Scholarships for PG students researching in Thai Studies for 2012-13

Scholarships from the Royal Thai Embassy in London for Postgraduate Research in Thai Studies at the University of Leeds School of Modern Languages & Cultures with six months of fieldwork in Thailand.

We are very pleased to advertise a total of three scholarships each of £12,000 for postgraduate studies commencing next academic year (October 2013).

The scholarships continue the support for Thai Studies at the University of Leeds given by Royal Thai Embassy in London and the Royal Thai Consulate in Hull since the introduction of Thai Studies in 2004.

In 2012-13, the Embassy will offer three scholarships to British or foreign postgraduate students to pursue their postgraduate studies in the field of Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and to undertake fieldwork research in Thailand for up to 6 months, as part of a postgraduate research degree (MA by Research or PhD).

In addition, the Consulate will pay for a return flight ticket to Thailand (up to GBP 900) and waive the visa fees for a Single Non-Immigrant visa for each scholarship holder.

The deadline for applications is the 1st of July 2013.

The field research for an MA degree will be part of our 'MA by Research' programme: a 1-year (full time) or 2-year (part time) programme of supervised research into a subject of your choice, supported by research training.

Click here for information about the admissions process for postgraduate research degrees and here to apply on-line

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies acknowledge the continuing generous support received from both the Royal Thai Embassy and the Royal Thai Consulate in Hull for the Thai Studies at Leeds. This has included the provision of internships for our students who have spent up to three months at the Embassy’s Office of Educational Affairs and helped at the Taste of Thailand Festival held in Regent's Park in 2009 and in 2012. The Embassy has also provided substantial support to build our library collection of books on Thailand, providing an invaluable resource for all studying and researching the country.

In addition, since 2009 the Embassy has given annual awards to our students for outstanding academic achievements. These prizes - the 'Saranrom Award' awarded to the best graduate student(s) of the Thai Studies programme and the 'Lanna Award' awarded to the best student of the Thai year abroad - consists of £500, a certificate and a shield.