box 196, Chiang Mai
University Post Office,
A. Muang, Chiang Mai,
50202, Thailand

Official website:

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship

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