Thursday, January 26, 2012

Scholarships for International Masters in ASEAN Studies (IMAS), Malaysia


This International Masters programme in ASEAN Studies provides an advanced
level of understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural forces which
shape ASEAN as well as the attendant policy process in a range of issue areas.
It does so through a consideration of four aspects of ASEAN:

· To offer an analysis of the historical, social and cultural forces that
have shaped Southeast Asia as a macro-region in the world order
· To consider the contested nature of theoretical concepts-how the same
basic categories are understood in partially different ways in competing
theoretical approaches to regionalism and regionalization, and how
some concepts belong more to some theories than to others
· To assess the institutional arrangements, changing policy agenda and
governance issues of ASEAN in the contemporary period
· To compare the key characteristics of ASEAN with analogous
developments in regional associations elsewhere in the world


The course aims to critically assess the significance of ASEAN as a regional project
in terms of theoretical, conceptual and empirical debates from a range of social
science disciplines. On completion of this programme, students should have:

· Arrived at an informed understanding of the need for concepts in
understanding ASEAN and explored these concepts in some detail

· Acquired knowledge of the context, institutional framework, issue
agenda and governance mechanisms of ASEAN and interpreted
several major issues associated with its contemporary development
in some detail
· Compared and evaluated ASEAN in the context of other regional and
global developments
· Developed key analytical, interpretative, written and oral presentational,
and practitioner skills

Target Students

This programme is designed for students for whom an MA will be a prelude to careers
in fields related to business, international, regional, government and non-governmental organizations, or any career where advanced knowledge of ASEAN, regional integration
and globalization coupled with an advanced capacity to communicate effectively will
be an advantage. It will appeal particularly to those with an interest in historical, cultural,
political and economic aspects of regional integration.

Entry Requirements

The following are the basic entry requirements for the programme:

· Applicants should hold a good first degree or an equivalent qualification
in a relevant discipline from an approved university or
· Possess a professional qualification from a recognized professional
body or
· Other qualifications approved by the University of Malaya Senate from
time to time
· For international candidates whose degree is from a university where
the medium of instruction is not English, a minimum score in one of
the standard language tests is required:

· TOEFL test (paper-based) – 550 or more
· TOEFL test (computer based) – 230 or more
· IELTS test – score of Band 6 or more

Malay Language Requirement

All higher degree candidates are required to attend and pass the Malay Language
course which is a requirement for the award of the higher degree. The objective of
this course is to introduce postgraduate students to basic understanding and
knowledge of the language which is the native language in this country.

Online Application will be opened from March to May 2012

Only successful applicants will be considered for Asia-Europe
Institute (AEI), University of Malaya Financial Support

which will cover the following:

· Return economy class airfares (the first trip to Kuala Lumpur from
home capital and last trip back to home capital);

· Tuition fee waiver;

· A stipend (for accommodation and daily subsistence) of RM1,300/month
(about (US$430.00) for a duration of 1 year (Sept - Aug);

· Return economy class airfare from Kuala Lumpur for the Internship
programme; and

· Accommodation allowance of US$500/month for the 2-month internship

All interested person please contact directly to

Miss Salbiah Sirajudin,
Assistant Registrar, Asia-Europe Institute,
University of Malaya,
e-mail: or
Tel : 603 - 7967 4642
Fax : 603 - 7954 0799

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship

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