Finding Scholarships

Welcome to our scholarship database!
Here you will find information about our DAAD scholarship programmes for international students and researchers as well as offers from other selected funding organisations.

Please also take note of our important scholarship information.
Please note:
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The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Southeast Asia with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Southeast Asia.

Who can apply?

Graduates from South East Asia with a first academic degree who want to pursue Master’s courses in their home country (In-Country scholarships) or in another South East Asian country (In-Region scholarships).

What can be funded?

The In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme supports studies in subject areas with strong relevance to national development.

The scholarships at AIT are available in the following field:

  • Gender and Development Studies (GDS)
  • Natural Resources Management (NRM)
  • Development Planning Management and Innovation (DPMI)

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Duration of the funding

Master studies up to two years


  • Monthly scholarship
  • Study and research allowance
  • Tuition fees
  • Printing allowance
  • Travel allowance (In-Region only)
  • Health insurance


The application process contains two steps. Please be aware of the two application deadlines.

First step:
Applicants must apply for their studies at AIT using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. AIT has set its own deadlines.
AIT will screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and short-list the applicants. A detailed report consisting of the shortlisting procedure, the entire list of applicants, the ranked shortlist and the shortlisting panel members will also be availed to DAAD. The ranked shortlist will contain preferably triple (at least double) the number of scholarships that have been attributed to the institution.
DAAD reserves the right of final selection.

Second step:
AIT will provide the shortlisted candidates with the link to the DAADPortal. Only the pre-selected candidates are asked to log into the
DAAD portal, register themselves and submit an DAAD application.

Further information

Further details: Call for Scholarship Applications

What requirements must be met?


  • have successfully completed generally a three-year university undergraduate degree
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  • must be nationals of a one of the following countries:
    Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, East Timor, Thailand and Vietnam

Language skills

Applicants have thorough knowledge of English language (IELTS 5.0 or above)

Information and advisory centres

Dean Prof. Vilas Nitivattananon
Asian Institute of Technology
58 Moo 2 Phahon Yothin Rd., Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120

Ms. Natalie Bursinski
Section Asia, Pacific – ST 34
German Academic Exchange Service
Postfach 200404, 53134 Bonn

More detailed information

Call for Scholarship Applications


Status: Graduates
Country of Origin:
Only specified

The scholarship for this programme is restricted to certain countries of origin. You can find an explanation for this on the details page of the scholarship programme under the application requirements.

See list

Applicable to the following disciplines:

  • Law, Economics and Social Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine/Agriculture, Forestry and Nutritional Science
  • Engineering
Further application requirements »
Please also take note of our important scholarship information.