Application Form for CMB-Mahidol Postgraduate Scholarship Program for Myanmar Scholars 2023

CMB-Mahidol Postgraduate Scholarship Programs for Myanmar Scholars

This scholarship aims to build the capacity of Myanmar nationals who are working towards health equity, particularly those in ethnic minority areas of Myanmar. The applications will be for the 2023 academic year.

The scholarship applies to three programs in Mahidol University: Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Primary Health Care Development (MPHM) and Master of Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics (MSc Biomedical and Health Informatics).

Available Programs

ProgramFacultyName of DegreeCreditsDuration of Study
Master of Public HealthFaculty of Public HealthMPH (Master of Public Health)4215 months
Master of Primary Health Care ManagementASEAN Institute for Health DevelopmentMPHM (Master of Primary Health Care Management)361 year
Master of Science in Biomedical and Health InformaticsFaculty of Tropical MedicineM.Sc. (Biomedical and Health Informatics)362 years
Master of Arts in Population and Sexual and Reproductive HealthInstitute for Population and Social ResearchM.A. (Population and Sexual and Reproductive Health)362 years

*Note: The detail is subject to change.

  Nationality: Applicants must be Myanmar nationals  

CMB-Mahidol Postgraduate Scholarship

Scholarship Coverage

This is a fully funded scholarship which will cover tuition fees, accommodation, living expense and stipend to stay in Thailand and one return economy airfare from Myanmar to Thailand.

The coverage of the scholarship for each program:

  • Master of Public Health is fifteen months
  • Master of Primary Health Care is one year
  • Master of Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics is two years.

The coverage of tuition fees will be counted starting from the first semester of 2023.

  • The living allowance for MPH and MPHM will be offered once the scholarship recipient joins the on-campus classes up until the period of scholarship coverage (as mentioned above) or until the scholarship recipient passes the final thesis defense examination, whichever comes first. The living allowances will be suspended if the scholarship recipient stays outside Thailand for more than 2 months except for the reason of traveling to another country as an exchange student.
  • The duration of living allowance for the Master of Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics will be determined depending on the required duration of stay in Thailand under the approval of the program committee and the Faculty of Graduate Studies, as it is an online program.

Number of Scholarships

Around 5 awards per academic year

Scholarship Schedule for Academic Year 2023

Scholarship ProcessSchedule
Application PeriodNovember 21 – December 31, 2022
Screening Selection
(Interview only short-listed applicants)
February, 2023
Result of Screening SelectionFebruary, 2023
Consideration by the Program of Study
(Interview/examination depending on the program)
February, 2023
Announcement of Admission & Scholarship ResultMarch, 2023
Program start: MPHMarch, 2023
Program start: MPHM, MScAugust, 2023

General Requirements

  • 1. Completion of a Bachelor degree from an accredited institution (with discipline from Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, other health and related sciences, computer science*, or information and communication technology*)
    [* for applicants for MSc Biomedical and Health Informatics only]
  • 2. A person with experience in the healthcare system or in community/social works, particularly serving in vulnerable and underprivileged areas, or a promising young healthcare worker who has just completed Bachelor degree and has minimal experience, but having a strong academic record.
  • 3. English proficiency score minimum of IELTS 5.0, TOEFL-IBT 64, MU GRAD Plus 70, or MU ELT 84, which was taken within 2 years of this application (the applicants are encouraged to apply even though they are not ready to submit an English proficiency score report, but they need to demonstrate their English proficiency during the interview process).
  • 4. In addition, all candidates must fulfil the Mahidol University general postgraduate admission requirement and the requirement of each program of study.

The applicant’s experience in the particular field of study, social commitment and excellent academic track record will be important criteria for consideration for scholarship, and the applicant is expected to demonstrate evidence for these qualifications with the application.

Required Documents during Application
  • Complete the online application for scholarship (application opens on Nov 21 till Dec 31, 2022)
  • A copy of degree certificate (English translation attached together with the original language)
  • A copy of transcript (English translation attached together with the original language)
  • Two reference letters (see details)
  • Motivational letter of less than 1,000 words (the letter should cover not only academic goal of the applicant but how this scholarship will suit them and how he/she can contribute to their home country after completion of the degree).
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • English Proficiency Score (if any)
  • Any supporting documents to show evidence of work experience, training, academic credentials, etc.

Application Process

  • 1. Applicants submit scholarship application online.
  • 2. Screening selection by CMB and Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University (this includes rigorous screening of the application, related documents and can include interview).
  • 3. Selected candidates from step 2 will be nominated to the relevant program of study for further admission consideration according to criteria of the program of study and the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University.
  • 4. Admissions and scholarship results announced.
  • 5. Successful candidates proceed and complete the admission process as set by Mahidol University in order to receive letter of acceptance.

Please note that it is not possible to provide candidates with comments on unsuccessful applications at any stage of the process.