Do you want to study abroad but are hesitant due to the expensive application fees and visa costs? Fret not, because Thailand’s former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has recently launched a program called “Free Yingluck Scholarship” that covers all fees required to apply to universities in the United States and Europe. To add on, fellow former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has simultaneously released the “Taksin Scholarship,” which targets students who desire to pursue higher education in China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.
The Eligibility Criteria
Like any scholarship, there are certain criteria an applicant must meet before being considered. Firstly, the applicant must be a Thai citizen and have a Thai ID card. Secondly, they should have finished high school with an outstanding academic record. The scholarship also takes into account the student’s background, financial status, and extracurricular activities. For applicants who have already been accepted to their preferred university overseas, they can still apply for a full scholarship to cover tuition fees, accommodation, and other necessary expenses.
The Application Process
To apply for the scholarships, potential candidates must fill out an online application form that includes personal details, educational background, and financial standing. Along with the application form, the student must also provide academic transcripts, English test scores (depending on the university’s language requirements), letters of recommendation, and a personal statement highlighting their aspirations and goals. The interview process includes an evaluation of the applicant’s language proficiency skills and a review of the submitted documentation. The scholarship committee will then deliberate and grant the scholarship recipients.
The Future for Thai Students
The “Free Yingluck Scholarship” and “Taksin Scholarship” provide an opportunity for students from low-income families to receive an education overseas without the burden of financial stress. By doing so, the scholarships are not only investing in the students but also in the country’s future. The program aims to produce highly skilled individuals who have a global perspective and exposure to diverse cultures. These scholars will bring back their acquired knowledge and help develop their homeland, Thailand, through innovation and creativity.
In conclusion, Yingluck and Thaksin Shinawatra’s contribution to the education sector is a massive game-changer for Thai students. Eliminating financial barriers and ensuring equal opportunities for all students to receive quality education is the ultimate goal that will bring numerous benefits to both the scholars and the country. If you are eligible, do not hesitate to grab this opportunity and apply for the scholarships today!