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ASEAN in Today’s World 2011 (Thailand)

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  • Retno Widyastuti
    http://www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/astw/index.htm Tolong disebarkan ke teman-teman, baik mahasiswa S1 or S2 ya :D (Please share this info to other friends ya!) ***
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      Tolong disebarkan ke teman-teman, baik mahasiswa S1 or S2 ya :D

      (Please share this info to other friends ya!)


      PS : Sekedar informasi, saya menjadi salah satu peserta program ini untuk tahun 2010 (AsTW 2010). 
      Nah, jika ada teman2 yang berminat untuk mengikuti seleksinya, bisa tanya-tanya ke saya via email ini.


      ASEAN in Today’s World (AsTW)

      is a 2-week international program focused on ASEAN studies and Asian languages & cultures, and is designed for university students from around the world. Kyushu University (Japan) and Mahidol University (Thailand), two of most prestigious universities in Asia, have co-organized the program with the strong support from the ASEAN Secretariat. The medium of instruction is English

      The 2011 session of AsTW will convene
      from March 11, 2011 to March 25, 2011
      at Salaya Campus, Mahidol University,in Thailand

      Application deadline: November 30, 2010.

      Structure of AsTW

      AsTW consists of three parts: ASEAN Studies courses (ASC)Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC) and Field Trips, providing students with a unique study opportunity. Students select any one of morning ALC classes and one of the three afternoon ASC classes.

      ASC gives AsTW a distinction as a comprehensive academic program of ASEAN issues that increasingly play an important role in the world and “ASEAN+3” relations.

      Students will broaden their knowledge and gain deeper understanding about ASEAN and “ASEAN+3” cooperation through ASC taught by professors from Mahidol University, Kyushu University, and throughout ASEAN and East Asia. A valuable part of the program is that the students will be able to approach ASEAN and East Asia topics from various points of view. In addition, students will be able to select one of the three intensive Asian language programs. The combination of ASC and ALC contributes to the students’ synthetic understanding of ASEAN and East Asia.

      A series of Thai culture field trips is another attractive part of the program. Each excursion is planned in the expectation that students are able to experience some part of Thai culture and the Thai aesthetic sense.

      To complete AsTW, students must take 2 courses (one ALC and one ASC). Students who complete AsTW will be awarded a certificate jointly signed by the Presidents of Kyushu University and Mahidol University.

      A scholarship will be awarded by Kyushu University to some students from ASEAN countries who have a strong academic record. The ASEAN countries include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand.

      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 scholarship selection just after the application deadline, November 30, 2010. 


      Eligible students:

      Undergraduate or graduate students over 18 years old who:

      • possess high standards of academic performance (GPA score of 3.0 out of 4.0 or more),
      • are fluent in English (TOEFL-520 (PBT) / IELTS-5.5 or more for non-native speakers*) and
      • will continue their studies at their home universities after finishing the programme. 

      *We may consider applicants below 520 in order to create more cultural diversity but that applicant must provide extra proof of English competence.


      Application Requirements:

      The follwoing requirements must be submitted to AsTW by means of the downloardable forms (doc) by Novemnber 30, 2010.


      AsTW Application Form

      All applicants must submit.

      Click here to download an AsTW Application Form

      Academic Transcript issued by home university (Original)

      All applicants must submit.

      Letter of Recommendation

      All applicants must submit.

      Click here to download a Reference Letter Form

      A Reference Letter Form must be completed by any academic staff member at your current institution other than a language instructor

      Essay in English

      All applicants must submit.
      Title : Why I want to join AsTW? (800 to 1000 words)

      Click here to download an Essay Form

      Language Proficiency Certificate

      Non-native English speakers must submit TOEFL or IELTS score sheet (copy) issued within the past 3 years.

      We may consider applicants below 520 in order to create more cultural diversity, but that applicant must provide extra proof of English competence.

      Click here to download a Statement of Langauge Proficiency Form

      Diploma (Copy)

      postgraduate students must submit.


      Please send correspondence conderning admissions and application materials to the follwoing AsTW Offices.


      Applications from universities 
      in ASEAN countries:

      Mr. Brian Phillips
      Mahidol University International College
      999 Buddhamonthon 4 Rd., Salaya Campus
      Nakornpathom 73170 Thailand
      Tel: +66 2 441 5090 (ext. 1709) 
      Fax: +66 2 441 5091
      Applications from universities 
      in non-ASEAN countries:

      Ms. Yoshie Takahara
      OPCIA, Kyushu University
      6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan
      Tel. +81-92-642-2143 / Fax. +81-92-642-4273

      Once AsTW successful candidates are selected:

      We will ask them to submit the following materials by the deadline set by us. We will inform the deadline to successful candidate in due course. Forms should be submitted to the AsTW Office by Email or fax.

      • Flight Information to and from Bangkok
      • International travel insurance certificate (copy)

      International Travel Insurance:

      All AsTW students shall be fully covered by health/medical and accident insurance. We require students to take out any such insurance in their own country before coming to Thailand.

      Participation in the program:

      AsTW regards students' participation throughout the program term as essential. Therefore, we will ask students to arrive at Mahidol University on March 11, 2011 and stay until the final event of a farewell dinner on March 25, 2011.

      Further information about this program, just click on : 


      Retno Widyastuti, M.Si
      HLN MITI Mahasiswa

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