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RTG Fellowship for Thai Students for August 2018 Intake

Closing on 31 July 2018 (Apply Early is recommended)

The vision of the Royal Thai Government (RTG) is to prepare the country and its people for the emerging ASEAN Economic Community. Through its no-bond RTG Fellowships at AIT, RTG seeks to prepare her engineers, scientists and managers to become global citizens and emerge as key drivers of Thailand’s international competitiveness. The Royal Thai Government therefore offers academic fellowships to Thai students to pursue Master’s and Doctoral degree programs.


  • Thai national only
  • Having English proficiency as required by AIT
  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
  • MBA applicants require an additional one-year relevant work experience

RTG Fellowships for Master Degree

Fellowship Value of Fellowship Grant Cumulative GPA requirement
100% 848,000 Baht (covers entire study cost of 4 semesters) GPA ≥ 3.00 (from top universities*)
GPA ≥ 3.50 (other universities)
75% 636,000 Baht (covers 3 semesters, student pays remainder 212,000 baht as one semester cost) GPA ≥2.75 (from top universities*)
GPA ≥ 3.00 (other universities)
50% 424,000 Baht (covers 2 semesters, student pays same amount for 2 semesters) GPA ≥ 2.75 or equivalent

RTG Fellowships for Doctoral Degree

To qualified for these fellowships, the applicants should have a Cumulative GPA of 3.50 in their Master’s degree and 2.75 in their undergraduate program from top universities *(3.00 for other universities).

(*) Universities include:

(1) Chulalongkorn University
(2) Mahidol University
(3) Chiang Mai University
(4) Thammasat University
(5) Kasetsart University
(6) Khon Kaen University
(7) King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi
(8) Prince of Songkla University

Please note: Fellowships cover tuition and registration fees, but do not cover accommodation fees or living expenses.

For more information regarding the fellowship, please contact Ms. Wilailak at 02-524-5023 or Ms. Kanchana at 02-524-6119 or send email to

Apply for RTG Fellowships Now!

Scholarships for August 2018 Intake

Students interested in applying for master or PhD degree at the Natural Resources Management for August 2018 intake should apply now. Closing for many scholarships is 31 March 2018.  Your applications will be reviewed and if admitted, you will be automatically considered for the scholarship that best matches your qualifications.

Scholarships are awarded on very competitive basis. Each scholarship award covers full tuition and registration fees plus accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses in AIT’s residential campus, for the entire period of 22-24 months (four semesters) for the Master degree program and 41 Months (7 semesters) for the Doctoral degree program depending on the scholarship criteria.

  1. HM KING’S Scholarships and HM QUEEN’S Scholarships

  2. Loom Nam Khong Pijai (GMSARN Scholarships)

  3. AIT Vietnam’s 25th Anniversary Scholarship Program 2015-2018

  4. Japanese Government Scholarships

  5. Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)

  6. Bangchak Scholarships

  7. WE Consultant Scholarships

  8. Thai Pipe Scholarships 

  9. AIT-UNESCO-IHE programmes
  10. Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 

  11. Kurita Scholarships

  12. BRIDGEX Scholarship for Structural Engineering

  13. President Robert B Banks Scholarship

  14. INDEX International Group Co. Ltd. Bonded Scholarship

Required Documents

  • Degree Certificate and Transcript of Undergraduate Degree and / or Master’s Degree;
  • Two Letters of Recommendation;
  • English Proficiency Requirement: TOEFL (Computer based: 210) and IELTS: 6 (writing and overall) or equivalent;
  • An essay on your proposed research topic (For doctoral applicants only).


Fellowships are also offered to support the most qualified applicants depending on their qualifications and merit but they are awarded on very competitive basis. Fellowships cover a part (or full) of the credit fees (tuition) only.  Applicants should find other sources to pay for registration fees, accommodation fees or living expenses.

  1. RTG Fellowship
  2. AIT Fellowship

NRM Welcomes New Faculty, Dr. Takuji Tsusaka

Dr. Takuji Tsusaka joined AIT in January 2018. He is the scientist specialized in production economics, innovation systems for the drylands and markets. AT NRM, he will teach and co-teach the following courses:

Introduction to Natural Resources Economics (ED76.19)
Natural Resources Economics (ED76.20)
Natural Resources Management Issues in Asia (ED76.02)
Statistical Methods and Techniques for Development

Dr. Takuji Tsusaka will also supervise master and PhD students. Please come and join him.

Special Talk by Prof. Hosang Kang


You are cordially invited to special talk to be delivered by Dr. Hosang Kang, Research Professor, National Instrumentation Center for Environmental Management (NICEM), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea.

Title: ASEAN-Korea Environmental Cooperation Project as a Successful Model of Regional Cooperation for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development

Registration: (for the purpose of room arrangement)

Date: Thursday, 23 November 2017
Time: 13:30 – 14:30 pm
Venue: S201
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ho Sang Kang

Prof. Kang got Ph.D. in Seoul National University in the field of forest ecology and silviculture. He worked as Global Forest Information Service Regional Coordinator for Asia and Russia. He was a Project Manager (Capacity Building of School of Environmental Conservation and Ecotourism Management in Indonesia) of KOICA from 2007-2009 and Secretary General of AKECOP from 2009 to 2016.
At present, he has several international cooperation projects including East Asia Biodiversity Conservation Network in the Northeast Asia and Center for Combat Desertification in Arid and Semi-Arid that is to establish cooperative network and development of capacity building programs for combating desertification and land degradation in arid and semi-arid areas in Asia and Africa.
He has also involved to establish Asia Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO), a inter-governmental organization in Korea and now supporting the survey of plant biodiversity in Lao PDR and Myanmar.

Abstract: The ASEAN-Korea Environmental Cooperation Project (AKECOP) as a catalyst for attaining sustainable natural resources management in the region became prominent and relevant. Being a regional collaborative partnership it supports ASEAN Member States in generating scientific knowledge, sharing information and experiences, and enhancing human and institutional capacity through the phased steps since 2000.
The main goal of the AKECOP Project was to enhance the capacity of AMS in managing and conserving the rich biodiversity and natural ecosystems in a sustainable manner through the collaborative research partnership, capacity building, and scientific and technical information sharing in the ASEAN region.

Please contact for more information. Thank you.

President Robert B. Banks Scholarship 2017

Deadline: 15 June 2017 for August 2017 Intake

The family of the late Prof. Robert B. Banks has announced the creation of a new perpetual annual master’s scholarship to be awarded to a most deserving applicant, in memory of the late AIT President. Prof. Robert B. Banks had served as AIT’s third President from 1977 to 1983. The scholarship awardee is expected to have the highest academic credentials and financially deserving, and the award will commence in 2017, so that the first recipient can join in August 2017. The scholarship is open to all academic programs of all the three schools at AIT.

This following are the details regarding the criteria and selection procedure for the scholarship.
Name of the scholarship: : President Robert B. Banks Scholarship

Number of scholarships per year: One

Scholarship details:

The scholarship generously funded would include:
Full tuition (48 credits) and registration fee for 4 semesters (Baht 848,000)
Monthly Bursary (including accommodation) (Baht 15,000)
Medical insurance, Visa fees, Student Union fee, Book allowance
Research Support (Baht 40,000)

The applicant should first meet all theAIT criteria for master’s admission for scholarships including English language requirement. The scholarship is open to all candidates:

regardless of the academic program.
from any nationality, and of any gender.
with high academic performance in their Bachelor’s studies.
All applicants should provide a personal statement (one to two pages) of why they are choosing the specific academic program, and what they hope to achieve upon graduation.

The applicants should also provide details regarding their financial status.

Apply for admission at AIT to be considered for this scholarship through:

Application deadline for August 2017 intake: 15 June 2017

Sustainability Workshop 2017

We are pleased to organize the first Sustainability Workshop “MANAGEMENT OF AIT CAMPUS FOREST FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES” to give opportunity for students to present their papers and for non-AIT students to learn how AIT students did their research. Date for this year is 16 May 2017.

Date: 16 May 2017 from 9:00 am – 12:20 pm
Venue: ROOM B202, AITCC


Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) campus forest is important for all residents and students living on campus because of the forest’s ability to provide fresh air, regulate micro climate, recreational activities, and other cultural services. These ecosystem services are well recognized globally but locally such services are overlooked. This workshop is organized to provide a forum for discussions on the management of urban forest ecosystem (i.e. university campus forests) for various ecosystem services for better living environment and low-carbon society. Four talks will be delivered by NRM faculty and graduate students followed by breakout session. A breakout session is organized to brainstorm the opportunities for achieving long-term carbon neutral sustainability at AIT campus.

This 1/2 day workshop will contribute to the AIT’s sustainability action.

Tentative Program

8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:35 Introduction to workshop by Dr. Nophea Sasaki
8:35-8:40 Welcome remarks by Prof. Rajendra Shrestha, SERD Dean
Group Photo
8:40-9:05 Management of Forest Ecosystem for Carbon Emission Reductions in AIT Campus
Vasan Narang

9:05-9:30 Management of Forest Ecosystem for Bioenergy Generation in AIT Campus
Wu Szukuang

9:30-10:55 Resident Perceptions toward Forest Ecosystem Services in AIT Campus
Nophea Sasaki

10:55-11:20 Geospatial Applications for AIT Campus Forest
Manjunatha Venkatappa

11:00-11:20 Coffee Break

11:20-12:20 Breakout Session on AIT Sustainability Planning
Chair by Prof. Sivanappan Kumar, VPAA

12:20 Lunch and End

We still have more spots for presentation. If you are interested in giving a presentation, please send us the title of your talks with abstract of 100-150 words by 1 May 2017.

To help us arrange the classroom and coffees, we ask that you kindly register here

Thai students may use this opportunity to seek advice on how to apply for AIT admission under the RTG scholarships for August 2017 intake.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at AIT Conference Center.

Nophea Sasaki
Organizing Committee

KURITA Scholarships for NRM for August 2017 Intake

Deadline: 21 April 2017

Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) is a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation under the Japanese Law. KWEF was established on 12 March 1997 aiming to contribute to the development of new technologies of water conservation and environmental protection. KWEF has approved with its research grant program indented to support academic researchers in such field of technologies.

Master Degree for August 2017 Intake in the following fields:

Water Engineering and Management (WEM), School of Engineering and Technology (SET)

Environmental Engineering and Management ( EEM), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)

Natural Resources Management (NRM), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
Selection Criteria

Nationalities: All Asian Countries

Applicant with physical impediment is encouraged to apply

Applicant must fulfill the AIT Entry Requirements:

Four years of undergraduate degree or equivalent;

Two letters of recommendations;

English Proficiency Requirement: TOEFL (Computer based: 210 or iTOEF: 76) or IELTS: 6 (writing and overall) or AIT-EETscore of 6 or equivalent

Kurita Scholarship covers the tuition and registration fees, provides bursary and accommodation allowances, medical insurance, visa renewal fee, research grant, and round trip air ticket fare from home country. In addition, the selected candidates may have opportunity to join a short term internship at Kurita Water Industries Ltd., Japan during their study at AIT.

Apply for admission at AIT to be considered for this scholarship through

Application deadline: 21 April 2017

For further enquiry, please contact:

Admissions and Scholarship Unit, Office of Student Affairs at or Office of External Relations at

NRM Seminar Series 2017

You are cordially invited to attend an special talk, NRM Seminar Series 2017

Title: Telecouplings in the East-West Economic Corridor
Speaker: Dr. Stephen J. Leisz, Associate Professor of Geography, Colorado State University, USA.

Date: 3rd March 2017
Time: 14:00-15:00
Room: S101 SERD Building
Registration at

The conceptual framework of telecoupling seeks to explicitly link land changes in one place, or in a number of places, to distant, usually non-physically connected urban, and in some cases rural, locations. This conceptual framework is offered as a new way of understanding land changes; rather than viewing land-use and land-cover change through discrete land classifications that have been based on the idea of land-use as seen through rural-urban dichotomies, path dependencies and sequential land transitions, and place-based relationships. Focusing on the land-use and land-cover changes taking place along the East-West Economic Corridor that passes from Dong Ha City in Quang Tri, Vietnam, through Sepon District, Savannakhet, Laos, this presentation makes use of data gathered from fieldwork and remote sensing analysis to examine telecouplings between sending, receiving and spill-over systems on both sides of the Vietnam-Laos border.

About the Speaker
Stephen Leisz’s work is focused in the field of land change science. Through the use of remote sensing data, social science fieldwork, and GIS, he investigates the human-environment interactions that lead to land-use and ultimately land-cover changes over local and regional landscapes. His current research focus is on the way that changing livelihood systems in present day Southeast Asia influence land use and land cover changes at local and regional levels, and by extension how these changes influence ecosystem services (e.g. carbon sequestration, biodiversity) and local economies. In the past he has researched potential climate change impacts on biodiversity and human societies in Melanesia and investigated the relationship between land and natural resource tenure systems and land-use/cover changes in parts of Africa and Madagascar.

Call for Journal Papers

Dr. Nophea Sasaki, Prof. Rajendra Shrestha, and their colleagues around the world are calling for papers for a Research Topic of three participating Frontiers Journals below:

Research Topic: Tropical Forest Management and Climate Change Mitigation
Participating Journals:
Frontiers in Environmental Science
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Frontiers in Plant Science

For more information about this call and submission, please go here