Tuesday, December 8, 2020

[Online Exchange Program] ASEAN in Today’s World (AsTW) 2021 by Kyushu University and Mahidol Univeristy (Scholarship Available)

ASEAN in Today’s World (AsTW) is a two-week international study program focusing on ASEAN and East Asian affairs with the strong support from the ASEAN Secretariat. It is designed for university undergraduate students from around the world. The courses are mainly instructed in English.
Due to the spread of COVID-19 across the globe, AsTW 2021 will be held online co-organized by Kyushu University, Japan and Mahidol Univeristy, Thailand. 
Online Courses
Virtual Cultural Exchange
Be impressed in different cultures and enjoy cultural differences and common interests on the second to last day of the program. There will be virtual cultural performances, national cooking classes, national costumes, and more. It is time to celebrate diversity to learn and understand each other’s perspectives, interests, and culture.


  • Kyushu University offers a limited number of scholarships to students from ASEAN countries who presents a strong academic record. All applicants are considered but priority will be given to students with ASEAN nationalities and currently studying at an ASEAN country.
  • There are no scholarship application forms to be filled out by an applicant. The scholarship award process will be on a competitive basis with an emphasis on applicants that can contribute the most to multi-cultural dynamics in and outside of the classroom. Officials from both Kyushu University and Mahidol University will make the decision on scholarship recipients.
  • To receive the scholarship, a bank account for overseas remittance is required.
  • Once an applicant has been selected as a scholarship recipient:
    1. A scholarship recipient needs to remit a partial program fee of 59,200 JPY to Kyushu University by February 10, 2021.
    2. Once the remittance has been confirmed, it will get returned to a recipient by overseas remittance.
  • The remaining program fee will be covered by the scholarship (no need to remit upfront).
  • Detailed instructions will be provided upon the announcement of results in late January, 2021.
  • For further information about the scholarship, please contact: astw-program@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp


applicant should be a registered undergraduate (preferably) or a graduate student meeting the following criteria.

  • over 18 years old
  • possesses good academic standing (has the equivalent of a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score of at least 3.0 out of 4.0)
  • fluent in the English language for academic purposes (either TOEFL IBT-68/ CBT-190/ PBT-530 or IELTS (Academic) -Band 5.5 or the equivalent)
  • will continue study at the home Party after finishing AsTW'

AsTW2021 online program will be cancelled when the minimum number of applicants or successful applicants is less than 30.

31 December 2020

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