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 rtg@ait.asia.

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

Confirmed recipients for August 2017

The confirmed recipients for August 2017 intake are:
1. Ms. Oum Somaly for Kurita Scholarship
2. Ms. Laxmi K.C. for ADB-JSP scholarships
3. Ms. Proranee Maneechot for Her Majesty the Queen’s Scholarships

More are coming. Welcome to NRM!

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: http://www.services.ait.ac.th/admissions/

Application deadline for August 2017 intake: 15 June 2017

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 admissions@ait.asia or Office of External Relations at oexr@ait.asia

World Bank Scholarships Program 2017

Steps to apply for this scholarship

Step 1: Apply for admission at AIT. Please apply here. If you apply for NRM, please state it clearly.
Step 2: Obtain admission letter from AIT
Step 3: Submit the scholarship applications and this Admission letter to World Bank.

Who is Eligible to Apply for World Bank Scholarship?

Details on eligibility criteria for each call for application are provided in that call’s application guidelines, and these detailed eligibility criteria are strictly adhered to. no exception is made.

Broadly speaking, developing country nationals must:

. Be a national of a World Bank member developing country;
. Not hold dual citizenship of a developed country;
. Be in good health;
. Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date;
. Have 3 years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree;
. Be accepted unconditionally to enroll in the upcoming academic year in at least one of the JJWBGSP Preferred or Partner masters degree Programs;
. Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of all types of appointments of the World Bank Group or a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew;

Scholarship Application Deadline: 23 Feb 2017
Please apply for admission at AIT early so that you have time to submit the necessary documents to the World Bank.
More information about the World Bank Scholarship can be founded here.

Please be informed that for August 2017 Intake, following Field of Studies of AIT (SERD and SET) are listed under the JJ/WBGSP preferred university for the scholarship. Eight programs are from SERD and 1 from SET.

1. Master’s in Agricultural Systems and Engineering (ASE)
2. Master’s in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM)
3. Master’s in Environmental Engineering and Management (EEM)
4. Master’s in Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology (FEBT)
5. Master’s in Gender and Development Studies (GDS)
6. Master’s in Natural Resources Management (NRM)
7. Master’s in Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP)
8. Master’s in Urban Environmental Management (UEM)
9. Master’s in Water Engineering and Management (WEM)


RTG Fellowship for 2017

 Deadline Extended: 21 December 2016

About the Fellowship Program

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand is offering applicants to its Master and Doctoral degree programs an opportunity to qualify for generous academic fellowships. A large number of no-bond RTG Fellowships are available for students applying for postgraduate programs offered at AIT’s School of Engineering and Technology (SET); School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD); and School of Management (SOM). As Asia’s leading international higher learning institute, the RTG Fellowships are intended to increase the number of skilled international scientists, engineers and managers required to meet the future challenges of the emerging Asian Economic Community region and beyond.
Application Deadline Extended to 10 December 2016

Eligibility requirements to be considered for RTG Fellowships

  • Thai nationals only.
  • Having English proficiency not lower than IELTS 5 or equivalent or AIT English Entry Test.For students admitted with
    IELTS lower than 6.0, they required to take English class to fulfill the Exit requirement of IELTS 6.0.
  • Priority is given to Master degree applicants.
  • A four-year Bachelor degree from a recognized university is required.
  • Applicants to MBA programs require a minimum of one-year’s relevant work experience.

RTG Fellowship

  • Full Study Cost Fellowships (752,000 Baht Award). This fellowship covers the entire study cost of a Master program. Requirement: Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • 75% Study Cost Fellowships (564,000 Baht Award). Recipients pay study cost of one semester, or 188,000 Baht. Requirement: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • 50% Study Cost Fellowships (376,000 Baht Award). Recipients pay study cost of two semesters, or 376,000 Baht. Requirement: Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Fellowships for Doctoral applicants vary depending on their academic credentials. Normally, eligible applicants should have attained a Cumulative GPA of 3.5 in their Master program and 3.0 in their Undergraduate program.

Fellowships cover tuition and registration fee, but do not cover accommodation fees or living expenses.

Please be informed that the above scheme is to be used as guidelines of the Selection Committee, but not necessary means that every applicant with the required GPA will receive the corresponding amount of the fellowship. The final decision will rest totally with the Selection Committee.

Fellowships cover tuition and registration fee, but do not cover accommodation fees or living expenses.

Please be informed that the above scheme is to be used as guidelines of the Selection Committee, but not necessary means that every applicant with the required GPA will receive the corresponding amount of the fellowship. The final decision will rest totally with the Selection Committee.

For more information please visit Admissions Website. Interested applicants may apply here or contact the AIT Admissions Office at Tel: 02-524 5032, 02-524 5033 E-mail admissions@ait.asia

Information about applying for admission at NRM, please contact nrmcoordinator@ait.asia or click here to apply now!

RTG Scholarship 2016: Deadline extended

หมดเขตสมัครรับทุน วันที่
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สนับสนุนโดยรัฐบาลไทย โดยไม่มีข้อผูกมัดใดๆ เพื่อเปิด โอกาสให้นักศึกษาไทยได้ร่วมศึกษาในระดับปริญญาโทและปริญญาเอก กับนักศีกษานานาชาติ จุดประสงค์ เพื่อการผลิต วิศวกรและนักวิทยาศาสตร์ ให้มีมวลวิกฤติ แบบเร่งรัด เพื่อตอบสนองปัจจัยสำคัญในการพัฒนาเศรษฐกิจของประเทศไทย อย่างยั่งยืน และเตรียมความพร้อมในการเปิดประชาคมเศรษฐกิจอาเซียน (AEC)เงื่อนไขของทุน ผู้สมัครจะต้องจบการศึกษาระดับปริญญา ตรีด้วยคะแนนสะสม และมีความสามารถในภาษาอังกฤษตาม กำหนด รายละเอียดของทุน มีดังต่อไปนี้

  • ทุนอุดหนุนเต็ม (752,000 บาท) มูลค่าเท่ากับค่าเล่าเรียน ทั้งหมดสำหรับการศึกษาในระดับปริญญาโท โดยผู้สมัคร จะต้องมีคะแนนสะสมในระดับปริญญาตรี ไม่ต่ำกว่า3.0 สำหรับมหาวิทยาลัยอันดับ 1000 ของโลก* และไม่ต่ำกว่า 3.5 สำหรับมหาวิทยาลัยอื่นๆ
  • ทุนอุดหนุน 75% (564,000 บาท). มูลค่าเท่ากับค่าเล่า เรียนสามภาคการศึกษา โดยนักศึกษาชำระค่าเล่าเรียนภาคการศึกษาแรก เป็นเงิน 188,000 ยาท โดยผู้สมัคร จะต้องมีคะแนนสะสมในระดับปริญญาตรี ไม่ต่ำกว่า2.75 สำหรับมหาวิทยาลัยอันดับ 1000 ของโลก* และไม่ต่ำกว่า 3.0 สำหรับมหาวิทยาลัยอื่นๆ
  • ทุนอุดหนุน 50% (376,000 บาท). มูลค่าเท่ากับค่าเล่า เรียนสองภาคการศึกษา โดยนักศึกษาชำระค่าเล่าเรียนสอง ภาคการศึกษา เป็นเงิน 376,000 ยาท โดยผู้สมัครจะต้องมี คะแนนสะสมในระดับปริญญาตรี ไม่ต่ำกว่า2.75 สำหรับมหาวิทยาลัยอื่นๆ

 Apply for admission here.

For advice to apply for NRM, please contact:

Yupa Katchasuwanmanee 
Secretary of Natural Resources Management FoS
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Asian Institute of Technology
Phone: (02)524-6387 (can talk in Thai)
Email: chaven@ait.ac.th with copy to nrmcoordinator@ait.asia

AIT’s Key Facts and Figures
สถาบันเทคโนโลยีแห่งเอเชีย (AIT)

  • 3 Schools, SET, SERD, SOM
  • 2000+ Students from 49 Countries/Territories
  • 20,941 Alumni from 100 Countries/Territories
  • 98 World Class Faculty from 25 Countries
  • 1,000+ Graduate Courses
  • 32 Fields of Study
  • 15 Research and Outreach Centers
  • 100+ Research Staff
  • 500+ Support Staff
  • 400 Research & Outreach Projects
  • 330 Partners world wide
  • 33 Board of Trustees from 19 Countries

 Please note that English is the official instruction language at the Asian Institute of Technology. During study programs at AIT, students with low English score are required to take the English course, which is provided by the AIT Language Center. 

RTG scholarship for Thai Students

RTG scholarship is available for full support to all qualified Thai students at Master’s and PhD levels in all fields of study at the Asian Institute of Technology. Students with grade point of more than 3.0 out of 4 from top ranked national universities of Thailand and more than 3.5 grade point from rest other universities can get full fellowships (means all tuition fee is free) for studying at the Asian Institute of Technology. Students whose GPAs are less than 3 or 3.5 can also get 75% and 50% fellowship depending upon the grade point of the students. Students wishing to join natural resources management field of study (NRM), please read the NRM introduction below.












Join the Winning Team at Natural Resources Management!

Natural resources are the basis of livelihoods and economies of every nation in Asia. Given the rich cultural, social, political, and biophysical diversity across Asia, the professionals working in natural resources management need a strong working knowledge of interrelated sciences. NRM is designed to train the professionals in contemporary topics related to terrestrial and coastal resources, ranging from their stocktaking, sustainable use and governance to climate change mitigation and adaptation through interdisciplinary approaches. Through teaching, research and outreach activities, the NRM FoS seeks to develop professionals who can contribute to the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources, including terrestrial and coastal resources.

The complex nature of NRM issues requires a broad range of skills and techniques ranging from the social to the physical sciences. The NRM field of study therefore specializes in areas as diverse as community-based natural resources management, forestation and forestry, integrated land management, biodiversity conservation, climate mitigation/adaptation, and the valuation of ecosystem services. We provide education and research opportunities leading to Master and Ph.D. degrees in NRM. NRM also provides training, outreach and capacity-building opportunities to a growing number of partners on many NRM related areas. In addition to providing training, we have assisted universities in Nepal, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia and other countries to develop their capacity to implement academic programs related to natural resources management.

AIT has unique multicultural environnent. We have awarded M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees to students from most South and Southeast Asian countries as well as from beyond this region. As an institute, AIT has an alumni body of over 15,000 from more than 80 countries/territories and more than 23000 short-term trainees from over 70 countries/territories. The current student body is dynamic and highly diverse representing more than 40 counties/territories. The faculty body is composed of 130 world class faculty from over 20 countries.

NRM FoS alone has its alumni body of more than 20 Doctoral and 360 Master’s degree graduates from more than 20 countries in last 15 years. Managing natural resources requires interdisciplinary competency and hence NRM curriculum at AIT is uniquely designed by integrating different sciences (biophysical, spatial, political and socioeconomic) to provide necessary skills and tools needed for the Natural Resources Manager. We expect our graduates to be able to i) assess the natural resources and the environment through inventory, mapping and monitoring techniques; ii) analyze the problems, potentials, and perspectives through a broad spectrum of analytical methods from physical, social, economic, and political sciences; and iii) Develop and apply the solutions and alternatives through planning and management by integrating disciplines, spatial and time scales and stakeholders.

To Apply for NRM, please contact:

Yupa Katchasuwanmanee
Natural Resources Management Field of Study
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumtani 12120, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 524-6387, Fax +66 2 524 6431
Email: nrmcoordinator@ait.asia with copy to chaven@ait.ac.th

All information related to requirement for this fellowship program is given here.