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Thailand continues One-District-One-Scholarship Programme


Recently the Thai government approved the fourth round of the One-District-One-Scholarship (ODOS) programme for 2013-2014. A total of 1,856 scholarships will be awarded, which is twice as many as last year. The government has approved a budget of 14,000 million baht (about € 350 million) to be spent over the next seven years.
The continuation of the ODOS programme is a great opportunity for excellent Thai students from every district of the country to go abroad to study for their bachelor’s degree.
This year the scholarships are open to two categories of students:

1. Excellent students who come from a lower-income family, meaning the parents earn less than 200,000 baht per year (about € 5,000) collectively. For this category there is one scholarship per district, which is 928 scholarships in total. Scholarship recipients are required to study at a university in a country where English is not the official language. The government has listed 35 eligible countries, including the Netherlands.
2. Other excellent students, from any family regardless of income: again one scholarship per district. The condition for this category is that the scholarship recipients will have to study in a field for which there is a demand on the Thai labour market, which is especially sciences and technology.

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