Master's Program


Scholarship Information for Academic Year 2024

MA student scholarships are available from a variety of sources: from the MA program itself, from Chiang Mai University, and from a range of outside donors and organizations including the International Development Research Centre (Canada), the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Prospect Burma, the Danish Institute for International Studies, and a range of others. Please contact us during the application period for more information on scholarships.

Forced displacement in Southeast Asia

Candidates should be from Southeast Asian countries and fluent in language that is relevant to their area of interest and focus. This scholarship is offered and administered by RCSD with the generous support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (Canada) under the Research Chair for Forced Displacement in Southeast Asia

CMU Presidential Scholarship

Chiang Mai University (CMU) is offering 200 Presidential Scholarships at the graduate level per year. The scholarships was first offered in the 2019 academic year and continues to offer a great opportunity for students to study at CMU for both Thai and foreign persons who possess high potential and meet the scholarship requirements.

TA/RA Scholarships from CMU Graduate School

Chiang Mai University has some budget to support graduate students to work as Teaching Assistants (TA’s) and Research Assistants (RA’s) for those applying to enroll in either regular or international master’s or doctoral degree programs with a thesis.

Thailand Government Scholarship – TIPP Scholarship

More information please visit the TICA website

Forced Displacement MA Scholarship

For the academic year starting in 2024, the Forced Displacement in SEA scholarship is available for two qualified candidates from Southeast Asian countries. The scholarship offers full funding, covering tuition, travel costs, a monthly stipend, and other addenda.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree Holder
  2. Certificate of English Proficiency at least one of the following
    1. A: TOEFL at least 523 (PBT), 523 (ITP), 193 (CBT), 69 (IBT)
    2. IELTS at least 5.5
    3. CMU-eTEGS at least 65 (Chiang Mai University Test of English for Graduate)
    4. CU-TEP at least 65%     (Chulalongkorn University Test of English Proficiency)
    5. TU-GET at least 65%     (Thammasat University General English Test)
    6. KU-EPT at lease 65%     (Kasetsart University English Test)

3. Candidates should be from countries in Southeast Asia and fluent in one or more written and/or spoken languages in Southeast Asia that is or are relevant to their areas of interest and focus.

4. Previous qualitative field research experience and existing networks among communities that candidates will focus on will be assets.

How to apply

Candidates should also submit a 2 page research proposal related to the Forced Displacement in Southeast Asia project, detailing:

  • The outline of the research plan;
  • Previous research experience or work;
  • Why you are interested to do this research;
  • Why you are interested in the Forced Displacement in Southeast Asia project and should be awarded the scholarship
  • How you propose to carry out the study.

Complete the scholarship application form and submit it together with all the required documents to Ann via email ( or ) by 23 April 2024

If you submit all the required documents, you will be invited to have an entrance interview via email. This interview is for both admission to the program and scholarship selection.