EU Scholarship and Research Funding Programmes
EU scholarship alumni play an important role in the EU public and cultural policy promotion. They have strong interest in Europe, academically trained in the EU countries, and return to become their country’s driving force for sustainable development.
The Erasmus+ programme is an EU flagship initiative to promote higher education cooperation and student exchanges around the world. For over 30 years, students and staff have benefited from the programme. The Impact Study demonstrated that 80% of Erasmus+ students were employed within three months of graduation. 72% said their experience abroad helped them get their first job.
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) is among Europe’s most prestigious research funding programme. The MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships offer researchers an opportunity to spend up to two years working at a lab anywhere in Europe. The MSCA Staff Exchanges also fund short-term exchanges of personnel between academic, industrial and commercial organisations based in Europe and the rest of the world. The programme is open to any type of staff contributing to research activities. Non-EU students also have an opportunity to apply for fully funded PhD positions in Europe offered through the MSCA Doctoral Networks.
From May to August 2021, the European Union (EU), in partnership with the network of the EU scholarship alumni in Thailand, conducted a media and public outreach campaign to promote the EU flagship scholarship programmes: Erasmus+ and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). The campaign was supported by EURAXESS ASEAN and the National Science and Technology Development Agency of Thailand (NSTDA).
- Interview with EU Ambassador on the EU scholarship & the importance of preparing to become global citizens (in Thai)
- Interview with Erasmus alumni (in Thai)
- Highlights of Erasmus alumni #1-3 Facebook talk (in Thai)
- Two successful projects funded by Erasmus+ under the Capacity Building for Higher Education (CBHE) component (in Thai)
WATCH MSCA Thai researchers sharing experience in Europe (in Thai):
LISTEN To Podcasts:
Talk with Erasmus Ms. Patchar Duangklad, a graduate from Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Public Policy. A co-founder of Punch-Up, a leading media agency driving data journalism.
Talk with Erasmus Mr. Louisemongkol Subkul, a graduate from Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Euroculture. Counsellor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand.
Talk with Erasmus Mr. Amornched Jinda-apiraksa, a graduate from Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Vision and Robotic. CEO and co-founder of TakeMeTour travel startup.
Talk with Erasmus Mr. Nondh Nuchmorn, a graduate from Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Rural Development, a lecturer at Thammasat University, Agriculture-Trade-Development Economics.
Talk with Erasmus Ms. Natthinee Rodraksa, a graduate from Erasmus Mundus Master Programme the European degree in International Humanitarian Actions (NOHA), Humanitarian Affairs Officer, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Talk with Erasmus Mr. Tanin Na Nakorn, a graduate from Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Informatics, a software engineer and junior accountant @Stripe.
Talk with MSCA Prof. Dr. Patchanita Thamyongkit, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University.
Talk with MSCA Dr. Ruttachuk Rungsiwiwut, Department of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University.
Facebook Live Talk with Thai alumni, opened by EU Ambassador
WATCH Erasmus Alumni All Stars sharing experience:
More than 1.8 million people have learned about the Erasmus+ and MSCA programmes, directly from the alumni who shared their insights on studying and cultural exchanges in Europe. They also discussed the benefits of the programmes and how the European experience has shaped their lives and careers.
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