Royal University of Phnom Penh

www.rupp.edu.kh

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Location

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Introduction

The Royal University of Phnom Penh began as the Royal Khmer University in 1960. With the establishment of the Khmer Republic in 1970, the Royal Khmer University became the Phnom Penh University. Between 1965 and 1975 there were nine faculties, namely the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Higher Normal College), Letters and Humanities, Science, Pharmacy, Law and Economics, Medicine and Dentistry, Commerce, Pedagogy, and the Languages Institute. The period of 1975-1979 saw the closure and destruction of schools, the decimation of the teaching service and the cessation of formal education. During this period the Phnom Penh University, as well as all other educational institutions in Cambodia, were closed down. In 1980, the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Higher Normal College) reopened, again teaching predominantly in French. In 1981, the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) began, initially training students to become Vietnamese and Russian teachers. The purpose of both colleges was to provide surviving graduates of primary school or above with crash courses in teaching. In 1988, the college and the IFL merged to create Phnom Penh University, and in 1996 the name was changed to the Royal University of Phnom Penh. The Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) has endured the rigors of hardship to become the oldest and largest institution of higher education in Cambodia. Today the university has over 5000 students across three campuses, and offers a wide range of high-quality courses within the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, and the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL). Graduates of RUPP can look forward to strong job opportunities in their chosen field.

Known For

There are currently three relevant master programs offered:

Master of Rural Development: http://rupp.edu.kh/rupp_wsite/SiteMA/rupp_home.htm

Master of Development Studies: http://rupp.edu.kh/mds/

Master of Education: http://rupp.edu.kh/med/

Myanmar Students at This University

coming soon…

Financial Assistance Available

Master of Rural Development:

A scholarship will be available to students in need. A Monthly allowance will be granted to students recommended by the Master Program Coordinator, a member of the Scientific Committee, and the Director of New Humanity. The allowance will be disbursed at the end of each month starting on January 2007. The students who are granted a scholarship will pay only 25 % of the tuition fee. However the students must achieve good results with at least 3.00 GPA for each semester otherwise the Scholarship committee will stop the allowance.

Costs

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Master of Rural Development: Application and Entrance examination US$ 15; tuition fees for the whole program US$ 1,200

Master of Development Studies: Application and Entrance examination US$ 10; tuition fees per semester US$ 900

Master of Education: Application and Entrance examination US$ 10; tuition fees per semester US$ 425

General Application Procedure

Master of Rural Development:

Eligibility

  • B.A. graduates in sociology and graduates in social sciences and humanities such as: history, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, economics, geography, demography, social communication, etc. are eligible.
  • Applicants should not be more than 35 years old.

Requirements

  • 2 Application forms
  • Certified transcripts of Bachelor Degree in Sociology, or an equivalent accredited degree in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • 2 Recommendations from former Teachers or current Employer
  • Copy of valid identity card and family book (with original)
  • 4 Recent photograph size 4 X 6

The application procedure has the following stages:

1. Written application submission

2. Selection of applicants (maximum 30 graduates)

3. Registration to Pre-Program. The selected 30 participants will have six weeks training on relevant social theories and research methods and activities

4. Admission Exams. After the six weeks training the participants must pass: Written English proficiency exam and written exam based on the core concepts and theory of Sociology and Anthropology.

5. Selection of Master Program participants. Only the best 15 students out of 30 will be selected to participate in the Master Program

6. Registration to Master Program.

Master of Development Studies:

To be admitted to the program, applicants must:

  • hold a bachelor degree in any field or an equivalent;
  • pass a written entrance examination in English; and
  • pass an oral interview in English.

Detailed Requirements

  • Application forms (2) (one in English for foreign applicants)
  • A certified copy of Bachelor Degree or an equivalent and a copy of transcript
  • Good communication in English
  • Recommendation (1) from a former professor or a current employer
  • A copy of valid ID card or a copy of family book
  • Recent 4 x 6 photos (3)
  • Satisfactory entrance examination results
  • Experience in the development sector preferred

Master of Education:

Admission requirements

  • Application forms (2)
  • A copy of bachelor degree or equivalent
  • A copy of valid passport
  • Recent 4 x 6 photos (3)
  • Satisfactory entrance examination results

Important Dates

Master of Rural Development:

The application procedure has the following stages:

1. Written application submission (October 20, 2006)

2. Selection of applicants (maximum 30 graduates)

3. Registration to Pre-Program. The selected 30 participants will have six weeks training on relevant social theories and research methods and activities (from October 30 to December 15, 2006)

4. Admission Exams. After the six weeks training the participants must pass: Written English proficiency exam and written exam based on the core concepts and theory of Sociology and Anthropology. (December 2006)

5. Selection of Master Program participants. Only the best 15 students out of 30 will be selected to participate in the Master Program (December, 2006)

6. Registration to Master Program. (Deadline on January 5, 2007)

Master of Development Studies: Application deadline at the beginning of October, admission exam immediately after application deadline. First semester begins at the beginning of November

Master of Education: Application deadline at the beginning of November, admission exam immediately after application deadline. First semester starts at the end of November

Degrees Offered

Master:

  • Master of Development Studies
  • Master of Rural Development
  • MED Educational Administration
  • MED Educational Management and Planning
  • MED Educational Technology