Scholarship resources for young people

To reduce the economic burden caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Vilasa Phongsathorn
A group of graduated students are jumping happily after the graduation ceremony
11 June 2020

COVID-19 is posing threats to the global economy, it is affecting both the business sector and the wider public. During these trying times, young people may be interested in looking for scholarships. Therefore, UNICEF has compiled a list of scholarships for young people and students. You can find a list of scholarships that matches your qualifications, the scholarships listed are from agencies in Thailand, study abroad scholarships and scholarships funded by educational institutions.

Websites to find Study Abroad Scholarships

This is a list of websites focusing on study abroad scholarships. You will find scholarships for various levels of study including, high-school, bachelors, masters, doctoral, short-term and exchange scholarships as well as language scholarships and research funded scholarships.


Scholarships offered by agencies


Scholarships offered by the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC)

There are various types of scholarships available for the general public where young people can also apply, for example, the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand Scholarships for high-school students (scholarships for bachelor’s degree or higher), the Undergraduate Intelligence Scholarship Program (UiS) offered by the government and the general public grants (scholarships for master’s degree or higher).



Scholarships offered by the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

NSTDA offers scholarships that promote research skills and project creation through scholarships such as the Junior Science Talent Project (JSTP), Young Scientist and Technologist Program (YSTP), Master’s degree scholarship (TAIST-Tokyo Tech), Master’s and Doctoral degrees (TGIST), NSTDA University Industry Research Collaboration (NUI-RC) and postdoctoral fellowship program.



Yuvabadhana Foundation Scholarship Program

The Yuvabadhana Foundation Scholarship Program is offered to disadvantaged children who are studying in Matthayom 1 (it is only available to students studying in their network of schools) or in Matthayom 3 (only for students who continues vocational training). The selected students will become students of Yuvabadhana Foundation, they will be awarded educational scholarships up to Matthayom 6 or Level 3 of vocational training.



Scholarships offered by C.E. Foundation

C.E Foundation’s scholarships cover general education at upper secondary to higher education (bachelor’s degrees) and vocational education including vocational and high vocational training. The scholarship is free of charge and is unconditional. Scholarship recipients have to reside outside of Bangkok and its surrounding provinces. They must have good grades in accordance with the criteria specified by the Foundation and the intended institutions must only be state institutions.



Kansinee Scholarship: Full and Partial Exchange Scholarship Program

Kansinee Scholarship’s objective is to organize a scholarship competition that gives scholarships to students with outstanding academic performance a chance to study abroad and become an exchange student for a period of one academic year.



Scholarships offered by American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand Foundation

Every year, the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand Foundation (ATF) selects deserving university students entering their second year of study to receive support for the remaining three years of their university degree.  



Scholarships offered by universities in Thailand

Besides the scholarship websites mentioned above, many universities in Thailand also offer scholarships such as…


Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon Scholarship

RMUTP offers scholarships for students with outstanding artistic ability in stage performance, music and sports. Scholarships to study in external institutions are also available.



Dhurakij Pundit University Scholarship

DPU offers scholarships to new students with great academic performance and to those who need financial support.



Chulalongkorn University Scholarship

Chulalongkorn University has a number of scholarships available for students to study in Chulalongkorn University and in external institutions. The scholarships are available to students with great academic performance and to those who bring great reputation. Financial aid and research funding are also available for graduate students.



King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi Scholarship

The scholarships are available to both new students and current students. The scholarships are available at undergraduate and graduate degrees, the scholarships are divided into many categories including funded scholarships, student employee scholarships, research and teaching assistant scholarships.



Rangsit University Scholarship

RSU offers more than 500 scholarships, and are awarded to gifted students in the areas of sports, music, arts and culture, artists, inventions and communication arts.



Thammasat University Scholarship

TU offers various types of scholarships including student loans, student scholarships, corporate scholarships, student employee scholarships, research and writing grants as well as scholarships offered by each faculties.



Bangkok University Scholarship

BU offers a number of scholarships awarded to both current students and high-school students nationwide. There are various projects in search of scholarship recipients who perform well academically and to those who has great skills in the areas of sports and languages etc.



Mahidol University Scholarship

Scholarships are available in the form of financial aid from Mahidol University, state and public agencies.



Chiang Mai University Scholarship

Scholarships are divided into 2 types: Central and Faculty Scholarships.The Central scholarship is a scholarship that does not specify any faculty in particular. There are approximately 600 of these scholarships per year. The Faculty Scholarships is a scholarship that is given to the students studying in that specific faculty. There are approximately 1,500 scholarships per year. CMU also offers scholarships for new students to prepare themselves before studying at CMU.



Sripatum University Scholarship (Bangkok)

SPU offers various scholarships including Children of Faculty/Staff scholarship, scholarships for gifted students in the areas of sports, arts and culture, as well as partial (50%) and fully-funded scholarships.


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